America (2013/Gaiam Vivendi Blu-ray Set)
B Sound: B- Extras: B Episodes: A-
America is a new nature TV Mini-Series that has some of the most
beautiful to most harshest land in the world, from forest, mountains
to desserts. Showing it's changing season, freezing winters to
scorching summers test all life forms, from the smallest bugs to
migrating herds see their amazing abilities to adapt into the world
where they are born in. Only the strong survives and dares to call
this land their home.
the wild frontier of America, it's majestic mountains, endless
fields, and all the things that make America so beautiful, dangerous
and home to so many. Narrated here by Tom Selleck. Few places you
can find all the terrain the world has to offer in one country.
Here, life has evolved, as all animals need to survive, the ones that
die in turn help entire ecosystems live, from having the ability to
hunt and catch prey to surviving harsh winters or long dry spells,
life finds a way to stay alive.
you like BBC's Planet Earth, then you will like this series.
While on a smaller scale, they show how the animals and plants of
North America survive. Some differences about the series is it seems
more tone down in comparison, and they forget to show the human
impact and how they are effecting some of these places. Also, there
is the occasional is rock and roll music in the background (as if
rock and roll is the symbol for North America).
1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image was
shot in HD throughout and is very consistent throughout with good
color and decent detail for the format, while the lossy Dolby Digital
5.1 mix is not bad, but this set needed a lossless sound codec.
Extras include a 32-page booklet inside the Blu-ray case,
while the discs add a Filmmaker's Commentary, atmospheric audio sans
narration, photo gallery, and top ten places of North America.
to Be Wild - Take a journey through North America viewing the
various wild life and some of the conditions in which they live in.
Place to Hide - See how animal survive storms and unpredictable
weather. As various traits and skills have allow them to survive
Young or Die - Young animals must adapt quickly from the time
they are born, they are tested, to fight, run or die in the face of
their predators and challenges life has to offer them.
Savage Edge - See how the ocean tides and currents effects life
and weather patterns of North America. Areas where two climates
collide create different weather patterns that could mean life or
and Skeletons - The dessert is one of the harshest places on
Earth, from Death Valley see how some animals survive with some
America Revealed - Join the camera and film crews as they chase
animals and weather across America, see what they had to endure to
make the film.