'American Hunter: Documentary Series' (+ Digital)
(DVD+Digital / NR / 2018 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: 'American Hunter: Documentary Series' is a 6-part documentary series sharing the history of hunting and highlighting the patriots who make the country great.
DVD Verdict: Hunting has been a part of the American experience from the beginning. A bountiful land of big and small game, the earliest inhabitants and European settlers survived off the country's wealth of wildlife and forged a unique culture of hunting.
Since the founding of the country, this American character has innovated the weapons used and implemented ethical practices that have respected species and their habitats.
Today, American Hunters hunt for food, sport, and conservation. True to the American spirit - men, women and families across the country share a connection with nature and the cycles of life.
With extraordinary cinematography and an aversion to easy answers (in some places, by some people featured), 'American Hunter: Documentary Series' is truly one of the most incredible, and detailed looks into the whole hunting game plan.
Throughout this 6-Part documentary series, we clearly get to see the reveal of the overlap between trophy hunting and wildlife conservation. Making a passionate, if not entirely convincing, argument for the legal hunting of certain animals (as an alternative to illegal poaching), the film gives voice to the commercial case for breeding and hunting; which feels a wee bit at odds with the emotive way these kills are positioned.
Nevertheless, 'American Hunter: Documentary Series' is brilliantly angled to please all the hunters out there, and give them something to watch once they are back home, having grilled up their daily catch, and at the same time it gives us non-hunters some, and pardon the pun, food for thought. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.