Big-E said:The arctic parts of Planet Earth were pretty sad so I hope that they don't show too much sad stuff. It really sucked seeing that bear go to sleep and die after it couldn't take the baby walrus out.
The Emperor penguins scene was quite depressing as well.Big-E said:The arctic parts of Planet Earth were pretty sad so I hope that they don't show too much sad stuff. It really sucked seeing that bear go to sleep and die after it couldn't take the baby walrus out.
Edmond Dantès said:The Emperor penguins scene was quite depressing as well.
Jake. said:why wouldn't you want that included? death is part of life, especially in the arctic.
They've learnt their lesson with the Life/Oprah debacle, as Human Planet retained its original narration in the US and Frozen Planet's will most likely be retained as well.Qwomo said:Narrated by Tyra Banks in America.
Zaptruder said:Would be nice if he could've done a city/architecture documentary, like the last episode of the Human Planet series.
Two of the greatest series ever produced by the BBC, well worth owning.mclem said:I've mentioned a couple of times, but way back when he started out making documentaries - with Life On Earth - there were another two similar documentary series of similar quality; Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man (looking at how scientific and cultural developments shaped the human race) and Kenneth Clark's Civilisation (looking at the development of art, architecture and philosophy through the ages).
Both are phenomenal. Although, yes, I'd like to see a more modern take on those. Particularly covering the huge tracts of development that Civilisation couldn't.
Edmond Dantès said:Two of the greatest series ever produced by the BBC, well worth owning.
Referring to someone as a legend or a great man seems pretty common now, almost nonchalantly, but David is genuinely deserving of those terms.mclem said:And who commissioned them? Why, David Attenborough, while he was Controller of BBC2.
He's not just a natural history god, he's also a television exec who *gets what's good*.
(And he also played at the proms in 2009. On a floor polisher.)
http://store.discovery.com/blue-planet-blu-ray-disc/detail.php?p=264656Gaaraz said:Can anyone please tell me if Blue Planet was ever released in HD? Cannot find it anywhere, not on Blu-Ray nor online.
I really hope they release a massive David Attenborough collection on Blu-Ray sometime, would be instabuy for me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6nm9k3JKvYHyphen said:Wow! This is exactly the kind of thing that gets me excited. I've never really been into the "wildlife" HD programmes, I much prefer the ones aimed at the general environment, more specifically giant mountains of ice. Is it me, or is there a lack of HD material already out there that covers this kind of stuff. I've got Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World and an IMAX presentation called Antarctica, but I haven't found anything else. Anybody know of any more I could find?
Many thanks, but I'm in the UK and can't really get that from the US.Edmond Dantès said:http://store.discovery.com/blue-planet-blu-ray-disc/detail.php?p=264656
According to some of the reviews, it's not remastered in HD, just an upscaled version on Blu-ray. A remastered BBC Blu-ray is not going to happen I'm afraid, they're concentrating on producing new material, rather than going back and re-releasing older series.
George Fenton's work on Planet Earth was astonishing, as was his work on the Blue Planet and Life.Vibri said:
David Attenborough visited the North Pole for the first time in his career.
A pack of 25 wolves bring down a bison filmed simultaneously from ground and air to bring a totally fresh insight.
A crew films 22 attacks by killer whales on seals in Antarctica. With the help of a pair of scientists, who satellite tagged the pod, the crew were able to follow them day and night, filming the killer whales as they teamed up to generate giant waves to knock seals from the ice floes. Pioneering use of the aerial camera mounted onto the yacht, a second stabilised camera and a polecam enabled the crew to capture multiple angles on this remarkable behaviour.
Ground-breaking footage of a rapidly advancing glacier.
Multiple camera shoot of a major calving event as a giant iceberg was spawned off Greenland.
Extensive aerial filming of Antarctica, capturing unique images of the molten heart of a live volcano.
The crew endured katabatic winds of 148mph while filming Adélie penguins in spring.
The fascinating life-cycle of the woolly bear caterpillar is revealed. Instead of turning into a moth the same year it hatches from the egg, the caterpillar freezes solid each winter and then thaws and resumes eating in spring. It takes 14 years to complete its life-cycle!
While they knelt on the ice edge, the crew were forced to look up at giant killer whales spy-hopping above their heads they and their cameras got covered in oily whale breath!
The spring team captured the spectacular moment when a giant frozen waterfall gave way and released the flow of a major Arctic river in Canada.
By mounting an aerial camera to a trawler, the team captured a new perspective on the melting ice world of the Arctic in summer. They had a close encounter with a hunting
female polar bear, which came within 15 feet of them.
A crew spent nine weeks in the company of Arctic wolves to capture unique interactions between the parents and their cubs.
A crew spent two months at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia, on a beach where they had to build metal skirts to defend themselves against attacks from territorial seals.
For the two months of peak breeding season, the Adélie penguin crew was surrounded by nearly 500,000 penguins the noise and chaos nearly drove them insane!
A crew captured the first-ever film of leopard seals exploding from the sea and snatching Adélies from ice floes.
A crew spent three days chiselling their way through a labyrinth of sea ice to squeeze through a 1m sq hole to scuba dive with emperor penguins.
First aerial images of baby belugas aquaplaning on their mothers' backs shot from a helicopter 300m above the water's surface.
Dramatic images of musk ox fights first extensive fight sequence ever shot.
The mating battles of caribou were filmed for the first time from the air.
The crew filmed on foot with snow-shoes and cross-country skis in temperatures of -50°C. Their eyes froze shut and plastic camera parts snapped easily.
The team were able to film a polynya a giant hole in the ice that stays open all winter crammed full with the total world population of spectacled eider ducks.
Two cameramen each spent 87 hours (5,200 minutes) underwater at temperatures of almost -2°C in order to film brinicles icy fingers of death growing for the first time.
The first time that the world's smallest carnivorous mammal the least weasel has been filmed plucking the fur from its vole prey and making a macabre fur duvet to snuggle into.
First exploration of the bizarre crystal-filled ice caves on Mt Erebus volcano by the film crew, in collaboration with a team of scientists.
The first aerial images of the South Pole were filmed from a Twin Otter at -50°C. The camera froze solid on one flight.
A crew followed Danish Special Forces as they patrolled Northern Greenland on dog sled through the depths of winter.
David Attenborough stood at the North Pole on sea ice that is only a couple of metres thick.
David Attenborough accompanied a team of Norwegian biologists who do an annual health check on Svalbard's polar bears, spending time with the bear while it was tranquillised on the ground.
Climbing specialist Tim Fogg spent three days rigging ropes and pulleys so the crew could descend 60m down into the heart of the Greenland ice sheet inside a recently formed moulin (vertical shaft in the ice).
A crew followed in the footsteps of Frank Hurley, to match his photographs of the glaciers of South Georgia and document the mammoth changes which have occurred to the ice since Shackleton visited the island only 100 years ago.
The British Antarctic Survey assisted Frozen Planet in the first filming of the collapse of the Wilkins Ice Shelf an area of ice the size of Jamaica which broke up, resulting in hundreds of giant icebergs.