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1.0 out of 5 stars Why pay the same for lower quality?, March 20, 2010
This review is from: Life [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Life series is fantastic, but it comes in two versions -- this one, narrated by Oprah Winfrey for the US market; and the original version as narrated by the naturalist David Attenborough.

While the cinematography remains unchanged, Oprah's narration lacks the depth that Attenborough's years of experience as both naturalist and narrator brings to the table. I strongly recommend waiting for the US release of the original BBC version, narrated by David Attenborough.
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Initial post: Mar 22, 2010 7:54:04 AM PDT
John Doe says:
dont get me started on okrah, haha.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010 6:12:43 PM PDT
G. Oh says:
I love that Oprah is loved, but I'm with you on waiting for the BBC version. Maybe the problem is that I own the Planet Earth blu ray (with David Attenborough). But, minutes into the Oprah-voiced Discovery program, I just turned the bloody thing off. I'm just going to have to catch this on blu-ray when the BBC version is released.

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 5:59:11 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 19, 2010 2:31:21 PM PDT
If you can buy the UK version on Blu-Ray, I'm all for it. So far I've only seen the Oprah version on Blu-Ray

Posted on Apr 19, 2010 7:21:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2010 7:28:20 PM PDT
Vince says:
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Posted on Apr 25, 2010 3:16:27 AM PDT
Agreed, agreed! In this Life series, Oprah's voice and comments made it so boring. The most amazing thing can happen on the video and you hear Oprah's voice and what she has to say and it totally killed it when she makes a really obvious comment. Nothing compared to Sir David Attenborough. Truly an amazing person!

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Posted on Apr 27, 2010 12:07:46 PM PDT
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Posted on May 6, 2010 7:36:16 PM PDT
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