Unfortunately I bought the S. Weaver narration only to find it was that nasty sounding Attenborough. I detest the British accent and was so looking forward to hearing Sigourney narrate. I now have a $74.00 dvd that no one in my house will listen to because of the horrid accent that Attenborough has. I'm in America and like hearing narration from my own, not a brit! I think it very unfair that it was listed as narrated by Sigourney Weaver only to find it was Attenborough instead. It was a complete waste of $74.00.
Just to add some gas to a dying fire, Attenborough rules. I originally saw the Attenborough version and then saw the Weaver version on Discovery. Weaver's narration just does not seem as passionate as Attenborough's... to me, that is. Everyone has their own opinion but I think that hearing Attenborough's voice is much better than Weaver's. When I bought my DVDs from here, I made sure that it was narrated by Attenborough. I wouldn't have made the purchase if it wasn't.
" I'm in America and like hearing narration from my own, not a brit!"
Fine. Watch a good AMERICAN documentary on the scale of Planet Earth, because PE was made by the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation.....and you won't find anything "Made in the USA" better than Planet Earth. Quit with the superpatriotic ultranationalism--it really comes off very hackneyed and ignorant.
Well, sorry M. Norton, but I couldn`t agree less! Segourny Weaver sounds like she`s talking into a blanket! I had to turn the volume way up just to understand her. I`ve heard Attenborough on other PBS programs and even with a British accent, he`s way easier to understand! Of course, I rather like the British accent anyway. Can`t wait to get a Blu-ray player (Hopefully this fall) and the BBC Blu-ray version of Planet Earth will be my first purchase. J. Griffith
hahaha just this week in a british news paper there was an interview with sigourney weaver, about her new film. and she was saying how much she loves the uk because she is british, her parents were from the uk and she was born here, but has lived in the USA all her life, but that all her family still live in england and scotland. so either way technically your getting a brit lol
I have seen both, and they are drastically different. Attenboroughs version has this great passion for the subjects, but Weaver's narration is focused on basic knowledge and the technology that was used to capture it (something I appreciated)
I see it as watching the same show with different commentary tracks. You learn different things from both. If you like tech related stuff (as I do), you will enjoy the Discovery version. If you want to get indepth knowledge about the animals, check out the Amazon and retail version.