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Born in China Blu-ray Review



Three animal species indigenous to China get the Disneynature documentary treatment in Lu Chuan’s Born in China, a first-rate documentary featuring rare footage of animals living in regions so remote that the opportunities to film them have proved quite elusive until now.

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Hey Matt!

I had the opportunity to watch this tonight.

I agree with everything you say--all your grades, etc...except about the script/narration.

My advice to anyone is to watch the film with the sound turned all the way down. Personally, I think the script is one of the worst I've ever heard...and I suffered through a theatrical viewing of DisneyNature's Chimpanzee doc a few years ago! The writing is full of predictable, trite expressions--many of which I anticipated--most of which I groaned after hearing...again and again. I figured John Krasinski was going to be the perfect choice as narrator. But the writing is so bad that I'm not sure any more.

Mind you, the video is extraordinary. Your comparison with Planet Earth efforts is apt. And the bonus features are wonderful viewing. For anyone who purchases the disc: don't miss/ignore them!

I cannot say I didn't enjoy the film. I was constantly amazed at the video the photographers were able to capture. So even though I didn't like the story as told by the writers, I was able to enjoy the story as told by the videographers. Sill a thumbs up from me.
 

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