The BBC High-Definition Natural History Collection 2 (Life / Nature's Most Amazing Events / South Pacific / Yellowstone) [Blu-ray]
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Narrated by David Attenborough
Number of Discs: 4
Feature: 10 Episodes, 586 Minutes
Bonus Material: Life on Location (collection of 10 behind-the-scenes video diaries)
NATURE'S MOST AMAZING EVENTS
Narrated by David Attenborough
Number of Discs: 2
Feature: 6 Episodes, 300 Minutes
Bonus Material: Nature's Most Amazing Events video diaries
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch
Number of Discs: 2
Feature: 6 Episodes, 353 Minutes
Bonus Material: 10-Minuted "Making Of" video with each episode
YELLOWSTONE: BATTLE FOR LIFE
Narrated by Peter Firth
Number of Discs: 1
Feature: 3 Episodes, 150 Minutes
Bonus Material: The People of Yellowstone
- Video quality is 1080i on most of the discs, "Life" is 1080p
- English subtitles on all discs, "Life" also has Spanish & French subtitles
- All of these sets are the BBC UK versions, uncut and with original narrators.
I highly recommend this box set. Most people are familiar with "Life" and "Nature's Most Amazing Events", both of which are must-owns on Blu-Ray. But the other two series, "Yellowstone" and "South Pacific", also have stunning cinematography and are worth a watch.
You might also be interested in the previous box set, BBC Natural History Collection (Planet Earth: Special Edition / Galapagos / Ganges / Wild China) [Blu-ray]
If you're into nature documentaries at all, the full set of Collection 1 and 2 may be an amazing start to your own disc based collection.
The Life series has some great variety, and includes quite a lot of new footage compared to the Planet Earth series. Also, unlike the Blu-ray version of Planet Earth, this set includes the 15-minute "behind the scenes" featurettes after each program. Visual quality does vary a bit depending on what cameras they had to use, but the vast majority of the footage is crystal clear 1080p.
The other bundled programs are also worth watching. This set is definitely worth owning for any nature lovers out there - especially if you can find it on sale.
DIESEL! get it.
Beyond 37 inches, the video quality at 40 plus inch screen, not so, but in my home, no one cared.
As to the complaints regarding 1080p and 1080i and 720p and no toilet paper in the bathroom...
Not everyone has to have a 70 inch plus size screen (even though some are dumb enough to buy DLP without asking about bulb life, costs after purchasing the tv, etc.), but one also has to research how the programs were recorded, edited, mastered, etc.
Gold Box deal at half price or better?
Two personal notes:
1 - The purchase of Planet Earth as a stand-alone set vs. buying the BBC Collection 1 was fine with us,
2 - Life (with David Attenborough) in my opinion was ten-fold better than Oprah. Oprah needs to stick to her syndicated talk shows that she has now retired from, and perhaps pay attention to her failing (expensive to the cable and satellite viewer) OWN Network. Her version of Life proves this is not another career for her.
The BBC has to pay big bucks for David Attenborough, and they should as he is that good, but to get an American issue of Life and not pay the big bucks for David Attenborough has proven to be a huge mistake.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love these kinds of documentaries. I haven't watched them all yet but my kids have been enjoying them as it helps them to learn about their natural world. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David T
Disc 1 blu ray of Life (David Attenburg BBC version) contains a "High Definition Set Up Guide." This is a valuable tool to calibrate, tweak, and optimize your entire home... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David M Sanders
Disc 1 blu ray of Life (David Attenburg BBC version) contains a "High Definition Set Up Guide." This is a valuable tool to calibrate, tweak, and optimize your entire home... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kyewan Kim
Some of the disks in the set don't play. This was a gift so be sure if you are gifting to ask that all the disks play before it is too late to return.Published 17 months ago by Amazonian
absolute delightful i recommend that t the collectors , everyone should get a copy of this astonishing blue ray from bbcPublished on December 17, 2013 by ielshamy
Awesome!!! Hours and hours of hi-def enjoyment ! Love it, recommended to all ages . Good job BBC . Thank youPublished on October 9, 2013 by Lauren
This is the most beautifully shot & well-produced documentary collections you will ever see, period. Read morePublished on June 12, 2013 by Justin Wright