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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.

PLANET EARTH – ICE WORLDS (Image No 1109057)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.


Own it on Blu-Ray: Planet Earth Special Edition for $55.28 at Amazon.com (RV $79.98)


One OurKidsMom reader is going to win Planet Earth Special Edition on DVD!



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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 2, 2011.

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  1. melissa portillo says:

    programme 8 was jungles and that was my hubbys favorite

  2. Anne Loyd says:

    I would love to view this video with my kids to learn about all of the aspects of the earth!

  3. programme 9 is shallow seas. would like to watch that. love the bright colors.

  4. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    I learned that world animal day is october 6

  5. Rebecca Shockley says:

    David Attenborough Wildlife Specials

  6. Cassandra Cordova Van Slyke says:

    I learned that this film was produced over 4 years and filmed in over 2000 filming days. That’s a lot of time!

  7. amy hollingsworth says:

    the Life DVD’s look pretty cool

  8. Matthew B says:

    Chris Cole is currently the Director of Development of the BBC Natural History Unit and has been working in wildlife programmes for 14 years and he is currently leading the development of new ideas for the Unit. He has produced many highly acclaimed landmark series, that you can see clips of on the BBC Earth website

  9. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I really like the “life is” section of the website. very cool videos

  10. Debbie Slater says:

    Oh my… so many wonderful things. I’d LOVE to have the David Attenborough Wildlife Specials

  11. I learned that Planet Earth was filmed in 62 counties! Amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Ashley H. says:

    I’d like the Galapagos dvd set.

  13. Liz Robinson says:

    I would love to have this. I have only seen a couple episodes and my favorite so foar was they explores caves. I learned that this was shot over 4 years.

  14. Kasee Johnson says:

    I would have to buy Blue Planet to complete the set. Can’t have 1 without the other! They’re amazing shows!

  15. Angella says:

    My family loves this series. We thoroughly enjoy the ocean and dessert, the kid is a fan of whales and I prefer the crazy reptiles that live in the dessert.

  16. Corinne Soto says:

    everytime i watch these shows on TV i see something else amazing that i missed the first time. I would love to own a set to share with my children as they get older.

  17. sarah shult says:

    I like the Galapagos DVD sheshult@hotmail.com

  18. Tracy P says:

    I learned that it took Forty cameramen and hundreds of producers, scientists and guides spent four years and $25 million to make these movies.

  19. D Schmidt says:

    Visited their site and really like the People section because it nice to learn about the commentators

  20. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I want the Life dvd.

  21. Julie Witt says:

    I would love to have the Galapagos DVD!

  22. melissa williams says:

    I like how it shows many different habitats.

  23. Amy says:

    I learned that female ring-tailed lemurs are only receptive to mating for one day each year, sometimes for a window of only six hours.

  24. amy v says:

    i love the wildlife specials

    annae07 at aol dot com

  25. I learned that October 6th is world animal day. That’s pretty cool. Next year we will have an animal party and watch these. Thank you.

  26. Liz says:

    I like the Natures Most Amazing Adventures

  27. Stephanie G says:

    I learned that there are other similar series, like Animal Winter Games that sound really cool!

  28. ryan minton says:

    I learned there are 11 programs in the series!:)

  29. Laura H. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would LOVE to have “The Blue Planet: Seas of Life”.

  30. Stephanie V. says:

    Just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh, and it is our most precious resource. Where it flows or falls it controls the distribution of all terrestrial life. This programme focuses on the unique and dramatic wildlife found within its unexplored waters.

    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  31. Donna B. says:
  32. Ellen B says:

    it took five years to make this

  33. Diana R. says:

    I love documentary movies! I’d love to have The Blue Planet series, too!

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. Alan Tong says:

    I love the beautiful photographs! I wish I had a camera that could produce such amazing images! Thanks!

  35. I love the picture of Tom Hugh-Jones with the lion cub in the meet the people section. How stinkin’ cute!

  36. Kristen m says:

    I learned that they have a whole program about life in caves, which looks fascinating!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  37. Lyn H says:

    I learned that deserts make up 30% of our land mass.
    the cats litter box at yahoo dot com

  38. Kim Kelly says:

    I liked the deep sea Dumbo octopus 🙂

  39. I like their sea of life series.

  40. maria leeker says:

    These seem like cool videos; I would like to watch these with my baby boy, too. I think I’d like to watch all of these, but to name a couple: Nature’s Most Amazing Events and Life of Mammals.

  41. Fawn H says:

    I would love to see Life In The Freezer dvd

  42. Mary C says:

    I found all of these fascinating and my husband would love it!

  43. Jodi J says:

    I didn’t realize that the Planet Earth series had won so many awards. I’m not surprised, though, since the images they’ve managed to capture are amazing!!!

  44. Pat B says:

    I’d like to have the Echo and other elephants DVD set

  45. valerie taylor mabrey says:

    Life of Mammals
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  46. jenn says:

    I have never watched these but i gave one, the volcanoes i think, to my nephews and they loved it. They have so many other great videos, I would love to see the galapagos,

  47. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love this series & I would love to see Echo and other elephants on DVD.

