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5.0 out of 5 stars A film of enourmous proportions that shows the majesty and mystery of our planet
It is hard to find a starting point in reviewing a film series that has set such a high standard of achievement. I frequently found myself pausing, rewinding and replaying multiple segments of each eposide, fascinated with the extent to which these expert filmmakers went to capture such amazing footage. What sets this "nature documentary" apart from all that have come...
Published on July 6 2007 by Torval Mork

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3.0 out of 5 stars This Version is Missing Content!
A friend of mine showed me this series on DVD. I was so impressed I couldn't wait to purchase the Blu-Ray version and watch it at 1080p resolution. It turns out that not every scene is filmed in high definition, which is understandable given the conditions of some of the filming. What REALLY disappointed me about this version, however, is that much of the content is...
Published on Feb. 12 2008 by R. Koett


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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Planet Earth - A Close Encounter With Perfection, June 28 2007
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Patricia Shields "trishardent" (Courtenay, BC, Canada) - See all my reviews
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We awaited the delivery of this set with great anticipation. We are diehard David Attenborough fans, having watched Blue Planet, The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals, Ghandi, The Trials of Life and many others. The photography in this series is simply impecable. The images are crisp and clean and put the viewer almost in the lap of the very thing he/she is watching. It's only when the camera is pulled back slowly that we see just how amazing the shots really are. Many of the scenes have never been captured before. Some of the locales have not been open to photographers for the past 25 years. In the case of the Chandalier Cave, the producers of this magnificent series had the last photographers to have access to this fragile environment.

One of the great things about this series is they have a segment right after each 'episode' (there are three per DVD) entitled Diaries. The viewer is given a very personal account from the photographers as to just how difficult it was to get their remarkable shots. It not only highlights the humanity of the photographers and directors but also the dedication they put into their work, and the unbelievable lengths to which they will go in order to achieve it. More often than not it is done at great physical expense as they put themselves in harm's way.

We've been avid wildlife watchers and many of the scenes within this set have never been captured and viewed before. The flow of each 'episode' is remarkable. Attenborough comes through again as he narrates each segment with dignity and aplomb. We highly recommend this series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes the blu ray is missing content!, May 18 2010
This review is from: Planet Earth: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] [Import] (Blu-ray)
I have both the DVD and the Blu-Ray versions. It is certainly a shame that the blu ray is missing the extra content especially given the fact that blu ray generally has MORE content. Given the fact that the blu ray is 1080i rather than 1080p, one might want to consider buying the DVD rather than the blu ray. I haven't tried a side by side comparison but I'm thinking that the blu ray probably isn't that much sharper. I'm not knocking the actual content which is simply amazing. But the "filming of" content is something you wouldn't want to miss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Facinating, June 25 2014
Found many facts didn't know before and new animals that Jehovah God created. Found it fascinating and have watched it several times since purchasing it. I love animals and hope to really be able to enjoy them under God's Kingdom Rule near at hand. I have recommended this to all my friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product, Feb. 1 2012
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Great product. I mean GREAT. It looks cool, it's educational and in HD. What more could you ask for? Not to mention the wonderful David Attenborough narrates it! The show really teaches you a lot while keeping you entertained. The picture looks great and the product came fast with no problems. I highly recommend this great boxset!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Planet Earth: The Complete Series, Jan. 10 2012
This set of DVDs is an excellent resource for the first unit of BC Grade 10 Science (Canada). It covers several biomes/ecosystems in good detail, suitable for many aspects covered in the course:eg characteristic animal and plant life as well as their special and specific adaptations. Students find some of the animal behaviours humorous and the superb photography and commentary are further excellent aids in keeping their attention. If you teach Grade 10 Science in BC Canada, make sure your Science faculty gets a set!
The series is not at all technical and everyone will enjoy them, whether they are Science students or not - great to have a set at home - kids and adults of all ages will love them...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, May 14 2007
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Try to imagine 5 DVD's of AMAZING stuff from around the world that has never been filmed before. This is the most comprehensive documentary I have ever seen. The quality of the cinematography is top notch. I was truly inspired by it. A very engaging and tremendous learning experience for ALL ages.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Planet Earth The Complete Series - Limited Edition - [Blu Ray], Sept. 24 2011
This is NOT the same as the one that came out years ago on blu ray.

On the first release there was 4 25GB disks.
On this one, there is 6 50GB disks.

this one also contains all the extra features that were on the original dvd release plus some more.

if your like me and wanted to own planet earth on blu, but was verry dissapointed because the blu ray didnt contain the making of footage that was on the dvds, then this is the set for you. the only bad thing is i am not really a fan of the cardboard sleevs that the blu rays are stuck in. but the globe looks amazing and is going to look beautiful next to all my other blu rays :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, July 9 2014
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You can watch this again and again. Never boring. Great picture, great narrator.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, June 29 2014
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Toutt à fait magnifique!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Read the fine print, June 17 2014
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When I purchased the item it was not 100% clear that it was region 2 and I did not read the comments prior. One comment caught my attention stating that they had purchased it not realizing it was region 2 which means non compatible wtih US/CAN DVD players. I wrote an email to the company stating I had made a mistake and was basically told to pound salt. I wrote another email wand was a told a return envelope would be sent....it never came
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