Buy New
$8.24
Qty:1
  • List Price: $12.95
  • You Save: $4.71 (36%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Africa's Elephant Kingdom... has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$8.49
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Africa's Elephant Kingdom [Blu-ray]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Africa's Elephant Kingdom [Blu-ray]

15 customer reviews

Additional Blu-ray options Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$8.24
$3.99 $1.45
$8.24 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 3 left in stock. Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Africa's Elephant Kingdom [Blu-ray] + Battle For The Elephants + Echo and Other Elephants
Price for all three: $35.96

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

An extended elephant family, featuring a venerable Old Bull, embarks upon a life-and-death journey across the vast African plains. Through oppressive conditions they persevere, facing the extraordinary joys and sorrows of life.

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Elephants
  • Directors: Discovery
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Genius Products (TVN)
  • DVD Release Date: April 7, 2009
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001PPLJLS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,174 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Enjolras TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 19, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This wonderful documentary follows a small herd of elephants through a dry season. The series is narrated in first-person "by" an elephant (Avery Brooks)

The blu-ray quality is first rate with crystal clear images. Easily some of the best blues and greens I have seen on DVD. There are some great shots, including footage of a matriarch charging the camera. There were also several sad scenes in which the herd attempted to literally prop up a dead or dying elephant, showing the strength of emotional bonds between elephants.

My only complaint is that the documentary is pretty short (40 minutes), especially for the price. I would recommend renting it, unless you are a true elephant fanatic.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Maria on September 17, 2001
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The documentary isn't the only great thing on this DVD... you should see the "Making off"... Great images (I don't think someone will ever get on film an elephant charging as the one on this documentary - I saw this film in a theatre in Cape Town and I'm still holding my breath). The story is Ok...
If you love elephants or Africa... this is a must have !!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 2001
Format: DVD
but it really depends on the level of interest you have in elephants. Even though the photography is good; my interest in elephant's seem to have peak with this film. After a second viewing I was a little bored. I think a better balance Imax film is Africa: The Serengeti which has some spectacular photography and moves at a faster pace. This film conentrates on elephants and if you have a big interest in this subject you should be happy. There are some nice shots and one sequence were they use time lapse photography of a thunder storm was a highlight. But that sequence lasted for just 30 seconds. To be fair my interest in elephants is limited. My interest in Imax films is high. For me this film is a good rental but not one to buy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Neil Lickorish on December 30, 2001
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Beautiful photography. A charming look into the lives of these African leviathans. A disc the whole family will enjoy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD
My wife and I saw this IMAX movie back in 1998 when it debuted on the IMAX screens. You lose a bit of the impact seeing it just on a TV, although I get the feeling that it will look pretty awesome on an HDTV.
Anyway, the IMAX film follows an elephant clan through one season, having to weather drought, etc. There's a heartbreaking scene where the clan comes across another female elephant whose calf has died.
But the real reason to get this DVD is for the "Making of" documentary. This is fascinating! It's chock full of details about IMAX, like the fact that one single frame of an IMAX film is the equivalent of two 70 mm frames put together; it's got about **ten** times the level of detail that a 35 mm frame has. Not only that, the documentary shows how they got the elephants used to their presence so that they could film them. It explains how the sound that you hear isn't actually contemporaneous with the picture, because the IMAX camera is so loud it would drown out a lot of ambient sound.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By rb3 on August 10, 2012
Format: DVD
I saw this in the theater and, being a lover of African elephants, enjoyed. ALL made-for-IMAX flicks follow pretty much the same formula: do not exceed 35-45 minutes, keep the family with young children in mind and therefore keep learning level light, include conservation message when applicable as well as visually engaging images. . . When a baby elephant collapses from exhaustion, for example from thirst, the mama takes her leg and tries to push and encourage her baby to get up. Be advised that there is an intensely tear-jerking scene in which the mama tries but the baby is dead. It's a really tough scene and I can't take it although an adult; I would not want a young child to see it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By just ken on November 14, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
i've watched this dvd 4 or 5 times already and am convinced that this beautiful animal is the wisest animal in creation, there ability to remember so many trails to better grazing areas astounds me,there friendliness to each is wonderful to see, why cant people be likewise. i particularly loved watching the baby ones, what fun and joy they show you. we are very fortunate having these amazing cameramen creating these fabulous series for us all. make sure you purchase a copy , you won't be sorry
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By K. Dyer on January 12, 2015
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
My two year old loves this movie! He requested to watch this repeatedly and was really obsessed with it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Africa's Elephant Kingdom [Blu-ray]
This item: Africa's Elephant Kingdom [Blu-ray]
Price: $8.49
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?