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Sir David Attenborough - The Life Collection (24 DVD boxset) - £99.99 del. @ HMV !!

10% (£10 cashback) via Quidco making the effective price to £90. Next cheapest price is £112 @ Amazon. Fantastic collection & billy bargain !

Synopsis : The Life Collection is a twenty four disc boxed set containing all eight of David Attenborough's 'Life' series with over sixty hours of footage. Titles included: The Life Of Birds, Trials Of Life, Life In The Freezer, The Life Of Mammals, The Private Life Of Plants, The Living Planet, Life On Earth and Life In The Undergrowth.
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Amazon Review :


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Quite simply, a stunning collection of some of the finest nature documentaries ever produced. Breathtaking footage, combined with Sir David's contagious enthusiasm for the natural world make for wonderful viewing indeed. Superlatives can't describe it well enough; you owe it to yourself to give it a look!

All you need add to your collection is The Blue Planet, the upcoming DVD release of Planet Earth, Life in Cold Blood (due in 2008), and a few other miscellaneous Attenborough works, and you will have a collection to be very proud of and treasure.

Whilst it is impossible to do the series justice in this way, here's a brief rundown of what you get:

Life in the Undergrowth - Focuses on the tiny creatures that are very close to us at all times, yet are often overlooked - insects.

The Private Life of Plants - Explores the wonders of the plant world.

The Living Planet - In this author's humble opinion, possibly the very best work in The Life Collection. The Living Planet goes into great detail about the many different environments on Earth and the life that can be found within. Hot and cold. From the lush rainforests to the most barren deserts. Magnificent.

Life on Earth - A broad view of life on Earth, from it's beginnings to the present.

The Life of Birds - As the name implies, it's an exploration of the world of Birds.

Trials of Life - A rather different focus than the other series; Trials of Life focuses on the various stages of life, from Birth to Death.

Life in the Freezer - A wonderful set of documentaries focusing on life in the coldest and most isolated parts of the world - namely the Poles.

The Life of Mammals - Explores the very varied world of mammals.
#2
Great stuff but isn't it seemingly cheaper to buy them separately? Just calculated that it would be slightly under £90 at online stores today (without Quidco). You could also expect better prices for single boxes. Sorry, voted cold.

[COLOR="SlateGray"]Personally, buying that large box (price over £32) from HMV would be extremely expensive since I'd paying customs duties in my home land as HMV is not located in the EU but in the Channel Islands. For single series this wouldn't be the case.[/COLOR]
#3
only ever seen the private lives of plants when it was shown on bbc. been looking at getting it cheap
#4
This id only get in a few years in hd
#5
Expensive... even for moi!
#6
got this for a former gf last christmas at £99. If you are into wildlife this is the artefact..... endless amount of footage for what is the best wildlife tv on earth.
#7
greyster
got this for a former gf last christmas at £99. If you are into wildlife this is the artefact..... endless amount of footage for what is the best wildlife tv on earth.

Ouch should try and get it back :giggle:
#8
Considering that the "Life" series in not yet complete, I wouldn't buy this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_in_Cold_Blood

"Life in Cold Blood is a forthcoming television series written and presented by David Attenborough, about the natural history of amphibians and reptiles.

The series will comprise five 50-minute programmes, each one followed by Under the Skin, a 10-minute section that will feature Attenborough interviewing the scientists whose groundbreaking work has led to the sequences included in the main programme. It will also examine the challenges faced by the crew and reveal some of the techniques used to film the series.[citation needed]

There are to be five episodes.

Episode One - The first episode will discuss the keys to the success of the reptiles and amphibians, looking at thermoregulation, parental care and the timescales on which reptiles operate.
Episode Two - The second episode explores the world of amphibians — from the crocodilian-like wrestling of the Japanese Giant Salamander to the 'semaphore' used by the Golden Panama Frog (Atelopus Zeteki).
Episode Three - The third episode takes a look at the immense diversity, social skills and displays of the lizards.
Episode Four - The fourth episode will look at the most modern reptiles, the snakes, exploring how they have managed to become so successful despite their elongated body plan and lack of limbs. It includes what is thought to be the first recorded predation by a wild rattlesnake in any documentary.
Episode Five - The final episode covers the most ancient of the reptiles: the crocodiles and turtles."
#9
big_al_1983
Considering that the "Life" series in not yet complete, I wouldn't buy this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_in_Cold_Blood

"Life in Cold Blood is a forthcoming television series written and presented by David Attenborough, about the natural history of amphibians and reptiles.

The series will comprise five 50-minute programmes, each one followed by Under the Skin, a 10-minute section that will feature Attenborough interviewing the scientists whose groundbreaking work has led to the sequences included in the main programme. It will also examine the challenges faced by the crew and reveal some of the techniques used to film the series.[citation needed]

There are to be five episodes.

Episode One - The first episode will discuss the keys to the success of the reptiles and amphibians, looking at thermoregulation, parental care and the timescales on which reptiles operate.
Episode Two - The second episode explores the world of amphibians — from the crocodilian-like wrestling of the Japanese Giant Salamander to the 'semaphore' used by the Golden Panama Frog (Atelopus Zeteki).
Episode Three - The third episode takes a look at the immense diversity, social skills and displays of the lizards.
Episode Four - The fourth episode will look at the most modern reptiles, the snakes, exploring how they have managed to become so successful despite their elongated body plan and lack of limbs. It includes what is thought to be the first recorded predation by a wild rattlesnake in any documentary.
Episode Five - The final episode covers the most ancient of the reptiles: the crocodiles and turtles."


Thats the great thing about "Life" its never complete/finished.

Forever changing/evolving and learning new things.
#10
The series will not be complete as long as Attenborough lives.
#11
looks boring to me
#12
lastcall
The series will not be complete as long as Attenborough lives.

Bit evil
#13
lastcall
The series will not be complete as long as Attenborough lives.


The point I made was that Life goes on forever, so it will never be complete.

I'm sure there are people out there that know what I mean.
#14
I just meant that there's only one Sir David Attenborough. Period.

I'm a bit doubtful that all of these will be released in HD. The enforced renovation would be simply too expensive.
#15
cosmic-dust
Thats the great thing about "Life" its never complete/finished.

Forever changing/evolving and learning new things.


Sorry but you are wrong... Attenborough stated (Friday Night with Jonothan Ross) that there was one more series to go and all of the aspects of "life" will have been covered...

:giggle:
#16
i dont think hes covered the life of fungi and protoctista

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