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An exotic fusion of natural history and Oriental adventure, "Wild China" is a series of journeys through four startlingly different landscapes, each based around the travels of a real historical character. With splendour, scale and romance, Wild China lifts the veil on the world's most enigmatic and magnificent country, delving into its vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see, in pioneering images, a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures.]]>
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Not mentioned in the last few reviews is the wonderful narration provided by Bernard Hill (captain of 'The Titanic'; King Theoden of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings'). I was happy to see his wonderful voice put to such good use, and he even gets to keep his British accent!
This series has just recently been shown on CBC in HD here in Canada. I only watched 2 of the 7 part series due to schedule conflict. What can I say, BBC has done it again after their masterpiece Planet Earth. It portraits the natural beauty, the special animal species, and the people who live in harmonization, in various parts of China. Some of the scenes, according to the narrative, are the first time being shot. From the 2 episodes I watched, Wild China has some of the most stunning images and the picture quality is superb. I was so thrilled to see most of the things I have never seen either in person or on TV/Moive, even though I was originally from that country.
Now I am going to buy it off Amazon and will put it along side of Planet Earth as my permanent collection.
September 13th. 2008:
Regrettably, I have to agree with some of the reviewers that the Blu-ray production is a letdown! Comparing to the original TV series I saw, the color is not as vivid, the image drifts in and out of focus leaving one wonders whether it is really HD. And the voice of narrative is boring, I like the CBC version much better with Canadian TV host/environmentalist David Suzuki. It is very disappointing that such an amazing HD program came out to blu-ray like this.
I therefore downgraded my original rating from 5 to 3.
I'd give this 4.5 stars if I could, it loses half a star for video quality. I feel there are a number of scenes that are a little fuzzy or soft/out of focus compared to Life on Earth and Galapagos. Other than that another classic, worth buying as you'll want to watch more than once.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just finished watching this magnificent series and learned a lot about the remote areas around China, Tibet, and beyond the Great Wall. Read morePublished 27 days ago by R. Lew
My all time favorite movie.
If you have not watched all of this. You are missing treasures of information about our world and its, people and animals. Read more
I LOVE this set and have watched it over and over. I highly recommend!Published 2 months ago by Chef in the making
This is one of BBCs best series. It is very moving. family friendly and shows a nice mix of people and animal life.Published 2 months ago by Augusta
Awesome series! Beautiful cinematography! Very interesting.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Everyone rates this as 10/10 for a reason, if you don't know if you could watch this, just buy the Blu-ray because it's the best movie ever made!Published 5 months ago by InactiveUser
you have to watch this .... using birds to retrieve like we do with dogs!Published 5 months ago by Gman