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Wild China (Blu-ray) (2 Disc) - £6.97 @ Amazon
Wild China (Blu-ray) (2 Disc) - £6.97 @ Amazon

Wild China (Blu-ray) (2 Disc) - £6.97 @ Amazon

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Beautifully filmed and soothingly narrated by Bernard Hill (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Wild China takes an expansive look at the fourth largest country in the world. Over a period of more than six hours, the miniseries--which was co-produced by the BBC and China's CTV--lets viewers into a world that is straddling the line between modern-day efficiency and old world traditions. Fans accustomed to travelogues with personable hosts such as quirky Anthony Bourdain or perky Samantha Brown leading them through far away places may get a little bored with the hands-off approach here. But the beauty of this production is in the country and the people, and the way the filmmakers present them in crisply edited vignettes. We see the jumping spiders atop Mount Everest, the winding grace of the Great Wall, and of course some shy pandas that many people equate with China. But some of the best moments are the simple ones--children in a classroom, fishermen working the waters, and monks meditating in monasteries. As did the Planet Earth series, Wild China makes viewers wish they were there. The film doesn't touch heavily on the politics of China, but it isn't lacking because of the omission. As it is, Wild China ends all too soon, leaving viewers longing for more for a country that once didn't welcome foreigners in. --Jae-Ha Kim

7 Comments

the stub nose monkey in this documentary is ace

joeprosho

the stub nose monkey in this documentary is ace



So is the snub nosed monkey

Good price, but this series is on BBC HD quite often, so it's not one I'd need to purchase

Hot from me, you little gem!!! LOL

Ahhh...dont buy this if you're expecting proper bluray quality. it is nothing like on a par with Life and Earth. Honestly.

I traded this in at CEX without even watching the whole thing thru.
I've got DVD's that look better than this when running thru the ps3.

The bluray review here says as much but i wouldnt be so kind :
bluray.highdefdigest.com/359…tml

That said, its a great series as i watched it in standard def when it was on tv....i guess the disappointment was greater as i expected a nice big jump up in quality.

ToneFloat

So is the snub nosed monkeyGood price, but this series is on BBC HD quite … So is the snub nosed monkeyGood price, but this series is on BBC HD quite often, so it's not one I'd need to purchase



id nearly came back to edit the thread for this i thought id made that mistake, the yunnan snub nose monkey indeed

I got this its very good, very good price.

thanks (_;)
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