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BBC Natural History Collection Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]


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BBC Natural History Collection Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free] + Human Planet [Blu-ray] [Region Free] + Life [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
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  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 1050 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002PXHRJM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,775 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A collection of BBC nature documentaries.

Wild China
(2008), narrated by Bernard Hill, focuses on one of the world's most enigmatic and magnificent countries. The programme delves into the country's vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China, from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see, in pioneering images, a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures.

Tilda Swinton narrates Galapagos (2005), which explores the distinctive flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. Charles Darwin's world within itself is the subject of this in-depth programme. The Galapagos Islands are every botanist's Shangri-La: the 13 main islands are actually underwater volcanoes and are situated at the confluence of four oceanic currents. This singular habitat, combined with its isolated location, has given rise to hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna found nowhere else but here.

South Pacific (2009) explores the vast South Pacific ocean and its many islands, giving viewers the opportunity to see beyond the white sandy beaches and palm trees. Both the wildlife and the islander's way of life and rituals are examined, showing how both cope with their remote environment. Highlights include spectacular sights of giant crabs that can open coconuts, undersea volcanos, and the use of super slow motion footage to capture the scale of some of the of the world's biggest waves.

Nature's Great Events (2009) chronicles some of the planet's most spectacular natural events, and shows how these phenomena can transform entire landscapes, drawing in millions of animals and determining their fate. The series also explains how powerful natural forces can trigger chain reactions involving everything from microscopic organisms to entire tracts of rainforest. Events featured in the series include the Pacific salmon run, the greening of the Serengeti, the plankton bloom in the Pacific Northwest, the spring thaw in the Arctic, the flooding of the Okavango Delta and the South Atlantic sardine run.

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98 of 100 people found the following review helpful By All of them Witches TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Jun 2010
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An awe inspiring collection containing incredible landscape imagery and capturing astonishing behaviours on an epic scale all in amazing HD.
Nature's Great Events illustrates how seasonal changes transform the planet and cause some of the greatest mass natural history spectacles.
South Pacific examines the unique wildlife, history and culture of the thousands of islands and ocean which comprise this region; featuring underwater volcanos and reefs, giant coconut eating crabs and flesh eating caterpillars!
Galapagos likewise examines the uniques wildlife, flora, fauna of these amazing islands.
Finally Wild China, a detailed look at the amazing diversity of landscape and life in China, rainforests, deserts and Himalayas.
Containing four series as detailed below although just a quick synopsis does not really describe how amazing the interactions and visual imagery is.

NATURE'S GREAT EVENTS -

1. The Great Melt - Deals with the annual Arctic land and sea melt, highlights the life and death struggle of the polar bear, arctic foxes, beluga whales and narwhals who are also featured in the 10 minute diaries which follow the episode.

2. The Great Summer Run - Showing the Pacific salmons journey to their spawning site; also featuring grizzly bears and wolves in the beautiful setting of the Alaskan mountains. Diaries feature the grizzly bears.

3. The Great Migration - Follows a pride of lions surviving on the Serengeti and the mass annual migration of wildebeest and zebra

4. The Great Tide - Sardine migration along the East coast of Africa, along with gannets, dolphins, sharks and whales

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DaveT on 19 Dec 2012
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These four series are superb and look fantastic on blu-ray - BBC natural history at its best. Currently around £25 the set is excellent value though of course prices can change.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adam on 13 Jan 2013
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Really really like this. We have also got frozen planet and the life collection so we do love our nature program's. it's a shame David Attenborough isn't narrating throughout all the discs but all four discs are good and it's quite a diverse collection.

The blu ray picture quality is amazing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HAN XIAO on 8 Feb 2014
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BRILLANT BBC BOXSET! THESE COLLECTION S REMAINS HIGH QUALIFIED AND READ SMOOTHLY IN MY PLAYER. TILL NOW, THEY'RE ON MY TOP SHELF FOR FREETIME PLAYING OR MACHINE TEST.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steph Mwell on 10 Sep 2013
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend. He loves his documentaries and this was perfect for him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colingalle on 27 Aug 2013
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All these BBC collections on Blue Ray are excellent. This box set is no exception.
I recommend them and you will not be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith G. on 10 April 2014
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great bargain for a superb collection, another good collection for documentary lovers, highly reccomend for the in depth details captured
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By phillip on 1 July 2013
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Great visuals! Awesome collection and well worth the price. My favourite was the Wild China and Natures Great Escapes series.
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