Saga of the Ancient Forest. DVD

Series idea, screenplay and direction: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Cinematography: Jan Walencik
Sound: Bożena i Jan Walencik
Sound effects: Jan Walencik
Narrator’s tale: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Narrator: Krzysztof Gosztyła
Music: Michał Lorenc
Image and sound editing: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Sound realization: Zbigniew Malecki
Production organization: Krzysztof Komar
Białowieża National Park, Ministry of Education
Direction: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Producer: Telewizja Polska S.A. (Polish Television)
Lead time: 2000–2009

Duration of Parts I–X: 520’
Image: SD 16:9 PAL 
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English
Publisher: Telewizja Polska S.A. (Polish Television)  2012

QUOTE. Obverse and reverse of the cover of the DVD release of Saga of the Ancient Forest. Graphic design and photographs by Jan Walencik. Source: TVP.

QUOTE. Print of the DVDs of Saga of the Ancient Forest. Graphic design and photography by Jan Walencik. Source: TVP.

The original Saga… was realized in SD 16:9 format. The three DVDs contain the entire series consisting of the following ten parts:

– on DVD 1:
Part I: The Tale of a Wolf. Nothing Beats a Pack – 52’
Part II: The Tale of an Ant. Lonely in the Crowd – 52’
Part III: The Tale of a Raven. The Blemish of a Misfit– 52’

– on DVD 2:
Part IV: The Tale of a Bison. Civilizing Wildness – 52’
Part V: The Tale of a Wood Beetle. The Power of Dwarf – 52’
Part VI: The Tale of a Wild Boar. The Price of Independence – 52’

– on DVD 3:
Part VII: The Tale of a Vole. The Extraordinary Intimacy – 52’
Part VIII: The Tale of a Beaver. An Unattainable Arcadia – 52’
Part IX: The Tale of a Pygmy Owl. The Right of a Predator – 52’
Part X: The Tale of a Lynx. Against Nature – 52’.

QUOTE. Examples of freeze-frames from the disc menu. Source: TVP.

You can buy the DVDs (in Polish and English) directly from the series producer and publisher ( Polish Television) – follow the link to the product:

DVDs are also available from many other online shops. To get an idea of what they have to offer, just type the phrase Saga of the ancient forest dvd into your browser, or Saga prastarej puszczy dvd (in Polish).