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


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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 (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001B1RFSW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,945 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

Customer Reviews

I gave this to my dad for a Father's Day gift and he absolutely loved it.
Jamie R. Wheeler
Thus while I do recommend purchasing this product, I would recommend buying the blu-ray format instead if you have a player.
Bill Pierson
I haven't yet watched all of these dvds but from the ones I've seen so far I love this series.
Micah State

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By diskrybe on 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 By Bill Pierson on 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 By ohio on April 16, 2009
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 By OnlineBuyer1980 on 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 By MPC on 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 on May 1, 2010
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 By Dave in Illinois on 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 By Alaskan Outpost on 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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