The Great Rift: Africa's Greatest Story [Blu-ray]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
East Africa had already been pretty well documented before this series. I have also traveled there. And still, in shot after shot, this series showed me things I had never before seen.
If you're a fan of high-quality, serious, beautiful nature documentaries, pick this up right away.
The BBC has a long history of making great documentaries and this one does not let down the tradition. The cinematography is sharp, the locations are amazing in their remoteness and each episode is followed by a short anecdotal section showing just how much work the crew put into getting the footage they shot. The presentation is broke into three parts all telling the story of the Great Rift from different angles. One focuses on the geological aspect, describing how fire and lava have played a role in forging the shear valleys and mighty volcanoes. The next talks about how water and lack of it have affected the evolution of plants and animals in the area. The third and final installment talks about how the grasslands that make up most of the area came to be and in turn affect everything in and around them. It is an astonishing story to say the least.
I can't lie about the fact that I am a huge fan of the BBC's natural world documentary series. Like the others, The Great Rift looks amazing on the HD release and really catches your eye. The only downer to the whole thing is just how threatened it all is by human encroachment. I recommend this movie with 5 stars for anyone who loves nature for what it is and for everyone else who may not know the natural world that is out there. I hope it brings the wonder to everyone that it brings to me and opens eyes and hearts to taking the preservation of the natural world more seriously.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great, but a little dry on the narration. Definately not David Attenborough quality, but it is still really great information and stunning camera shots. Read morePublished 3 months ago by stacy mares
Excellent. A great documentary and it compliments the Africa BBC film.Published 5 months ago by Manuel M.
Outstanding in every way. Stunning footage, scientifically accurate, and breathtaking in scope. You are very likely to see some animal behavior here that you never knew about and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by darwinslapdog
Very interesting documentary on the geology and animals of the Rift Valley in eastern Africa. One of the better documentaries I have watched on the subject.Published 10 months ago by Olde Timer
It was pretty good viewing but not extraordinary. And that's what I want in a documentary.Published 12 months ago by Smartie