Rent Galapagos (2006)

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2h 30min
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Synopsis:
The Galapagos islands are a fascinating microcosm of our planet and home to some of the most astonishing creatures found anywhere on Earth: iguanas swim the sea like dragons, short-eared owls stalk petrels by day and 500 pound giant tortoises bellow over lava fields... One thousand kilometres due west of Ecuador, where four major ocean currents unite, vast undersea volcanoes break the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Early explorers described these otherworldly islands as 'Las Encantadas'... 'the Enchanted Isles', but in time they became known as 'Galapagos', the 'Islands of the Tortoises'.
Using Spectacular HiDefinition cinematography from land, sea and air, and blending dramatic landscapes with intimate animal behaviour, drama reconstruction and stunning satellite imagery, this ambitious series presents the most complete portrait ever of these fascinating islands. Galapagos reveals how wildlife has found the most enterprising ways to get to grips with this restless volcanic outpost, why these islands are such a fascinating showcase for evolution, and the profound forces that influence the delicate balance of life. Against a backdrop of smouldering volcanoes, brittle lava fields, fields of giant cactus and wave-pounded shores, witness blue-footed boobies plunge-diving in to treacherous waters, sea lions surfing, the beautiful courtship dance of the waved albatross, Darwin's finches as crafty tool-users and hawks hunting marine iguanas. Galapagos is unlike any other place on Earth.
Actors:
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Producers:
Patrick Morris, Michael Gunton, Andrew Murray, Joe Stevens
Voiced By:
Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Stacy Keach
Narrated By:
Tilda Swinton
Writers:
Gail Willumsen
Studio:
2 Entertain
Genres:
British TV, TV Documentaries
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/10/2006
Run Time:
210 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Lonesome George and the Battle for Galapagos
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Born of Fire
2. Islands That Changed the World
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
3. Forces of Change
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2007
Run Time:
150 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Amazing - Galapagos review by CP Customer

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25/09/2009

The best cinematography I've ever seen in a wildlifer! The place looks amazingly wierd, with giant tortoises, marine lizards, penguins and flamingos all in the same place. Family was transfixed.

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