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National Geographic: Drain the Ocean (2009)

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0030BS1FM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,399 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Three-quarters of Earth is an alien world, lying beneath the surface of the oceans. And although it encompasses over half of the world’s species, we know more about the surface of Mars than the bottom of the ocean. It’s only recently that science has penetrated this world, revealing extraordinary life forms and vast sweeping landscapes on a scale that defies imagination.
If we could remove the water, what would we see? Using CGI animation, based on the latest scientific research, Drain the Ocean explores one of Earth’s last great frontiers as never before—revealing unimaginable landscapes more dramatic than anything on dry land.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CGI at its best May 24, 2010
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This program is the use of CGI at its finest; not only the hear the description, but to see the continental shelf, the deeps of the Pacific from the air, in almost 3D quality is amazing. To look down in one segment and see an aircraft flying along the sheer drop to the ocean floor for what seems miles and miles is fantastic!
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent perspective and one of kind January 10, 2010
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Saw this on cable and had to order. Immagine the oceans are gone and then study the earth. It makes the geology of the planet more complete and allows a perspective that is very satisfying.

Excellent program. You cannot go wrong.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing video! July 6, 2010
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I watch a lot of nature documentaries. This is one of the best. What it conveys is the enormous depth of the underwater landscapes. The computer animation is amazing. An important point to keep in mind is that we still have a lot to learn about the deep sections of the ocean.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying if you teach science May 25, 2012
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As an educator, I am always searching for new visuals. My students really responded well to this dvd and were engaged watching it. It explains plate tectonics in a big picture sense which helped many of the students. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Passport to an Alien World Full of Surprises November 15, 2010
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National Geographic revolutionizes the perception that the public had about the oceans, until the release of this documentary. Beautiful photography, interviews with scientists/explorers, and stunning computer-generated imagery, render some justice to a world that still needs to deliver many secrets to humanity. Hopefully, humanity will learn from history, geology, and this media production, how many benefits it has to gain from managing the resources of the oceans responsibly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See the Unseen July 31, 2010
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As the oceans are peeled away like layers of an an onion and using real and computer generated data, you can see what is under the sea. And to gain a better perspective of the undersea, unseen world, portions are compared to familiar landmarks such as the Grand Canyon.

Enlightening, educational and entertaining, this is a great work by National Geographic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drain The Ocean December 16, 2012
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National Geographic's "Drain The Ocean" is an outstanding documentary! As a science buff, I never saw anything like it before. For the first time, computer images show you what the earth would like if there were no oceans. The computer images look real; for instance, the scientists walking around the famous "smokers" or standing on the edge of a cliff, hundreds of feet down below the shoreline and a plane flying thousands of feet even further! The science involved in this is remarkable documentary gives you a full love and appreciation of our oceans, for without them, life on Earth would not be at least desirable. Drain The Ocean should be in everyone's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars National Geographic's Drain the Ocean a great video! January 18, 2014
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An excellent video about the ocean and what it encompasses. A great video for students and adults alike. Made me want to learn more about our lovely planet's oceans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
unique and very informative.
Published 25 days ago by Dolores Ceralvo
5.0 out of 5 stars National Geographic: Drain the Ocean
What a fascinating show this is. When you see how this whole planet fits together it is mind boggling and wonderful. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cynthia Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating to me.
I thought this was fascinating. God Created the world and everything in it in 7 days. He certainly knew what he was doing.
Published 9 months ago by Joy4719
2.0 out of 5 stars failure to check
I bought the DVD but failed to check the zone number so because I opened it I cannot return it
Published 10 months ago by W G W
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very well done and not so much as what I expected.
Mediocre quality some good information but lacking in many aspects so don't buy it you won’t like it much as it is Mediocre
Published 12 months ago by Charles & Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing conept
Spectacular filming & effects. This is an amazing well thought out documentary. Gave it as a gift to my son
Published 17 months ago by Swells
2.0 out of 5 stars Good video
This DVd bored me on multiple occassions. I tried
to watch it without going to sleep but I could not.
I tried multiple times
Published 18 months ago by Reader In Maryland
5.0 out of 5 stars National Geographic: Drain the Ocean.
I purchased this after watching the program on television. This should be a "must-see" in any high school or college course on earth sciences, geology, plate tectonics, climate,... Read more
Published 18 months ago by D. Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars planet without water
I saw this on Nat Geo and know my sister and brother in law would love it. They watch very little TV so small chance they would catch it.
Published 20 months ago by valerie lord
2.0 out of 5 stars long, boring
thought it would have been more in depth of the ocean floor, instead it was a lot of talking, they dropped the ocean level several times instead of all at once and being able to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Scott Dryer
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