DVD Review: The Blue Planet - Seas of Life (5-disc Special Edition)
By June L. Nov 2, 2007, 15:00 GMT
Before creating the monumental Planet Earth, producer Alastair Fothergill and his team from the BBC put together one of the most breathtaking explorations of the world\'s oceans ever assembled, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life. The winner of two Emmy(R) Awards, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries of the deep in ways never before imagined. It is now being ...more
The double EMMY winner (Outstanding Cinematography Non-Fiction and Outstanding Music Composition for George Fenton’s score) The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is a gem to own and view multiple times.
In this incredible production one can explore the oceans of the world, see the mysterious, the grotesque, the humor and the drama that exist beneath the blue waves, in a manner more vivid than ever seen before.
From the BBC, producer Alastair Fothergill and his intrepid team the viewer is given this great treasure trove of marine knowledge. If you think that you know about the ocean, think again. There are so many mysteries, and such a unique variety of life forms that exist in the water environment, it is more like visiting off planet than simply looking at our near neighbors.
It is hard to keep unemotional when describing this production. Words such as monumental, breathtaking, stunning and amazing come easily to mind. There are moments of sheer beauty, and others of grim terror, what lurks in the depths is incredible, and what a treat to be able to see this production in the comfort of our homes.
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is presented in a special edition of five discs, four discs for the show and special features, and an extra disc with bonus special features.
Discs 1-4 have eighty minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with Alastair Fothergill, cameraman Doug Allan and researcher Penny Allen, a featurette called Deep Trouple that explores the impact of civilization on the world’s oceans, photo galleries and fact files.
There is more than 392 minutes of playing time in the feature. The bonus disc has Amazon Abyss, Dive to Shark Volcano, Between the Tides, and Antarctica.
This is a set to own!