Predator Dinosaurs

Predator Dinosaurs

DVD - 2013
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In the fight for the title of ultimate predator of the Jurassic period, there are a number of contenders. However, all could be eclipsed by a startling discovery deep in the Polar Arctic: Predator X. Deep in the permafrost at the top of the world, the fossil of a giant sea-monster has been uncovered. Weighing five times as much as Tyrannosaurus Rex, its body was more than 50 feet long.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Video, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD 567.9 PRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, stereo

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kevfarley Jan 13, 2014

Visually stunning ! And informed, and humorous, and etc. !!? However there seems to be a certain British relish in their 'Spielberg' bashing ! And then they make a mechanical arm for the velaseraptor that just thrusts and punctures strait-forward,.. but without any slashing, and with the entire metal armature NOT moving in a curve in relation to the body !!? They make a big show of "mysteries",.. which they then proceed to solve. But they show triceritops trying to run away from Rex, and being brought down from behind (??!), when modern-day horned animals (elephants, water buffalos, etc. ) form a defensive circle, with their tusks or horns facing outwards towards an attacker. And they take no account of the present day Komodo Draon's hunting strategy, which consists of wounding a larger Water Buffalo, and then following it for days until infection sets in and cripples it for the final kill. Which is how a pack of 2 ft. high pre-historic hunters could kill a much larger prey. ...BUT this BBC presentation all looks very good,.. and it stimulates thought.

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Keogh
Apr 21, 2013

A pair of BBC documentaries taking a fresh look at dinosaurs. The documentaries are only slightly hampered by some of the quick cut edits typical of editors, which, fortunately, are few and far between. That's more than compensated for by Bill Oddie, who hosts these with a sense of humour. The documentaries examine several types of dinosaurs, exploring new theories and concepts about the animals. It uses CGI to good effect, and employs a fair amount of science, with tests run in the current day involving bio-mechanical reproductions to test the capabilities of dinosaurs. The documentaries also do a fair amount of cross-comparison to current day animals. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the subject.

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Apr 30, 2013

Stonefur thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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