Planet Earth : Special Edition on DVD October 4, 2011
This fall, experience the ultimate portrait of our world like never before as BBC Earth releases Planet Earth Special Edition and Planet Earth Limited Collector’s Edition to Blu-Ray and DVD on October 4, 2011.
The blockbuster series looks more beautiful than ever, taking advantage of new advances in high definition technology since the original release. Both the 6-disc Blu-Ray and DVD box sets showcase over threee hours of fresh bonus materials including a sneak peak at Alastair Fothergill’s next project Frozen Planet, the all-new specially made program Greatest Planet Earth Moments and several other new features. Additionally, the Planet Earth Special Edition Blu-Ray contains the eleven production video diaries and the bonus series Planet Earth: the Future, which were not included on the original Blu-Ray release. Available only while supplies last, the Planet Earth Limited Collector’s Edition comes in an exquisite, numbered, collectible globe package with an exclusive set of four art cards.
From the makers of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, Planet Earth premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2007 and became a global phenomenon. Featuring the original BBC series presented by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth is the #1 selling documentary DVD and #1 selling non-theatrical Blu-ray release of all-time – with over 5 million units in print. The recipient of four Emmy Awards including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, the groundbreaking series garnered media acclaim including the New York Time hailing it as a “a tour de force… a masterpiece” and the Chicago Tribune lauding it as “an absolutely extraordinary achievement.”
Fuelled by a production budget of over $25 million, Planet Earth is the most expensive factual series ever created by the BBC. Five years in the making, the first-ever nature series to be filmed entirely in high definition required over 2000 days in the field and used 40 cameramen who filmed across 200 locations around the globe. Utilizing state of the art filming techniques and technologies – ranging from revolutionary aerial lens stabilization and flash strobe-systems to ultra high-speed cameras – Planet Earth lovingly captures rare action, 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 awe-inspiring series takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through the daily struggle for survival in Earth’s most extreme habitats.
My husband and I have developed a love of documentary type DVDs. Planet Earth was an incredible watch. The video captured is crisp and vibrant and the scenes are beyond exceptional. I am amazed at some of the clips captured… if it weren’t for shows like this we would never see them! If you have a documentary/non-fiction movie nut on your Christmas list, definitely consider Planet Earth. It will be one they watch repeatedly and loved.
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