Earth [DVD] [2007]

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  • Release Date: 09/01/2009
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Special Features


  • Earth Diaries: The Making of Earth The Movie

Synopsis


Earth
As co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the nature documentary Earth represents an edited-down version of the 12-hour small-screen miniseries Planet Earth, reslated for cinematic release. The program provides a sweeping 99-minute tour of our home planet's biosphere -- spanning every level of gaze, from the epic (crystal-clear shots of the Earth hovering in space) to the hyper-specific (a mother polar bear and her cubs waking from a lengthy period of hibernation). The film almost exclusively emphasizes the behavior of the animal populations that inhabit the Earth, yet carefully omits shots that depict the more gory predatory behavior of species, rendering it family-friendly. It also employs a chronological approach -- beginning in January in the Arctic wilderness, and moving progressively through the four seasons and 12 months comprising a single year, until it hits late December -- contrasting various geographic regions of the Earth as shot in various seasons. Above all else, a cautionary message underscores this footage; as in An Inconvenient Truth, the filmmakers continually remind their audience that despite the grandiloquence present onscreen, all may be lost if humankind is not careful. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Earl Jones
    James Earl Jones - Narrator (US)
  • Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart - Narrator (UK)



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some scenes still not appropriate for kids

    Posted
    AllenPA

    Kudos to Disney for taking this 12-hr series and cutting it down to 99 minutes. It still has the breathtaking shots and looks awesome in 1080p. HOWEVER, the product description is very misleading; there are still several death scenes that are inappropriate for small children. My 4-yr daughter got very upset on several occasions therefore I think the G rating is inappropriate. I have not watched the DVD Extras yet so I just gave it a 4-star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A feast for the eyes, and educational too!

    Posted
    mlt

    My family loves documentaries, especially about nature. My kids ask for these types of movies by name. We previously purchased the BBC's Planet Earth and Blue Planet series which we love. Some footage is reused here, but there is enough new stuff to make it worth while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Earth as it was meant to be seen

    Posted
    Don81

    This film has some of the best cinematography the I have ever seen and the Blu-Ray 1080 full high definition just brings out the true experience. It also supports a wide range of audio, digital surround setups as well. This movie is just awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great nature film

    Posted
    thelatinnerd
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    another great nature film by disney. the landscapes were amazing. must watch on blu-ray. like all disney nature films they show the chase but not the kill. its still a great film though. gotta love james earl jones narrating also!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    life like picture

    Posted
    ekim
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    great picture in blue ray. We enjoyed every moment . Watching the movie makes you feel and understand every moment as it was intended to. This Movie Is a must see and Best Buy made it easy in its purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful movie

    Posted
    debbie66

    This movie shows struggles that animals face to survive. The movies is filmed beautifully covering Arctic to Antarctica and James Earl Jones provides a wonderful voice to narrate this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing footage of nature and wild animals

    Posted
    mb1guitar
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    This is an outsanding movie that brings people to remote places of the earth to witness mother nature like never seen before. I intend to own the entire Disneynature series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Animal Survival

    Posted
    Kammish
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    Very interesting stories about different animals families surviving on earth.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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