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National Geographic - Inside the Living Body

4.6 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

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From the producers of the critically-acclaimed and highly rated In the Womb, Inside the Living Body follows the development of a female body throughout her life - from first cry to last breath. This 90 minute documentary takes you beneath the skin to reve

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National Geographic provides a whole new perspective on the extraordinary processes involved in human life with this primarily internal look at the human life cycle from conception through old age. Thanks to amazing technological advances like camera pills and high-definition endoscopes, physicians and scientists can now obtain actual camera footage and images of body processes as well as create elaborate computer simulations to aid in the research and understanding of how the human body works. This 95-minute exploration of the human body and its processes follows human life from fetal development through the amazing changes demanded of virtually every organ in the hours after birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. It explores the senses and how they work, brain development, digestion, blood circulation, cell division, the hardening and replenishing of bone, puberty, sexuality, childbirth, changes inherent in the aging process, the virtual shutting down of the body at death, and much more. The fascinating camera footage includes everything from the digestive process of food from the mouth through the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, and then to excretion; to blood flow through the heart, veins, and capillaries; and the accumulation of fat in the abdomen and intestines. While the squeamish might proclaim the graphic footage gross, it is incredible, fascinating, and educational. Significant time is also devoted to detailing life choices like exercise, drinking, smoking, listening to loud music, and stress and how those choices can directly affect our bodily functions and overall health. This 2002 presentation is an informative, graphic look at the amazing human body and how it works. --Tami

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  • Actors: P.J. Brown, Kate Burton, Donald Coffey, Richard Frackowiak, Fred Gage
  • Directors: Kirk Simon, Karen Goodman
  • Writers: Kirk Simon, Karen Goodman
  • Producers: Kirk Simon, Karen Goodman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: December 11, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VWX6TO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,819 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "National Geographic - Inside the Living Body" on IMDb

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By Dennis Yenn on April 18, 2010
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This biology program is a must have for anyone interested in seeing real footages and microscopic detail such as blood flow and heart valves. Also, they inserted an arthroscopic camera down the gut. There's a tad bit amount of computer generated, such as baby's skeleton crawling on the kitchen floor, but overall we're given the real deal, blood, guts, and squirting glands. Yummy if you're not light headed. It also narrates our body's changes from birth to death in laymen terms. I highly recommend this video. It is very interesting, intuitive, and never a dull moment.

Some technical aspects: Running time is in fact 96 minutes, not 60 as Amazon incorrectly lists. It aspect ratio is letterboxed widescreen; you'll have black bars on BOTH the tops AND the bottoms of your screen. Not sure why the producers did this, but you can easily correct this to fill your entire screen by hitting the zoom button on your TV. Don't worry, quality is still maintained, and excellent picture. Relatively recent release '07, I did wish a blu ray version was available.

If you wish to have only 1 biology dvd on your ownership shelf, it should be this one. The second one to accompany this is: the National Geographic - Incredible Human Machine. The third is: Discovery The Human Body Pushing the Limits blu ray.
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I teach a quarter-long 6th grade health class and I show this the first week of every term. It's a fantastic overview that we can then refer back to as we go more in depth later in the class. This is not a video you'll just want to play straight through for kids. I would suggest watching it a few times first to know where you'll want to fast forward (like one of the first scenes of the live birth), where you want to pause to forewarn kids to avoid upset stomachs or awkward giggles (some digestions scenes, one where a baby is breast feeding, the puberty scenes, and one where a woman's glutes are awkwardly being massaged). It's also good to know where you'll want to insert your own extra info or try to simplify some of the explanations as some things may be too complex for younger viewers to understand. I think anyone high school age or older can get it all pretty easily and I wouldn't recommend for anyone under age 10. Although I understand this is designed for slightly older viewers, it works great even for my middle schoolers since I've now seen is about 50 times and know exactly how I want to use it.
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I teach school in L.A. and this is a great video to make the students think and ask questions. You can show the entire video at once or just show sections at a time. The video is Awsome but make sure you watch it before lunch. Some of the video might be difficult for people with weak stomachs.

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I watched this on NatGeo two years ago and was excited to see it for sale - my dvr somehow had erased it! This is so informative and interesting that my 5 and 4 year olds were sitting and watching it with me. I look forward to showing parts of it in my HS level Biology class that I teach. Really amazing footage, CGI, of the processes occurring in the body. Truly an amazing machine.
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Great view of the body from birth, inside the digestive and airways, to adulthood and old age. I used it in class.
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I teach high school Anatomy & Physiology, and I show this at the end of the year because it covers absolutely everything we talked about throughout the year. It's a neat visual way to show the kids how all the body systems interact with each other. I like saving it for the end of the year because it uses terminology that they have learned, and it makes much more sense to them than it would if I showed it at the beginning.

The video starts out following two parents that have a child, and then you watch the child grow up. You follow the child through the teenage years, adulthood, and finally, to the end of their life as an elderly person. I have to admit that it's sad as it ends in death, but the information covered throughout the video is spectacular and very interesting. Just don't expect the video to end on a happy/feel-good note...you might need to do something to brighten the mood after it is over!!

There are just a few things that you may want to warn your kids about if you are showing this to a class. I teach juniors and seniors, so *most* of them are mature enough to handle the video (although there are always a few that like to snicker and make comments). First, there's some childbirth. You don't see the WHOLE process, but there are some parts that are a little "gross." You also see a baby nursing- so you see a woman's breast and the edge of the nipple as the baby is suckling. Again, if you warn kids that these things will be shown, they're much more likely to react to it as it happens. The last part is that you see a lot of digestion from the internal view, so there's a lot of "glop" being squeezed around, pushed through sphincters, etc. You're likely to get a few "eew!" remarks from the crowd.

It's a great video- very informative, engaging, and accurate. This is something I plan to use each year to wrap up my Anatomy class.
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I was shocked to find National Geographic - Inside the Living Body was not very scientific. Many statements were misleading. I did not find it to be at a level acceptable to show to an undergraduate class. However, the film contained many wonderful images.
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