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Nature: Salmon [Blu-ray] [Import]

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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Pbs (Direct)
  • Release Date: May 31 2011
  • ASIN: B004NJC0K2

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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little creature feature July 10 2011
By DVD Verdict - Published on Amazon.com
Judge David Johnson, DVD Verdict- The 60-minute documentary examines the complex conservation efforts that include something called Juvenile Fish Transportation as well as the salmon version of in-vitro fertilization. Pulling back, we also see how it is necessary for the habitat to have a viable salmon population. It's a nice package and certainly educational; I learned much about a fish that I knew very little about, except the standard-issue "swimming in the opposite direction" stuff. Most stunning was the material looking at the decades of failed attempts to save the fish that backfired. Yikes.

A no-frills Blu-ray that accomplishes what it needs to in the tech department: the 1.85:1, 1080i transfer may fall a degree or two short for purists, but it looks great, clean and crisp, especially when it handles the underwater salmon scenes. The orthodox Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix pushes dialogue and little else. No extras.
Full review at dvdverdict.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, Nice Blu-Ray Quality April 24 2014
By Jason Madruga - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is a great movie that documents the issues with the salmon that man has created.

The Blu-Ray quality is excellent, movie is nicely produced, nicely narrated and gives mulitple view points.

Highly recommended
4.0 out of 5 stars Challenges to Wild Salmon Feb. 8 2013
By Kenneth A. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film does a good job detailing some of the challenges facing maintaining salmon stocks that are challenged by giant hydroelectric dams, but it is sort of depressing to watch.

I bought the video to help my young sons develop an appreciation for the fascinating life cycle of salmon and their important role in many ecosystems. It does this in sort of a backhanded and depressing way.

My sons definitely learned a lot about salmon, but they did not really like the video much because of its downbeat tone.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must know about importance of salmon and challenges they face to survive Sept. 5 2012
By K Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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Informative and interesting video of the importance of salmon, and obstacles that they must overcome including man made and predators. This point becomes very clear as the film explains how much money various governmental agencies are spending to save the salmon. Even if you don't live in an area where the salmon spawn, you will enjoy learning about them, their challenges and their importance to us.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One sided attitude presented Oct. 15 2012
By jadams - Published on Amazon.com
I was very disappointed. This was meant for tree huggers with no "in between" solutions or discussion allowed. The only solution given is to just remove all dams...and there was no discussion of the consequences of doing that. There are solutions but the producers didnt want to even mention them. At one time there is a statement that the northwest should just find another source of electricity...period. Never mind the huge consequence of that single minded attitude. Hydro power is the cheapest, most efficient and the statement is to just get rid of it. I do not think that all the possibilities of saving the salmon have been tried and there is much to try. A particular river of stream designated for salmon could possibly be made perfect for producing fish....but lets go all out and condemn all possible solutions other than destroying dams....I am old enough to remember the almost yearly floods before the dams were put in. I know how valuable the electricity was in developing the cities and industry in the northwest. The people interviewed here are not in the least interested in those facts. I think also that there were a lot of assumptions made. One that I question is that the fish dont have the ability to swim effectively through lakes.....I dont think that was a proven fact. I have the feeling that there are better solutions than just the very radical solution of "no dams", but that would not further the aims of the "lets destroy the dams" people.

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