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Learn more about Planet Earth-Caves/Deserts/Ice Worlds Vol 2:

Format: DVD
Sku: 206867151
UPC: 883929008995
UPC 14: 00883929008995
Category Keywords: Animals  Desert  Nature  Wild Animals  Wildlife
Rating: NR
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...As You've Never Seen It Before.
From the creators of Blue Planet: Seas of Life comes this epic series celebrating the Earth as never before. With an unprecedented production budget, using high definition photography and revolutionary ultra-high speed cameras, five years in the making, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen across 200 locations, Planet Earth is the ultimate portrait of our planet.

This stunning television experience captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with out planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, Planet Earth takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of Planet Earth.

Planet Earth: Volume Two includes three episodes: Caves, Deserts, and Ice Worlds.

"This is the best DVD of the year...an absolutely extraordinary achievement.  Chicago Tribune
"...a series so compelling that it puts all other shows in the shade...a joy to behold...mindblowing...  Daily Mirror
"...the new gold standard in nature documentaries...absolutely riveting...  Dan Mancini, DVD Verdict
"...shows just how far nature photography has come. It's the best I've seen, and the cameras go places no one has gone before.  James Plath, DVD Town
"...an excellent documentary and one that both offers beautiful imagery and interesting locations.  Jeff Swindoll, Monsters and Critics
"Planet Earth is the BBC's Natural History Unit at its biggest and boldest.  Sunday Times
"A tour de force...A masterpiece.  The New York Times

Editor's Note
With both impressive scope and incredible detail, PLANET EARTH explores the entire world using high definition cinematography. Boasting a budget of over $25 million, this BBC/Discovery Channel co-production exposes the beauty of the earth and its animal inhabitants, from cave-dwelling bats to desert-roaming lions. David Attenborough narrates as the vivid documentary takes viewers to Borneo's immense Deer Cave, Chile's inhospitable Atacama Desert, and the unforgiving polar ice caps. With 40 cameramen traveling to 200 locations, this is an epic series that can't be missed. This set features a trilogy of habitats that only scrape the surface on the planet's diversity: "Caves," "Deserts," and "Ice Worlds."

Features

Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/6/2010
Video Play Time Running Time: 150 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2007
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1000036926
Video UPC UPC: 00883929008995
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alastair Fothergill - Director
Video Cast Info Alastair Fothergill - Producer
Video Cast Info Andy Netley - Editor
Video Cast Info David Attenborough - Narrated By
Video Cast Info David Attenborough - Writer
Video Cast Info George Fenton - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Maureen Lemire - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Kelem, et. al. - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Sam Watts - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Thom Sulek - Editor

Awards


Nominee (2007)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Planet Earth, Audience Award (TV)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, George Fenton, Best Original Television Music
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Andrew Shillabeer, Best Photography Factual
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Andrew Wilson, et. al., Best Sound Factual
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual

Winner (2007)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Doug Allen, et. al., Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
   Video Award Name Emmy, George Fenton, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Maureen Lemire, et. al., Outstanding Nonfiction Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, Kate Hopkins, Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)

Nominee (2007)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Andy Netley, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
   Video Award Name Emmy, Graham Wild, Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Vanessa Berlowitz, Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Professional Reviews

DVD Verdict 10 of 10
Simply put, Planet Earth is the new gold standard in nature documentaries. Produced by Alastair Fothergill and the BBC's Natural History Unit as a follow-up to their universally lauded oceanographic series, The Blue Planet, this 11-part examination of the majestic beauty of Earth's remotest landscapes and rarest species is guaranteed to take your breath away. The show offers a whirlwind tour of the planet, sweeping viewers in grand aerial shots from artic tundra to craggy mountains to surging deserts to rainforests and oceans teeming with life. Along the way we get a brand new glimpse of the life-and-death struggle unfolding daily in the wilds of our globe...Like all nature series, each episode of Planet Earth draws its dramatic intensity from the relentless struggle between life and death--and the show is, indeed, dramatically intense. Placid shots of achingly beautiful flora, fauna, and sprawling landscapes are juxtaposed against the never-ending contest between predator and prey. Planet Earth is absolutely riveting, but not for the feint of heart...It is the astounding breadth, scope, and depth of Planet Earth that makes it revolutionary. - Dan Mancini

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Planet Earth
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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