- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Discovery Channel
- 2-Disc Set
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English SDH - Optional
- BRAIN POWER
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Discovery Channel special PUSHING THE LIMITS offers an amazing anatomy lesson in extreme close-up. Using cutting-edge micro cameras, the series reveals the inner workings of eyes, muscles, nerves, and even the human brain.
Description by Image Entertainment:
You've never seen the HUMAN BODY like this before. In this groundbreaking series, we push the human form to its extremes, capturing both the power and the poetry. You will be surprised and even shocked as stunning CGI effects and the latest in cutting-edge photography reveal the body's inner and outer workings in vivid detail.
Sight is the king of the senses; more than 80 percent of what we know of the world comes through our eyes. Experience one of the body's most critical and fascinating components from the inside out.
The human body is engineered for strength, power and endurance. Bone is as sturdy as concrete but flexible enough to resist breaking. It's even light enough to allow us to be quicker off the mark than a racehorse.
Less than one twentieth of an inch below the surface of the skin are the ultra-sensitive "antennae" that allow us to sense the world around us. This vital layer is the gateway to the original information superhighway -- the nervous system.
The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. A central processing unit that generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world put together.