Blimey! The Croc Hunter whisks us away to remote Africa and the deserts of Arizona in this wild ride to check out some pretty amazing reptiles.
Before I continue, I'll add these paragraphs as I always do for this series. For those of you still unfamiliar with the series, Steve Irwin owns and operates Australia Zoo in Queensland with his wife Terri. He has a true love for all creatures and an exuberance that must be seen to be believed. If you didn't know better, you would think that it was forced however over time you do get dragged in by his boyish enthusiasm.
We should give credit where it's due also. It's easy to overlook that Irwin is an expert with these creatures and a veritable fount of information.
Looking for the Black Mamba which is Africa's most venomous snake, Steve takes it upon himself to rid entire villages of vipers and scorpions. It's hilarious to see him scarpering around excitedly gathering these creatures up and showing them off to us whilst the villagers stare on in disbelief. We also get to see a variety of other creatures as well, making the journey well worth the effort.
Next, Steve is off to the USA to find a Sidewinder Rattlesnake in Arizona. The place that they are looking for these creatures is in a US military base and the guys give Steve a ride in an F16 fighter jet. Once again the boyish enthusiasm kicks in and Steve takes his own camcorder on the flight to record himself in a jet. Not taking into account that the jet will be exerting huge amounts of force on both himself and the camera, Steve spends some of the flight trying to keep the camera in one place and eventually passes out for a brief period when the jet takes enough G's in a spin. Watch closely though and I reckon that the video camera actually did the job on him!
As with every disc in this series, the quality of the DVD is very good and makes nice use of Dolby Digital. The vision and audio is crisp and clear and the extras are entertaining and informative.
The Crocodile Hunter Vol. 4 Features
- Snake Profiles - Black Mamba - Green Mamba - Sidewinder Rattlesnake - Egyptian Cobra
- Trailers - Vol 1 to 6
- Dolby Digital