Planet Earth

Planet Earth

The Complete Series

DVD - 2007
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A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.
Publisher: [S.l.] : British Broadcasting Corp. ; [New York, N.Y.] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2007
ISBN: 9781419849367
1419849360
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (550 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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MRWB May 10, 2017

The library really should get the Blu-ray version.

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Curiouskind
Feb 09, 2017

This is a 4-disc series and it is one of the best nature documentary overall: narration, cinematography, landscapes and unique geological features, unusual animals and creatures featured, music inspired by the indigenous culture, etc. The research, however, could use a little tightening up, such as when they discuss the walrus as being 'the largest seal in the world' in Disc 2, 'Ice Worlds.' But a quick Google search will reveal that the largest pinniped is actually the elephant seal in which males can grow to about 20' and weigh up to 8,800 lbs. I think this is a significant oversight, as what it implicitly states is that the person tasked to do the research for this documentary was a member of the film crew, not an animal scientist, and the viewer then begins to question some of the other statements made based on their research for this film, rightfully so. However, I will say that, despite this, the way the narration was developed is appealing, just be vigilant of the 'facts' that they present to you. It's kind of a shame because the filmmaker did so many other things right.

real_thing Jan 22, 2016

AMAZING! Documentary of nature

real_thing Dec 26, 2015

THEY SHOULD SHOWTHIS IN SCIENCE CLASSES AND PRESCHOOL

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barlesc
May 11, 2015

I watch this when I'm sick or when I am taking a Fundamentals of Law class.

NewYorkViews May 04, 2015

This was wonderful, and I would have given it five stars if it were more in-depth, such as when they show a flock of birds, they mention something about them, but often not whether their numbers are decreasing since the past 100 years, or if their habitat is dwindling, or if everything is okay. (This series is in two separate DVD packages. However the "1-3 DVD" package actually has 1, 3, 4 and 5 DVD with DVD 2 not in it and its DVD holder has not room for 5 DVDS. The other DVD package has 4, 5, 6 DVD. )

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erinsnest
Apr 10, 2014

Tuesday nights are Lions TV Bingo and a Planet Earth video with my Mom (82). She's so happy, and I'm awe struck as well. This series is just plain amazing.

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Kuma
Nov 26, 2012

Beautiful

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acbradford
Aug 14, 2012

The best of the best. Are there people that would actually consider NOT giving this thing 5 stars? Your mind will be simply blown if you watch this, I don't care who you are. The BBC can do no wrong with its nature programming. God save the queen!

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BlondieBear
Sep 14, 2011

Best nature show ever.

Amazon.co.uk sells a "Special Edition" of this. $22 (shipping/taxes included, at the current exchange rate). It's similar to the item at the Ottawa Public Library, except there's an additional movie in there.
The normal version is about $17.

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