Planet Earth-Complete Collection

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A powerful argument for hi-def discs

on 5/1/2007

Planet earth on HD DVD is a phenomenal experience. If you are not impressed by the image quality of this set it means one of two things: your TV is busted, or you actually live in all these locations and prefer to look out the window. The transfer is superb and the sound is excellent. Works fantastic on the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive, just make sure you have the latest firmware. Sign into xbox live first, then put in the disc. If you need an update, it will prompt on its own. Highly recommended! Read More

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Our Planet as you have never seen it before.

by John on 5/30/2007

It is not fiction or CGI; it is for real! Experience nature in spectacular HD. You will be amazed to see wildlife in action and breath taking scenic vistas, closeup and personal. The cinematography is jaw dropping! If you have seen the series on TV or the previews and want more, you will be thrilled. Note that David Attenborough narrates this BBC version and not Sigourney Weaver, and some special features on the DVD are not on the HD version. Additionally, some scenes of wild animals hunting may not be suitable for young children. Read More

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 204048781
UPC 794051293923
UPC 14 00794051293923
Format HD DVD
Release Date 4/24/2007
Rating NR
Keywords
Animals
British
Documentary
Evolution
Nature
Editors Note
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 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."
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[T]he often gasp-inducing footage takes on a startling vividness and depth." -- Grade: A 04/27/2007 127
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "PLANET EARTH is a sprawling look at our world and its wildlife, sumptuously captured by the most technologically advanced cameras." 08/01/2007 p.88
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 2939
UPC 00794051293923
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 550 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Nominee (2007) 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, 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
Winner (2007) 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)
Reviews
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review 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.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer Dan Mancini
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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Chicago Tribune This is the best DVD of the year...an absolutely extraordinary achievement.
Daily Mirror ...a series so compelling that it puts all other shows in the shade...a joy to behold...mindblowing...
Dan Mancini, DVD Verdict ...the new gold standard in nature documentaries...absolutely riveting...
James Plath, DVD Town ...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.
Jeff Swindoll, Monsters and Critics ...an excellent documentary and one that both offers beautiful imagery and interesting locations.
Sunday Times Planet Earth is the BBC's Natural History Unit at its biggest and boldest.
The New York Times A tour de force...A masterpiece.
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