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Well Worth Devouring...
on July 4, 2011
I've got most all of the better Dinosaur and fossil DVDs, including Walking with Dinosaurs and Jurassic Fight Club. This one is right up there with the very best; they did a marvelous job with regard to making this one! The simulated dinosaurs are simply stunning; they are, often throughout the first of the three separate episodes of this DVD, breathtaking! A lot of pertinent and interesting information is provided, with graphic images supporting the information given. The first long episode is worth the price of the DVD, in and of itself.
The first (and main) episode, which has the same title as the DVD itself, involves predators such as T-Rex and Deinonycus. A lot of very interesting information is given on both of these dinosaurs; this episode is superb and is probably the best dinosaur-oriented film that I have ever seen thus far. T-rex and Deinonycus were both super-predators with large brains and with sensory systems that often surpassed our own. Various paleontologists give remarks throughout this episode, and their insights are interesting and fluid. I like how Pete Larson, of the Black Hills Institute, while stating about how T-rex had expandable jaws (i.e., similar to that of snakes)... then mentions something like: "There is not a lawyer around that would be too fat for a T-rex to swallow (whole)." Pete, you got that right, alright!
The second episode, entitled "Monsters Resurrected: Great American Predator", is about Acrocanthosaurus. Acrocanthosaurus is an awesome carnivore that left tracks, while going after a sauropod, in Texas; these tracks are analysed and explained as part of this segment. The forearms of this predator were reconstructed in a real-life simulation experiment; what they do to the simulated prey material certainly leaves an impression!
The third episode, entitled "Beyond T-Rex", is about Carcharodontosaurus and Giganotosaurus, two very cool carnivorous dinosaurs that surpassed T-Rex in size; very interesting information was provided here. These two dinosaurs are closely related, due to the occurrence of land bridges that connected Africa and South America, after they split, millions of years ago.
So, to sum it all up, if you don't like dinosaurs, be sure not to get this excellent DVD!