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IMAX: Blue Planet [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen, Color, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.44:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: July 31 2007
  • Run Time: 518 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000Q6GX1S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,206 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Blue Planet (IMAX) (BD)

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The IMAX film Blue Planet offers an eloquent reminder--and a cautionary warning--that the planet Earth is a delicate living organism, constantly reshaped and rejuvenated by the awesome forces of nature. The film targets a grade-school audience but will prove informative to anyone fascinated by our home planet's evolution. Hurricanes, glaciers, volcanoes, thunderstorms, asteroid impacts, undersea furnace vents, and earthquakes are all explored as a system of interconnected forces that ensure the planet's survival. The difference between this and other nature films is that the Earth's delicacy is emphasized by stunning views from space, filmed in the IMAX format by NASA astronauts in orbit 200 miles above the Earth's surface. With astonishing clarity, this orbital perspective supports the film's ultimate purpose: to reveal the awesome beauty of the Earth, and to emphasize that we, the custodians of this miraculous gift, are also the greatest threat to the planet's delicate health. Proof of man's destructive influence offers a sobering reminder that our responsibility toward nature is perpetual, essential, and routinely abused.

Blue Planet combines state-of-the-art sound and image, principally directed by Ben Burtt, the Oscar-winning sound designer whose credits include the original Star Wars trilogy. No home-theater system could do full justice to the film's technical achievement, but the sights and sounds of Blue Planet are awesome nonetheless, and it's impossible to overstate the importance of the film's message and its hopeful emphasis on the potentially wondrous future of our one and only home. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.


Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Buzz on Nov. 7 2003
Format: DVD
After seeing this for the first time at Parmount's Great America in Santa Clara, CA made me wanna do whatever I can to preserve the Earth. This video is truely amazing and gives a wonderful and deep view of our Mother Earth. Very beautiful scenery and awesome narration.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Vogel on Oct. 4 2003
Format: DVD
"Blue Planet" is a very beautiful and powerful film. The perspective it provides of our precious planet Earth from outer space is invaluable. Although the small screen version is not as visually overwhelming as the IMAX format it nonetheless conveys the awesome message of wonder yet danger to the amazing gift of life on Earth. (The narration and music are excellent.) I urge everyone to see this film and urge IMAX to release it in 35mm so it can reach the vast audience that needs to see this critically important film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CALLAHAN on Jan. 14 2003
Format: DVD
IMAX out does any other DVD's in tranfer of films and picture quality. I haven't gone wrong EVER buying ANY IMAX picture. The closet you'll ever get to High Definition. Like looking through glass. I tried it on an old tv and it made my tv look like new almost. Truley amazing! And most IMAX DVD's include DTS sound.For you widescreen lovers, DO NOT be put-off by the standard format of 1:33:1 that the DVD IS Released it. It is the way the film was shot and on my widescreen the picture is awesome watching it in ANY frame. "Full" or "Wide Zoom". It even gives you that feeling your at the IMAX theatre and does not take away anything because it is not in widescreen format. The closet thing to High Definition DVD is worth the price alone. You can't go wrong with any IMAX film.Sure some of the IMAX films might not have the greatest stories and might be under an hour long, but in my opinion the picture quality alone is worth the price. It is my opinion that IMAX and it's affiliates are the absolute BEST in DVD digital / picture quality transfer. I have yet to see a beter DVD picture. Also, most IMAX DVD's come with DTS sound.I even purchased the 3-D IMAX box set and was amazed at the amusement park/in your face special effects I got on my widescreen television. IMAX absoulutly RULES in DVD productions. "Blue Planet" is the absolute best picture I have yet to see from any DVD out there that has views of the Earth from space.I have watched it over and over in slow motion and I'm always amazed at how clear of a view I have of the Earth. Just like taking a Kodak picture from space in your living room on your tv set.
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Format: DVD
Shots of planet earth, satellite photography, volcanoes, earthquakes, rainforest. Main message: earth is home to all of us, let's preserve it. The space and aerial photography are beautiful. Spectacular is the view of a lightning storm as seen from space. Footage of a hurricane, however, did not appear threatening. Sheet metal flying off a small house's roof, a man leaning into the wind.
Things I expected to see but didn't: a storm at sea, a twister, a nice volcano eruption, a geyser, a large crowd of people. The only people we see are two cosmonauts in orbit taking pictures, and some guys cutting trees.
The narration is rather primitive, sometimes mind-numbingly so, as in the end, where the voice-over enumerates those to whom earth is home: "Earth is home to Jews and Arabs; It is home to Russians and the Chinese; It is home to Germans and Italians", and so on and on, until (surprise!) "It is home to ALL of us".
Some educational facts are given about how many tons of pollutants we emit and millions of acres of forest we destroy each year. These sound horrifying, but to make sense, they need to be put into perspective (there are billions of bacteria in my mouth, but that doesn't mean I'm about to die). How much forest do natural fires destroy each year? How many acres of forest naturally grow back? How much deadly pollution does an average active volcano emit?
The 3D California valley fly-through was visually disappointing (have they heard of texture mapping?).
Overall, a very enjoyable experience. The DVD is definitely worth having, although I won't be watching it for a second time in full any time soon (as I watched Baraka).
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By A Customer on June 11 2001
Format: DVD
There are not many frills; the DVD trailer's are a bunch of quick hit's with no titles. The big plus is the space photo's of earth. I never realize we were covered with so much water; thus the title Blue Planet. The emphasis is on education and the enviorment. This is a safe bet for the Imax enthusiat. It has the picture's that are hard to find on another DVD. Were I found the film lacking was in the music and the naration. I felt they could have had more fun with it. After all this is space and the pictures are spactacular yet the music is basic and the naration is monotone. A small complaint. A good addition for your Imax collection but not in the league with The Living Sea. I resevre the 5 star rating for the one's that have the complete package. A solid 4.
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By Rich Needham on July 16 2001
Format: DVD
I saw 'Blue Planet' several years ago at the IMAX, and it has remained my favorite. The surround sound is astounding, and the DVD transfer is excellent; if you have an HD-ready projection TV with progressive-scan DVD player, you'll be amazed at the resolution. Unlike some other films that display compression artifacts on larger screens (unfortunately, "The Living Sea" is one of them), this film looks just as crisp and beautiful as the original IMAX presentation. It's only 42 minutes in length, but you won't be sorry you picked this one up.
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