The Hellstrom Chronicle (DVD)
- Rated:NR (Not Rated)
- Regional Code:Region 1
- Screen:Color, 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
- Length:90 minutes
- Year Filmed:1971
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Professor Hellstrom, a famous entomologist, is so shaken by the savagery and ferocity of the predatory insect world that he films this "documentary" to warn mankind of its danger. Featuring stunning microphotography of a variety of insects and plants that include ultra close-ups of wars between ant colonies and a gigantic praying mantis practicing cannibalism. This unusual blend of horror film and nature study won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1972.
“A masterpiece! Incredibly beautiful, a visual and aural feast. Infused with magical
drama and sinister excitement.” - Newsweek Magazine
“This film is simply and literally a stunner, totally absorbing” - New York Times
• 1972 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY
• 1972 BAFTA AWARD WINNER: FLAHERTY DOCUMENTARY AWARD
• 1971 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER: TECHNICAL GRAND PRIZE