BBC to Release Nature Documentaries Just in TIme for Earth Day

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Just in time for Earth Day this April, BBC is releasing a wealth of wonderful family-friendly features on DVD and Blu-Ray to celebrate:

 

unnamed (5)RUBY’S QUEST

Street Date: April 7, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 80 mins / single disc

The forests of Central and South America can be downright noisy places, but amid the whistles, howls, and chirps no animal can hold a candle to the gregarious howler monkey. With a call that can travel up to three miles, these primates are not shy about making themselves known. However, with their habitat shrinking, they are running out of space…and running into humans. Ruby’s Quest follows the story of a young howler named Ruby who finds herself injured and lost, far away from her family. But with the help of a few human and animal friends, she begins her journey home.

 

 

unnamed (6)MONKEY WARRIORS

Street Date: April 7, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 100 mins / single disc

 

Rival gangs, warlords, and “Lost Boys”: experience the gritty world of India’s white warrior monkey, the langur, in Monkey Warriors. Hindu legend tells of white warrior monkeys fighting to rescue the god Hanuman from evil demons. Centuries later in Jodhpur, India, the Hanuman langurs are fighting still. Comprised of 20 or more females and their young, and governed by a ‘Warlord, ‘ 29 langur ‘gangs’ have carved up the city between them. Warlords reign for three or four years before they’re overthrown. When a new Warlord comes to power he will purge the gang of young males, creating a society of ‘Lost Boys’ whose only chance is to violently displace another Warlord. Natural selection is harsh indeed, but what better way to build a culture of warriors? The DVD also includes Cheeky Monkey, a 50-minute special about the vervet – the most adaptable, inventive, and cheeky monkeys in Africa

 

 

unnamed (7)TINY GIANTS 3D

Street Date: April 7, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $28.98 ($37.48 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 41 mins + bonus features / single disc

 

Experience the epic adventures of the world’s smallest heroes in Tiny Giants 3D. The incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras transports viewers in a very intimate way into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive. Narrated by Stephen Fry (The Hobbit films, 24: Live Another Day), Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of tiny animals in an adventure of giant proportions.

 

 

unnamed (8)PLANET DINOSAUR 3D

Street Date: April 7, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 53 mins / single disc

 

Experience the breathtaking prehistoric world of history’s most terrifying reptiles in stunning 3D when BBC Home Entertainment brings Planet Dinosaur 3D to Blu-ray onApril 7, 2015. Transporting viewers to locations across the planet and back through hundreds of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur brings to life the most amazing, surprising and strange prehistoric creatures that ever lived. Narrated by John Hurt (Doctor Who, the Harry Potter films), this groundbreaking series uses the latest CGI and cutting-edge research to reveal the secrets of these newly discovered giants, weaving a dramatic story of survival laced with scientific developments. This is unlike any dinosaur show you’ve ever seen – a completely immersive 3D experience studded with curious facts, jaw-dropping action and charismatic monsters whose discovery entailed a re-write of the prehistory books.

 

unnamed (9)WINGS 3D

Street Date: April 7, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada)

Length: Approx. 90 mins / single disc

 

Emmy® Award-nominated director John Downer takes a groundbreaking journey into the world of some of the Earth’s most majestic creatures with Wings 3D, landing on Blu-ray on April 7, 2015. Narrated by David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), this feature-length 3D experience takes viewers across the world’s most iconic landscapes to the heart of the greatest animal spectacles on Earth: snow geese dash through Monument Valley and New York City, vultures ascend miles above the earth then dive down to huge wildebeest herds below, scarlet macaws race at breakneck speed through the rainforest.  Bringing unique, state-of-the-art 3D cameras to barely accessible and highly dangerous places, the filmmakers used revolutionary aerial devices and techniques to fly right alongside birds, creating a new perspective on the beauty and drama of nature.

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