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Frozen Planet: The Complete Series (David Attenborough-Narrated Version) [Blu-ray] (2012)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, DTS Surround Sound, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: April 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 350 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005SH65UO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,430 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

On Thin Ice - A unique exploration into how climate change is affecting the animals and people of the polar regions and what that might mean for the rest of us.
Science at the Ends of the Earth – An examination of the remarkable scientific work being performed at the South Pole
Freeze Frame – A series of 6 10-minute “making of” featurettes, one for each episode.
Production Video Diaries - A set of 47 video shorts made by the Frozen Planet producers, directors, camera crew and more giving personal insights into this remarkable series.
Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey – The best moments from this remarkable series compiled into one 60-minute highlights special

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From the Emmy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet comes Frozen Planet, the epic tale of two disappearing wildernesses. The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. And against all odds, these vast, frigid environments are teeming with life. Using the latest camera technology, Frozen Planet captures unimaginable imagery above and below the ice, and follows the extraordinary fluctuations that accompany the changes of seasons in this most extreme of environments, often for the first time. Frozen Planet takes you inside a polar bear’s den to witness a mother polar bear and her newborn cubs, showcases the thrilling hunting tactics employed by a pod of killer whales to launch a seal off an ice floe, uses time-lapse photography to allow you to witness the amazing underwater fauna thriving around Mr. Erebus, the world’s most southerly volcano, and much, much more. Using crystal clear high definition cinematography, Frozen Planet will open your eyes to the remarkable colors and variety of life in this frigid environment. With the Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series provides a chance to explore these great wildernesses before they change forever.

The Frozen Planet DVD and Blu-ray will feature the original BBC broadcast version, with narration by world-renowned naturalist David Attenborough (Planet Earth, Life, The Blue Planet).

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166 of 175 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
This review is based on the UK Blu-Ray release and, so far, based on what I've read, the US release will be identical (as with Human Planet). Unfortunately, once again, Discovery seems to be planning to air their own butchered version, this time replacing David Attenborough with Alec Baldwin. I'm sure I don't have to recommend to most of you to seek out Attenborough's version.

This is the latest flagship release of the BBC's Natural History Unit, the next in line in the epic 'Planet' series after Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, and Human Planet. It was produced by Alastair Fothergill, executive producer of Planet Earth, and shares several similarities with that release in terms of structure and approach.

David Attenborough not only narrates this one in superb, warm and energetic form, but even makes a couple of appearances in the harsh Antarctic locations at the age of 85! The writing seems to be a collaborative effort however, and is somewhat chaotic.

This seven-part seven-hour series covers the natural and wild habitat of the Arctic and Antarctic circles, covering indigenous life, their survival tactics, hunts, and mating cycles, as well as the landscape and natural events, most of which involve ice in dozens of surprising forms, and the extensive effects of the seasonal cycle. The first episode is a kind of overview, four more episodes cover these habitats during the four seasons, the sixth episode covers various human explorations, studies and residents of these regions, and the final controversial episode covers melting ice and global climate change.
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
By rossuk
Format:DVD
It is about the life of animals and the seasons in the Arctic and Antarctic, which cover about a third of the area of the earth. It was filmed in HD using the latest technology, which gives this series the edge over previous series. It was three years in the making.

I have been retired for about a year. So I have been buying quite a few of David Attenborough DVD's, to update my education, as I have been working overseas for 20+ years. I have to confess, that I get bored with the plight of Polar bears, whales, penguins and seals very quickly. It covers many other species than the big four, plus superb landscape filming and I did not get bored. I am now up to episode 7 out of 7 as it aires in the UK. Frankly, the camera work was superb, slow motion and time lapse, under-sea, terrestrial and overhead. David's narration was excellent, it kept up my interest. For my fellow Amazonians, this is a must see/listen, it is stunning.

Episodes:
1. "To the Ends of the Earth" (This includes Scott of the Antarctic)
2. "Spring"
3. "Summer"
4. "Autumn"
5. "Winter"
6. "The Last Frontier" " (humans in the Arctic and Antarctica)
7. "On thin ice" (David Attenborough's view on climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic.)

NB Wiki has a much more detailed synopsis.

