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Austin Stevens, Snakemaster - In Search of the Giant Lizard, Monster Rattler and More! (2005)

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009RCPVQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,846 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Come face to face with danger as Austin Stevens the world's greatest wildlife photographer brings you up close and personal with the deadliest creatures on earth. In these three extraordinary adventures join Austin as he risks his life in search of the planet's most lethal reptiles: the Borneo jungle's ultimate predator a 30' reticulated python; the Australian outback's largest lizard the 7' Perentie; and the most dangerous rattlesnake known to man the Florida Panhandle's 8' eastern diamondback.System Requirements:Running Time: 125 Min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES/MISC. Rating: NR UPC: 043396115378 Manufacturer No: 11537

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Snake Documentary . . . and Art December 16, 2005
By Lee
One is lucky to meet, perhaps, five people at the most in one's lifetime who are TRULY passionate about their work, whose life IS their work. Such is the case of Mr. Austin Stevens and his passion for snakes. And it is this passion that is self-evident in his Snakemaster series, THE captivating spirit for the viewer.

This DVD contains three episodes of the entire Snakemaster season produced by Animal Planet, each documenting a buildup of Mr. Stevens' captures of snakes or reptiles in their native habitat, climaxing at the end with the capture of the biggest and "baddest" snake/reptile. For Borneo, it is a 20ft.+ Reticulated Python, a snake capable of eating an adult human being without any problem, in Australia's desert it is the giant Perentie lizard, and in the Florida Panhandle it is an 8ft. long Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake. Mr. Stevens has the innate talent to "take" us, the viewer, with him on his adventurous journey as if we were right there with him. Right in our living room, he takes us to places that 98% of us will never have the opportunity to visit, a marvelous gift to us on his part. Breathtakingly filmed, beautifully scored (a la John Barry), and wonderfully narrated -- yes, Mr. Stevens is a superb storyteller -- this DVD is not only an excellent snake documentary, but a superb work of cinematographic art! I only hope that Animal Planet will release the entire Snakemaster series on DVD very, very soon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reptile DVD January 15, 2007
If you or your children like reptiles, this is a great show. Although some scenes are somewhat dramatic, it's very entertaining and best of all, the camerawork, scenery and narration are all top notch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie July 31, 2012
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This s a really good movie. If you like reptiles and giant snakes in particular, then this movie is a must have. It follows the Snakeman on his trip to find the largest constrictors on the planet and other than a few cheesy parts, it's very informative and has awesome camera shots of his dealings with South America's many types of reptiles.
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4.0 out of 5 stars impressive May 3, 2014
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Although you get the feeling some of the animals were order to be 'discovered' later. Would you wrestle with a python? People like this guy who do this (& badger dangerous animals in general) are begging for trouble. Fascinating to see, though. Can't deny that.
Who was the guy who got stung by the stingray & died? Steve Irwin? That's what I'm talking about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun video January 19, 2014
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I bought this for my son. He has ten pet snakes. This was a cool video even my mom and I enjoyed watching it. I don't know how this guy lived to the end of the dvd! He had some close calls! If you like snakes this is a fun video to watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting.....and yes, touching. May 22, 2013
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Austin Stevens is provides a wild romp with a few truly touching moments. His love of creatures that most human beings are afraid of, or tolerate at best, shines through! For example.....he picked ticks off of a snake. My husband, 13yr old son and I all love him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars highly informitive very adventureous April 7, 2013
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i began watching austins steves adventure back in 2009 he tracts all over the world mostly to find poisonus snankes but finds advuntre where erver he goes good show
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video
We got this video for our grandson. He LOVES any kind of snake. He is thrilled with the item and I am sure will watch it over and over again.
Published 19 months ago by Joanne M E
5.0 out of 5 stars snakemaster fan!
being a fan of austin stevens , i wanted to have some of his work on hand on dvd. good purchase, i highly recommend his series of videos.
Published 21 months ago by BMW
5.0 out of 5 stars Animal Planet, release the entire series, please
Austin makes the show and his love of reptiles a joy to behold. He makes it a history lesson as in search of the snake that killed Cleopatra(not on this DVD) and other wonderful... Read more
Published on October 27, 2007 by Mark L. Mckenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD!!
Perfect quality, excellent DVD, just what I was expecting. Although I wish he would hurry up and put out more DVD's! Does anyone know if he has or not? Read more
Published on March 13, 2007 by Rajiv Manoharan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD, but a few problems.
Austin Stevens has not been as world renowned as he claims he is. The DVD is great, there are well made episodes, all mastered in HD. However, from time to time, Mr. Read more
Published on December 20, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic, But It's Pretty Damn Cool!!
I could sit back and drink beer all day to this DVD! Yeah Boy!! I highly recommend this DVD along with a few brew haaas to compliment it. Read more
Published on April 15, 2006 by Bob Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars B rilliant Austen steven.
Austen Steven is so so so so so brilliant.I love Austen Steven.I Try to watch him every day.
Published on March 19, 2006
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