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South Pacific [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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  • Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Rowe, Richard Wollocombe, Mark Brownlow
  • Format: Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001X22XLS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,893 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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One Ocean. 20,000 Islands. A Quarter of The World’s Water.

The extraordinary wildlife, culture and history of this immense, fascinating ocean and its myriad islands are revealed in stunning detail in this acclaimed BBC series.

With its coral reefs, turquoise lagoons and dramatic oceanic atolls, the South Pacific is the archetypal paradise. But from the shores of Hawaii to Easter Island and a thousand tiny remote islands, this ocean holds some of the most bizarre and intriguing surprises on Earth…

The incredible photography and discoveries of this series capture the amazing natural sights of the region: from erupting undersea volcanoes to jewelled tropical reefs and from tiger sharks catching albatross chicks to giant crabs opening coconuts. It reveals how the islands’ isolation has helped evolve flesh-eating caterpillars, vampire bugs with antifreeze in their veins, a strange nocturnal parrot with a mating call like a bull frog and the fascinating monkey-tailed skink.

South Pacific also tells of the people whose ancestors journeyed thousands of miles to the islands. Some acquired new survival techniques such as the palolo worm-harvesting Samoans or the Solomon islanders who fish with spider webs and kites, while others developed bizarre rituals such as the Pentecost land divers who leap from 25-metre wooden scaffolds.

With incredible natural spectacles, dramatic footage and fascinating stories, South Pacific will change the way you view this ocean forever.


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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By PSR Cairns on 8 Oct 2010
Format: Blu-ray
First of all lets go through some of the negatives I have read about this phenomenal mini series. The narration is cited by some as being bland and monotone - Benedict Cumberbatch in my opinion is only second to the sublime David. A. His voice is soothing and is description is perfectly concise and factual. Score - Some people believe it reminds them of Africa but it is fitting as it is definately in keeping with the tribal aspects of the south pacific (which are also given some attention throughout the series). Third - repetitive sequences. Whilst these do exist, I find this is commonplace in wildlife series (see Blue Planet and Planet Earth)- its simply a way of ensuring that stragglers can understand everything rather than assuming everyone has either followed the series from the first minute or has an encylopedic knowledge of marine bio-diversity. Who cares if they repeat huge sharks attacking struggling chick albatrosses learning to fly, flapping in dangerously shallow waters? Not me.

This is what makes the series staggeringly great value. It covers history and the influence of man, evolution and how certain species migrated across islands when it could have been quite easy to focus purely on marine life. After all, only 1% of the south pacific is land. The aerial shots provide an excellent sense of scale and the last episode provides a fitting analysis of how procarious and precious the south pacific is to everyone. I deliberately avoid going into details about certain episodes because I don't want to ruin it for anyone....

Finally, the Diaries section at the end of each episode is a great (and for me unexpected) addition because, like the immense Planet Earth series - we fully appreciate the lengths, timescales and risks taken by cameramen to bring never-before-seen shots. Who would have thought filming the inside of a big wave had never been done before?

Simply breathtaking this is an essential in Blu-Ray format.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Sam M on 2 Aug 2009
Format: DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed this DVD and it is definitely more than just a documentary series. Some of the footage is absolutely breathtaking and groundbreaking given that there are new grounds being conquered here.
Every episode has its own functional theme and has a quirky little diary series at the end which acts as a documentary on the series as such.
I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone with an inkling of interest in the South Pacific islands.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Hall on 10 July 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Outstanding natural history series. Combines the fascinating photography amd information about indigenous species found in David Attenborough's programmes, with wider ranging, and thought provoking, anthropological and geological facts and theories.

The photography is unsurpassed. I could sit and watch the underwater shots of breaking waves in the first episode again and again, and the aerial footage throughout the series is beautiful.

It might be helpful to have an atlas to hand, as most of the aerial shots make it very difficult to work out exactly where a lot of the small islands are located, but this is my only tiny criticism of the whole series. I already have a waiting list of people wanting to borrow the DVD's!South Pacific [DVD] [2009]
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. K. Larcombe on 29 Dec 2009
Format: DVD
Plenty of information given in this DVD If you are interested. Its a bit like going on a package holiday so much to see and digest.You can learn so much about a fantastic area of the world which most of us will never see in real life.So many Islands to visit with their wildlife some of which are not found anywhere else. Brilliant photography and informative background help to keep one entranced at the many different types of life. Watching in your own front room without the humidity and the heat of the area helps to add to the enjoyment.The BBC have once again given us bugs,fish and plants in abundance with their weird and wonderful facts and the way they live.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andries J. Hough on 19 Sep 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is by far the best and most brilliant BBC release in some time, having taken a dive in titles such as Wild China. Blu Ray transfer is spot on (unlike Ganges and Wild China which is rife with artifacts) and the disk as a whole is insightful though the music can become a bit repetitive after watching a few episodes in succession (if you should do that). Weird creatures and beautiful photography makes this a worthwhile addition to your collection and comes highly recommended.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By calla on 17 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
I have watched wild life programs all my life,but i have yet to see such brilliant photogrophy,the clarity of some of the shots are quite simply breath taking.South Pacific takes you away from the ugly side of the world we live in,and takes you into our real world whitch is, beautiful,absalutely mindblowing.The narration is not Sir David, but its done with heart and feeling,do yourself a favour and take a dip into the real world in whitch we live..
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Babic on 23 July 2009
Format: DVD
In perfect accordance with its tradition this BBC documentary offers the finest extract of magic seen on the Blue Planet and the Planet Earth, but here six hours is devoted only to South Pacific - the ocean, seas, islands, wildlife and culture. If you ever asked yourself what is colour of a sea you will find thousand hues of blue, and many, many more...
If you like islands as I do (after all coming from country which has 1000) enjoying this 20.000 is, even over DVD remarkable experience...so good that even absence of Sir David (real brand of BBC) voice is tolerable. The last episode about sustainable development, i.e. sustainable retreat (ref. Planet Earth) should be obligatory educational material.
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