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National Geographic: Eternal Enemies - Lions and Hyenas
     

National Geographic: Eternal Enemies - Lions and Hyenas

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Director: Powers Boothe

Cast: Powers Boothe

 

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Filmed in northern Botswana, this National Geographic documentary examines the bitter competition for survival between lions and hyenas. These two species act like warring kingdoms, viciously attacking one another, stealing food, and constantly tormenting each other. Several of the scenes are startling in their brutality. ~ Ed Atkinson

Overview

Filmed in northern Botswana, this National Geographic documentary examines the bitter competition for survival between lions and hyenas. These two species act like warring kingdoms, viciously attacking one another, stealing food, and constantly tormenting each other. Several of the scenes are startling in their brutality. ~ Ed Atkinson

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
UPC:
0727994522171
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00

Special Features

Bonus Program: Renegade Lions

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Eternal Enemies - Lions and Hyenas
1. Blood Feud of Hatred [2:15]
2. Noble Hunters [4:32]
3. A Female Society [5:58]
4. Genetic Selection [2:28]
5. The Cobra Strikes [4:55]
6. Another Hot Day [7:00]
7. Excitement of the Hunt [6:05]
8. Endless Cycle of Life [5:20]
9. Catastrophic First Hunt [4:31]
10. Clan Turmoil [6:56]
11. Hyena Killer [5:12]
12. Credits [1:32]

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National Geographic: Eternal Enemies - Lions and Hyenas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best national geographic wildlife film. Intense
ABT_Cowboy More than 1 year ago
Has been compared to a kind of "West Side Story Gone Wild" and depicts the nature of the rivalry between lions and hyenas not only against each other but vs. rival factions of their own species. Showing the matirarchial hierarchy of the hyenas and how quickly tables and fortunes can turn is fascinating. This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen and would recommend it to anyone. It's really not suited to young children, defintely not under 7 years old, since it does show the sometimes cruelty of nature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of any National Geographic documentary, Eternal Enemies is the film that shows the raw power, beauty and brutality that Nature is. The Jouberts, always great filmmakers, display an uncanny eye for individual personalities in animals. Their individualized stories about the lions and hyenas did not humanize them, but certainly showed empathy. Empathy, in this film, was clearly a weakness. The story of Matsumi, the lionness, revealed a side to lions that usually gets shuffled into the background- their emotions. After losing her cubs to a viper and being eaten by hyenas, she yearns later on in the film for revenge--supposedly a distinctive human motive. The encounters between lions and hyenas bordered on warfare and murderous hatred, maybe another thing that humans are not distinctive in either. Maybe the narration of Powers Boothe was correct when he said, in a somewhat distrubing conclusion, " that we may have learned that lurks in our own savage souls."
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It follows the story of a pride of lions and a pack of hyenas, not only in their struggle for survival, but also in their battle for territory and deepening hatred of the other species. It provides several little known facts about hyenas, as well as personal information about individual animals. The final scene is awesome to watch.