  48. Carrie Phelps says:

    My all time favorite game is Scrabble, I would love to be able to start my grandsons on this game using the SCRABBLE ALPHABET SCOOP Game.

  49. Theresa Shafer says:

    Ganges : This three-part series from the BBC Natural History Unit explores the wonder and life of the Ganges and its wildlife. This unique river provides a kaleidoscope of colour and energy to all around it, from the man-eating tigers, to giant lizards, the animals are as colourful as the human life.

    The river travels from the Himalayan Mountains, through the busy and chaotic cities, to the delta, where it meets the sea. Ganges provides a vibrant and colourful look at how the river has shaped the culture, beliefs and wildlife of India.

    AKA the river where all life began is a series I would be very interested in seeing.

    tes 1283 yahoo

  50. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    I home school and would love the human series

  51. Tesa Shelton says:

    I learned that just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh, and it is our most precious resource

  52. Janna Johnson says:

    I want the origonal planet earth on b lueray
    Blogtacular contest! Thanks so much! Janna Johnson Jannajanna@hotmail.com
    Janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  53. Jennie Swencki says:

    I learned that PLanet Earth is the most expensive factual series created by BBC

  54. Jennifer Rogers says:

    I learned this is a BBC series!

  55. won says:

    Deserts make up 30% of the earth. Never would have guessed it.

    And I’m a gal who has the desert in her soul.

  56. Amber says:

    I learned that bees fly 88,000 km to produce every pound of honey

  57. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    I learned that there is a blind angelfish that only lives in a watefall.

  58. Donna Marie says:

    I like the Nature’s Most Amazing Events for my daughter.

  59. Larissabrunken says:

    Wow So many great series I think the human series would be neat to see.

  60. renee walters says:

    I learned dessert’s make up 30% of the planet! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  61. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I liked many of the BBC series for use in my Montessori Middle School classroom.

  62. Kathleen Downes says:

    I learned that just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh.

  63. David Gossett says:

    I liked that my girls can get on the website and learn useful facts about science and biology and they are not just selling things. It seems like a well put together series and I would love to give this to my daughters so they can experience how magnificent our world is!


  64. Karen says:

    My daughter would love the Ocean Deep program! This is a cook giveaway,
    Thanks, karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  65. jennifer dansberger jones says:

    I love the life series but I realized looking on the site I missed a few. There were a few other documentaries that my son and I would love! Winning this would be a dream come true. A great gift for my son.

  66. Annmarie W. says:

    I see that “Just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh” and that program 3 focuses on the wildlife found in Fresh Water!

  67. Jennifer Johncock says:

    I like the David Attenborough Wildlife Specials.

  68. Liz Terek says:

    David Attenborough Wildlife Specials are good too

  69. Gretchen Gerth says:

    Life in the Freezer looks incredible, I love the BBC shows. Life in the Freezer is going on my Christmas List.

  70. Amanda Mclemore says:

    I learned that it was the most expensive series ever made on BBC:)

    mclemore102 at gmail dot com

  71. I’d also love the Galapagos DVD.
    Dana Beeman: danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

  72. Robin Blankenship says:

    Nature’s Most Amazing Events looks cool

  73. Kari Howell says:

    We watched Planet Earth as a family and we all enjoyed it so much!

  74. tammy lynch sigond says:

    Planet earth series spent 4 years in production

  75. kelley wood says:

    I learned that it cost alot of money to make this series.

  76. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Programme 10: Seasonal Forests sounds interesting. I like the look of forests

  77. Sherry S. says:

    Programme 1: Pole to Pole This programme looks at our planet as a whole. Without fresh water there is no life on land, while the sun dominates the lives of all animals and plants on earth and defines their habitats.

  78. Kathy O says:

    I was surprised to learn that only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh water.

  79. Cassie says:

    this is a great set of dvds. i learned that killer whales are actually dolphins!!

  80. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to have the The Blue Planet: Seas of Life DVD. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  81. Michelle C says:

    I like the Life dvd. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  82. Pauline Milner says:

    At Planet Earth’s website, I enjoyed the Polar Bear Swimming and Water Skimming Dolphins videos.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline (dod@rogers.com)

  83. Amy says:

    I learned that a newborn Pacific giant octopus is only the size of a grain of rice.

  84. Nicole C. says:

    I like The Life of Mammals: The Complete Collection.

  85. Robert Pyszk says:

    I would love the human planet

    Thank you for this great contest!

  86. Anne Nack says:

    I love the Galapagos DVD!

  87. Jim W. says:

    I would love The Human Planet

  88. Dominique says:

    I love the gorgeous photos on Planet Earth. The photos of the Red Lechwe and Fennec Fox are beautiful. I’ve taken some myself of the Red Lechwe and Fennec Fox at Safari West. Some of my other favorite photos were the Boreal Forest In Snow, Mist over Polyna, Iceberg With Aourora Southern lights, Polar Bear Cubs Following Mother on Ice, and the Iguaza Falls. All so beautiful!

  89. ColleenMarie82 says:

    I like that there is a music only viewing option, I bet the images are beautiful and it would be a great thing to have plaing as a background.