The book and the calendar are both available now. Frozen Planet: A World Beyond Imagination, Official BBC Earth Frozen Planet Calendar 2012
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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal! December 29, 2011
By I. Hart
Format:Blu-ray
I cannot understand why some people are being so analy retentive as to cry, "Wolf!" Just because some of the sequences were filmed in a zoo, or a studio, or a 'controlled environment.'
The series itself is visually stunning, & makes many valid points: not least that life in those harshest of climes is life on the very edge of existence.
What was filmed in the Arctic & Antarctic was television at its best. The fact that not everything of the story could be filmed in those places, but had to be filmed elsewhere in conditions that best ensured the safety & survival of the subjects & the camera crew, only completed the picture.
It took nothing away from the reality, only adding to it by filling in the blanks; & had the programme been halted midway through a sequence, just to say that the next bit was filmed in a zoo - the magic of the moment is lost - the continuity is broken.
Nothing was done to intentionally deceive, not unless you're into extreme cynicism & conspiracy theories that is.
Did those people know that the dinosaurs in otherwise 'factual' TV series, weren't filmed in real life? They were nothing more than the (best guess) imaginings of scientists, palaeontologists & CGI?
Nit pick if you must, but get a life!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All ages entertained and educated too July 5, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
This BBC documentary has been a blast to watch, my young nieces and nephews have been very entertained by the wonderful footage and level of educational material. There is also tons of great learning for adults as well it has a happy medium. It's not too in depth but it is a really fun program to watch. I am also surprised that the global warming card wasn't played stronger in the last episode it goes into the warming and changing environment but i didn't feel it was overboard in pushing an agenda. Great fun and enjoyable to watch over a few weeks of time.
+ great footage
+ great narrating by David Attenborough
+ interesting story-line, kids can follow as well as adults
- some footage was recycled in separate episodes
- they often return to the same subjects instead of finding new and different things...ie polar bears, killer whales, grey wolves

My favorite footage has to be from the underwater ice and the caving on Mt Erebus, overall 4 for 5 for making entertainment meet learning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb presentation of life in the north. Is endlessly fascinating.
Published 7 days ago by Ernest S Hendrickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent product and fast delivery
Published 8 days ago by Pamela Wilkolaski
2.0 out of 5 stars Not great for little ones.
My husband thought this would be good to show our young children animals such as penguins in their natural habitat after visiting an aquarium/zoo, but it really is not meant for... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Natalie G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another win for BBC nature
I love nature shows and BBC is the Jaguar (as in the auto maker) of nature shows. David Attenborough is THE nature narrator of his generation. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steven Hintzsche
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't love nature documentaries?
I'm very happy with this! David Attenborough is an awesome narrator, and his presence in the documentaries isn't too jarring (sometimes, I just want to watch animals, not people). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars nice one
as always stunning by bbc David attenborough , every collector should have it, something you have never see before .
Published 2 months ago by ielshamy
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Footage
The footage for this series is amazing. The picture itself is so clear and crisp and the actual footage is amazing. The sound is good quality, as well. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pinkribbon20
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a partner to "Planet Earth"
COmpleting my nieces gift, we added Frozen Planet so she has available all aspects of the ocean for her future studies!
Published 2 months ago by Laurence Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting documentary
I haven't finished watching all of it, but the documentary is really amazing so far.

I like it a lot.
Published 2 months ago by Astronaut
5.0 out of 5 stars More beauty.
More amazing footage from the BBC series. Love every minute of this type of video. Definately will watch again and again.
Published 2 months ago by Samantha Rockey
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David Attenborough VS Alec Baldwin...Fight!
Discovery channel is horrible. Along with the rest of our U.S 'educational' tv :-(
Did you know Discovery was refusing to air the last episode because its about climate change? I know the idea has some opponents here, but come on, I didn't think Discovery channel was one of them.
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Apr 1, 2012 by Jay |  See all 3 posts
1080i like the uk version? or 1080p?
Since the original production was intended for television and was shot mainly with Panasonic Varicam HD video cameras it makes more sense that it would be interlaced natively. Although the Varicams can do a film-like 24p or 25p, that would require an extra telecine conversion step for interlaced... Read More
Mar 23, 2013 by garzascreek |  See all 4 posts
How many chapters in the set?
I believe it was only the US screening that had the last episode (on thin ice) missing - apparently the powers-that-be dont believe Americans are capable of watching an impartial but factual programme on cilmate change without breaking some constitutional right.

From all the information I can... Read More
Jan 5, 2012 by Dickie |  See all 3 posts
Is it me or does anyone else notice jerky video and noise on some parts... Be the first to reply
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