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Clash Of The Dinosaurs

3.8 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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Get to know the surprising secret strengths and weaknesses of the incredible survival machines who ruled the Earth for 120 million years. Using cutting-edge technology, we take a new look at dinosaurs from the inside out and peel back their skin, their muscles and even their brains to reveal their unique inner workings. Then we find out who really was king of the prehistoric world as we see the greatest beasts who ever lived battle each other in startling life-like recreations.

Episodes: Extreme Survivors, Perfect Predators, The Defenders and Generations. Extreme Survivors: With 120 million years of evolution, dinosaur bodies became better adapted to their environment than any mammal today. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that made them such incredible survivors.

Perfect Predators: The Cretaceous Period spawned walking death machines with a savage combination of speed, eyesight and brainpower. As we see, massive size didn't always guarantee victory as some smaller dinosaurs were carrying a secret weapon or two.

The Defenders: Predators didn't dominate the Cretaceous Period; plant eaters did. And their bodies were built to take a beating. The latest science reveals how the world's largest vegetarians became such successful survivors in a world of claws and teeth.

Generations: Ever wonder about the love life of a dinosaur? You're about to learn all the dirt about millions of generations of successful coupling and evolutionary adapting to a changing planet.


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    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B0035ECHZ4
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,647 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Clash Of The Dinosaurs" on IMDb

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    I have been interested in dinosaurs for many years and go fossil hunting as one of my hobbies. I have all of the decent (and not so decent) dinosaur DVDs that are out there. This one, I tell you assuredly, is one of the best. The format is a lot like the Jurassic Fight Club set... and it even has some of the same paleontologists giving comments and insights as did Jurassic Fight Club; this is fortunate, as I feel that they are extremely interesting and radiate their enthusiasm, helping one to be all the more appreciative of these amazing creatures. A good number of the dino animation is rehashed within the four episodes (just like Jurassic Fight Club reused dino footage); but enough new material, of new dino types, is thrown in such that it still makes for great viewing pleasure. The previous reviewer did not like the same material being used and would rather have fewer episodes with less repetition. I like it the way it is... because new information and new insights are provided throughout, and the computer simulations are so good that I enjoy watching them again. Realistically speaking, one cannot expect endless episodes with all new simulations in each... as the Discovery Channel and any other outfit has budget restraints and limitations just like with any production company.
    This is a very well thought out production and I was pleased about it in many respects. I'm a vegetarian, and it was excellent how this set elaborated on how the vegetarian dinosaurs coped with the onslaught from the carnivores. The carnivorous dinosaurs often risked their lives while engaging with the plant eaters; often they would be injured and even killed by them. T-rex wasn't always the king... despite how cool and classy the tyrannosaurs were!
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    but lacked a bit in content. I will be the first to admit I never grew out of my dinosaur phase so I may be a little biased. The information was excellent and the visuals were fantastic. The only thing I can't stand in dino-documenteries is recycled footage. Once you watch the first episode you have seen pretty much all the footage Clash of the Dinosaurs has to offer. Much of the information is also recycled. I still loved this documentary however I would not recommend watching all the episodes in the same day.
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    I love Dinosaurs and have purchased many DVD on the subject. And this one possesses some of the best DinoAnimations I've EVER seen! I thought it was loaded with very good information and great narration. But one downside is that it reuses the same animations so repetitively that you eventually get tired of seeing the same things over and over. Regardless, I thought this was a great addition to my DinoCollection!
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    I recognize that some of the criticisms of this product are credible, but this work also has substantial strengths as well as occasional shortcomings. My favorite episode is "the Defenders" which has a lot to say about armored dinosaurs and ceratopsians like triceratops. It also has the distinguished paleontologist Bob Bakker presenting his theories about the hadrasaur, parasaurolaphus using infrasound in herds as a unified defense against a predator. While this theory is too good not to include, I do not believe it has a large following yet. Another scene involving combat between a Tyrannosaurus and a Triceratops is particularly realistic and includes fight sequences based on important fossil evidence outlined in Gregory Paul's THE PRINCETON FIELD GUIDE TO DINOSAURS. Specifically, this fight scene includes the T-rex tactic of biting and breaking the Triceratops's horns to disarm it and struggling to prevent the other animal from spearing it in the process. It is also worth noting that the discovery of this tactic is an important data point indicating that Tyrannosaurs were not simply scavengers as has sometimes been postulated (if the interpretation of the fossils is correct). No need to break the horns on a dead carcass if that is your meal for the day. Future fossil finds may help to clarify this issue since we have only one example of such a fight (that I know of). In the meantime, I strongly recommend this series especially at the ridiculously low price.
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    Watched the program with my grandson on the Kindle in place of a bedtime story. No commercials but plenty of post commercial style reviews and repeats of content from earlier in the program. All in all, about 30 minutes of interesting content "packed" into about 45 minutes...Glad it was on Amazon Prime. Thanks!
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    Easily one of the worst documentaries I've ever seen. Easily THE worst dinosaur special I've ever seen. CGI scenes are used over and over and over until it is nauseating. And then to mix it up they show it again but flip the screen so the T-rex comes in from the left instead of the right but it is still the EXACT SAME SCENE!
    And then there's the science. Many times they will will reference one dinosaur (example...Tyrannosaurus) and discuss something about his anatomy while showing someone working on the skull of an Allosaur or Acrocanthosaur.
    Then there is the bad, out dated and exaggerated science. The comments of Matt Wedel (one of the scientists they referenced) were cut and pasted to say the exact opposite of what he really said in order to make Sauroposeidon sound more fantastic for the show. He even launched an online petition against the show due to it's deliberate deception. The narrator couldn't pronounce "Parasaurolophus". And by the end we learned that Sauropods have two brains, Parasaurolophus had sonic powers like Banshee from the X-men and Quetzalcoatlus had heat vision like the Predator movies. It was not science or educational. It was a hodge-podge of bad fantasy.
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