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That's just a hint of the marvels on display. Accompanied by majestic orchestral scores by George Fenton, every episode is packed with images so beautiful or so forcefully impressive (and so perfectly photographed by the BBC's tenacious high-definition camera crews) that you'll be rendered speechless by the splendor of it all. You'll see a seal struggling to out-maneuver a Great White Shark; swimming macaques in the Ganges delta; massive flocks of snow geese numbering in the hundreds of thousands; an awesome night-vision sequence of lions attacking an elephant; the Colugo (or "flying lemur"--not really a lemur!) of the Philippines; a hunting alliance of fish and snakes on Indonesia's magnificent coral reef; the bioluminescent "vampire squid" of the deep oceans... these are just a few of countless highlights, masterfully filmed from every conceivable angle, with frequent use of super-slow-motion and amazing motion-controlled time-lapse cinematography, and narrated by Attenborough with his trademark combination of observational wit and informative authority. The result is a hugely entertaining series that doesn't flinch from the predatory realities of nature (death is a constant presence, without being off-putting), and each episode ends with 10-minute "Planet Earth Diaries" (exclusive to this DVD set) that cover a specific aspect of production, like "Diving with Pirahnas" or "Into the Abyss" (the latter showing the rigors of filming the planet's most spectacular caves, including the last filming ever officially permitted in the "Chandelier Ballroom," a crystal-encrusted cavern found over a mile deep in New Mexico's treacherous Lechuguilla, the deepest cave in the continental United States.)
With so many of Earth's natural wonders on display, it's only fitting that the final DVD in this four-disc set is devoted to Planet Earth: The Future, a separate three-part series in which a global array of experts is assembled to discuss issues of conservation, protection of delicate ecosystems, and the socio-economic benefits of understanding nature as a commodity that returns trillions of dollars in value at no cost to Earth's human population. At a time when the multiple threats of global warming should be obvious to all, let's give Sir David the last word, from the closing of Planet Earth's final episode: "We can now destroy or we can cherish--the choice is ours." --Jeff Shannon--This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
Absolutely great content with supporting filming.If only man could keep the earth the way he found it or better it is position now.Published 7 days ago by Douglas Maidwell
If you're a nature lover or you want to learn more about how nature, and most notably the fauna, live in the wild, this is a great series!! Read morePublished 14 days ago by XeuDrA
Came in excellent condition and with fast delivery! The series is amazing and breathtaking!Published 1 month ago by Ilija D
Love these films, really happy to have the whole set. Highly recommend to anyone who likes the series (and David Attenborough)Published 1 month ago by Danielle Jasinski
Still sitting on my Dresser sealed: to be a Collectors item.
Have the individual Blu-rays I've watched, but couldn't pass up the One Day Deal on the complete set in a globe!
My parents are 65 and love nature and CBC and BBC. They loved this as a gift. It frequently goes on sale and is an awesome deal when it does.Published 2 months ago by Angela Young
vary grainy and gross picture quality. in doing some research it would appear that there was an issue in encoding this video to hi def for blu-ray.
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