Jane Goodall’s When Animals Talk (Genius DVD)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Main Program: B-
Goodall (now a Dame of the British Order) has been studying chimpanzees for
nearly half a century and her work has reached into other animal life, which is
on full display in Jane Goodall’s When
Animals Talk shows how she and the scientific community have just begun to
understand how various creatures communicate and co-exist.
89 minutes program shows us the value of all kinds of creatures, whether loved
or loathed, with this demonstration and information allowing us to become more
familiar with what we might disregard in the latter cases. Never turning into a Dr. Doolittle mess (no
gross jokes, no bad human voiceovers for trained animals, no musical numbers)
or the like, this is very interesting and why we are not seeing more on this
beyond The Dog Whisperer almost
connotates a crisis with nature and man.
Be sure to check this one out.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is a little soft, but the footage is in
clean shape considering that, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is just fine
for a location nature program, but there are no extras.
- Nicholas Sheffo