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North America (2013)

Tom Selleck , Wild Horizons  |  PG |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Selleck
  • Directors: Wild Horizons
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
  • Run Time: 329 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DJ44M80
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,982 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

North America: where civilization collides with untamed wilderness. Just feet beyond our own back yards rages a spectacle we rarely see. Join us as we step into this hidden world teaming with life - across impossible mountains and endless deserts. Dive into unexplored forests and crash into rugged coasts. Unforgiving, brutal, yet achingly beautiful. This vast continent offers boundless rewards for those brave enough to take on this land - and call her home.

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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHARE WITH YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. THEN PACK YOUR CAR. October 10, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase

I've been waiting two months for this nature series to be released on blu-ray. Sure, I could have blown the anticipation, watching it instead on television or found some pirated version somewhere online, but I'm a nature documentary purist and my discipline goes beyond enthusiasm. This strange, almost absurd fascination with the real world has translated into a substantial collection of over a hundred nature blu-rays / videos. This is important for you to know because I want you to appreciate how nature documentaries are my thing. Others collect guns, shoes or passport stamps, I collect nature documentaries.

The first word I said 30-seconds into this series, which underscores its relevance is the word, "FINALLY." As in, finally, an American-based nature series featuring relentless high-definition, exquisite sound quality and stunning rich and diverse biological demographics. Any trucker will tell you, North America is an incomprehensibly vast, diverse and complex space. Anyone who has traveled across the country will relay long-winded stories about voyaging through America's wild spaces. America is a place you can't drive across ocean-to-ocean in a couple days, or, if you tried, you're a complete lunatic with a death wish. Naïve foreigners come across the pond and attempt ambitious things like driving coast-to-coast, thinking that LA-to-NY is like driving from Spain to Germany, quickly realizing the error of their ways somewhere in Kansas. The American frontier is an enormous, often treacherous, unforgivable place which has never been captured so elegantly, beautifully and with such heartfelt admiration as found in this series.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
For those who may not know this is a documentary on animal life in North America, from the mountains of Alaska to the rain forests of Central America this covers some of the most amazing animals in their natural habitats. Over time there have been many Nature Documentaries that have show the detail of wild life from around the world but "North America" takes it to a whole other level. All of the video is shot in stunning HD and the colors are amazing on a big screen. Some of the footage I could not believe how close they were able to get to the animals without them knowing.

If you love nature documentaries pick this one up. You should also get a copy of Planet Earth from BBC if you have not already. Worth every penny of this price.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT - I LOVE IT - EXCELLENT PRESENTATION June 22, 2013
Everyone should watch this 7 part series. Beautiful and fantastic video. Tom Selleck did a great job as the narrator. What a beautiful country we live in. This should be shown in our schools for everyone to appreciate nature. Very educational.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful colors November 7, 2013
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Beautiful video color and scenes. Exquisite pictures, especially of the hummingbirds fighting for the nectar crop Gorgeous views of the natural and diversified beauty of our continent
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proof: Life is Beautiful. July 25, 2013
By David
Best thing since planet earth. The footage is breathtaking! It's crazy to thing a simple 5 minute clip may have taken months of filming and preparing!
Really though, this is a continent like you've never seen it before. Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking.

You need to see it to believe it.

Worth every penny!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Marred by poor editing and music February 8, 2014
This has some of the greatest nature photography ever recorded, and I say that having seen all of the BBC nature docs. It's simply spectacular and genuine videophile demo material for a big screen.

Unfortunately, it's marred by teenie-bopper, MTV-style editing, where they never stay with one thing for long, and constantly throw in cheesy quick-edits where images are flashed for fractions of a second in a distracting manner. I'm under 40 and on the internet all day, but nature is supposed to be a respite from all that. Why do they have to ruin things with ADD techniques?

Similarly, they throw in terrible rock songs as jokey references to what's happening on-screen. But we don't want to hear rock and roll when watching snakes mating. The insatiable desire for pop culture relevance sadly distracts everywhere. It's always a mistake to alienate your core audience in the misguided attempt to appeal to some demographic that doesn't care anyway. Still, brilliant photography and Sellick is pleasant as narrator.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! September 10, 2013
By Dee J.
I hadn't watched a Discovery product in some time, but this has got to be one of their best! Incredible photography (some quite novel) and close-up experiences with the land and its living things like never before!

Since the DVD set will have extended footage and the ability to switch from Tom Selleck's narration to the director's (and you can select neither, if you like, to hear just the music and original sounds), I've already ordered two DVD sets. This is a title for everyone!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! November 21, 2013
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Delivery was right on the mark, packaging was substantial to protect DVD. The DVD content was very good. Very interesting, the narration by Tom Selleck was perfect, and the music that was used went with the content. Loved every minute.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Saw it on Discovery
Watched/recorded this from the Discovery Channel. Tom Selleck does a great job of narration. You are not talked down to, he's informative, and very easy/clear to understand. Read more
Published 11 days ago by er1n99
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Documentary
Love the narration by Tom Selleck. absolutely breath-taking footage. I would have loved it if the documentary was extended. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Michaela
5.0 out of 5 stars For the nature-lover...
Beautifully shot in hi-def adds to the contents of this disc. A great acquisition for my library. A good buy.
Published 14 days ago by Neil L
5.0 out of 5 stars Great I enjoyed every minutes of it!
Awesome footage! I have watched it several times and I still enjoy it. A very informative and exciting documentary. I.
Published 18 days ago by daniel c driver
5.0 out of 5 stars North America (Blu-ray)
I waited for 5 weeks for this Blu-ray disc to reach my home. Immediatedly I opened up and played it - then I was glued to the chair for hours. I really enjoyed it. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Wong Fatt yuen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video for families
Loved watching it on TV and had missed a couple of the shows. With Grand Teton and Yellowstone being my back yard, loved how the shows where filmed in part of this area.
Published 21 days ago by Charla R Goe
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best treatment yet of NA wildlife
Fairly wide-ranging, and most of the filming was excellent. As a naturalist/photographer, I was humbled to see footage of some events -- like chipmunks fighting -- with subjects I... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Mary Ann McDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars North America
Well, this is one the most spectacular documentary I have always watched. I recommend everybody to buy it, mainly the ones that loves to travel through the USA. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jose Moyses
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and educational
Excellent film. Great for the whole family! Kids really love the animals. Recommend to all. On par with Planet Earth.
Published 1 month ago by Cherryl P
5.0 out of 5 stars Good just wish it could have been more.
This was such a good idea discovery why not make it longer, like much longer. It was enjoyable to watch, Tom Seleck's voice worked for this, and the video was gorgeous I would... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kasey
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