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Trust me, seeing a man nearly swallowed by a giant Amazonian Catfish, it's just down right out creepy! Anyways, below is the episodes that are included on this Season One set. This set contains all seven episodes from the first season. Season Two premieres Spring 2010!
Episode One- Piranha
- In 1976 a packed coach crashed into the Amazon killing 39 people. By the time the bodies were pulled out by rescuers some had been so viciously mutilated by piranha they could only be identified by their clothes. Tracking down survivors and eyewitnesses of piranha attacks, Jeremy Wade reveals why the piranha fills our nightmares.
Episode Two- Killer Catfish
- Two years ago, on the treacherous Kali River, high in the mountains of Northern India, Jeremy Wade unearthed the mother of all fisherman's tales and the ultimate freshwater horror: a super-sized freshwater fish turned man-eater. Jeremy takes on the biggest, toughest challenge he's ever faced as he heads back to the Himalayas to separate fact from fiction and track down the monstrous beast.
Episode Three- Alligator Gar
- In the Deep South is a river monster with the reputation of a devil. Blamed for a series of violent attacks on humans, this creature is said to be as vicious as a shark and as big as an alligator. The authorities said it should be annihilated, but not all are so quick to condemn it. Extreme angler Jeremy Wade heads to Texas on its trail in an attempt to uncover the facts behind this animal's notoriety.Read more ›
Each episode runs approximately 41 minutes. This season contains 8 episodes in total (1 of which the dvd says is a "bonus episode" even though it is in the main menu). I hope future seasons will contain a bit more content, even though this is well worth the price for a 1st season.
As for the show itself, the video footage is superb. Jeremy Wade sets up each episode in roughly the same fashion. He describes local legends, historical events and eyewitness accounts centering around the species of the episode. Thereafter he travels to the region and begins to research the actual events - usually going as far as finding the ACTUAL people involved in the legends. Mythbusters has actually dealt with a few of the events....but this is NOWHERE near as fascinating as when Jeremy actually finds the people to whom the event occurred and then brings them back to the site it happened at. Along the way the host shows himself as having very rich onscreen character as well as extensive knowledge of the creatures he encounters. After establishing possible theories as to what creature is responsible for the attacks, he begins to fish the rivers. Usually he meets with failure the first few times, and turns to local fishermen and other experts to refine his fishing method. Jeremy is a highly skilled professional angler...Read more ›
Jeremy Wade - zoologist, biologist, and extreme angler travels the globe in search of freshwater river monsters. I'm amazed by some of the fish Jeremy catches and I especially like the way Jeremy validates or debunks local myths about the various freshwater fish.
This is a nice 2 dvd set which includes all seven 40 minute episodes of River Monsters' first season. Amazon's aspect ratio of 2:35 is incorrect. The episodes are presented in a nice solid 1:85 anamorphic widescreen transfer. The audio is English only and the set has English subtitles.
Episodes are as follows....
dvd one: 1-Piranha 2-Alligator Gar 3-European Maneater (wels catfish) 4-Amazon Assassins (arapaima)
dvd two: 1-Amazon Flesh Eaters 2-Freshwater (Bull) Shark 3-Killer Catfish (giant goonch)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Grandson loved getting this for his Birthday he loves River Monsters, Jeremy Wade is his idol.Published 1 day ago by Jamie Dallman
Jeremy Wade is fabulous!!
I love learning about the world's "monsters".
Top of the line entertainment. Jeremy Wade is always interesting to watch.Published 3 months ago by Ronald Z Chamberlain
I love river monsters and the first DVD I received has been great so far!Published 4 months ago by David Yalian