Last Chance to See

Last Chance to See

[animals on the Verge of Extinction]

DVD - 2010
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British comedian Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine travel from the Amazon's steamy jungles to New Zealand's icy mountain tops seeking some of the most remarkable and endangered creatures of Earth. Entertaining and informative with a unique insight into the fascinating world that we are in danger of losing.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Distributed by BFS Entertainment, c2010
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 591.68 LAS NVD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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garycornell
Jul 16, 2018

Simply put, the heck with the two men in the documentary. The story is the disappearance of 1000's of spies of animals, birds, reptiles, insects, plant life and fish in the world. The story I heard loud and clear is all of these species have been on the planet "for 100's of millions of years"! Now these two men risk life and limb to try to find what existed just 20 years ago. Unfortunately, many of them, though they try every guide to find them, are gone without a trace. There is a great story and message if you will sit back an see the adventure as two men dedicating their lives to the preservation of not only these 1000's of animal species, but more importantly, the preservation of mankind!
P.S. For additional perspective on the "Last Chance to See" visit Amazon viewer reviews of the dvd. They are fair and objective!
7/17/18 Second P.S. I returned after reflecting on my comments and the many other comments. I have in the past given either a DVD or a CD (even a few audiobooks) Five Star Reviews. Then many years later I watch it again,, possibly not even remembering I once reviewed the production. I may see that in all that time no else even took the time to comment on the DVD or CD. Yet here for "Last Chance To See" I find many patron reviews. That usually tells me that people have a strong reaction to the production. It doesn't matter to me if others agree with me. What it shows is making a strong reaction with people. That in of itself is really what would indicate to me their may be something hear for you to weigh in on.

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miaone
Oct 29, 2016

Worth it to watch if only for the section on whales. As others have opined, there is way too much between and about the 2 narrators and not enough on the animals. I fast-forwarded much of it, fell asleep in other parts. It wasn't very good, compared with lots of other wonderful nature docs that are available.
But the whale part - watch that!

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SeaMom2one
Mar 28, 2014

Love the book! Douglas Adams would be so proud of Stephen Fry & zoologist Mark Carwardine for returning 20y later to revisit these areas. 5 stars are not enough to give this!

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musicv
Feb 09, 2014

I enjoyed this series. Saw it on TVO a few years ago.

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GenieLaroche
Jul 09, 2013

My 10 yr old & I loved this series - Stephen Fry is absolutely loveable & the knowledge we gained inspired us to start a series of paintings called, "Brink of Extinction"

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susewsew
Jun 30, 2013

This was a delightful doc/film about one man retracing a journey and another along for the ride in place of his friend who originally made the trek but has since died. Fry's humor is always enjoyable but it's his innocent, childlike excitement that really comes through. We watched most of the episodes twice! Armchair travel for the eco warrior. You'll LOVE it!!Rivals Attenborough's PLANET. All ages will. Take a holiday in the Winter, see this!

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Boosterl16
Aug 27, 2012

Too much talk, not enough time spent on the actual animals. This documentary is more about these two men than the animals.
I did not enjoy this and stopped it part-way.

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dprodrig
Jan 09, 2012

Full of dry humour, Stephen Fry (not keen on nature) accompanies David Carwardine on a video follow-up to the book first done by Carwardine and Douglas Adams. Although simple, this set does an amazing job of showing you just how little nature is left (for example less than 20% on Madagascar) which is something you just don't get from your standard nature documentary. A nice, brief look at a small subset of species and their reality, accompanied by a dry wit.

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HereHere
Nov 16, 2011

If you read Last Chance to See about 10-20 years ago, you'd be impressed at the follow-up 20 years later. Periods of banter that was really a waste of time, but some great info on the animals. 6 hours, so make sure you set aside enough time to watch it.

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summermoon
Oct 04, 2011

True waste of money from the BBC.

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Feb 18, 2011

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