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Planet Earth - Special Edition [Blu-ray]
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This special edition of the greatest natural history series ever made, features all episodes from the original series, the Planet Earth team's video diaries, a breathtaking highlights package of the series' greatest moments and superb bonus extras including two spectacular full-length Natural World films.
Embracing the world's incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife, Planet Earth takes the definitive look at the diversity of our planet. With high definition photography, revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras and detailed images from the air, the series captures the most amazing footage ever seen.
This stunning television experience combines rare action, unimaginable scale, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures.
From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty of Planet Earth.
- Two Natural World Films
- Favourite Planet Earth Moments
- 16-page booklet
Although rare, some early versions of Planet Earth Special Edition [Blu-ray] have a contrast issue on disc 2 (Caves, Deserts, Ice Worlds) and disc 3 (Great Plains, Jungles, Shallow Seas). This problem has now been corrected and 2 Entertain Video can issue replacements for this problem only. If you believe your discs 2 & 3 to be from the faulty batch please send them in without the packaging to the Freepost address below and they will send out a replacement free of charge.
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As befits the BBC’s reputation for producing some of the world’s best nature documentaries, Planet Earth is an epic travelogue, focussing on different ecologies and the unique animals that inhabit them. Once again, Sir David Attenborough provides the narration, as the cameras fly across the surface of the earth, zooming in to give us a bug’s eye view one minute, zooming out to give us an eagle’s perspective the next. The BBC’s cameramen filmed more than 200 locations, resulting in some truly spectacular footage, much of which has never before been seen--such as the rare sight of an endangered snow leopard hunting in the Himalayas, or great white sharks leaping from the water as they hunt. The creators of Planet Earth endured some of the world’s most hostile environments, from the deepest ocean depths to an Antarctic blizzard to a fetid, cockroach- and bat-infested cave, just to grab a few moments of film. --Ted Kord
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I'd already owned a copy of Planet Earth on DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it. It simply provided everything that the original broadcast on BBC provided with a couple of extra bonus features thrown in. Although very good I really wanted to upgrade to the Blu Ray edition to make the most of the increased image qualities.
I had a look at the product description for the standard original Blu Ray edition and although it certainly sounded like the increase in picture quality I was seeking would be well provided for I noticed that it said that the Planet Earth Diaries features, behind the scenes 10 minute shorts that accompanied each episode, were nowhere to be found and for some reason they weren't included with the Blu Ray release. This made me feel a little cheated that my several year old DVD set was more complete and definitive than the more expensive Blu Ray edition. As a result instead of charging into buying a product that I longed for I "umm"ed and "ahh"ed and ultimately put off buying it for a wee while. I was glad I did.
I ended up seeing the Special Edition Blu Ray listed on Amazon and after finding out it had everything the DVD version did and more I went and bought it straight away.
Firstly if you're unaware of the show in the first place it is truly awe inspiring. It is as if there is an Intergalactic Tourist Board and this is their advertisement for aliens to come and visit Earth.Read more ›
With so many other similar documentaries already done this needed something different and arresting to pull in the audiences and so we are presented with hour after hour of all manner of things most of us never even knew existed let alone have seen from creatures that can only be found in 2 of the worlds waterfalls to sandstorms hundreds of metres high charging across a desert . The programme is also unusual in that it rarely pauses for too long on any one subject, you are really getting as much as possible packed into every episode.
The whole planet gets a look in and by the end you want to go back and see it all again.
Well done to the BBC for such high production values in the DVD too. The picture is superb, no graininess, dark and light scenes are handled equally well and colour is vivid and yet still lifelike. Hi-def was made for this type of release.
Sound is also well mixed in subtle 5.1.
The extra look at how each episode was made is a nice bonus too.
If you feel you've probably seen it all before then think again as this really is a breath of fresh air. This is a great programme and is well worth owning.
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The title says it all. If you like documentaries then this is the Holy Grail. You will marvel at how they manage to capture most of the footage. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is like an important document to pass onto Grandkids one day, capturing the unique wonder and diversity of life. Like a vintage bottle of port, it will even improve with age. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Adrian Fergus
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