- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 2
- Genre: Documentary
- Starring: David Attenborough
- Studio: BBC
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
In one of the most ambitious landmark series, Planet Earth II allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, this series explores the unique characteristics of Earth’s most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail. For the first time, viewers are immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II will take you closer than ever before.
This is the BBC’s most gorgeous documentary series to date. Planet Earth II has plenty of new elements to admire. The show is eager to share. Narrator David Attenborough, sitting in a hot air balloon above snow drenched mountaintops, checks off each general advancement during the pilot:
The filmmakers were able to get incredibly close to each animal thanks to innovative remote cameras.
Further advancements in technology also meant discovering previously unobtainable “wildlife dramas.”
We can see, hear, and admire these dramas better than ever, with clearer, brighter, and more comprehensive photography than has been possible prior to this.
Better yet, the progress Attenborough heartily expounds is more than evident on screen. Covering islands, mountains, jungles, deserts, grasslands, and cities, ¡°Planet Earth II¡± literally covers a lot of ground in its seven episodes (the final episode is a “making of”), always with an eye toward beauty and our quickly changing environments. Impossible sights are enticingly strung together, forming stories like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
Actually the 80 year old eyes have perfect 20/20 and what a treat they enjoyed. I’m an old guy living in a retirement community with a great retirement and a very tolerant wife of 57 years. We no longer take big vacations so I have a very generous budget for anything that plugs in, takes batteries, or is rechargeable. Bought the discs based on great reviews even before I had a 4K player. Good deal 40 bucks for the discs and then $575.00 for the player. (Didn’t share that whole deal with the “lady of the house”) Oppo and a 78inch 9000 series curved Samsung. If someone makes it better that what I saw on those discs I hope I’m alive to see it. The beauty of the product is mind boggling and how in the hell did that get those pictures? Which reminds me the “how we did it” disc is worth the $’s alone…great work you Brits.