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Dinosaurs: Inside and Out - As seen on Discovery Channel [Blu-ray] (2012)

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  • Format: Blu-ray, Dolby, 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: Shout! Factory / Timeless Media
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006OS1B6E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,073 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Dinosaurs roamed the earth for 160 million years, before vanishing into the mists of time. Their very names suggest their power and hold man's imagination: T. Rex, Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus, Pterodactyl, Triceratops.

Learn how they lived, communicated, socialized and survived in a world of spewing volcanoes and harsh extremes. See realistic reconstructions of dinosaurs and their habitats with the help of paleontologists in the field and state-of-the-art computer animations. Ground-breaking discoveries provide important new insights into these marvelous creatures, from their beginning to extinction! Color


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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Paleontology June 5, 2009
Format:DVD
The "Dinosaurs Inside and Out" DVD contains four episodes: "Renaissance of the Dinosaurs," "Land of the Giants," "The Killer Elite," "And Then There Were None." The DVD might be better named "Paleontology Inside and Out" because each episode describes more about how paleontologists research dinosaurs than about the actual dinosaurs. Anyone who wants to be a paleontologist or who wonders how they work in the field and in the lab will find the DVD very worthwhile.

The first episode, "Renaissance of the Dinosaurs," gives a brief history of paleontology and describes some of the very important finds, like Jack Horner's "Egg Mountain." Research to uncover the very first Triassic dinosaurs in Argentina is covered late in the episode.

The second episode, "Land of the Giants," describes how paleontologists study the giant Sauropods of the Jurassic to estimate their weight and how much land area it tool to support the eating habits of a large Sauropod. Other paleontologists study Sauropod trackways to see how they interacted and calculate how fast they could walk.

The third episode, "The Killer Elite," describes how paleontologists find and dig up various Theropod dinosaurs like T. rex and the raptors. The legal battle and auction of "Sue" the T. rex is covered.

The fourth episode, "And Then There Were None," describes various theories about why the dinosaurs became extinct and how paleontologists are researching the extinction. The episode describes how climate change, disease and a killer asteroid could have brought about the end of the dinosaurs.

In 1998 I would have given this DVD five stars. But I bought this DVD, pre-release, from Amazon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative! November 22, 2009
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If you want to learn about Dinosaurs, the people who look for them and how they find them, this is an excellent video. It also describes different views on the extinction of Dinosaurs, as well as new information on how some of them lived. I was also very surprised that it contained information on finds in Argentina! There is also some information on the Jurasic. Most videos concentrate on the Cretaceus, I don't know if it's due to lack of information or the popularity of T-Rex. If you want to learn, not just be entertained I recomend this video.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars B-O-R-I-N-G!! July 28, 2010
By slcrn2
Format:DVD
i am a mother of 3...ages, 2, 3 1/2 & 6yrs. all of my children love dinosaurs, but my 3 1/2yr old son is completely facinated by all things dino. we got this dvd thinking it was going to be educational as well as entertaining as other discovery specials we have enjoyed in the past. WHAT A DISAPOINTMENT! we all sat down as a family to watch...didn't hold anyones attention for more than a minute. i would scan through desperately trying to find something other than a paleontologist talking about fossils or footage of digging...to no avail. if you're hoping to watch a movie about discovery of dinosaurs that the life they lived this is not the dvd for you. however, if you want a dvd with interview footage...this is it!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANCIENT DINOS January 23, 2010
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THIS WAS FOR MY GRANDSON WHO IS A DINOSAUR FANATIC..... HE IS ONLY 5 YRS OLD BUT HE KNOWS MORE OF DINOS THAN I DO OF LIFE WITH MY 53 YRS OF AGE.. HEHE.......
IT IS A WONDERFUL SET OF CD'S VERY EDUCATIONAL AS WELL AS FUN. GREAT ITEM.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed July 6, 2010
By Riz
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this video for my son's 4th birthday who loves dinosaurs. He was extremely disappointed when we put the video on and he just wanted to see the dinosaurs. It is all about the digging and searching for the dinsaur bones with talking, talking, talking by men!! He hated it and was very upset. If I could return it, I would!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised. February 28, 2012
By achtung
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I had held off on getting this DVD because some on here have said that the quality was low, but being a dinosaur nut and documentary collector, I could not hold off for long.

These programs are more in line with what I used to watch as a young, aspiring paleontologist. In my personal opinion, dinosaur documentaries these days rely too much on advanced computer graphics technology. Some of the technology is fantastic, but the amount of learning is minimal at best. Most of the learning has to do with what the animal is doing on screen at that time. The T-Rex senses danger, the apatosaurus feeds, etc. Not really anything on the overall behaviors of the animals or why we think they behaved in that way.

It is true that the documentaries on this DVD focus on the activities of paleontologists, but you absolutely HAVE to understand how these people work to understand where current hypotheses regarding dinosaurs originated. Otherwise, you are just watching a TV show. This type of in-depth learning is good for kids and I'd encourage parents to let their kids give programs like this a fair shot. Maybe they will want to be scientists one day. I know I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paleantology for novices May 3, 2014
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Great visual. Great info. Very up to date on current research findings up to the publication date. The kids loved it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great October 11, 2010
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Worth a watch. If you love dinosaurs then add this to your collection. The kids ( 13rs & 15yrs )were fascinated by it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son loved this movie. Glade that I went on amazon and found this for him.
Published 24 days ago by april hocker
2.0 out of 5 stars not
what I expected... when some you lose some I guess. I watched some of it... but again not what I expected
Published 8 months ago by deana
2.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs, just a copie job.
You just copied it from the TV, nothing new, with the most aggravating person saying the same thing as the person narration it, who did a much better job!!!
Published 11 months ago by The Shadow
1.0 out of 5 stars BROKEN DVD
I received the dvd a couple of weeks before Christmas. It was a gi\ft for my son. I was disappointed when he opened it on Christmasmorning to discover the dvd was briken in 3... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amanda Ferrell
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to par
This DVD is no where near as good as other films that Discovery has done. They can't even spell renaissance correctly on the DVD menu. Read more
Published on May 24, 2012 by CMR
2.0 out of 5 stars I love dinosaur DVDs
How fasinating these type DVDs are. And, one learns so much re: the evolution of this planet. I wasn't, however, very impressed with this particular DVD.
Published on February 6, 2011 by GIJoe
2.0 out of 5 stars Note to parents: this DVD is NOT for toddlers
Like so many other reviewers, I got this DVD for my 3.5 year old son yesterday who is fascinated by dinosaurs. Read more
Published on November 24, 2010 by Bibliothecaire Extraordinaire
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the cover would indicate
Despite the incredibly tacky and lurid cover (and decidedly no-frills packaging in general), this is a competent and entertaining series. Read more
Published on November 12, 2010 by J. Hundley
3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
I purchased this for my grandson because he likes dinosaurs but it was not what I expected. The preview write up on this DVD is not what I thought I purchased. Read more
Published on July 18, 2010 by Mary C. Cook
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