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Planet Earth 5-Dvd Collector's Edition Boxed Set! Discovery Channel (2007)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • Format: NTSC, Color, Full length, Box set, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: n/a
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B1RFSW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,236 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Disc 1: Pole to Pole, Mountains, Deep Ocean Disc 2: Deserts, Ice Worlds, Shallow Seas Disc 3: Great Plains, Jungles, Fresh Water Disc 4: Seasonal Forests, Caves Disc 5 (Bonus Disc): Planet Earth: The Future

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding September 29, 2010
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Besides being as healing as a visual spa experience, this series is testament to the staggering capacity of humans for sheer focus, dedication and empathy -- if they so choose. It was as awe-inspiring to learn what it took to produce a segment as it was to watch the finished product. This is for people who spend weeks never raising their eyes to the sky, never registering the natural sounds of the early morning, never experiencing the silences between the deadening assault of anthropogenic noise. Watch it to awaken more fully to the meaning of being alive, and to let that gratitude inform the choices you make.
I think the best recognition, the best award for the makers of this movie would be the knowledge that it motivated a great number of those who watched it to rein in mindless consumption, to become invested in consciously supporting preservation.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great in DVD, Likely better in Blu-Ray August 18, 2009
I can't speak highly enough about this series. It is excellent both terms of terms of the material and how it's organized. And visually, well it is simply stunning. In this sense I give this product 5 stars.

However, some of the quality is lost when viewing on DVDs. I originally saw the series in HD on television. It was so exceptionally good that I wanted to buy a copy. (This is saying something when you consider this purchase nearly doubled the number of DVD's I have bought for my personal use. DVD's for the kids don't count.) Since I don't own a blu-ray player, we bought the DVDs. There definitely was a difference in the visual quality when viewing it on the DVD format. Thus while I do recommend purchasing this product, I would recommend buying the blu-ray format instead if you have a player.
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62 of 86 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Get the BBC version, not this one! April 16, 2009
By ohio
This is a heavily edited version narrated by Sigourney Weaver that was shown on the Discovery Channel in the US. It doesn't hold a candle to original BBC version narrated by David Attenborough. It has awkward pauses for commercials (that obviously aren't there) and a huge amount of missing footage. Plus Ms. Weaver doesn't have nearly the gravitas as a narrator of Mr. Attenborough.

Make sure you get the other version.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Narrated by Sigourney Weaver?! Awesome! June 16, 2012
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I love the fact that Sigourney Weaver narrates this! I know there is another version of someone else narrating it but there's only one Sigourney Weaver! This is an amazing beautiful look at our wonderful planet! It's really amazing and incredible how they got these shots for a series. To have Weaver as the narrator if the icing on the cake! If you love great TV,love Sigourney and love God's beautiful Earth then this is a MUST HAVE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much better than BBC version August 20, 2012
Weaver's narration is absolutely enthralling. I'm a fine art nature photographer and have been watching nature documentaries since I was little and have never enjoyed a series more than planet earth. The cinematograaphy and Weavers voice are truly exceptional. I rented the planet earth BBC version by mistake and it certainly was. Attenborough has nothing on Sigourney. Don't waste your money on the BBC version of Planet Earth, the Discovery version is the only one worth owning.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Big Ron
DO NOT get the Discovery Channel or the BBC US Version. Go to Ebay and get the BBC UK 5 disc. It has the extras and bonus 1 hour, 38 minute disc called Desert Lions and Snow Leopards.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent footage, Love Sigourney October 9, 2010
Another reviewer said it was "heavily edited", but there are edited versions of both and full versions of both. I own this Discovery Channel version, all 5 dvds, and love it. And I actually searched this one out because I prefer Sigourney Weaver to Sir Richard Higgenbothemboroughshire the III. :) I guess I prefer the American inflection and cadence to the high British. I prefer coffee to earl grey tea and crumpets too, but maybe it's just me.

The reason I didn't give it five stars is because I believe the film makers do allow some materialistic bias to come out. Sussing that out here would take pages, so I'll just leave it as is for you to take or leave.

Recommended, nonetheless.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy American December 4, 2009
Sigourney Weaver's voice is much more soothing and appropriate for this documentary. I was unimpressed with the BBC version. This is an excellent DVD set. The footage is so incredible. It features animals I never knew existed. Best nature series I've ever seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 days ago by Pamela J. Hobert
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really like it.
Published 8 days ago by dante
5.0 out of 5 stars You want Sigourney Weaver unless you can easily understand Mr....
I only say you would like the narration with Ms. Weaver much better. I personally couldn't understand Mr. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J.Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show
I love these shows along with my kids. We have good memories of watching it on TV. I also love this version because of Sigourney Weaver is the narrator.
Published 10 months ago by jackie bradshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars My cat loves this series too
Ever since I was young and watched Mutual of Omahas animal kingdom. I have loved this type of show, yes I am an animal lover and proud of it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by april beecher
2.0 out of 5 stars It would have been 5 stars if I was sent the correct dvd set
I had ordered this Planet Earth Collectors edition discovery channel version because I much prefer the voice on this version than the bbc version. much more soothing. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tonya Keiser
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I received the DVD's via mail and it arrived right on time. It's for a gift and I know that they will love it!!!
Published 21 months ago by Nancy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!!!!!!!!
The Planet Earth DVD is great. I have learned a whole lot about our planet earth by viewing this DVD. The narration was beautifully done. Just love this DVD box set.
Published 23 months ago by Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy
Bought this as a gift. Great for Planet Earth Fans. Includes all specials that aired on television here in the U.S., and is narrated by Sigourney Weaver.
Published on July 8, 2012 by majesticbeej
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