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The Weather takes you on a trip around the world with death-defying presenter Donal MacIntyre. While he takes on the worst the weather can throw at him, stunning computer graphics and rare archive footage reveal the strange and often unbelievable forces that surround us.

WIND What can wind do at it's worst? Presenter Donal MacIntyre exposes himself to 100 mile-per-hour gales in a laboratory wind tunnel to understand the devestating force that powered Hurricane Andrew and created an unprecedented cluster of tornados in the midwest. Meanwhile, two balloonists entrust their lives to the fickle forces of the jet stream, and we learn how the earth-circling winds were put to deadly use by the Japanese during World War II.

WET Ride with the rain from the wettest place in Europe to the wettest place in the world, with a stop under the parched Texan skies, where farmers hope to harness the power of nature to create rain. From the first drop of a monsoon to the floods that kill millions each year, water brings life and death in equal measure.

COLD Spectacular avalanches and ice storms are only a few of the bizarre phenomena that come with winter. But what about pure cold? After half an hour in his underwear at minus 18 degrees, Donal has to be rescued or die, as his body begins to shut down. So how do the Inuit in Greenland, and the Danish sledge patrol survive at 40 below?

HEAT The sun's energy can kill--in our own cities as well as in the hot deserts of the equator. Donal endures wet heat in the jungles of Belize, and dries out in the Sahara where it is so hot that water in the atmosphere cannot condense into rain. But the gravest danger may be the warming Earth, with its rising sea levels, angry skies, deadly droughts, and devastating storms.

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The Weather is a major BBC documentary exploring the extremes of the world's climate with the engaging presenter Donal MacIntyre. The four one-hour programs focus on wind, wet, cold, and heat, and explore how these produce hurricanes, monsoons, ice storms, and tornadoes, as well as regulate the global environment. MacIntyre, best known for his British investigative series MacIntyre Undercover (1999), travels the world, from beneath the North Pole to the saturated humidity of the Belize tropical rainforest. Bringing to mind previous daredevil hosts, MacIntyre skydives, is battered by a wild tunnel, is frozen in an ice-box, is subjected to a reservoir flood, and endures a marathon across the Sahara. Survivors' accounts tell the stories of such disasters as Hurricane Andrew, a New York state snow storm and the flood of Britain's eastern coast in 1953. The intelligent use of computer graphics enhances clear explanations of the jet stream, ocean currents, and other phenomena, in a series that is part geography lesson (but with a great teacher), part reality TV entertainment show. Occasional flash-cut editing and some inappropriate techno/drum & bass on the soundtrack will irritate viewers who remember life before MTV, but otherwise this is an excellent mainstream documentary series. --Gary S. Dalkin


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  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Run Time: 230 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009B8F5
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,224 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Joseph C. Taylor on November 6, 2004
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I'm a science teacher in California and have previewed in detail this work. For myself, I found the way Donal Macintyre organized the themes was ingeneous and caused the whole concept of weather to come alive to the point of being able to feel it and experience it in a powerful way. The fast pace, background music, true stories and historical background had a tendency to cause me personally to retain the details in vivid recollection

I'll be using this in my classes starting next week.

April 18th 2005: Well, the jury is back and the news is favorable. The video series was able to hold the attention of active Freshman in high school. Congratulations to Donal and his production crew.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By J. Omland on August 2, 2005
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This video is great for middle school and high school earth science teachers. I have used it in the classroom with very positive results.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By John Ranold on October 14, 2003
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This DVD is well organized into four sections:Wind,Wet,Cold, and Heat.
Wind; Covers twisters, Hurricanes , and jet streams
Wet; Covers Storms,flash floods, monsoons
Cold; ice storms etc..
Heat; deserts etc..
As a tutorial on weather, this DVD is great, but it didn't have any shocking footages such as giant waves crashing over piers or roofs flying off by the power of a hurricane. I found World Almanacs-Extreme Weather more interesting.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Hylton on June 11, 2005
Donal MacIntyre is at his best as host of The Weather . This is one of the best DVDs I own. If you like National Geographic's "Nature Fury" you will like this one. It has good graphic's and is very fun to watch. I learned a lot about the weather from it. A great family video to watch with your older children.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sara M. Al Qahtani on January 8, 2004
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I enjoyed watching this DVD but I had to run for other sources to satisfy my curiousity .Great to watch but don't expect it to answer all your weather questions.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Randy Given on March 22, 2005
This was an entertaining four hour series about the weather. It covers wind, wet (water), cold, and heat. Kinda like the Crocodile Hunter meets the weather. It is pretty good and doesn't have the "typical" BBC flavor that I expected. Especially good at grabbing the attention of kids as they learn. Fun for adults, too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Collins on May 8, 2008
I've used this series in 5th and 6th grade science classes for a couple years now. The kids love it and I'm not sick of watching it either. Donal puts himself in the craziest weather situations. The kids love when he puts himself in harms way to show what weather extremes can do to the human body.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Miller on June 4, 2008
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This is well made, and holds your interest, as the host explores all kinds of extreme weather conditions. You can learn a lot. It's not teaching you about normal weather patterns, though.
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