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How the Earth Was Made: Complete Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2010)

Corey Johnson , Robert Strange  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Corey Johnson
  • Directors: Robert Strange
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 611 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003X2P994
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,067 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Spectacular on-location footage, evidence from geologists in the field, and clear, dramatic graphics combine in this stunning 13-part series from HISTORY™ to show how immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have formed our planet.

From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE travels the globe to reveal the physical processes that have shaped some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets, and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualize how the earth has evolved and formed over millions of years.

Experience all 13 episodes of this landmark series for the first time on Blu-ray.

DISC 1: San Andreas Fault / The Deepest Place on Earth / Krakatoa / Loch Ness / New York

DISC 2: Driest Place On Earth / Great Lakes / Yellowstone / Tsunami

DISC 3: Asteroids / Iceland / Hawaii / The Alps

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blu Ray Is In 16:9 Aspect Ratio February 20, 2013
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I almost didn't buy this blu ray because several reviews and descriptions I found online mentioned that the aspect ratio was 4:3. However, I gave it a shot and the blu ray I received IS in 16:9 aspect ratio. The show itself is incredible and if you have any interest in geology or just science in general, I highly recommend that you buy this blu ray set!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This release is in 16:9. December 13, 2011
You should refrain from posting reviews about things based on inaccurate descriptions. The History website (and indeed other retailers such as Amazon) have the aspect ratio listed incorrectly. This is actually 16:9 widescreen and a native high definition release.

It's stupid that the technical specs are still listed wrong on this website after all this time and it's even stupider that Amazon and History allow reviews to be posted from people who haven't even bought the item.

No wonder History's Blu-rays don't seem to be selling that great with this kind of pervasive incompetence.

Just keep in mind that this and the rest of the History Blu-rays incorrectly listed as being 1.33:1 are actually proper 16:9 and any reviewers complaining about the aspect ratio have not bought the item and are raging because they read the incorrect technical specs on the retailer's website stating that the Blu-ray is 1.33:1.

The DVDs might be cropped to 4:3, however. But if you're that concerned about aspect ratios in this day and age you should not be buying DVDs. Watching a DVD on a 16:9 HDTV is absolutely ridiculous.
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This show was on Netflix for a while and I love History Channel stuff. I watched maybe 2-3 episodes and that was when I realized that it was my favorite show. It is a must have for anybody that likes the Earth sciences. There are only 2 seasons right now but I know there's more coming. The explanations provided are stellar, and it is narrated and presented brilliantly. This is stuff that takes place over millions and billions of years, and it was more exciting in parts than some modern day Hollywood movies. I have watched each episode about 8 times but I crave this show. Each episode is a made for T.V. Series to fit into a one-hour time slot so they are between 45-50 minutes each with commercials. Another one that grasped me fully in the same line is the 8 episode series called "The Planets" and it runs on BBC. Seriously glued to the T.V for thes two shows alone.
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I have the first six volumes of The Universe on blu-ray, also from the History Channel, and have watched them many times. This set on the geology of our planet looks great. The people who do the narration, many of whom work for the U.S. Geological Survey, are outstanding. If you have a blu-ray player, get the blu-ray set. If you don't have a blu-ray player, get one. Season One holds more than 10 hours of information on 3 blu-rays. This set features geological information on Yellowstone, Hawaii and Iceland.
I have already ordered the Season Two set and hope there are many more to come. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A frustrated geologist April 21, 2014
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When I went to college, I had to decide to be either a geologist or an engineer. Engineering won out but I never forgot geology. My education predate plate tectonics, so this series really caught my fancy. I enjoyed it when it was first broadcast, and I am enjoying the re-runs anytime I want.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome March 23, 2014
By David
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No problems with the disc, and of course the show is awesome. Everything came as it should have, good job.
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Why doesn't amazon separate dvd/blu ray reviews by product..
I agree w you. And what aspect ratio is the blu-ray version in? Amazon says 1:33:1
Oct 27, 2010 by William |  See all 3 posts
SUBTITLES
I bought in France the complete season 1 and 2 in 6 blurays. Audio : English. Subtitles : English. Price : 12 Euros (around 15 USD)
Nov 10, 2013 by PAUL |  See all 3 posts
When will this be out in blu ray?
I did return my 4:3 version. If it comes out in an aspect ration closer to 16:9 I will try again.
Nov 29, 2009 by William |  See all 3 posts
Blu-Ray = Boo-Ray
All the History Channel blu-ray releases are in the 1.78 aspect ratio format.
Go check for yourself on blu-ray.com

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/How-the-Earth-Was-Made-Complete-Season-1-Blu-ray/14481/#Screenshots

Amazon usually gets the aspect ratios wrong.
It's good to check...
Jan 13, 2011 by Marty |  See all 3 posts
Pilot Episode and Volcano Documentary
Nah, you have to buy the Pilot plus the Volcano bonus separately.
Jan 13, 2011 by Marty |  See all 2 posts
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