|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: The Complete Collection includes all 11 episodes: From Pole to Pole, Mountains, Fresh Water, Caves, Deserts, Ice Worlds, The Great Plains, Forests, Jungles, The Shallow Seas, and Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep.
"...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."
Planet Earth (BBC) - The Complete Series - DVD
By: Michael Jones Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 4/30/2007 10:15 PM
|How does one even begin to lay down the words that would even dare to try to encompass and review the DVD boxset of the BBC’s nature documentary/mini-series Planet Earth, and not instantly feel insignificant and otherwise insufficient for the task? Bearing in mind that the overall cost of production was around $25 million and that filming occurred over the span of 62 countries, 204 individual locations, all over a period of five years, perhaps such feelings are not altogether unwarranted. ...read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Alastair Fothergill - Director|
|Andy Netley - Editor|
|David Attenborough - Writer|
|David Attenborough - Narrated By|
|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
Absolutely amazing - especially for kids...entertaining & educational
One of the best nature series out there. Amazing footage and great narration provide my family with awesome educational content
Planet Earth DVD5/18/2012
This is a great experience for the whole family.
Outstanding content at a great price.
Best wildlife and nature documentary ever made...4/9/2012
This is by far the most beautifully captured and masterfully delivered documentary I've ever seen. The photography is simply stunning. This collection is an absolute must have for any video library, riveting and informative for viewers of all ages.
One of the Great DVDs Ever!3/12/2012
BBC has created a gem for all ages.
God of wonders dvd2/13/2012
great dvd, we named it, " God of wonders" instead of planet earth. great footings. loved it.
Dog Eat Dog5/13/2009
The scenery is exemplary. Every section, however, starts out showing a fluffy, cute animal and then ominous music sets the stage for it being eaten by something bigger and faster. I know how Nature works, I even eat something cute and fluffy now and again. I just don't find watching this played out over and over real enjoyable. I actually enjoy the segment on the filming as much or more than the actual footage. This series is like Wild Kingdom for the 21st Century.
Must Own Educational DVD5/11/2009
Wonderful series on our planet. I bought this set as a gift for my sister and her family. They love it and watch it over and over. Strongly recommend this DVD collection for any nature lover that your know.
want to watch a great series?5/8/2009
This is one of the best series that has ever been produced. A must have for anyone's DVD collection. Great for kids to learn about their world.
A must for every household4/29/2009
Admire the crew who worked on this .. Did great job Our planet is Amazing I am grateful for it
A fantastic DVD set for all ages4/23/2009
I brought this set of DVD's as a gift for my 11 year old daughter. She totally loved it and learned a lot of new things. This DVD is very educational and informative for all ages.
Educational for both adults and kids -4/23/2009
in my case, grandchildren who, by nature, are are into this sort of thing.
In a word -- FANTABULOUS!5/5/2008
The audio, the cinematography, the subject matter chosen -- Top Notch in every respect!
PLANT EARTH COMP. COLLECTION3/17/2008
THIS WAS A VERY GOOD AND INFORMATIVE DVD.
Anyone that enjoys the planet will enjoy this set.
Breathtaking Pictures and Awesome Content8/9/2007
My family and I could not stop watching until we watched all episodes even though we had watched some of it on Discovery channel. Especially my 7 yr old son, who wanted to own this in the first place, was so excited about this that he now has watched these dvd's multiple times. Great shots, the content and the views are just superb. Way to go BBC!!!
We saw part of this series on Discovery channel, and wanted to get all the disks. Originally we ordered the HD version, but then realized would have to buy an expensive DVD player, and that the formats of the future are not that clear. We think the series is incredible good and highly recommend them for all ages.
FABULOUS DVD COLLECTION FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE PRICE!7/6/2007
I'm a veterinarian in small animal/exotic pet practice. For the past 4 years I've been searching for DVD's to show my clients while they're waiting in my reception area before their office call appointment. I've tried vet. med.-oriented dvd's and other nature-oriented dvd's with variable success. I can honestly say that this dvd set has been the best received by my clients by far--very entertaining and educational. Even my staff is drawn to watching them (and they aren't easily attracted to reception room dvd's). I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this set to anyone who appreciates our planetary home. Just the GREATEST!!!
This is one of the best DVD collection I have. People say and buy many things by theme "1000 places to visit before die" etc, I would say before one's next birthday, one must see this DVD collection.
Best DVD I've purchased in a year. Anyone who enjoys scenery, animals, exploring, hiking, etc, will enjoy this DVD series. The places they explore are not usually seen by the average person and the shots they get are amazing. A truely inspiring look at the place we call home. A great gift!!