Blue Planet: Seas Of Life (3 Disc) (Blu-ray Disc)

  • SKU: 8801985
  • Release Date: 04/09/2013
  • 4.8 (66)
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$34.99
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4
BBC brings us a oldie but goodie Posted by: from: KY on BBC once again brings the magic of their great documentaries to blu ray. If you have seen Earth, Life, or Frozen Planet then you more or less will enjoy Blue Planet. Broadcast in 2001 Blue Planet focuses mainly on the oceans of your orbiting space ball. From the deep ocean floor to the reefs and coast Blue Planet offers a wide range of destinations to explore. As stated in the bottom right hand corner of the case. This is a up convert from the sd (standard definition) broadcast. Will not as good as the other BBC documentaries Blue Planet still offers overall good picture quality and decent sound. For those that enjoy documentaries or David Attenborough then I highly suggest you give this a watch. Wait for the price to go down as $37.99 is a bit high. I would pick this up for around $20 as it isn't true HD and BB usually puts these on sale much later on.

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

5
Great DVD Posted by: from: on The DVD disc is very educational great for kids and adults a must buy

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Awsome Posted by: from: buford, ga on The filming on these series is great and the content can be watched over and over.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3
Good content, OK video quality Posted by: from: on Really good content from the BBC Natural History Unit, but the lackluster video quality belies the fact that this series pre-dates the phenomenal Planet Earth and does not seem much better than an old DVD of the series would have been. Probably one of the most comprehensive documentary series about underwater life, but not a great set of discs to show off your new home theater set up.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Why Blu-ray Exist Posted by: from: on The picture quality is amazing. This is why blu-ray exist... this is how nature photography is supposed to be viewed. The only way you can improve from here is to go 4K. This set is awesome, highly recommend if you like nature, the ocean and all that jazz.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Definitive. Posted by: from: on Blue Planet sparked the urge to video nature in updated technology when it landed in the early 2000s. Since then, we've had Life, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Small Kingdoms, etc. with celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Oprah and Mike Rowe narrating various spectacles of nature. But in 2000, David Attenborough was THE ONLY person you could listen to thanks to his trademark voice on BBC coverage. Today, Blue Planet hits and misses in equal strides on Blu-ray. The picture will be amazing one minute, then go to 24 fps interlaced at standard definition in the next shot, then look like real-time 720p in the next segment, and then revert back to crush and artifacts a minute later. This is the biggest flaw with digital format over film; you cannot go backwards. Now all those amazing segments that we recalled on the DVD release are backed by a waning technology of post production video compression issues from filming in a specific format. Nevertheless, the scenes are still startling and mother nature at sea is never going to look better until we get another water based series. The sound is OK. It's supposedly 5.1, but I feel like it's been original recorded in mono or 2.0 and simply split between multiple channels for the Blu-ray cut. There's 3 discs. The first two are the original eight episodes, and the third disc is new parts of series added for additional content. I don't like the menu layout personally because the button responses are not intuitive. But the ability to go to a different episode anytime is there. You have to scan the chapters manually because the episodes aren't segmented on the menu. My favorite episode far and away is the Deep Abyss ep. Who knew there's methane plains at the bottom of the gulf; a completely stratified layer of water that's so saline and dense with methane to the point that it doesn't mix with vanilla 34 ppm salt water?! Literally, a lake at the bottom of the ocean. Jaw dropping and eye opening beauty and horrors are shown in this episode. Hollywood has to look no further for inspiration than 1/2 a mile under the surface of the Pacific. It's for this reason I highly recommend the series, even if it's not in it's prime. Any nature lover, or person who just hasn't seen the series should pick it up, even if you already own the DVD box set.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Beautiful Documentary! Posted by: from: on If you enjoyed "Life" and "Planet Earth," you should complete the collection. Stunning cinematograph.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Outstanding Posted by: from: on It suffers from lower definition sources here and there, but for such an amazing series you cannot go wrong! The 3rd disc contains four other specials not related to the original Blue Planet, but they're very informative on the current state of fisheries, the Amazon River, and fun for wildlife guide enthusiasts.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
stunning Posted by: from: on Stunning footage, fascinating to watch and excellent for kids as well

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Documentary Posted by: from: on This is one of the best documentaries out there because it does a great job of providing you with information without boring you.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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