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The Planets (3-Disc Box Set) [DVD]

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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Aug 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001RX8PCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,672 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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119 of 120 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WORD TO THE WISE 5 Feb 2011
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Just a quick comment regarding this Box set. If you purchase ' THE UNIVERSE ' SEASON 1, you get the whole of the series of ' THE PLANETS ' included on the discs. I found out the hard way, and wasted my money buying both. Hope this helps.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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This is a fascinating series which can be watched again and again - a great deal of information and some extraordinary visuals, both actual and computer-generated. It explains and teaches, as well as informs. However, to English ears (mine at any rate) the endless accompanying music is portentous, banal and completely unnecessary. It 's a pity they did not let the intrinsic interest of the subject matter and the expert commentaries speak for themselves.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth adding to your collection 18 May 2010
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For anyone who's seen the 'Universe' series, this appears to be the precursor to it. It's not quite as flash, and was surprised when I found it without review, but I enjoyed it all the same and to someone who is into the whole Physics/space/planets thing, I would recommend it.

Love to see this in Bluray!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars the universe watered-down... 11 Sep 2011
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if you buy this dvd set - it will be like reading a book with no beginning/end, because this dvd set is just the universe season 1. or, it would be... if not for the missing 9 episodes(only 5 of the 14 episodes on this dvd), and its selling for around the same price as well hmm. the dvd episodes are not rubbish its just a very poor deal in my opinion, and i wish i read the reviews before i made the purchase.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Astro Physics for the Brain Dead? 26 Oct 2011
This is the worst set of DVDs about astronomical matters that I've ever had inflicted upon me.

It's typical American tripe for the brain dead. The narrator is quite awful, totally devoid of any expression in his voice, and of course getting the stress wrong throughout. Everything has to be explained to an apparently totally naive audience. The music throughout is both unnecessary and abysmal.

The interviews with various persons as supposed experts are awful, as the people have no expression to their voices, and they stand there waggling their hands about in a most annoying manner.

I've rated it as one 'star', only because I couldn't get the routines here to accept NO stars or take five dustbin lids instead!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Project 8 Jun 2014
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Planets Got this to show class about planets as they were doin a project on this 'they really enjoyed this and got a lot of info from it
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4.0 out of 5 stars educational 2 Dec 2013
Good for children abit basic for adults approx running time subtitles contains the inner planets mercury and Venus.the earth moon mars and Jupiter and Saturn and the outer planets.but again part set read other reviews.and save money buying the full set/series
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting tour 19 Mar 2013
By vance
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very good tour of the solar system..informative..but not too in-depth..thus 4 stars.good as a general guide around the solar system
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars out of this world
Professor Cox explains everything to you in glorious detail ,but he makes it all sound so easy that even I can understand some of it. I really enjoyed it
Published 4 months ago by Simon G
3.0 out of 5 stars Part of The Universe collection
My husband loves watching shows about Space so thought this would be a great present. I have previously bought the full The Universe collection which he loved and only when... Read more
Published 6 months ago by HP
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
I received this DVD set very quickly and it was reasonably packed. However, the content of the boxed set was very disappointing.

It contains 3 DVDs. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Prometheus
5.0 out of 5 stars The Planets
I haven't had a chance to watch these yet, but examination appears to show that they are in perfect condition. They arrived well-packed and within the time-limit expected.. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mrs. Glenda M. Still
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Service
I order this product which turned up very quickly with now problems good value for money. would recommend to others
Published 17 months ago by Badger
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a seven-year old Patrick Moore
I bought this box set for a very enthusiastic home-educated seven year old with a voracious appetite for anything to do with 'The Planets'. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Hermes Love
5.0 out of 5 stars A true classic
Science programming at it's very best. Unlike most programs, the science/engineering is the star, not a grinning annoying presenter. Read more
Published on 6 Sep 2011 by Derek
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