Blu-ray, DVD Release: Microcosmos

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 25, 2017
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $22.19
Studio: Kino Lorber

One of the most successful nature documentaries of all time, 1996’s Microcosmos from France captures the fun and adventure of the spectacular hidden universe of insects—revealed in a breathtaking, close-up view unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

Check out the pair of stag beetles dueling like titans. Then stare bug-eyed as a magnificent army of worker ants race to stock their larder … while trying to avoid becoming a feisty pheasant’s dinner. And enjoy your front row seat to witness an amazing transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the remarkable birth of a mosquito, and several other minute miracles of life.

With its tiny cast of thousands, narration by Kristin Scott Thomas, and up-close-and-personal direction by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou, Microcosmos leaves no doubt that “Mother Nature remains the greatest special effects wizard of all” (New York Times).

Kino Lorber’s discs include the following:

-“Making of” feature (88 minutes)
-Interview with directors Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou

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About Laurence

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.