The Shape of Life

"The Shape of Life" series, which aired on PBS, is being released on four DVDs, each containing two complete episodes. This eight-part series, narrated by Peter Coyote and produced in association with The National Science Foundation, illustrates the beginnings of all animal life through innovative camera techniques and stunning computer animation. The four DVDs in the set are: "Origins & Life on the Move"; "The First Hunter & Explosion of Life"; "The Conquerors & Survival Game"; and "Ultimate Animal & Bones, Brawn & Brains." The box set, titled "The Complete Journey," is priced at $69.99 ($49.99 VHS), or each DVD is available individually for $19.99 ($14.99 VHS). SlingShot Entertainment, (800) 776-5864,

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.