New Release: Cuba The Accidental Eden Blu-ray and DVD

PBS released documentary Cuba: The Accidental Eden on DVD and Blu-ray on Nov. 9, 2010, for the suggested retail prices of $24.99and $29.99, respectively.

The first film in the popular PBS show Nature’s 29th season, the hour-long Cuba: The Accidental Eden explores the remarkably stunning and diverse landscape, and its inhabitants, that helps defines Cuba from its mountainous areas to its grassy savannahs, and from “jumping” Cuban crocodiles to tiny bee hummingbirds.

Nature travels to the tropical paradise that’s off limits to Americans to reveal the wild splendor that has been preserved by half a century of political isolation and economic stagnation. Just 90 miles from Florida, the island nation contains miles of untouched tropical forests, intact wetlands, and unspoiled desert coasts.

As the largest of the Caribbean islands, Cuba boasts an extensive collection of the smallest animals of their kind, including the world’s smallest bat, the smallest owl and the tiny bee hummingbird, the smallest bird of all. It’s also home to one of the most extensive coral reefs in the Western Hemisphere.

“There are few accidents in nature,” says Fred Kaufman, executive producer of the Nature series. “But if there is one, Cuba’s beguiling wildlife is one to behold. And with the ongoing discussion to lift the Cuban embargo, it’s a timely film to usher in a new season of Nature.”

There are no bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.