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Arctic Tale [HD DVD]

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important and Stunning Movie Dec 7 2007
Format:DVD
This movie contains some of the most amazing nature footage of all time - particularly from the incredibly difficult to film in arctic. Kids will love the story line and the "characters" of the bear and walrus. Adults who love Planet Earth or March of the Penguins will love the amazing shots and fascinating life-cycles of these two very different animals. The politics in it are unnecessary only if you feel the earth and future of these animals are too. Watch it on a big-screen TV if you can!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Children's Snow Day Fare Jan. 14 2012
Format:Blu-ray
Marred by some poor quality video transfer, this disc is not the "High Definition" one expects from a Blu-Ray. At one point, when the polar bears are emerging from their winter den, you can even see the grain of the back projection screen this film was transferred with.

The storyline is "cute" and well suited to a 6 and 7 year old audience, although I am not sure the kids that young would really understand the global warming theme of the whole thing.

In the end, the filmmakers seemed unsure if they were making a children's movie or a social statement so they tried to combine the 2. Unfortunately, the final product doesn't work that well on either front.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome footage and making of doc Aug. 15 2009
By Cheryl TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
There is a fabulous 'making-of' documentary that's a bit too short (23min.), but a great bonus on this disc. The film itself has some amazing footage and is well worth viewing. (It took 15 years of the filmmaker's lives.) The only drawback for me is the choice in songs (which were once popular or trendy) - I would have preferred an experienced composer score the film in the predetermined light manner. But still, it's not distracting enough to change my 5-star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome footage and making of doc Aug. 15 2009
By Cheryl TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
There is a fabulous 'making-of' documentary that's a bit too short (23min.), but a great bonus on this disc. The film itself has some amazing footage and is well worth viewing. (It took 15 years of the filmmaker's lives.) The only drawback for me is the choice in songs (which were once popular or trendy) - I would have preferred an experienced composer score the film in the predetermined light manner. But still, it's not distracting enough to change my 5-star rating.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
It is impossible to shake the feeling that "Arctic Tale" was released not only because of the success of "March of the Penguins," but because of "An Inconvenient Truth." Instead of the Antarctic we are in Arctic, and instead of penguins we have a newborn polar bear cub, named Nanu (of the North I would imagine), and a newborn walrus, named Seela. This 2007 nature documentary, directed by Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson, follows the youngsters as they grow up in the hostile environment of the arctic. One of the production companies is National Geographic Films, but it would not be fair to say "Arctic Tale" is a National Geographic documentary of the type that we remember, especially with its theme music (but without the lyrics Albert Brooks supplied in the prologue of "Twilight Zone: The Movie"). In fact, given the ideological leanings of this movie, it is hard to say it is a "nature documentary."

"Arctic Tale" is cobbled together from 15 years of film shot in the frozen north. So this is most decidedly not a case of following around these two young cubs from birth to rebirth (to wit, the cycle of life). Nanu starts off accompanying her mother and her brother, while Seela has both a mother and an "auntie" (a designation that is social rather than biological). The lives of the polar bears and the walruses intersect at time in the story, although youngsters worried that Nanu is going to try and eat Seela--or adults wary that the two become unlikely friends in some arctic version of the lion and the lamb lying down together through the wonders of strategic film editing)--do not need to be afraid. However, parents should be forewarned that "Arctic Tale" is about trying to survive in a harsh environment.
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