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The Last Lions [DVD]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A resilient lioness in Botswana's Okavango Delta embarks on an epic journey of survival in this nature documentary from National Geographic and award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, THE LAST LIONS follows Ma di Tau ("Mother of Lions") as she races to get her cubs to safety during a rampaging fire, and fends off ferocious lioness Silver Eye, the murderous matriarch of a rival pride. Crossing crocodile-infested waters on a quest to reach Duba Island, the fiercely protective mother discovers that in order for her family to survive, she must conquer a herd of buffalos with piercing horns. Later, in an incredible turn of fate, Ma di Tau forges a fragile alliance with a rival pride in order to wage a desperate battle to preserve their bloodline in the face of certain extinction.
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  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] National Geographic production shot for the most part on Duba Island in Botswana's Okavango Delta..."
    Wall Street Journal

    "THE LAST LIONS is mightily impressive to look at....THE LAST LIONS is filled with spectacular animal photography, compelling footage of these beasts moving proudly in their world."
    Los Angeles Times

    "One of the most urgent and certainly among the most beautifully shot documentaries to hit the big screen in recent memory..."
    New York Times

    3 stars out of 4 -- "While jaw-dropping footage of the animals of the African bush is a remarkable aspect of THE LAST LION, more impressive still is the strong narrative thread that runs through the nature documentary."
    Washington Post

    3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] film that will appeal equally to lovers of the big cats and those interested in animal and environmental issues."
    Box Office

    "The footage, by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, is stunning." -- Grade: B
    Entertainment Weekly

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