|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."
|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|
Invest a weekend5/12/2008
Just about the most amazing thing I've ever watched on any media; television or theater included. The cinematography has to been seen to be believed, and if you own a HD player (HD-DVD or Blu-Ray), consider this a must own. Astounding work...
A must-have for any HDTV owner6/22/2007
Planet Earth sets the benchmark in cinematography and then raises the bar as a nature documentary. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of our planet and take on a new respect for what it holds. Planet Earth can be enjoyed by any age and should be labeled as required viewing. To really take in all of the detail, you will have to watch each episode more than once. Yes, it does cost a little more but this is an investment. One word of caution; do not loan it to anyone…you’ll never get it back!
Our Planet as you have never seen it before.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.
A powerful argument for hi-def discs5/1/2007
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!