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Life In Cold Blood (BBC DVD Video/David Attenborough)


Picture: B     Sound: B-     Extras: C+     Film: B+



David Attenborough continues his wildlife programming and the latest Life in Cold Blood is a great companion piece to Life in the Undergrowth from 2006.  Here he examines the world of cold-blooded life including lizards, frogs, snakes, and tortoises.  This is a great program for kids and adults alike, especially those interested in nature and those who have a fascination for the creatures that inhabit our planet.


Again, a program like this serves as a great companion to the other terrific things that BBC produces, most notably the Planet Earth series, which we have reviewed here:





He narrated the British version of that program and also has many of his own shows for the BBC, but more on that below.  This program is broken down into 5-segments across two discs, they are:


  1. The Cold-Blooded Truth
  2. Land Invaders – Amphibians
  3. Dragons of the Dry – Lizards
  4. Sophisticated Serpents – Snakes
  5. Armoured Giants



Running 250-minutes, it’s enough programming to be both educational, informative, entertaining, and most importantly engaging all at the same time.  The program is presented in a 1.78 X 1 anamorphic transfer that looks great and shows excellent detail despite being limited by the confines of standard definition since it’s a DVD.  The Dolby Stereo mix works well too, but we’d look forward to revisiting this title in the future on Blu-ray with superior picture and sound.  Extras include a 10-minute behind the scenes for each episode.


Other Attenborough programs you may also be interested in include:


Attenborough In Paradise



Wildlife Specials




-   Nate Goss


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