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Wild China

May 23, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

  • An exotic fusion of natural history and Oriental adventure, “Wild China” is a series of journeys through four startlingly different landscapes, each based around the travels of a real historical character. With splendour, scale and romance, Wild China lifts the veil on the world’s most enigmatic and magnificent country, delving into its vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural com

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An exotic fusion of natural history and Oriental adventure, “Wild China” is a series of journeys through four startlingly different landscapes, each based around the travels of a real historical character. With splendour, scale and romance, Wild China lifts the veil on the world’s most enigmatic and magnificent country, delving into its vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see, in pioneering images, a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures.Amazon.com
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Wild China

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5 Responses to “Wild China”
  1. I just received my Blue-Ray copy of “Wild China” The Blue-Ray box it came in says it is formatted in 1080i, not 1080p.

    Every BBC Blue-Ray and HD disk I have previously bought was 1080p.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Watched the TV series a few weeks ago here in Australia on ABC. Cannot fault it in any way. TerrificWild China [Blu-ray]
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Z. ZHANG says:

    This documentary is great. However, the highest resolution is 1080i. I wish to see this in FULL-HD 1080p.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Xtrailer says:

    For all those Aussie customers, I just received my “Wild China” blu-ray DVD from Amazon & the good news is it plays fine in an Australian purchased PS3. This is the first region 1 disc I’ve tried so not sure if the same situation will apply to all region 1 discs. If you liked Planet Earth, you’ll love “Wild China”
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. This is another outstanding British series with excellent production values and plenty for everyone. The makers clearly took full advantage of the pre-Olympic mandated official Chinese tolerance of western journalists, and traveled the length and breadth of the country to document its seldom-seen wildlife. The results are stunning. Each episode covers a geographical area and the focus is largely on photogenic megafauna, but there is so much that is new that this is an acceptable gloss.

    What is less acceptable is the narration, which avoids all issues that might be even vaguely contentious. Again and again individual Chinese efforts at conservation are praised, vignettes are tenderly shown, and the almost soporiphic narration sooths us from one gentle scene to another. Of course a wildlife series is no place for political commentary, but a little more might reasonably have been said about why such conservation is necessary, and whether it can possibly have efficacy in the face of overwhelming forces to the contrary. Additionally it would have been nice to have had narration with a greater emphasis on detail: the habits of the animals shown are not explored in any real depth. This series is more in the pattern of National Geographic programs whereby pretty pictures are presumed enough and information is regarded as a potential threat to viewing figures. Again and again as we watched the episodes, members of my family would comment that the narrator wasn’t really telling us anything. At one point my daughter said, “I wish they’d asked David Attenborough to do this series.”

    Perhaps we live in an age where information-lite is transforming to information-free; an age in which spectacular photography is considered sufficient unto itself. If so, we can expect more series of this type: beautifully filmed, captivatingly framed, but ultimately unsatisfying because they tell us so very little about the creatures being presented and about the underlying dynamics of the environments in which they exist.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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