|The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production over 2000 days in the field using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action unimaginable scale impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet s best-loved wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth s most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions HD photography and unique specially developed filming techniques Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.Running Time: 550 min. Format: BLU-RAY DISC. Genre: MISCELLANEOUS. Rating: NR. Age: 794051400123. UPC: 794051400123. Manufacturer No: E4001|
"...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 NoteWith 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 a cuddly panda cub to an attacking shark. David Attenborough narrates, as the vivid documentary takes to the sea, as well as to the mountains, caves, deserts, jungles, and more. With 40 cameramen traveling to 200 locations, this is an epic series that can't be missed. This set contains every episode: "Living Planet," "Mountains," "Fresh Water," "Caves," "Deserts," "Frozen Worlds," "The Great Plains," "Forests," "Jungles," "The Shallow Seas," "Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep," and "Planet Earth - The Future."
Cast & Crew
|Alastair Fothergill - Director|
|Andy Netley - Editor|
|David Attenborough - Narrated By|
|David Attenborough - Writer|
|George Fenton - Original Music By|
|Jo Payne - Editor|
|Mike Madden - Cinematographer|
|Sigourney Weaver - Narrated By|
|Vanessa Berlowitz, et. al. - Producer|
|Alastair Fothergill - Producer|
|Maureen Lemire - Executive Producer|
|Michael Kelem, et. al. - Cinematographer|
|Sam Watts - Original Music By|
|Thom Sulek - Editor|
|British Academy Awards, Planet Earth, Audience Award (TV)|
|British Academy Awards, George Fenton, Best Original Television Music|
|British Academy Awards, Andrew Shillabeer, Best Photography Factual|
|British Academy Awards, Andrew Wilson, et. al., Best Sound Factual|
|British Academy Awards, Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield, Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual|
|Emmy, Doug Allen, et. al., Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming|
|Emmy, George Fenton, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)|
|Emmy, Maureen Lemire, et. al., Outstanding Nonfiction Series|
|Emmy, Kate Hopkins, Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)|
|Emmy, Andy Netley, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming|
|Emmy, Graham Wild, Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)|
|Emmy, Vanessa Berlowitz, Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming|
Customer Reviews of Planet Earth-Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
Visually stunning. It is broken into a category per episode, very interesting and educational at the same time.
Great picture, now I can get rid of my DVDs
Always wanted to buy it!10/25/2012
its a great experience, I wished it was dubbed in my local language - Hindi. for my parents to enjoy it
A truly fantastic series shot in HD with perfect quality. Have watched many, many times.
Its absolutely breathtaking4/25/2012
I was thinking that planet earth blu ray is a bit expensive and i should have gone for the DVD. But, after watching it i must say its worth every penny. In my opinion every one must have this. Watching the series makes you realise that we're just one among countless species on this planet and we should be mindful on our actions and think of the consequences they make have for the other species. Absolutely brilliant picturisation.
This is one of those documentaries you don't really need to explain. If you have heard of this series then you already know that this has some of the most amazing nature scenes ever produced. My nephew and nieces get engrossed in what is happening and I must say I'm right there with them.
Just one word for this bluray series, its Amazing!!!... The picture in 1080p is beautiful. The whole family will love this series on bluray plus its educational. The footage that is shot is totally cool and the information it gives is wonderful. If you have a blu-ray player this is a must for you.
Wait until you get a BluRay player and a 1080P TV before you buy this set of disks. There's really no way to describe the beautiful photography without seeing it for yourself. Worth every penny.
I would recommend it to anyone the only thing there are a few scenes that are not if full HD due to the restriction but overall its GREAT!
I would recommend it to anyone. The cinematography is totally awesome! The color is simply amazing in HD!
Everything I expected and more--seen some parts many times and am still impressed. I have a 10ft. projection screen and it is amazing in HD with 7.1 surruound sound. Love It!!!
Very nice documentary with crisp colors and details that one would expect from a Blu-Ray DVD.
Easily the best.4/28/2009
String as many superlatives together as you wish. This is now the standard for nature films. I'm looking forward to Disney's attempt to match or surpass it.
Saw the series on TV, bought it on BluRay for the family - one of the best documentaries ever produced.
Awesome video experience!4/23/2009
Great price on this collection, saved around 35.00, blue ray is the only way to watch this video. I am super happy with this great buy!
What I have seen so far is absolutely spellbinding. If you ever needed a reason for a Blu Ray, this is it.
One of the best.1/20/2009
This is one of the most beautiful documentaries ever produced. BBC crew spent years making it and many scenes are astonishing. A must have.
Amazing - a must have for HD1/19/2009
This is amazing - and is a must for anyone with a 1080p HD tv. As I am an avid Discovery Channel watcher, I noticed that this was narrated by a guy; not the woman who narrated the orignal series that was televised on the Disco Channel. All shots are the same; however, all things are in BBC format (and are in metric sizes - it takes a little calculation but is very satisfactory).
This was the reason I bought my 1080p...I used to see it in Best Buy and was always in awe. It's definitely the best blu-ray I own.
This should be everyone's first purchase after buying a blu-ray player or playstation 3. The 4 disks look incredible (a few scenes aren't in HD, though). It's also amazingly educational and addictive - TOTALLY facinating. It covers all aspects of the earth like shallow ocean, deep ocean, forests, desert, mountains, jungle, etc. Imagine seeing the most incredible nature scenes possible on earth. That's what this DVD series provides. Can't recommend it enough!
This what Blu-Ray was meant to look like, better than any other Blu-Ray I have seen to date.
If only looks were enough...1/9/2008
I saw a segment of this series on the Discovery Channel and instantly fell in love with it. The visuals were stunning and the narration was lively and funny. I was looking to buy it in Blu-ray and discovered that there were 2 versions; 1 from Discovery Channel and 1 from BBC. In doing more research, I found that the Discovery version is produced in 1080i format while only the BBC version is produced in 1080p format. They also have different narrators. I decided to go with the BBC 1080p version. WARNING: I have fallen asleep through each of the segments of the BBC version. Something about his voice just puts me to sleep. Aside from that, the program is wonderful.
Lives up to it's reputation12/12/2007
I’ve seen parts of this spectacular series in the TV show room and on Discovery Chanel. The HD broadcast pales compared to the Blu-Ray (I’m sure the HD-DVD is great too) release. I happen to have gotten the original BBC release with the BBC narration which I find better than the DiscCh narration in that it is softer in the mix but still very understandable, I find the DiscCh narration much too loud/in your face/distracting. The music is great. Most of the footage is pristine and awesome, but certain areas push the limits of the encoding process, the immense bird flocks should have used less compression during the encoding process as both mosquito and block noise are evident, it is still very enjoyable none the less. If you enjoyed any of the broadcasts you’ll enjoy it on Blu-Ray/HD-DVD all the more. This is a must have for anyone with an HD disk collection.
This is probably the best treat you can give your HD entertainment center. It really manages the capture those rare, majestic moments that makes you hold your breath even as you watch in your living room. It is truly beautiful. Highly recommended.
Awesome Collector's item6/22/2007
Great all-in-all DVD set for information, entertainment, and the future.
Excellent collector's item6/8/2007
This is an excellent title to add to your collection for both entertainment and education. The quality is great and the images are awesome.
This is an awesome series.3/26/2007
I just saw the first three episodes on the Discovery Channel and I was impressed. This was definately a high budget film. The capturing of the bird of paradise on film is worth the money. You won't regret this as this is some of the best nature footage you may ever see.