Dragons Alive: Complete Series DVD (BBC) (Region 3) (Hong Kong Version)

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Dragons Alive: Complete Series DVD (BBC) (Region 3) (Hong Kong Version)

Region Coding: Region 3 (Locked)

Audio Tracks: 

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)
Cantonese: Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)
Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)

Subtitles:
English, Traditional Chinese

Number of Disc:
1 DVD


Running Time: 
150 minutes

Production:

BBC (UK) 2004

Distributor:
Deltamac (HK)

Release Date:
20 Oct 2005

Synopsis:
Could reptiles be the most successful and fearsome group of animals on the planet? With their armoury of weapons, their finely tuned senses and their incredible ability to adapt, modern reptiles have inherited the dinosaurs dominant role on earth.

Ruling Reptiles - These are the planet's super-efficient creatures. Some - like the giant tortoises with their hard shell or the Gila monster with its armour-plating scales - have natural defences; crocodiles have their own system of temperature control, while the four-meter long black mamba delivers a bite with enough venom to kill ten people. Others are equipped to unleash cell destroying or nerve-blocking chemicals. Three metres long with serrated-edged teeth coated in bacteria, the Komodo dragon's inflicts a fatally festering bite. And the slow, short-sighted, placid Gila monster can pump out venom laced with a chemical component that enhances memory of the pain. Versatile, deadly, ingenious ?the reign of the reptiles looks set to continue for some time yet...

Smart Reptiles - Reptiles have developed some amazing talents and biotechnology to become the ultimate survivors in the animal kingdom. Whilst the Armadillo lizard forms a living wheel to escape predators and the Spiked Horned lizard squirts blood from its eyes to repel attackers, the chameleon's unique skill is to express emotions in pulsating colour. The snake is the most remarkable of these smart creatures. They can niff out their prey using a forked tongue and then kill them by hugging them to death or injecting them with chemicals through hypodermic-sharp fangs. The Diamondback rattlesnake injects a slowly spreading deadly venom that even starts the digestion process before the victim has died. And baby Garter snakes are able to fish for trout with their tongues!

Future Reptiles - Global warming, urbanisation, animal smugglers as the world changes faster than ever, have reptiles got what it takes to be part of our future? As the obedient crocodiles at Gatorland prove, reptiles are great adapters. There are snakes that refine their venom to keep up with ever-changing prey and aquatic crocodiles that can now survive in the heart of the desert. But many reptiles are shrewd enough to actually benefit from human interventions in the environment chameleons move into gardens with sprinkler systems, geckos enjoy the insect-attracting delights of city night life and stowaway brown tree snakes have colonised a whole Pacific island. Reptiles are here to stay and may be coming your way?

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