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Planet Dinosaur (Blu-ray 3D) [2012] (Get Two Blu-ray 3D Titles for £20*)

Nigel Paterson    Parental Guidance   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Nigel Paterson
  • Producers: Nigel Paterson
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 53 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007BA90TE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,956 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Transporting viewers to locations across the globe and back in time through tens of millions of years, Planet Dinosaur 3D brings to life the most awesome and amazing creatures that ever lived, rendered in visually stunning 3D technology. Most were discovered in the last 10 years and entailed a rewriting of the prehistory books. Palaeontologists now know that dinosaurs spread to every part of the globe, and evolved in ways so monstrous, horrific and bizarre they make T Rex look very tame indeed. Unlike any dinosaur show before it and shot in Stunning 3D CGI this is a completely immersive visual experience studded with curious facts and jaw-dropping action as well as charismatic monsters brought to life on screen. Presenting a brand-new global perspective on the prehistoric era, the series recreates the creatures, their habitats and how they lived, from analysing their bones to watching them fight to the death.

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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BBC doing what it does best 22 Oct 2011
By Sam Woodward TOP 500 REVIEWER
While I thoroughly enjoyed Walking With Dinosaurs & its various spin-offs, I personally felt it was slightly too orientated towards family entertainment & that there was some scope for a bit more scientific content. In Planet Dinosaur, the balance is perfect - once again, we see CGI monsters hunting & fighting but this time, get brief explanations of where such species roamed, their size compared to humans, etc. Also, many scenes have been directly correlated back to actual fossils - for instance, if we see a predator bite its prey in the neck, we are then told that a fossil with such an injury was actually found. Thus we are reassured that such scenes are plausible & not merely thrown in to entertain.

As the introduction says, "we're living through the golden age of dinosaur discoveries. All over the world, a whole new generation of dinosaurs has been revealed." As such, the focus is on newly discovered dinosaurs which laymen like myself may never have heard of before. These include predators even larger than Tyrannosaurus Rex, the gargantuan Argentinosaurus (wonder where they found that one?!) & recently discovered feathered dinosaurs, including a massive ostrich-like creature which was "like finding a mouse the size of an elephant."

Compared to Walking With Dinosaurs, there's more content, more new material, the CGI is better quality & it's still presented in a package which is entertaining for the whole family. John Hurt's narration is also superb. It's a fine example of the BBC doing what it does best.
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good - but less than a third of the series! 25 Aug 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I pre-ordered this as soon as I saw it was on the Amazon books (12-4-2012) as we have a 3D system & our son loves dinosaurs - and we all loved the Planet Dinosaur broadcasts, and had already bought the series on ONE standard Blu-Ray disc (with a second disc with a bonus feature in standard definition).
So, after waiting more than 4 months for this 3D version, we were keen to see it when it arrived the other day.
It IS good from the 3D viewpoint.
This isn't a 3D version of the series.
The original series had 6 episodes, total 174 minutes, ie 29 mins each
(Lost World,Feathered Dragons,Last Killers,Fight For Life,New Giants & The Great Survivors)
This 3D disc has ONE 53 min feature, "Ultimate Killers", which, on one viewing, seems to be an amalgam of series bits/narration, albeit in 3D.

Both Blu-Ray discs packages are called "Planet Dinosaur", this one has the addition of "3D" (OK, a different background picture) - so when I ordered this I was expecting it would be the same 6 episodes with the same soundtrack and video footage replaced with 3D-rendered output from original CGI computer runs.

I'll forgive not getting the original "How To Build A Dinosaur" 59 min extra feature not being here, but I got less than a third of the Planet Dinosaur footage (what I thought I was paying for) - which is LESS than the bonus feature on the standard 2D Blu-Ray.

I feel cheated, especially as BOTH version are summed up as follows :
"Presenting a brand-new global perspective on the prehistoric era, the series recreates the creatures, their habitats and how they lived, from analysing their bones to watching them fight to the death."

Note that they both say "the series". For the 3D edition, that is a LIE.

I'm toying with sending this back, as I wouldn't be surprised if, later, there will appear another version - "Full original series in 3D" - which I what I thought I'd pre-ordered!
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Recently shown on the BBC, this 2-disc set contains all six episodes of the CGI documentary series that highlights recent discoveries about the Mesozoic world, as well as a "behind the scenes" documentary on a second disc. Admittedly, as some people have pointed out, this series does not contain the best computer animation possible. It DOES, however, contain better CGI material than I've seen in several other places; it's very good, just not mega-budget cinema quality. However, it's not so much the digital dinos that matter in this series, it's the discoveries and theories that are brought to light.

Episode 1, "The Lost World," covers Saharan Africa, which has once again started to yield interesting insights into the lives of its dinosaurs. The bulk of the episode is devoted to two giant predators, Spinosaurus and Charcharodontosaurus, as well as their prey, environment, and a few of the other creatures that live alongside them.

Episode 2, "Feathered Dragons," focuses on the strange feathered dinosaurs being uncovered in the Far East, especially China and Mongolia. See such marvels as the four-winged "biplane dinosaur" Microraptor, its venomous cousin Sinornithosaurus, the bizarre, long-armed, aye-aye-like Epidexipteryx which uses its chisel-like front teeth and extra-long fingers to get insects out of trees, and the strange Gigantoraptor, an oviraptor that's bigger than the local tyrannosaurs.

Episode 3, "Last Killers," features the famous tyrannosaurs (which dominated the northern hemisphere continents), and the abelisaurs, which were the top predators in the lands of the southern hemisphere (and which looked a bit like a cross between a dinosaur and a pit-bull).
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT
we purchased this for our childminding children that we look after who love dinosaurs and they are still hooked on it after a month of watching it every week. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Bennetts
2.0 out of 5 stars Just a summary of two episodes. Why?
I didn't read all of the negative reviews, so this one is completely my fault.
But I was disappointed that they couldn't just upgrade all of the episodes into 3D. Read more
Published 15 days ago by HarvardAlum321
4.0 out of 5 stars Planet Dinosaur
A collection of documentary discs coming from the Discovery Channel. Well produced, very educational of this subject, very satisfying indeed.
Published 1 month ago by Peter Brookman
5.0 out of 5 stars gift for nephew
this was ordered for my nephew who loves any kind of history especially dinosaurs and up to roman times, brilliant
Published 1 month ago by denise bustin
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD
Not a bad DVD to show kids how the dinasours lived and died ? Worth a watch for a good price
Published 2 months ago by podge
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A thrilling lifelike experience that is highly entertaining and informative. A great piece of entertainment for children and adults alike. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Karen Dean
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative, but lacked quality 3d images
Education it may be, but as for 3D there is far better out there. I had previously bought the Dolphin, Shark and Ocean wonderland box set in which the 3d is far better. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Andrew Littleton
3.0 out of 5 stars very slow long drawn out
got bored very easily not bad but dragged on a bit for my liking need to watch for youreself to judge part action part talking facts
Published 2 months ago by john reid
5.0 out of 5 stars onlyme
Since I was a little child I have always followed dinosaurs in book form or in books . then came Jurrassic Park and walking with dinosaurs , enough of them to keep anyone happy . Read more
Published 2 months ago by a guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Dinosaurs
Well made to simply be good on the eyes, and intellectual enough to learn something new. Very good purchase. Recommended.
Published 3 months ago by P. J. Long
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