  90. Kim Davis says:

    BBC does such a good job on their programs, it would be a delight to win this package

  91. I like the pictures.

  92. Allison B. says:

    I’d like to watch Human Planet

  93. Douglas Houston says:

    Deserts cover 30% of the earths land surface

  94. Just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh

  95. Jessica says:

    We would like to see the Life of Mammals DVD

  96. polly says:

    i learned deserts make up up 30% of the land surface(i learned this years ago but kinda forgot)!

  97. I’d really love to have Human Planet!

  98. Rachelle jones says:

    My husband loves this series! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  99. Human Planet sounds interesting

  100. Daniel M says:

    Galapagos looks like a good one too

  101. Luis Bonilla says:

    I like the Galapagos DVD

  102. Lean S says:

    I would really love to see Wild Pacific, the documentary on the south pacific ocean.

  103. Kristina Lindberg says:

    I love the one about caves

  104. Jessics Corr says:

    Deserts make up 30% of the earth

  105. Jill Myrick says:

    I love that this series teaches my children so much about where we live and the world that surrounds us.


  106. momznite says:

    I like the sand storm photo.

  107. Maria Gabriel says:

    I like their “Human Planet” dvd, looks pretty good!

  108. Jamie says:

    The Ocean Deep program sounds awesome!

  109. katklaw777 says:

    I’d luv to have The Blue Planet: Seas of Life…thanks!

  110. gala says:

    BBC Atlas of the Natural World: Africa and Europe looks interesting

  111. Tara G says:

    I learned that a bee’s flight is so efficient that it would need to eat only one ounce of honey to fly all the way around the globe. I wish we had fuel like that!

  112. beveanne mckinley says:

    only 3 percent of earths water is fresh

  113. SHirley Pebbles says:

    I’d love to have the wildlife specials.

  114. Kylie C says:

    I learned that a bee’s flight is so efficient that it would need to eat only one ounce of honey to fly all the way around the globe. That is the coolest thing that I have learned in a long time.

  115. Amy Brown Whitley says:

    I learned that just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh.

    amybrown16 (at) insightbb (dot) com

  116. I was so impressed to read that to create this they spent four years in production, over 2000 filming days, across 204 locations in 62 countries around the world. That’s A LOT of work!

  117. Erica C. says:

    I learned what a Wild Amur Leopard looks like!

  118. Angela says:

    I learned that just 3% of the planet’s water is fresh, thanks

  119. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I want the Wild Pacific DVD

  120. Angela Cisco says:

    There are more than six times the number of nerve fibres between the star-nosed mole’s nose and its brain than there are between your hand and your brain.

  121. Lyndsey R. says:

    I learned that October 6th is World Animal Day. I never knew that! I love animals!!!

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  122. I like the BBC atlas of the natural world. Rita

  123. Bridget Combs says:

    That was easy! LOL The picture of the sandstorm is STUNNING!!!

  124. Debra Fraley says:

    I’d like The Blue Planet: Seas of Life.

  125. I would like to watch the Nature’s Most Amazing Events…

  126. Loni says:

    I learned that Without fresh water there is no life on land,

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

  127. Nick D. says:

    I visited the site. This is learning about our planet Earth in a very colorful and interesting way.

  128. Jennifer Clay says:

    My husband LOVES Planet Earth! If I won he would be so excited!

  129. Susan Smith says:

    Wild China video sounds interesting

  130. kathy pease says:

    id like The Life of Mammals: The Complete Collection

  131. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I learned that they filmed for 2000 days and in 62 countries to get this dvd series.


  132. Rosey says:

    I’d like to see Yellowstone, even the cover looks great for that one!

  133. mary gardner says:

    i really like the wildlife specials

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  134. jamie says:

    Nature’s most amazing events

  135. Erica G says:

    Directly from their site: The star-nosed mole has the best sense of touch of any mammal, with over 25,000 tiny papillae in each square cm of its 22 incredibly sensitive appendages.

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as the star-nosed mole!

  136. DanV says:

    I learned that the BBC Wildlife Fund helps save threatened wildlife and places.

  137. Jessica Peeling says:

    I would love to see the Galapagos DVD! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

  138. meme says:

    I also like the life documentary and know my kids would love earth

  139. Ed Nemmers says:

    I like “Nature’s Most Amazing Events”!

  140. Lindsay Sorensen says:

    I love the educational aspect of the movies

  141. Caryn says:

    I learned that it took 4 years and 25 million dollars, 40 camera men and hundreds of producers, scientists, and guides to make Planet Earth. WOW.

  142. I love their life videos, too. Thanks for having the contest!

  143. Carolyn K says:

    I learned that oceans cover two-thirds of the planet, yet largely remain unexplored. The oceans episodes are my favorites!

  144. Justin D. says:

    I would also love to have the wild pacific as well…I love the pacific ocean


  145. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…the series was shot entirely in high-definition film.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  146. Marcy Strahan says:

    I would love to own the Yellowstone DVD or the Life in Cold Blood!

  147. Donna K says:

    They also sell the blue planet.

  148. Veronica Garrett says:

    I want The Life of Birds.