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Man vs Wild - Series 4 (2008)
Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, also called Man vs. Wild or Ultimate Survival, is a survival television series hosted by Bear Grylls, on the Discovery Channel in the United States, Canada, India, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand,Spain, Australia, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary and Russia. In the United Kingdom, the series is shown on both the Discovery Channel and on Channel 4. The series is produced by British television production company Diverse Bristol. The show was first broadcast on November 10, 2006 after airing a pilot episode titled The Rockies on October 27, 2006.
In the show, Grylls both demonstrates and narrates techniques for wilderness survival in regions around the globe, from ice fields and mountain ranges to swamps and deserts. The general format of each episode is that Grylls is dropped into the region simulating a stranded explorer/tourist. The episode documents his efforts to survive and find a way back to civilization, usually requiring an overnight shelter of some kind. Bear also tells about successful and failed survivals in the particular area he is in.
The program has shown him eating raw meat and live fish, staving off hypothermia, and drinking the fluids of elephant feces and his own urine for hydration. In advertisements for Season Two of Man vs. Wild, Grylls is shown eating an enormous grub while the announcer states, "Does Bear Grylls really need to do these things? No, but you might."
Given the premise that Grylls completes the episodes unaided, the amount of help Grylls receives off camera and during filming the show has been debated, and attracted press and viewer comment. In the pilot episode, Grylls was made to wear a concealed lifejacket for one scene for health and safety reasons. For subsequent shows he has insisted all sequences be performed his way.
In April 2008, Grylls and Discovery released a book that includes survival tips from the TV show.
Episode 1 - Zambia
Originally aired: 2nd May 2008
Location: Zambia, Africa
Bear Grylls ventures into the landlocked country of Zambia in Southern Africa. Before heading into the bush, he shows you how to survive some of the world’s biggest rapids.
Episode 2 - Namibia
Originally aired: 9th May 2008
Location: Namibia, Africa
Bear Grylls shows you how to survive in one of the hottest, emptiest and driest places on earth: Namibia. Bear eventually meets up with the masters of desert survival, the San Bushmen, who reveal their secrets for survival.
Episode 3 - Ring of Fire (Part 1 - Jungle Swamp)
Originally aired: 16th May 2008
Location: Sumatra, Indonesia
Bear Grylls goes into the Pacific Ring of Fire as he takes on a week of challenges in an area devastated by the 2004 Tsunami. He is dropped into the Indian Ocean and has to survive a week of challenges on a deserted island with no running water.
Episode 4 - Ring of Fire (Part 2 - Castaway)
Originally aired: 23rd May 2008
Location: Banyak Islands, Indonesia
Bear Grylls spends a week showing how to survive the challenges of the Pacific Ring of Fire. He is dropped into petrified swamps devastated by the 2004 Tsunami and has to navigate his way out in order to complete the task.
Episode 5 - Siberia (Part 1 - Taiga Forests)
Originally aired: 30th May 2008
Location: Taiga Forests, Siberia, Russia
Bear Grylls parachutes into the Siberian tundra, one of the coldest and harshest places on earth, where he must survive extreme challenges. Battling temperatures of minus 30 degrees, he must find shelter and food before night falls
Episode 6 - Siberia (Part 2 - Land of Ice)
Originally aired: 6th June 2008
Location: Sayan Mountains, Siberia, Russia
Bear is air lifted into the treacherous Sanyan mountains in Siberia. Bear meets the Tuvans; yak herder descended from Genghis Khan who have lived there for 20,000 years, and learns some survival techniques from these cold climate experts.
All episodes are DVDrips completed by PHASE scene crew to the following XviD encoding specs.
=== File Information ===
File Name: man.vs.wild.s04e01.dvdrip.xvid-phase.avi
Duration: 00:42:29 (76,379 fr)
File Size: 349 MB (or 357,666 KB or 366,249,984 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1001 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.152 bits/pixel
Resolution: 624x352 (1.77:1) [=39:22]
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 140 kb/s (70/ch, stereo) VBR
NB - There is no part of the episodes missing, the shows have just had all the 'after the break' and little intros after the break so it just runs a lot nicer. Also no discovery watermarks of course.
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