'Disneynature: Bears' (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
(Blu ray + DVD / G / 2014 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth and Chimpanzee, comes Bears - an epic story of breathtaking scale. Showcasing a year in the life of a bear family, mother Sky teaches her two impressionable cubs, Amber and Scout about lifeís most important lesson.
Blu ray Verdict: Oh my yes, 'Bears' was one of the better documentaries Iíve seen in a looooooong time. This comes as no surprise considering it was produced by Walt Disney. The film follows a mother Alaskan Kodiak Brown Bear and her cubs as they awake from hibernation and journey to find food during the spring and summer.
I was in complete awe of how they were able to capture such footage of the bears on camera. One particular scene that comes to mind is at the beginning when they show in full color the bears in hibernation. There was no night vision or monotone lamps used just full HD color. Iíd never seen this before.
One amazing fact I learned was that the mother eats 90 lbs. of salmon EACH DAY in the spring and summer months leading up to the long, cold winter. They dig dens at the TOP of the mountain only to wake up in the spring and begin their long trek down to the beaches and bases of the river.
When the camera pans across the Alaskan wilderness itís really breathtaking. All of the wildness is National Forestry and itís beautiful seeing the bears completely free and open out in the wild. I love this film and John C. Reilly was an awesome narrator and reminded me of the guy from 'The Adventures of Milo and Otis.'
If you havenít already seen this film I HIGHLY recommend you picking a copy of this Blu ray + DVD combo up for yourselves today! Itís packed with incredible footage, lots of factual information and a great story everyone is sure to enjoy. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Welcome To Alaska
The Future For Bears
A Guide To Living With Bears
How Did They Film That?
"Carry On" Music Video by Olivia Holt