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5.0 out of 5 stars Planet Earth is the "Titanic" of television nature documentaries!, April 30, 2007
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This review is from: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series (DVD)
Planet Earth was filmed on Seven continents. It took Five years and included a $25 million budget. Planet Earth is such an epic, that it earns comparisons to some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. I think High Definition Digest said it best "It's the Titanic of television nature documentaries - a work of great majesty, high ambition and huge financial risk (after all, this isn't a genre known for generating huge profits)." David Attenborough's narrates the series and does a great job at it. Planet Earth first started airing as an eleven episode series on the BBC in England late last year, and more recently on the Discovery Channel and Discovery HD here in the United States. With Planet Earth you will see beautiful landscapes of our planet, and amazing animal scenes all which will leave you either breathless, or at times put you on the edge of your seat. How some of these things were even able to be photographed by humans often makes you wonder. If you have a 1080p HD TV I highly encourage you to get the blu-ray or HD-DVD of Planet Earth. Only then will you will really appreciate the beauty of this amazing series.

I had originally purchased the blu-ray of this, but ended up also buying the DVD version of this because of all the bonus material included on it. Sadly the bonus material is not included on the blu-ray or HD-DVD versions.

Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]

Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series [HD DVD]
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 23, 2007 12:40:25 PM PDT
A. Sutioso says:
Hi Since you have both versions, what's the quality differences between the blue ray vs. Regular DVD version play in 1080p upconversion DVD player on a 1080p TV? Do you see a big differences among them?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2007 2:41:09 AM PDT
Porfie says:
Depends on the screen size. Anything over 40 inches and over you can see more detail in the blu-ray version, but any tv smaller than 40 inches you really cant see the differane with a 1080p upconversion DVD playe and a 1080p tv.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2009 9:44:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2009 9:48:36 AM PDT
SN says:
What about the colours?
I find upscaled DVDs cant match the vivid colours of blu-ray, sometimes they are washed out.

If anyone is still unsure about buying Planet Earth, here is the inspirational trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdsmh6gBB9Q

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 7:21:23 AM PDT
R. Johnson says:
This material is provided in 1080i (interlaced = 720p) and not 1080i and players that can unconvert don't put out 1080p, they provide "near HD" imagery.
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