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The Leopard Son - Region 2 Discovery Channel DVD

The Leopard Son - Region 2 Discovery Channel DVD
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Manufacturer: Discovery Channel
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“A true story of the birth, growth and coming of age of a leopard cub on Africa's Serengeti plain, just like the lessons of life a child learns at his mother's side, to enable him to find his own place in the world”

This true story of life on Africa’s Serengeti plain transports children and their parents into a world both dangerous and delightful. It has been adapted from Discovery Channel’s wildlife feature film about a young leopard’s coming-of-age.

It features the adventures of a real leopard cub, whose growing up was painstakingly filmed by acclaimed naturalist Hugo van Lawick.
From a tiny, fluffy cub, secure in the trunk of an acacia tree, the leopard grows into a capable hunter, finally able to live on his own. Bounding around the feet of a giraffe, exploring a snake eagle’s nest, wrapping himself in his mother’s long, slender tail, he discovers how to hunt, how to hide, and how to stay one step ahead of trouble.

This rare and authentic rendering of a young leopard's early life - never before captured in such intimate detail - will enchant viewers of all ages. It is set in the beautiful Serengeti landscape and features many of its inhabitants: Wildebeest, Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Vulture, Zebra, Jackal, Baboon, Rhino, Impala, Snake Eagle, etc.

The footage is beautifully filmed, especially the action-charged scenes where the leopard jumps out of a tree onto an impala and drags it up into the tree, or when the lions kill hyena cubs by dragging them out of their underground den.

Our young leopard son soon learns to grow up, hunt and survive. He makes a quick dash to the top of a tree when he is being chased by a troupe of baboons. His next challenge is a lioness who climbs into his tree to chase him and steal his impala carcass. Alas, the leopard son’s motto is “Better to lose a carcass than to be one”.

Filmed entirely on location in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.

NEW: This DVD also includes two full-length bonus films by the same film makers about lions and cheetahs. The total running time of the DVD is more than 2 hours.

Filmed by Hugo Van Lawick and Matthew Aeberhard
Narrated in English by Sir John Gielgud
Music by Stewart Copeland
Produced by Nature Conservation Films and Discovery Channel Pictures (1996).

PLEASE NOTE:
This is a rare, imported DVD - the cover artwork and on-sreen menu are not in English, but the DVD contains the original English audio for all three films.
We import this DVD from different sources, depending on availability, and the cover artwork may vary - it will either be in Dutch, German or French - the picture shown above is for illustration purposes only.

 To watch a pre-view of this DVD please visit YouTube or watch it at the bottom of this page 

ITEM SPECIFICATION

Region:             Region 0 (region-free)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Languages:       English, Dutch/German/French

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3) and wide screen (16:9)

Extras:              Bonus films: 'The African King' and 'The Cheetah Family'

Duration:           2 hours 10 mins approx (main feature is 84 mins)

 

COMPATIBILITY

This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/Australia/NZ/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD.  If in doubt, please contact us.

 

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