AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE... The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that combines rare action, unimaginable scale, 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 blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions, photography and unique, specially developed filming techniques, Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before, to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again
As befits the BBC’s reputation for producing some of the world’s best nature documentaries, the five-disc set Planet Earth is an epic travelogue, focussing on different ecologies and the unique animals that inhabit them. Once again, Sir David Attenborough provides the narration, as the cameras fly across the surface of the earth, zooming in to give us a bug’s eye view one minute, zooming out to give us an eagle’s perspective the next. The BBC’s cameramen filmed more than 200 locations, resulting in some truly spectacular footage, much of which has never before been seen--such as the rare sight of an endangered snow leopard hunting in the Himalayas, or great white sharks leaping from the water as they hunt. The creators of Planet Earth endured some of the world’s most hostile environments, from the deepest ocean depths to an Antarctic blizzard to a fetid, cockroach- and bat-infested cave, just to grab a few moments of film; it’s worth watching the "Making of" shorts that accompany each episode, in order to see just what lengths they had to go to. The three extra episodes here--Planet Earth: The Future--provide a sobering finale, as Sir David practically pleads with viewers to cherish the animals that we share this planet with, before it’s too late.
I decided to buy this box set of dvd's firstly because I love the natural world and secondly they were a bargain. These dvd's are the pinnacle of filming and narration of our amazing planet. If you love and are fascinated by this wonderful earth we are temporary passengers on, then buy this box set. It is probably worth the £30+rrp, but can be sourced for around £10 on ebay, some new some watched once.
The quality of filming is remarkable and you will sit fixated to the tv screen wondering how some shots were filmed, whilst at the same time learning the intriguing traits of some amazing creatures and the physical aspects of our planet, from the expert narration of David Attenborough.
Simply a must for anyone who is even remotely interested in nature.
Whether you would watch these dvd's many more times is debatable, but then how many films would you watch more than once?
Essential, factual, informative, emotional!
Produced by Alastair Fothergill, also responsible for the successful The Blue Planet series, each of the eleven episodes of Planet Earth focuses on one of the Earth’s natural habitats and examines its indigenous features, along with the types of fauna to be found there. More than a few of these locations and the animals living therein are spectacles that have never previously been filmed, and were only achieved through the use of some fairly innovative camera techniques and technology. Previously unseen animal behaviors include: wolves chasing caribou as they are aerially observed and filmed, snow leopards hunting markhor in the Himalayas, grizzly bear cubs leaving their den for the first time, crab-eating macaques that swim underwater, and over a hundred sailfish hunting all together.
Simply put, the filmmakers have managed to capture some of the most amazing footage of animals in their native habitat, ever. Period. Each episode runs approximately 58 minutes in length. This includes “Planet Earth Diaries,” a 10-minute feature that details the filming of a particular event. Also, the DVDs have each episode being narrated by the wonderful vocal talents of David Attenborough as it was in the program’s original BBC release.
Planet Earth in HD DVD
Awesome boxset which I was lucky enough to win on Ebay for a great price. All the reviews written already for this are spot on and justify this breathtaking masterpiece.
Something you can watch over again and now with the boxset have the chance to watch seperately.This series of programs is without doubt compilation of the best geographical/wild life documentary ever filmed.Topped off with that you have Sir David Attenborough who adds to the completion of this HD glory DVD set.
The five disc PLANET EARTH, narrated by Britain's David Attenbourogh, is a feast for the eyes and perfect for any classroom and grade levels ( 3rd grade and up)
Filmed over a five year period with over 200 locations EARTH takes the viewer to places normally unseen by most humans in their lifetime. This is a chance to view the world from all corners and includes beast, fowl and fish in their native habitat as they live, undisturbed by man.
Fron the sixty foot whale shark lumbering in the depths to the rare Amor leopards of Russia, EARTH is a snaphot in time of the hundreds of our planets rarest and most fascinating species.
Beasts of prey abound, as crocodiles in Africa devour water buffalo, Eagles hunt small birds and game like fighter pilots, and a pride of lions bring down an elephant who lags behind his pack.
There is something for everyone in the series and each disc includes a "making of" showing the actual filming by the BBC crew. The key to the whole series is that in the actual program,by design,humans take no part and are never seen.
Every classroom should include a copy of this momentous DVD series.
Craig "Mr R" Rousselot, MAEd