Planet Earth (BBC TV Series) - 5 Disc Box Set - £17.99 delivered

Planet Earth (BBC TV Series) - 5 Disc Box Set - £17.99 delivered

Found 13th May 2007
The popular BBC TV Series "Planet Earth" is just £17.99 delivered from Next cheapest price i can find is £24.95!

Details: The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet.

A stunning television experience that combines rare action, unimaginable scale, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures.
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[LEFT]From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the challenging seasons and the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Using a budget of unprecedented proportions, photography and unique, specially developed filming techniques, Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before, to experience sights and sounds you may never experience again.[/LEFT]


[LEFT] rating @ Amazon. Few reviews here :-[/LEFT]

[LEFT] brilliance, 23 Jun 2006
I have never in my life seen anything like this series. I had thought that the Blue Planet, also by the BBC, was the pinnacle of achievement of wildlife television. The deep sea episode had left me breathless, but that proved nothing compared to Planet Earth. The effort that went into this series is obvious. Only at the end of each show when we spend time with each of the crews do we really get a sense of what they had to do to bring such beauty before us. This is not self-serving "let's pat ourselves on the back" television. It only adds to the sense of wonder, and to the sense of how privileged we have been to see some of the rarest sights in nature. The camerawork is sensational. The killer whale rising out of the sea with the seal in its mouth, the diving hawks making their mid-air kill, the snow leopard bounding down sheer cliffs, the chandelier cave. All incredible. This is unlike most other "animal" tv shows, where the audience is patronised into listening to an ill-thought out anthropomorphic commentary which is little more than "ooohhh...isn't that cute" or "whoooah...isn't that dangerous". Attenborough is wonderful. He has the humility to understand that the show is not about him, and he is prepared to say nothing whilst our senses drink in "that shot" of Angel Falls or the intense colours of the Okavanga Delta. The behaviour of the Gobi desert camels left me speechless; you don't need some idiot telling you how amazing it is. I can recommend this serious without hesitation. This is public television at its best. It cannot be financially prudent to spend 40 days in the Gobi desert chasing Bactrian camels, but it takes real corporate bravery to say that natural beauty cannot be captured on the cheap. The camera techniques (remember the African dogs chase?) are priceless. You must watch this series. People at my office were discussing each episode for days afterward. Friends' children were having the same discussions - "oh my god - did you see that?" If 8 year old children and 60 year old lawyers have the same base sense of wonder, nobody will watch this and think, "it's just another documentary". This is nothing like you will have seen before. I thought I was a cynic, but this really has re-opened my eyes to the raw power of nature. [/LEFT]

[LEFT] Earth: The Making of an Epic World, 29 Oct 2006[/LEFT]

[LEFT]This is such an amazing breathtaking DVD. It is by far the best Nature Documentary has produced so far and seeing the first new episode of the new series in Antartica is just as good. Some of the footage is never be seen before and never been recorded before and some of the fotage filmed wont be seen again for another century. My favourite episode is when a snow leopard chases some prey down a dangerous rocky hillsde which is seriously steep and the prey only just manages to get away. Another amazing never seen eppisode is where they climg miles and miles underground to a crystal cave that has though to have never been inhabited in the whole recorded History. I would strongly recommend this book to people who are really into Nature and Birdwatchers as it has colourfull rare species never seen before by most birdWatchers. Look forward to the new series and the other series after that!![/LEFT]
Splendid price for what will be a great gift. Your post is much appreciated

[color=blue]edit: seems to have gone... why on earth did I go to Tesco at 11am :cry: [/color]
excellent price, i've already got this. brilliant series
5% Quidco too.

Edit : But not available any more!
It's available to order again!
Thanks for the update Racoon
Make sure your watching it on an upscaling DVD player if you have a LCD / HD TV!

I bought one for £35 purely to watch this DVD and it looks fantastic!
Everybody should have this box set in their collection IMHO!!!
they are also cheapest for blue planet at £14.95.

If you want to spend an extra fiver, you can get both in an amazon exclusive combined boxset.
Price back up to £30.49 now...

Can be had for ]£24.95 from Fusion Retail, which isn't quite as good. Don't know if they're any good or not though.
Thanks for the update Orchid, i'll expire now
It's available to order again! Price is now £17.95
Nice one Racoon, thanks for the update :thumbsup:
I've *cough* obtained this in High Definition and it's soooooooooo nice.

The BBC just spent £10million acquiring Heroes Season 2 so more High Definition goodness, hopefully more people will get SkyHD/V+/Freesat HD boxes.
anyone got a good deal for this in blu-ray?
These are on HD-DVD, a good HD-DVD price will be from America.

American version will have Sigourney Weaver commentating....

anyone got a good deal for this in blu-ray? have it for $66.99 (about £35 I suppose) plus delivery which seems a bargain. It is all regions too.

don't know if you have to pay import duty though.

I have the series too, and admittedly downloaded the HiDefinition versions too - the way this show should be watched... DVD resolution just doesnt do it justice, but even so, nobody could be disappointed in this show.

David Attenborough's cool and calm voice and background with nature shows really adds to the enjoyment, and the "diaries" bit at the end of the episodes are very interesting indeed. It's unbelievable to think that they can be several kilometers away and yet be able to keep a close up shot in full view for several minutes and still remain steadier than you could hold your own camera.

But above all, the scenery and wildlife that this show presents to you is breathtaking - scenes you will never have saw in your life, animals you didnt know existed, animal behaviour that has never been witnessed before. They show you the first ever video capture of a wild dog hunt from chase to meal, as well as snow leapards etc.

I cant recommend this show or boxset enough... either for yourself or as a present to somehow else, you wont be disappointed, and if I wasnt a skint student I would put a money bet on this to back me up!
For those PMing me, this is what to look for, do not ask where to obtain them.

Planet.Earth.720p.HDDVD.x264-MEDiEVAL (1280x720 resolution video, 1.47gb an episode, 16gb for the pack, requires a fairly recent PC to play them 2005+ 3ghz P4/64 3400+ minimum recommended or latest generation console once software is about,)


Planet.Earth.1080p.HDDVD.x264-AJP (1920x1200 resolution video, 4.37gb an episode, 48gb for the pack, very little affordable PC hardware can play this right now, I don't know if latest consoles can)

As was said, normal TV just cannot do Planet Earth justice, Hi Definition Planet Earth is utterly stunning

Some useful HDTV links below, 28% of USA has a HDTV and increasing, Europe will be catching up soon enough, Sky just promised alot more primetime content, BBC and ITV are launching HD Freesat (Where Sky Digital gets its unencrypted FTV content from like all the BBC and ITV channels, channel4 is interested in the HD freesat upgrade...):





this is really worth buying for the extras and quality...and unless your PC monitor is 1920x1280 you wont be able to watch the 1080p version.
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