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4.8 out of 5 stars
Planet Earth & Life Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
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on 30 October 2012
This box set is basically a bundle of two Blu-Ray packages.

Life [Blu-ray][Region Free] - 4x BD50 Blu-Ray disks, approx 585 mins runtime. The disks and the packaging of Life in this box set are identical to the standalone product.

Planet Earth: Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray] - 5x BD25 Blu-Ray disks, approx 550 mins runtime. The disks are identical to the standalone product, but in boring blue packaging (as opposed to the beautiful fold-open packaging for the standalone product).

There are no DVD disks in this box set (despite the "DVD Video" logo printed on the bottom-right of the outer cardboard box).
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on 7 December 2015
Bought this by mistake was thinking of life on Earth, my mistake but I did enjoy watching the DVDS and don't regret the purchase. I recommend this set.
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on 29 July 2017
Attenborough smashed it.
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on 31 October 2014
Bought as a present for a friend and as they liked previous titles I bought I thought they might like these but not heard yet.
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on 4 October 2012
Every self respecting person should own a copy of this set. As more and more of the earth is developed, there may come a time when we have to resort to series such as these to appreciate how amazing the earth is/was. If we do come to such a time, thank the heavens that you have Sir David Attenborough narrating this to you.
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on 5 January 2010
It's likely you've seen at least some episodes of the BBC's groundbreaking documentaries; Life and Planet Earth on TV. However, watching them on Blu-Ray is a whole new experience and what a jaw-dropping spectacle it is. Both video and audio are outstanding, it's easily one of the best Blu-Ray transfers available, I'd put it up there with Blade Runner or Star Trek and consider it reference quality.

The natural world has never been filmed in such detail, from the vast panoramics of the Himalayas to the darkest depths of the ocean, viewing land marks from space to near microscopic invertebrates, these documentaries have got it all covered.

The score is a perfect complement to what's happening onscreen and always adds to the atmosphere, whether it's raising the pulse during an explosive chase or stiring emotions to convey many epic and virtigo-inducing panning shots.

It's worth noting I own Planet Earth on DVD and this Blu-Ray set is superior in every way bar one; you don't get the 'making of' documentaries at the end of each episode. They really should have included these, even if they were only standard definition but forget about them, the trade off is more than worth it. This set will entertain, enthral and educate you in equal measure - simply put - this deserves to be in everyone's collection.
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on 14 March 2012
This compilation shows the clear benefits of Blu ray. The whole series (both of them) are stunning in hi def. The cost of the two sets in this compilation represents great value for money. If you like Natural History and the eminent narration of David Attenborough then you won't be disappointed!
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on 6 November 2016
Extraordinary, but just to note, I am not persuaded at all that the footage is Blu-Ray quality (i.e. 1080p). It seems to be DVD quality the whole way through (i.e. 720p). So if you can find it cheaper on DVD, go for that.
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on 15 November 2012
Fantastic purchase at a bargain price. It arrived quickley, and was exactly as described by the retailer. Will use this retailer again in the future.
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on 18 October 2014
2 of the greatest Wildlife series the BBC ever made together in one cheap boxset.

There are no extras, but at this price who's complaining?

21 x 50 minute episodes, but make sure you get the Blu-Ray version for the stunning High Definition Picture Quality.

Wildlife Photography doesn't get any better than this.

Very, very highly recommended.

Superb.
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