Life (Narrated By David Attenborough) [4 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 1004613
  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
$57.99
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (312 out of 315)

Special Features


  • Life on Location - A Collection of Ten Behind the Scenes Video Diaries, found at the Conclusion of each Episode, showing the exhaustive efforts by the Filmmaking Team to bring this remarkable series to the screen


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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Programming, Great Clarity; one caveat

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    kevro2000
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    1st, the positives: • This set of BluRays have stunning visuals, from the first disc to the last. • The amount of information does not overwhelm, but does constantly flow, makes the learning enjoyable, without boredom. • Its a set of discs that we'll watch over and over again. • Each episode has a sub-episode that explains HOW THEY SHOT IT. It is as fascinating and educational as the main episodes Now, for my one caveat: • This has nothing to do with the quality of the programming or the discs themselves, but with the spoken narration. When I see David Attenborough's name, I know what he is going to say, and I'm ALWAYS disappointed to hear him say it. Phrases like, "approximately 65 million years ago..." or such and such beast, "has evolved the ability to..." do this or that. Nonsense. Everything is going along fine: great instruction, camera work, the science of what is occurring, and then blips like that foolishness are irritating. Nevertheless, based on all the positive points, I really like the series, and would recommend watching.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The ultimate reference for hifi biology/evolution

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    jpetrucci07
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    This IS my reference documentary for all biology and evolution. Couple this with the Blue Planet and Planet Earth documentaries, and you are COVERED with everything except outter space (astronomy documentaries elsewhere). It presents some of the coolest, most dangerous to capture ever camera shots in amazing 1080p. If you have a regular small TV or a giant setup like me with Marantz receivers and 7.1 Axiom speakers you won't be let down. The DTS Hi Res track is to my audiophile ears, indistinguishable from the lossless DTS HD MA. The entire gamut of animals is covered too, with none of the boring African Safari ONLY animals countless of other documentaries covered. Whether you're a Biology major like me or just a neophyte and curious about animals, this IS the piece for you. Oh, and David Attenborough''s narration is dead on, his voice is calming and clear like a Morgan Freeman...the perfect British compliment for this educational video. All in all 5/5 presentation, and I am picky when it comes to my blu ray reviews. Best purchase of the year from BestBuy for this price!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful

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    Rainy
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    'Life' kept me and the rest of the family captivated often in awe for the four days we spent watching the series, limiting ourselves to one disc per evening to allow ourselves sufficient time to talk about what we were watching and to go back from time to time and replay some of the more stunning takes. I'm not going to say what 'Life' is about because it's not a story. The series was produced by a number of BBC crews who went all over the world to capture so that they could show the rest of us some of the more extreme, more beautiful, more striking and lesser known ways life forms on our Earth act in order to survive as individuals or as species, raise and take care of their offspring, hunt for prey, hide from predators, fight and sometimes cooperate in order to stay alive.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A visually stunning nature series on blu-ray.

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    JoeQ
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    A visually stunning nature series by the BBC focusing on all the different lifeforms that survive on the planet Earth. An amazing set to own on blu-ray. Each episode focuses on different forms of life. Plants, Deep Sea life, Insects, Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, etc. The whole set is worth it for the Plants episode alone. After the ending of each episode is a segment on how the episode was created and how the lifeforms were filmed. Amazing and beautiful. Perfect narration by David Attenborough. Illuminates many organisms you may have never even seen in any other nature documentary. The variety of life that lives on Earth right now at this moment will astound.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Little Bit Extra

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    GoingCarCrazy

    We originally got the version with Oprah as narrator, but quickly learned how annoying her voice can get. We have Planet Earth narrated by David Attenborough and knew how much better listening to him would be, so we took the Oprah version back, came home and ordered the other and boy was it worth the wait! Apparently you also get something like 100 more minutes of something (I'm yet to explore exactly where that 100 minutes is hidden). Overall, the narration alone is well worth the extra money and extra time it took to get the DVD set.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Uscstyle
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    If you enjoyed Planet Earth, then this is a definite buy. Same great cinematography and quality. About ten hours between the four discs. On disc one, I didn't enjoy the segment with the buffalo that was poisoned by the Komodo Dragons, but other than that it's been a great watch and is an amazing collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Version that works, narrator that has a brain

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    John

    Beyond this being the version narrated by David Attenborough (necessary), it is also a version that is compatible with all US Blu-ray players. I already had a version that unfortunately was at 50 Hz (off Amazon) and my poor tired Blu-ray home theater couldn't play it, so I was delighted that this one did work, and wanted to let anyone else know who was wondering.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extraordinary depiction of Nature

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    MovieCollector
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    I remain absolutely astonished at the crisp picture quality compounded with David Attenborough’s narration. I already had two copies of the American version(narrated by Oprah), but the U.K. Version is definitely the superior feature. This one of the best explorations of nature one can display on a television screen.

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