Wednesday, October 21, 2009


America’s first National Park, Yellowstone, is one of the most spectacular wildernesses on Earth and home to some of the richest wildlife beyond the plains of Africa. This July, the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit reveals the beauty and struggles of this amazing natural treasure in the BBC Video DVD and Blu-ray release – Yellowstone: Battle for Life. Through this remarkable BBC/Animal Planet and Discovery co-production, viewers will follow the intertwining stories of Yellowstone’s iconic inhabitants – including America’s last great bison herds, the grizzly bear, the grey wolf, antelope and more – as they battle to survive. A must-own documentary for nature enthusiasts everywhere, the release contains three hour-long episodes that encompass nearly an entire year at Yellowstone National Park, as well as 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes special features. Yellowstone: Battle for Life premiered on Animal Planet and Animal Planet HD on March 22, 2009 and brought in a rating nearly double the primetime slot average for the channel. The DVD and Blu-ray arrives at retail on September 29, 2009 and will carry the suggested retail prices of $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada) $24.99 ($30.98 in Canada), respectively. The prebook date is August 25, 2009.


Winter: The Wolf’s Story
The Druid Peak wolves are adept hunters in the depths of harsh Yellowstone winters, proving agile enough to defeat a fully-grown buffalo. However, with spring approaches crisis for this group as rival wolf packs and hungry bears emerging from hibernation jeopardize their survival.

Spring: The Grizzly Bear’s Story
As the new life of spring emerges so does the grizzly bear mother with her cubs. She is on the prowl to find nourishment to feed her growing family, but she must compete for their survival with packs of wolves and coyotes as well as the ever-looming bald eagles.

Summer: The Great Herd’s Story
Experience the splendor as herds of buffalo, elk and moose gather by the thousands across the plains of Yellowstone. BBC reveals the intensity of the fighting between bulls that is often so brutal it ends in severe injury and even death, as Yellowstone’s inhabitants prepare for the return to winter once again.

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