Lurking silently beneath the ocean’s surface is one of nature’s most terrifying creatures-a powerful predator who can rip it s prey apart in a matter of seconds! Now experience actual shark attacks and rescues captured on film. Learn why these attacks are increasing at an alarming rate and see the awe-inspiring lengths sharks will go to when they re after prey. Explore the science, myths and mystery of this fearsome predator. Shark Week the series that has been exciting and intriguing fans for over 20 years.

Studio: Discovery – Gaiam
Year: 2011
Release Date: July 19, 2011
Run time: 387 minutes
Rating: G

Audio: Dolby Digital mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Disc Spec: 2 DVD
Region: 1

This double disk addition to the Shark Week genre is both frightening and amazing. Both disks have a lot of new material and amazing footage of peaceful interaction between humans and sharks and then on the other hand there is some very frightening enactment footage that will leave you never wanting to ever become stranded at sea.

This set contains some truly fantastic footage of sharks, especially great whites, but is sadly lacking in its quantity of real science on sharks. Virtually nothing is covered on shark biology, physiology, number of species, ranges, habits, etc. Including such information so that the series took the viewers to school and truly educated us about sharks—in addition to the sensational shots of attacks on humans and other prey—would have served the viewer and the sharks much better. Particularly bad was the episode with the mechanical sharks and supposed the attempt to “study” the dynamics of a shark bite. It was really more of a tribute to modern FX than anything else. Over all this set is entertaining with its photographic footage of sharks but otherwise disappointing in its lack of substance.
Movie Quality: 8/10

Special Features

  • Shark Attack Survival Guide’

Special Features: 2/10

Final Thoughts

I would definitely recommend this collection. Some of the information does overlap but all in all a great collection to have. If you are squeamish though there are some of the episodes that you will not want to watch.
Overall Rating: 7/10