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The best-selling factual series of all time is now even better! Planet Earth took the world by storm when it originally aired. It garnered uniformly glowing reviews, won four Emmy Awards, including Best Nonfiction Series and Best Cinematography, and its longevity on the best-seller list is legend. Now, with the addition of all new commentary and new bonus programs, you can relive this incredible experience all over again! From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Planet Earth illuminates the wonders of our astonishing world like never before. It’s a celebration of the spectacular diversity of our planet, revealing the vast as well as the intimate as only high definition cinematography can. In this truly special edition, prepare to be overwhelmed again by the beauty and majesty of Planet Earth.
All New Special Features on both Blu-ray and DVD:
Commentary on select episodes
Great Planet Earth Moments – Relive the greatest moments of this revolutionary series and discover how these scenes were captured onfilm!
Snow Leopard: Beyond the Myth – The BBC Natural History Unit explores a secret cave deep in the mountains of Pakistan wheregenerations of snow leopards return each year to raise their young.
Secrets of the Maya Underworld – The freshwater pools that dot Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula were believed by the Mayans to be portalsto the underworld. For the first time ever, the BBC Natural History Unit explores this incredible, labyrinthine system ofunderground rivers.
Elephant Nomads of the Namib Desert – Follow the struggle for survival of two female elephants trying to raise their young in one ofthe harshest climates on Earth.
“Music Only” viewing option
Special Sneak Peek at Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill’s next blockbuster project: Frozen Planet (TBC)
Original DVD Special Features now also on Blu-ray:
110 minutes of behind the scenes footage – one 10-minute behind the scenes program for each episode
Planet Earth – The Future – This 3-part series looks at what the future may hold for endangered animals, habitats and – ultimately –ourselves. Following the environmental issues raised by Planet Earth, it asks why so many species are threatened and how they canbe protected in future.
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 Special Edition - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Sherry Lipp Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/17/2011 7:29 PM
|Planet Earth Special Edition is an update of the 2007 Blu-ray release. This edition includes bonus features missing from the previous release along with some new Blu-ray exclusive features. Planet Earth is the highest selling documentary DVD and is the most expensive factual series ever created by the BBC. This six-disc set expands on the previous four disc set by offering over thirteen hours of bonus materials in the way of extra footage, making of documentaries, and commentaries....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|George Fenton - Composer|
|David Attenborough - Narrator|