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Antarctica Dreaming (HD/ DVD Combo) [HD DVD]

4.4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews


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Imagine a world colored by ice and fire, carved by hurricane-force winds, weighted by glaciers, and teeming with wildlife perfectly adapted to freezing conditions and winters of perpetual darkness. Experience the beauty of wild white blizzards and fire-red sunsets reflected in a glassy sea.

Antarctica Dreaming HD DVD explores the Antarctic peninsula, South Georgia Island, and the Falkland Islands, and features five species of penguins, four kinds of seals, fierce seabirds, and the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

• Filmed by Emmy Award winner David Hannan
• Includes 6 bonus mini documentaries.
• Shot in High Definition by Emmy-Award-winning maker of Coral Sea Dreaming, David Hannan
• Dolby® TrueHD for 100% lossless High Definition Audio

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Product Details

  • Actors: HDScape
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: DVD International
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ICM6L6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,518 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By D. Eidam on June 26, 2007
Format: HD DVD Verified Purchase
After ordering the HDscape Sampler HD-DVD (something I also purchased & reviewed on Amazon), I decided to take the plunge and order some more videos from HDscape. One of those videos happens to be Antarctica Dreaming, the one that stuck out the most on the entire sampler to me. I own the Xbox 360 HD DVD add on, and the video works like a charm. If it doesn't work properly, make sure you are signed into Xbox Live before starting the video. A firmware update might need to be installed that fixed menu glitches.

Its a dual format disc, meaning that it can be played on both regular DVD players & HD DVD players. The total runtime clocks in at just under an hour and a half, and can be viewed as either a nature documentary or an ambient music video with all of the same material. Contained within is breath-taking scenery and wildlife such as penguins, seals, and seabirds. It also features 6 additional mini-documentaries totaling a little over a half hour of bouns footage, and other written tidbits about the making of the film.

The video quality of the HD-DVD side ranges from average to above average. If you already own Planet Earth, know that it isn't better quality than that. But then again, I like to think of Planet Earth as the best looking HD-DVD to come out so far, so its difficult to compete with something so great. Antarctica Dreaming certainly has great footage and in some cases, excellent detail, but video issues are apparent if you are looking for them. Its most noticeable in scenes when it is snowing, and in some of the darker colors. Don't get discouraged though, it is only on a small percentage of the video and there is still plenty of things to like about the video. For what it is, I was truly impressed.
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Antarctica Dreaming is a competently produced documentary, but nothing extraordinary. While informative and well shot, this production left a lot to be desired. The narrator's voice is dull, monotone, and wooden. The entire production seemed very mechanical and lacked soul.

If you've had your fill of penguins and walruses over the last few years due to all the documentaries and animations, it's better off to skip this DVD entirely. This is nothing you haven't seen before. In light of the other much more superior penguin/Antarctic animal documentaries produced, like March of the Penguins, or the BBC Planet Earth series, your money is better spent there.

Bad Extras:

The extras include six mini-documentaries. The rest of the options lead to a still screen with text descriptions.
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You can watch this with either a documentary, or with a combination of classical music and ambient sounds. The artistic quality of the video, and the selection of clips, is outstanding in all ways, and compares with the better parts of the BBC Galapagos series. I like this with ambient sounds, as it makes you watch carefully to see what is going on. Great shots of behavior. If you are interested in Antarctica, this is a must. If you are not, but you enjoy Natural History, you will be interested in Antarctica after you see this. Kudos to the photographers for a great production! This is what BLU-RAY is about.
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I have had trouble finding a good high-definition video on penguins and "Antarctica Dreaming" is probably the best.

It shows Chinstrap, Adelie, King and Gentoo penguins in their natural habitat. It also shows Fur and Elephant seals and has excellent scenic landscapes of ice and glaciers.

While it is not at the same level of the BBC Nature documentaries, it is very good.

Just a note: The Blu-ray does not play the narration in the default setting. You need to go into the audio setup menu and choose the option to "play with narration."

If you like nature documentaries, especially penguins, you should add "Antarctica Dreaming" to your collection.
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Format: HD DVD
The video quality in this title is extremely good. As noted in the review by D. Eidam, there are some minor compression artifacts in some of the darker background shots, but even then the foreground is very good. The selection of content was also very good, none of it seems like it should be on the cutting room floor. The inclusion of some time lapse landscapes of clouds was well done and in many places action is modestly slowed down during action.
The ambient music is very complimentary and does not detract as it has in some of the other HDScape titles.
After Planet Earth, this one is a definite buy (for anyone interested in nature content). If you just want to show off the capabilities of your HDTV, this could also accomplish that, but I'm sure other titles would end up ahead of this one.
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Antarctica is a tough assignment for shooting video, and the modest-sized crew that produced this documentary view of the landscapes and animal residents of the Earth's most remote and hostile continent has done an admirable job. The high-definition video is consistently sharp and well-composed, and the skillful editing creates an enjoyable storyline, presenting 13 chapters over the course of 82 minutes. Beginning with a general introduction to "The White Continent", the narrative includes four segments devoted to various penguin species, three dealing with seal species, one covering several species of flying birds (as distinguished from the flightless penguins), three on weather, glaciers and icebergs, and concluding with a chapter entitled "The Final Passage". The Final Passage is regarding the Lemaire Channel, and was saved for last because of the breathtakingly beautiful sunrise and sunset effects that the photographers were able to record, providing an upbeat conclusion to a nearly hour-and-a-half tour of the fringes of Antarctica and nearby islands.

The lead review on the product page for this documentary was quite dismissive, but the price was so modest that I took a chance and was rewarded handsomely, and will be ordering additional copies for gifts. The video is first-rate, the original musical accompaniment pleasant and restrained, and the narration calm and informative. A few tiny slips show up in the narration, like referring to weak pack ice (frozen sea water) and brash ice (small broken chunks) as "icebergs", but they are few and do not detract from the overall excellence of the presentation. The disc offers the option of playing without the narration, allowing the high quality of the sights, ambient sounds and music to speak for themselves.
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