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Wild China (BBC) Blu-Ray £7.97 @AMAZON

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5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
Amazon.co.uk Review
Beautifully filmed and soothingly narrated by Bernard Hill (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Wild China takes an expansive look at the fourth largest country in the world. Over a period of more than six hours, the miniseries--which was co-produced by the BBC and China's CTV--lets viewers into a world that is straddling the line between modern-day efficiency and old world traditions. Fans accustomed to travelogues with personable hosts such as quirky Anthony Bourdain or perky Samantha Brown leading them through far away places may get a little bored with the hands-off approach here. But the beauty of this production is in the country and the people, and the way the filmmakers present them in crisply edited vignettes. We see the jumping spiders atop Mount Everest, the winding grace of the Great Wall, and of course some shy pandas that many people equate with China. But some of the best moments are the simple ones--children in a classroom, fishermen working the waters, and monks meditating in monasteries. As did the Planet Earth series, Wild China makes viewers wish they were there. The film doesn't touch heavily on the politics of China, but it isn't lacking because of the omission. As it is, Wild China ends all too soon, leaving viewers longing for more for a country that once didn't welcome foreigners in. --Jae-Ha Kim
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#1
Ordered and heat added thanks
2 Likes #2
Check the reviews, the Blu Ray quality is not so hot apparently
#3
It's fine, and anyway, if you wnat this series, it is all you can get.
#4
Why hot ? This series is repeated on TV about every two weeks.
#5
BlackCloud
It's fine, and anyway, if you wnat this series, it is all you can get.

Apart from the DVD for £5.99....

I mentioned the reviews as most of them are for the DVD anyway, amazon duplicate them. The people who actually bought and reviewed the BluRay aren't impressed.
#6
tallpete33
Check the reviews, the Blu Ray quality is not so hot apparently

Correct http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/359/wildchina.html

Partly because most TV stuff will 'only' be 1080i [rather than the usual 1080p of BR] but in this case it doesn't come close to the likes of Planet Earth and Galapagos.

I thought it a bit boring as a series myself actually......so never bought it.
#7
brilliant watched this over the festive period it is a good watch
#8
Thanks OP. Ordered the DVD version for 5.99

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