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- tonymcintosh949Dec 14, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
true story. sad but engaging entertainment folks
- patriciaf5470Apr 3, 2015by
best dvd ever recorded
greatest dvd on the market bar none.language a lot
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Grizzly Man The Mysterious Timothy Treadwell
I was glued to the television when we first watched Grizzly Man as I had never seen, nor heard of, a man walking and living among these magnificent beast!
This is a documentary that incorporates 13 summers of Timothy Treadwell's filming the Grizzlies and himself in the Great Bear Maze of Alaska.
A lot of people poke fun at this man, but I invite these people to do as Timothy did, stand your ground against a full grown Male Grizzly that slams him with his head. Was it bravery, courage, stupidity? I don't think it was none. I believe it was having a knowledge of the Grizzly and knowing that if you show fear or run it is a natural response to attack.
He carried no gun, not even mace, just his wits. In the end nothing could save him.
As introduced in the beginning of the film, Timothy and his girlfriend are both killed in their thirteenth summer with the bears. A Rogue attacked them as they slept.
You will see some fantastic bear footage like two male grizzlies in a fight for the alpha prestige.
The movie captures the spirit of a troubled man that sought a sense of belonging and self-worth by studying bears like no other man has ever done before. The movie does include some crude language and a morbid talking coroner.
I have since watched it 5 times and every-time I do I love it more. Its a movie you will not regret owning.Read full review
- stillwaters52Sep 26, 2014by
This film is what reality cinema should be.
Grizzly Man is a really well made documentary. An entertaining portrayal of a complex and troubled man on a mission. I found it to be both beautiful and fascinating.
- sphinxcoolMar 6, 2006by
Grizzly Man (2005, DVD)
The amazing thing about Timothy Treadwell was that he survived 13 summers in the Alaska wilderness, living among gigantic, ferocious grizzly bears, until one of them finally ate him. Treadwell was a combination environmental activist, societal rebel, filmmaker, nutcase and holy fool. In other words, he was not unlike Werner Herzog, director of "Grizzly Man," the brilliant new documentary about Treadwell's life and horrible death. Herzog is much more self-aware than Treadwell ever was, and has much more of a sense of reality and irony. But as a filmmaker drawn to impossible projects ("Fitzcarraldo," "Aguirre, the Wrath of God"), he feels a definite kinship to Treadwell, even as he's appalled by Treadwell's egregious lapses of judgment. Treadwell shot more than 100 hours of film of himself and his beloved grizzlies, and Herzog culls the best of that film for "Grizzly Man." In his own film footage, Treadwell showed himself consistently to be an arrested adolescent, conflating the terrifying behemoths he lived among with his collection of teddy bears. (He speaks constantly of the mortal danger of living among grizzlies, but never quite seems to believe his own words.) Yet he also captured some of the most amazing nature scenes ever recorded, and Herzog respects him for that. (In his narration, Herzog also expresses great tenderness toward Amie Huguenard, the woman who loved Treadwell, followed him to the wilderness despite her fear of bears, and shared his horrible fate.) Whereas Treadwell sought order in nature, and believed the grizzlies loved him as much as he loved them, Herzog sees nothing in Treadwell's story except the workings of a chaotic universe sending one more dreamer to his doom. But because Treadwell's dreams were so outsized, Herzog sees him as a brother. So, thanks to Herzog, do we.Read full review