Remember last week I told you about how much my kids and I loved seeing BBC Earth’s One Life movie? I mentioned at the end of the post that there was another BBC Earth movie that I got to see and and that I was going to give you a chance to get a copy of your own; that movie is the new BBC Earth AFRICA movie.
BBC Earth AFRICA
BBC Earth AFRICA just finished airing on Discovery Channel, where it premiered January 8th. The series was a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production. I received a Blu-ray copy to watch with my kids, and it was just as stunning as One Life.
BBC Earth AFRICA took 4 years to film across 27 countries. The crew used 553 cameras, spent 100 days on horseback and 601 nights in tents, and consumed 6,526 anti-malarial tablets! I’ve taken those malaria tablets before, and they leave you with some crazy dreams. Couldn’t imagine taking them for an extended period of time.
It’s actually interesting to note that out of the 553 cameras used, only 8 were harmed in the making of the film: 1 chargrilled, 2 eaten (by a lion and an elephant), 2 mini-helicam crashes & 3 drowned!
Like BBC Earth’s One Life, there were some incredible filming firsts. There was footage of lizards hunting for flies on the backs of sleeping lions that was pretty amazing to see. There was also a new hunting behavior in chimpanzees caught, which included hunting for honey using 4 different tools.
BBC Earth AFRICA is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting on February 26, 2013. But guess what? BBC Earth is giving me three copies of AFRICA to giveaway to three lucky readers!
I am also offering a 20% discount code for the BBC Earth AFRICA DVD. This discount is valid from Thursday, February 27 to Friday, March 1 and can be redeemed in the U.S. only using the code: AFR213. Copies of the DVD may be purchased on Amazon or the BBC America Shop.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BBC Worldwide.