|From the BBC and the Discovery Channel, producers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the newest landmark natural history series, Life. In Planet Earth, we brought you the world as you’ve never seen it before. Now, get closer with Life. Four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, with breathtaking new high definition filming techniques not available for Planet Earth, Life presents 130 incredible stories from the frontiers of the natural world, 54 of which have never been filmed before. Packed with excitement, revelation and entertainment, this remarkable 11-part blockbuster, narrated by Oprah Winfrey, captures unprecedented, astonishingly beautiful sequences and demonstrates the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive.|
Editor's NoteThe producers of PLANET EARTH explore some truly remarkable creatures and their unique habitats, many of which have never been captured on camera before. Star nosed moles, Zambian bats, and the Vogelkop bowerbird are just a few of the creature's you'll encounter as the filmmakers take viewers to distant continents, using state-of-the-art filming techniques to drift along with migrating elephants, soar through the sky with monarch butterflies, and witness a mating battle (also known as a "heat run") between male humpback whales. A two week visit with some Komodo dragons allows us to witness with striking detail how the mighty, ancient beasts can manage the unique feat of taking down an animal that towers over them in size. The series concludes with a "making-of" special which reveals how the dedicated filmmakers worked for more than four years to deliver a nature series with the power to take your breath away. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey.
Life (2009) (U.S. Version) - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: David R Perry Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 6/5/2010 6:22 PM
|Life is a ten-part nature series showcasing the many and varied forms of life on Earth, and is a joint production between the BBC and the Discovery Channel. Each network has released their own variant of the program, with the Discovery Channel's version — which is the subject of this review — featuring Oprah Winfrey as the narrator, and a beefier supplemental section to account for footage that was trimmed in order to fit standard US broadcast times....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Oprah Winfrey - Narrator|