Life in Cold Blood   2008   UK Life In Cold Blood
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Studio:2 Entertain Video
IMDb Rating:9.0 (1,944 votes)
Awards:1 win & 1 nomination
Genre:Nature & Wildlife
Duration:300 min
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David Attenborough  ...  5 Episodes
Summary: Billed as the last in David Attenborough's series of Life nature documentaries, Life In Cold Blood leaves you dearly hoping that proves not to be the case. For once more, as he has done many times in his distinguished career, Attenborough gently - and unobtrusively - delivers an utterly fascinating insight into the world in which we live.

The focus of Life In Cold Blood is on reptiles and amphibians, bringing into focus a series of creatures very much of all shapes and sizes. Across the episodes that make up the series - all of which are contained in this DVD set - the programme makers delve into the lives and mannerisms of its subjects. They do so with some quite stunning camera work, bringing to our screens things that have quite simply never been seen before.

As much as perhaps we shouldn't take for granted the heights that Attenborough's work easily scales, Life In Cold Blood happily matches the standards of his earlier series. Often genuinely jaw-dropping, and never less than completely absorbing, the DVD set is rounded off with some equally intriguing extra features that delve into the complex production of the programme itself.

If Life In Cold Blood really does bring the Life series to an end, then it's even more reason to cherish it. Even without such emotive reasons, this is nonetheless an extraordinary series, that'll make you look at snakes, frogs, crocodiles and turtles in very different ways. Unmissable. --Simon Brew

The epic story of cold-blooded life, from golden frogs to seasnakes and from armadillo lizards to giant tortoises, completes David Attenborough's magnificent overview of the life on the planet.

Amphibians and reptiles ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are well over 14,000 species. Ranging from some of the largest, most deadly creatures on Earth to the smallest and strangest, these are some of the most fascinating, and dramatic animals on the planet.

As Life in Cold Blood progresses, it reveals the amazing parental and breeding behaviour of amphibians, looks at the supreme adaptability of the lizards, features incredible footage of hunting snakes and explores the fascinating world of the crocodile, turtle and other armoured reptiles.

With breathtaking footage and amazing action footage that proves the cold-blooded world is as passionate, dramatic and bizarre as any on Earth, this definitive series reveals the secrets of the worlds most successful creatures ever to walk - or crawl - on land.

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