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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Mutant Planet - Season 2'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / Cinedigm)

Overview: Discover the astonishing diversity of plants and animals that have made their homes in the unique ecosystems of this Earth.

DVD Verdict: Here in 'Mutant Planet - Season 2' you will scale the mountains on the West Coast of India to look into the eyes of the giant purple frog; dating back to the age of the dinosaur. Travel to the tropical Island of Borneo to meet the world s rarest ape and the mesmerizing gliders that fly through the 130-million-year-old jungles. And trek through the Namib Desert of Africa to count over a thousand different plant species, along with the foxes, hyenas, and other carnivores that almost completely subsist on termites.

Indeed, in these five (5) episodes from 'Mutant Planet,', you will marvel as these rare ecosystems reveal their odd inhabitants, showcasing their amazing ability to survive against the odds. We begin in Africa's Albertine Rift, where immense geological forces have created a huge variety of landscapes and transformed the climate. The unique residents of this evolutionary hotspot have been shaped by the Rift and evolved bizarre and unusual ways to survive.

Next is Borneo, a strange place of mutant creatures and plants seen nowhere else on Earth. Pygmy forest mammals, weird co-evolved partnerships between plants and animals, the world's rarest ape and incredible gliders, occupy these 130 million year old jungles. Then we travel to India's Western Ghats. A lush, jungle refuge in an otherwise parched landscape, they intercept most of the summer monsoon rain, creating a home for wide range of iconic animals and weird mutants all adapted to make the most of the monsoon rains.

Then follows an amazing array of plants and animals who survive in the Namib, the world's oldest desert. They've had fifty million years to evolve cunning ways to cope with the heat and harvest water from the fog that often blankets this unique coastal desert. The last country is Costa Rica (Central America) and it is the most bio diverse country in the world for its size. It is a great evolutionary melting pot resulting from the migration of animals from North and South America when a great land bridge joined the two continents 3 million years ago. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:78.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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