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Extreme Dinosaurs

BBC Video // 2004 // 100 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // April 29th, 2013

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson is extreme. Maximum extreme.

The Charge


The Case

Question: What can be more extreme than dinosaurs? Answer: Absolutely nothing.

The BBC knows it. And now you know it.

Paired with the recent Predator Dinosaurs, Extreme Dinosaurs offers yet another dose of prehistoric hijinks. But despite the packaging and similarly provocative title, this is a different production entirely with a different narrator and different way going about dropping the skinny on the thunder lizards.

The actual program is called T-Rex: Warrior or Wimp? and let me just end the suspense for you: he's warrior. Narrated by Jack Fortune and focused on the work of Dr. Phillip Currie, whose research into the true nature of the T-Rex is the fuel for this documentary.

He posits that the T-Rex wasn't necessarily the lone wolf badass that pop culture and traditional research has made him out to be. Using fossils, CGI reconstruction and some mechanical engineering, Currie and the production crew attempt to reconstruct the T-Rex's ecosystem and—somehow—speculate on how the big bad carried himself.

The disc: 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 2.0 stereo, no extras.

Is it all a stretch? Perhaps. But if you're a fan of dino-stuff in general and the T-Rex in particular, Extreme Dinosaurs is worth a look, lame title and all.

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: BBC Video
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• English (SDH)
Running Time: 100 Minutes
Release Year: 2004
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Documentary
• Foreign
• Science and Nature
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

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