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Ocean Odyssey: The Blue Realm

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OCEAN ODYSSEY: THE BLUE REALM is a natural history series about amazing creatures of the sea. Utilizing superb High-Definition imagery, engaging stories and leading marine scientists, the series takes viewers on extraordinary journeys of discovery. Shark Business: Beyond the security of a protective cage, camera teams test the limits of shark behavior, including a face-to-face encounter with a 15 foot great white! Miracle Venom: The oceans harbor an exceptional variety of venomous fish, reptiles and invertebrates. The poisons of these animals are some of the most lethal known to man, but they also hold enormous potential in the development of new medicines. Tentacles: This program joins scientists in a remarkable quest to unravel the secrets of one of the sea’s most enigmatic creatures, cephalopods. The episode features the bizarre behavior and sexual rituals of reef squid, giant octopus and cuttlefish. Giant Manta Rays: This program focuses on giant manta rays, their unusual behavior and surprising intelligence. The episode also features the successful release of a of a captive manta ray back into the wild. Whale Sharks— Gentle Giants: Whale sharks can reach nearly 50 feet in length and weigh 30 tons or more! The program also features the remarkable story of the capture and transport of whale sharks to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Shark Divers: Some thrill seekers deliberately pursue close encounters with deadly sharks – without the protection of a cage. The bigger and more dangerous the shark, the better. But have we taken this risky sport too far? In 2008 the first tourist on a shark expedition was killed by one of the animals. Manatees and Dugongs: Each year, hundreds of critically endangered manatees are killed in U.S. waters by boats, disease and cold weather. With only a few thousand remaining in the wild, the clock is ticking in efforts to save the amazing manatees and its close relative, the dugong from extinction. Humpbacks— From Tonga to Antarctica: Humpback whales were hunted to the brink of extinction until a moratorium was implemented in the 1980s. After finally rebounding in numbers, whaling nations are exploring ways to re-open the hunt. In Antarctica, Japan is targeting minke, fin and now...humpbacks.

Special Features

  • Slideshow
  • Bonus Booklet
  • One-hour Bonus Program: Shipsinkers

  • Product Details

    • Actors: None
    • Directors: Danny Mauro
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
    • Language: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Number of discs: 5
    • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
    • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2011
    • Run Time: 457 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B003GRFBAI
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,032 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Sinclaire on November 26, 2011
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    I was a bit skeptical about the image quality of these documentaries since many were shot before 2000, but to my surprise, the image quality is astonishing. You can see on the "the make of..." additional material that they used really huge and expensive cameras! This Bluray is a nice addition for my collection of documentaries about our oceans. It is composed of 3 or 4 different chapters per disk, and with 3 disks is about 10 separated chapters dedicated each one to a single subject, like sharks, whales, whale sharks, poisonous animals, octopuses, reef squid, manatees and dugons, etc. In all of them they go deep into the subject with a lot of information about the different scientific research programs devoted to the particular subject. Narration and music mix very well making a highly dynamic presentation, not boring at all. On the chapter about whales they prise highly the efforts of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to refrain the Japanese whalers from killing whales, showing how they fight them and the risks they take to protect the antarctic whale sanctuary which belongs to all of us. Kudos for that as I am a proud supporter of SSCS!

    I definitively recommend it.
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    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By E. Ozza on May 5, 2011
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    I will not go into a deep review of the contents itself. I bought this blu-ray for high quality full HD video.

    And from the first scene to the last, all footage is 1080p full HD, amazing graphics. Wonderfully edited. It made me feel like I am with these sea creatures. So alive. No distortions, all subjects are well lit.

    I am fully satisfied with the graphics quality. Hours of top quality picture. It will make your blu-ray player and full HD 1080p TV come alive. I can watch it again and again.

    I can say the same for "OCEAN ODYSSEY" and "Journey to SHARK EDEN" blu rays from Amazon.

    I am glad I bought them. I would certainly recommend these blu-rays.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By U. Schoenknecht on August 12, 2011
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    Blue Realm is a fantastic deal for the price! The blue-ray disc set contains several hours of beautiful HD material, so you get a lot of bang for your buck. The series focuses on the research that is done to learn more about the oceans and their inhabitants, which I found very interesting. Great "edu-tainment"!
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Chandler on April 22, 2012
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    Technically this set is OK. Filming under water is not easy and clarity is pretty good considering. "Sound" alternates between rather indifferent music with and without mostly equally indifferent narration and comment. There are no subtitles but the narration is well spoken and very clear. Picture quality and sound are good. The larger part of this series is about the interaction of people, mostly eco-tourists or people working in that trade, with a range of sea residents. The Atlanta aquarium gets a very generous allocation. There is very little meaningful scientific information although the subject comes up frequently as the reason for all this contact. The scenes with sharks show a large number of adrenalin junkies engaging in what many will consider stupid and dangerous shark baiting. Harassing animals is frequent although the camera operators will not see it that way. The story lines are wandering and far too much screen time is allocated to participants shouting with glee or making not all that interesting observations. In no way does this series compare with the BBC wildlife programs. To be fair it will not have cost so much. The style is more akin to those NG or the Discovery Channel made for TV shorts with lengthy repetitive introductions and conclusions. These take up some 10% of the program time.
    Those featured in the programs will want a copy for themselves but for the rest of us this is a rent-at-best set. Indifferent TV fare, technically well filmed but not at all well edited with I would guess at least 30% dross that it would have been better off without. If the eco-tourism industry is your scene this may be OK but for serious wildlife fans and scientists stick with the BBC. None do it better.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ron Munkacsi on December 23, 2011
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    It makes the big home tv screen look like you're at the aquarium. The resolution is outstanding, blu ray jumps out like an Imax film. This is the one to own if you want to learn and admire ocean life and how it adds to our wonderful planet's environment. Sit back and relax, and a bathing suit and scuba is not required for viewing.
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    I felt like there was way too much science and scenes with people and there equipment...I guess I was expecting just beautiful underwater shots from around the world with simple explanations of what you were viewing....like place and fish names etc.... so I was disappointed with all the science and human intervention . don't get me wrong, that was interesting....just not what I had expected, or really wanted. However, the underwater scenes you do get, and there are plenty, are breathtaking, so well worth buying this beautiful set.
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    By Sparkle on August 2, 2012
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    I was so very disappointed. There was so much film time showing the narrator talking about what they were trying to do with this film...the music to sell it etc. People on the boats, people snorkling with the sharks, there were too many PEOPLE instead of what was actually in the blue realm... I mean it was more skin than fin...showing some of the same scenes over...I will look for products from the BBC from now on. Even the kids lost interest with all the people instead of sea creatures.
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