Galapagos [HD DVD] [Import]
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Video: Like i mentioned above the video is simply jaw dropping, each episode (three in total) is more revealing that the one it follows. The textures the colours and the sharpness is even and equals to that of some of the best documentaries ever made in imax etc.
Narration: Tilda Swinton does a reasonable job with the narration, her voice is smooth but there were times when i felt it didn't really go well with the scene that she was narrating for. Not much complain here as she is mostly in line and keeps the tempo.
Audio: in my opinion that's the only weak link in this blu-ray disc. I was expecting amazing Planet Earth likes orchestras and atleast 5.1 sound but to my surprise the sound was only 2 channels which doesn't really deliver the punch. As most people who have hd sets and blu ray players also have 5.1 or above sound system.
All in all its a must have documentary and even though audio is a little disappointing the video is simply so amazing that at most of the times you will be too absorbed in it to even notice the lack of rear channel audio. Highly recommended.
Galapagos would not necessarily be the right place to start for someone who's unfamiliar with other, more complete BBC documentaries (such as Planet Earth); but for the veteran viewer, it is not to be skipped.
What's really cool is you will experience the twin actions of creation and extinction that you will see no where else. From the great mass of fishes in the sea giving way to the seals, to the slow yet majestic Galapagos tortoises, the animals are beautifully depicted!
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this as a birthday gift for a friend who recently accompanied me to Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands. Read morePublished 20 months ago by N Reid Glover
Very good film depicting the history, wildlife, and geology of the Galapagos Islands. A must see if you wish to visit the Galapagos
(and you definitely should!! Read more
I wish I had watched this before I was in the Galapagos. We watched a part of their DVD on board travelling to one of the islands. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2013 by Barry Wilder
i was all excited when i saw that this was available. i have been looking for a great dvd on the galapagos and was jipped a few times. this was alright. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2013 by kao83
First off I must say for just one disc the price is a touch on the high side, but this documentary doesn't disappoint. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2012 by *lord Allan