Item description for Lifes Story by Reel Productions & Nick Jackson...
Overview What does modern DNA research now prove about the theory that simple cells evolved into all life on earth? Simply that evolution is impossible. So why is this information being kept from the general public? Should Darwin?s theories still be taught as ?facts? in our educational institutions?
In a wildlife program unlike any other seen before, you will journey to discover the story of life itself. This program examines the long held beliefs that have been the foundation of the whole understanding of natural selection for more than 150 years.
How much can animals change? Why do so many species depend upon one another to survive? Where does instinct and intelligence come from? And what do the designs of creatures alive today reveal about their history?
Learn about the abilities of parrot fish and dolphins, the habits of ostriches and wildebeest, and the skills and instincts of cheetahs, giraffes and lions.
Filmed and researched over a five-year period in more than ten different countries, Life?s Story explores all these issues and many more in on the most visually stunning and informative wildlife productions available today.
Running time 56 minutes Suggested age range 13 yrs - adult DVD EXTRA FEATURES: School Dictionary Campfire Safari notes
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Producers: NPN Videos
Format: Color, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: NPN Videos
Running Time: 56.00 minutes
Record Label NPN Videos
Format Color / DVD / Full Screen / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Jan 31, 2004
Publisher EXPLORATION FILMS
ISBN 5556254508 ISBN13 9785556254503 UPC 678570040155
Reviews - What do customers think about Lifes Story?
Not what I expected based on other reviews May 20, 2009
I certainly hoped for better quality than what it is based on other reviewers. Maybe they were comparing this to video produced 20 - 30 years ago. It has a general lack of contrast. Under the ocean is just about the most colorful and brilliant environment, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from this video.
There is good information, but the narrarator is very monotone. He has a British accent, which is fine, but there is a lack of excitement to his narration. It is obvious he is just expressively reading a script.
The video is edited in a similar fashion - quite slow and unexciting. I could see a classroom falling asleep while this is shown.
I may be spoiled by David Attenborough and BBC for quality and excitability, but it is a shame that one talking about God's creation is not as excited about David Attenborough talking about "mother nature".
Beautiful Images, Detailed Narrative Dec 11, 2008
The 1st DVD volume in Life's Story is presented well with specific and detailed Scientific terminology. I am not sure what age-level the narrations are geared toward, but I would suggest ages 10-12 and up as some of the details are quite specific.
Part One of Volume 1, is entirely devoted to aquatic life and starts out exploring the Coral Reefs of Bermuda. The narrator mentions that due to the abundance of Coral Reefs, it is the "shipwreck capital of the world" and shows how one such shipwreck has itself become part of the coral reef.
Part Two of Volume 1 takes you to Africa where you encounter the various beasts of the field. See wildebeests, giraffes, lions, hippos, zebras, elephants and more. Some parents may like to know that while there are no graphic images, the narration does get fairly specific about the birthing process of a giraffe as well as describes in detail how a lion attacks its prey. Again, in the case of the lion, there is no footage or images of a lion attacking its prey, but there are shots of a lion eating a rib cage of an animal.
Overall, this is a well done video with various segments which can be shown as mini-episodes to introduce or reinforce a science lesson plan. The DVD bonus feature includes a detailed dictionary of the scientific terms used in the narration. Much of the vocabulary appears to be geared toward about 3rd or 4th grade and up.
There is a follow up volume 2 to this series: Life's Story 2: The Reason For The Journey
MUCH needed for Today! Aug 27, 2008
Life's Story: The One That Hasn't Been Told
As one who has been researching the topic of Creation/ Evolution for years, I have found this production to be of SUPERB quality and excellent content! Many are unsure where they stand in this debate, and the makers of this film give rise to many questions concerning the 'fact' of evolution. If you are even considering purchasing this film, hesitate no longer! I've bought over a hundred to give to friends and family... and those I don't even know! It's time to get our heads out of the sand and view the truth!