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Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed [HD DVD] (2006)

Russell Crowe , Chris Thorburn  |  NR |  HD DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Russell Crowe
  • Directors: Chris Thorburn
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JRYP0K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,639 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Take an epic adventure with intimate insight into the big, bold and tenacious country of Australia. Step into one of the world's oldest cultures, drive the world's biggest trucks and join a cattle roundup on the world's largest ranch on one of the earth's youngest nations. Spanning over 4 million miles with over 22,000 miles of coastline, Australia is a captivating mix of desolation and riches, from the harsh life of the outback to the welcoming, fertile lands of its coastline. Deeply rooted to the land that offers them so much, Australians are survivors as they've faced some of the driest conditions worldwide. Hear the stories of its spirited people, including Aboriginal performers who trace their ancestry back to the land, a lifesaver who can't imagine an existence without the ocean and a jillaroo who could never be fenced in.

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed
As a french living in Australia i find this movie very acute about the australian icons; everything is told about and it's not boring. It could be good to use this movie in australian schools (or in other countries) to talk the students about some parts of their country they don't know. Unfortunately the zone for this dvd is only zone 1, which is the american one, and unless you've got a multizone dvd player (like me)you can't see it. It's a pity.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like being there! June 21, 2007
By KentR
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Very nice, especially in BluRay. The photography is incredible, and it is very pleasureable to watch. It's just like being in and around the people and places of Australia. Must see!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing. Simply Amazing. December 28, 2007
Format:Blu-ray
It is a shame that there are people who don't bother to READ what these documentaries are about BEFORE they buy them and are disappointed.

The oft-stated aim of Discovery Atlas is not a history lesson ... it is a unique look at countries through the eyes and personal stories of a select group of individuals.

What better ways to learn the true feelings and emotions than by this manner.

Exquisitely shot, wonderfully narrated, these videos provide a unique look into each of these nations that one would not otherwise EVER be party to.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Documentary May 12, 2007
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Like virtually all of the Discover Channel productions this one is excellent. I have used it in my geography classes, and shared it with the other Geography teachers in my school who also liked it. It transports the students to a place they would not otherwise see, and makes the material relevant. Better yet I even enjoyed it.

I still need to purchase the Brazil and Italy films in this series as well as the "Great Wall of China". I did purchase the China Film in this series and it is also excellent!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Discovery Atlas: Australia revealed April 28, 2008
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is a true work of cinematic art. I saw my own country in a new light. Fabulous. Made me home sick for the simple life. If your planning a trip to Australia any time soon........this is a must see. As we aussie's say....G'DAY MATE. and welcome home.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait to travel to Australia! April 20, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A different viewpoint from the touristy travelogs on the country. These Atlas Discovery DVD's are such high quality. Russell Crowe's voice is a bit on the low side and my husband had trouble hearing all of the commentary but otherwise it was a really interesting visit. Just by watching one feels they are meeting the people in the DVD personally and experiencing the culture. We hope to visit Australia someday but in the meantime this is the next best thing we can do. We highly recommend this DVD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow...Beautiful Australia! May 22, 2007
By Paul C.
Format:HD DVD|Verified Purchase
Fortunately, my Toshiba HD-A2 with the latest firmware 1.5 can play this disc without any problem. I really enjoy this wonderful documentary. The PQ is great except a few scenes particulary the lifeguard competition which has grainy scenes. Overall the PQ looks stunning.

The only small problem is some of the extra features can't play properly with occasional freezing. If you're not into the extras then this will be a great disc. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atlas-Australia September 18, 2007
Format:Blu-ray
This show is one of a kind, beautiful and informative, if you liked Planet Earth this is a must have.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Australia
great video-did not want it to end-Crowe does a great job as a bringing you the feeling of Australia
unbelievable photography- makes you want to go there.
Published 24 days ago by Edward D
4.0 out of 5 stars response to DVD Australia revealed
excellent service. I would have wanted more of Australia, different regions. I love Russell Crowe as the narrator, he has a beautiful speaking voice.
Published 1 month ago by Joyce M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Discovery Atlas - Australia
The presentation: Be prepared for 90+ minutes of HD "Wow!" Just the intro alone is enough to impress. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Ted G. Kunz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, must have if you are curious about Australia
Great, must have if you are curious about Australia, show places and the people and more important their life.
Published on May 22, 2011 by Humberto Henriquez
1.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy DVD
I live in Australia (NSW) and bought this DVD only to find that it doesn't work. I bought 2 of these, 1 for a friend and neither of them work. Read more
Published on September 18, 2010 by Robyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Australia with Grandson
I'm taking my grandson to Australia this summer and wanted a video that he and his parents could look at and then I could see. This video gives a wonderful overview. Read more
Published on February 9, 2010 by Happy Dog
4.0 out of 5 stars Discovery Atlas Australia Revealed HD Blue-Ray Dvd
I have always wanted to visit Australia and this is the next best thing. In fact for me it is the Best thing putting my age into consideration, as I felt like I was actually there. Read more
Published on January 21, 2010 by C. mccullough
5.0 out of 5 stars Australia, the Land Down Under
I really fascinated with the animals, the people, the culture and the places of the land of Australia! Read more
Published on October 24, 2009 by Nico Sy
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
It was ok. I was hoping to see more images of australias landscape. That is the main reason I got a blu-ray player in the first place so I could see beautiful images of earth and... Read more
Published on March 21, 2009 by M. Gadd
4.0 out of 5 stars My Review
A bit long but worth it! The pictures are very vivid and the senior citizens I showed it to loved it -- and they're a very tough crowd to please!
Published on January 19, 2009 by M. Caiden
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