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The Antarctic Peninsula - Penguin Paradise

The Antarctic Peninsula - Penguin Paradise

This DVD entitled "Penguin Paradise" illustrates some of the most spectacular scenery that the Peninsula has to offer. It follows a January journey to just south of the Circle Line, visiting many of the islands and research stations. At this time of year, there is the added delight of seeing the penguins and their chicks.

Part of the World in Focus series.

Published: John Myers Photographic

Price: £15.00

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Antarctica: South of the Circle

Antarctica: South of the Circle

The 'South of the Circle' DVD follows the voyage of an icebreaker from Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, across the Drake passage to the Peninsula. Reaching the calmer waters of the Gerlache Strait, she journeys south through the Lemaire Channel. There are on-deck celebrations when the Antarctic Circle is crossed. After a landing on Stonington Island and a cruise through Marguerite Bay, the icebreaker continues through the Bellingshausen Sea to reach the peri-antarctic island of Peter 1. Cutting her way through the pack ice, she eventually reaches the staggering Ross Ice Shelf. One of the highlights of such a voyage is a visit to Scott and Shackleton's huts on Ross Island. The modern American base at McMurdo and New Zealand's Scott Base are nearby. Conditions are favourable for a landing at Cape Washington to see emperor penguins. Adelie penguins can be seen at Cape Adare. This is the last continental landing, before the voyage ends at the port of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Also available in Blu-ray format £20
NTSC format £20.

  • Colour

Published: John Myers Photographic

Price: £15.00

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The Falkland Islands - Wildlife and Wildness

The Falkland Islands - Wildlife and Wildness

The "Wildlife and Wildness" DVD explores various locations on some of the outer islands to gain sightings of the Falklands extraordinary wildlife. Pebble Island is home to about 6,500 pairs of rockhopper penguins. On Saunders Island, the visitor gets to observe four varieties of penguin and colonies of albatrosses. Gentoo penguins breed on Carcass Island and even further out to the west lies the breathtaking island of Steeple Jason. This island has the world's largest population of black-browed albatrosses. The Falkland Island Government Air Service, FIGAS, offers a reliable inter-island service. One of the routings will allow the visitor to visit Sea Lion Island, the most important spot in the Falklands for southern elephant seals. After a brief visit to the capital, Stanley, the DVD concludes with a drive out to Volunteer Point to see the largest breeding group of King Penguins in the Falkland Islands.

Published: John Myers Photographic

Price: £15.00

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The Great Adventurers - Robert Falcon Scott

The Great Adventurers - Robert Falcon Scott

The choices made by Robert Falcon Scott before and during his race across Antarctica are as much debated today as they were in that fateful year of 1912. The prize was the South Pole and the admiration of a nation. The story which unfolded was to propel Scott into the annals of history as a hero-adventurer... but it was also to claim his life.

Featuring reconstructions, expert analysis, archive photography and comment from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, this DVD is an enthralling look at a man who was to become known simply as "Scott of the Antarctic".

Narrated by Graham McTavish

Scene Selection
Introduction - Limitations of the Day - Roald Amundsen - August 6th 1901 - The Return South - Worsening Weather - Food Shortages - Final Resting Place.

  • Colour

Published: Cromwell Productions

Price: £10.99

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The Great White Silence

The Great White Silence

Herbert Ponting's official record of Captain Scott's legendary expedition to the South Pole, restored by the BFI and featuring a new musical score by Simon Fisher Turner, captures in breathtaking detail the alien beauty of the landscape and ensured that the heroism involved would never be forgotten.

The BFI National Archive - custodian of the expedition negatives - created this award-winning restoration using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced its sophisticated use of colour.

This is a dual format edition and contains both DVD and Blu-ray versions.

Published: British Film Institute

Price: £19.99

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Life in the Freezer

Life in the Freezer

The complete David Attenborough series.

Published: BBC

Price: £11.99

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Life in the Frozen Wilderness

Life in the Frozen Wilderness

Three Programmes following the survival of the Polar Bear, Penguin and other inhabitants of these sub-zero lands.

  • Colour

Published: National Geographic

Price: £10.20

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Scott of the Antarctic

Scott of the Antarctic

Ealing Studios present Scott of the Antarctic.

Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema.
John Mills stars as Captain Robert Scott in this film of the explorer's ill-fated expedition to be the first man to discover that South Pole. Directed by Charles Frend who went on to direct The Magnet. The film was nominated for both the Golden Lion in Venice and the BAFTA for Best British Film and chosen as the Royal Command Performance film of 1948.
The film is also known for its score by Ralph Vaughan Williams that was later reworked into his Sinfonia Antarctica.

Published: Optimum Releasing

Price: £7.15

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Shackleton: Death or Glory

Shackleton: Death or Glory

100 years on from Shackleton's remarkable adventure in Antarctica, explorer Tim Jarvis and his crew of five men will attempt to follow Shackleton's death-defying journey. Using exactly the same equipment and clothing as used a century before, they will attempt to sail 800 nautical miles of the roughest ocean on earth, with no engine or GPS, and then climb a deadly mountain range. Can they repeat Shackleton's extraordinary adventure?.

Published: Discovery Channel

Price: £20.00

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The Songs of the 'Morning': a Musical Sketch

The Songs of the 'Morning': a Musical Sketch

Music and poems from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. The Songs of the Morning were composed during the voyage of Morning to relieve Captain Scott and company aboard Discovery in 1902, as part of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904. With music compsed by Lieut. G S Doorly, and lyrics by Chief Engineer Morrison and other officers, including Ernest Shackleton. A host of new Zealand's best musicians and actors have generously collaborated to produce this centenary recording.

All royalties from the sale of this CD will be divided between the Dundee Heritage Trust and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust for their work on the historic artefacts of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904.

Published: 2002 by Reardon Publishing

Price: £15.30

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South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (DVD)

South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (DVD)

Photographed by Frank Hurley, South is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival.

This restored version of the film has been constructed by the National Film and Television Archive from a wide range of materials. The NFTVA has applied its own tinting and toning to match the original prints, to produce this handsome and richly coloured testament to a remarkable episode in the history of exploration.

Published: 1998 by British Film Institute

Price: £19.99

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South Georgia - A South Atlantic Sanctuary

South Georgia - A South Atlantic Sanctuary

The "South Atlantic Sanctuary" DVD commences at Cape Rosa, where Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men first landed on South Georgia. Aboard the small cruise vessel the "Sea Spirit", there follows a circumnavigation of the island. The ship makes numerous anchorages along the north-east coastline to allow landings at various bays to see the magnificant wildlife and some of the old whaling stations. Probably no other island or place on this planet has such an abundance of sea birds and other mammals. King penguins breed on the sub-Antarctic islands at the northern reaches of Antarctica. On South Georgia there are just thousands of these magnificent penguins. The total population exceeds 2.5 million. In addition, there are elephant seals, gentoo penguins and the wonderful wandering albatrosses. The scenery is just fantastic. The DVD concludes with an eight mile voyage up to the Drygalski fjord. Here, there are breathtaking views of glaciers as they flow into the head of the fjord.

Published: John Myers Photographic

Price: £15.00

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Wildest Arctic and Antarctica

Wildest Arctic and Antarctica

Antarctic Highlights:
Minke whales prowling the edges of an ice floe watched by Emperor Penguins
A leopard seal stalking Adelie penguins
King penguins walking with eggs
Fierce katabatic winds sweeping off the polar plateau
Arctic Highlights:
Moose: female flees for her life, chased by large brown bear
Musk ox: rutting males charging each other at high speed.

  • Colour

Published: Quantum Leap

Price: £18.35

Availability: In stock