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Planet Earth / The Blue Planet: Seas of Life - COLLECTOR'S EDITION (2007)  

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cover Planet Earth / The Blue Planet: Seas of Life

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Country: , 950 minutes

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Medium: Original DVD

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Planet Earth
Run Time: 10 hours 3 minutes

This program collects two highly acclaimed productions: THE BLUE PLANET: SEAS OF LIFE, which focuses on the activities underneath the world's vast stretches of water; and PLANET EARTH, which documents the entire globe in extraordinary detail.

The Planet Earth DVD Set will amaze with magnificent views of previously unseen animal behaviors and stunning locations around the world. Eleven episodes narrated by activist and actress Sigourney Weaver go from pole to pole, dive deep into the ocean and soar into the air to track some of the most stunning views of creatures in their habitats. The Planet Earth series DVDs take nature videos to a whole new level, for anyone fascinated by the beings that inhabit the Earth.

More than five years in the making, the Planet Earth DVD Set redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking and continues the Discovery Channel mission to provide the highest quality programming in the world.

Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver narrates this 11-part series. The Planet Earth series DVDs will amaze with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time and unprecedented high-definition production techniques.

Features:

- 11 episodes and bonus materials
- A behind-the-scenes look at the equipment, technology and danger that went into the making of this incredible series
- Behind-the-scenes featurettes on each episode
- Bonus disc featuring "The Future" documentary – a three-part companion series revealing the vulnerability of the natural history of earth.

Pole to Pole
Follow the sun as it touches the lives of creatures across the planet, bringing a fresh understanding of how the world is interconnected. From African herds migrating hundreds of miles in search of water to desperate animal hunts, Pole to Pole examines how the seasons produce the greatest spectacles on Earth.

Mountains
Tour the planet's mightiest mountain ranges and meet the rare animals that inhabit them. From a never-before-seen hunt by snow leopards on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas to a family of pumas struggling to survive the unstable weather of the Andes, Mountains reveals life on the planet's highest peaks.

Deep Ocean
In the Planet Earth videos, explore the depths of the planet's oceans and discover some of this mysterious world's most spectacular species. From light shows performed by squids to the blue whale, the largest animal to ever exist, Deep Ocean investigates the waters that cover two-thirds of the Earth's surface yet remain largely unknown.

Deserts
Voyage to the world's harshest environments and learn how life manages to keep a precarious hold in every desert. From the llama-like guanacos of Chile's Atacama Desert that survive by licking dew from cactus spines to lions that scour arid Namibia for antelopes, Deserts unravels the secrets behind survival in unimaginable conditions.

Ice Worlds
Venture to the poles of our planet and find the harshest wild lands, where seasonal change is extreme. From emperor penguins which defy the coldest conditions on Earth to the polar bear that emerges from hibernation with her new cubs, Ice Worlds explores an ecosystem in which few could survive.

Shallow Sea
Dive into the planet's shallow waters where sunlight reaches the seabed and find an explosion of life. From the rarely seen cooperation between snakes and fish hunting for food to the journey of a humpback whale and her newborn calf traveling thousands of miles in search of food, Shallow Seas explores the rarely seen sights of the world's mighty oceans.

Great Plains
Trek to the Earth's largest land habitats, where vast open spaces play host to the biggest groups of animals in the world. From the 2,000 mile migration undertaken by three million caribou in the Arctic tundra to a pride of 30 starving lions hunting elephants, Great Plains reveals the most impressive migrations and boldest hunts on the planet.

Jungles
Delve deep into this ecosystem, beyond the flourishing plant life, and find an environment that tests each animal's survival skills. From the elaborate mating rituals of New Guinea's birds of paradise to the territorial battles of chimpanzees, Jungles examines an environment that occupies only three percent of the planet and yet is home to more than half the world's species.

Fresh Water
Follow rivers as they course from mountain to the sea, nourishing unique and dramatic wildlife. From the world's deepest lake inhabited by the only species of freshwater seal to a stunning look at the world's highest waterfall, Fresh Water offers a unique perspective on the secret lives teeming in our purest waters.

Seasonal Forests
In the Planet Earth DVD Set, Investigate these temperate regions and find some of the most elusive creatures and well-adapted plant life on Earth. From the giant sequoia tree ten times the size of a blue whale to the trackless Siberian forests where just 40 Amur leopards remain, Forests brings to life a seemingly familiar world that remains largely unexplored.

Caves
Descend into the only habitat not directly driven by sunlight to discover some of the most peculiar creatures on Earth. From Borneo's Deer Cave where five million bats roost to cave swiftlets that build nests from saliva, Caves digs deep into an underground world few people have ever explored.



The Blue Planet
Run Time: 7 hours 38 minutes

The Blue Planet DVD set, features the impressive journey, in eight episodes, through an exotic coral reef to the never- before-seen depths of the ocean floor. From the same producers of the award-winning Plant Earth, you will see the most comprehensive exploration of the world's oceans. The Blue Planet Seas Of Life DVD provide footage taken over a six year period and this underwater excursion will astound anyone who watches it.

The Blue Planet DVD set is from the producers of the Emmy® Award-winning Planet Earth and is another highly-acclaimed series featuring the most extensive exploration of the Earth oceans to date. Plunge into the mysterious deep with Blue Planet: Seas of Life, the definitive natural history of what goes on beneath the waters that cover our world.

The Blue Planet Seas Of Life DVD is narrated by Pierce Brosnan and Sir David Attenborough, and this eight episode series takes viewers on an epic journey, revealing everything from exotic coral reef spectacles to never-before-seen things that go bump in the dark depths of the ocean floor. Featuring exclusive interviews with the scientists and production team, this six year collaboration between Discovery Channel and the BBC will forever change how our planet oceans are viewed.

5-Disc DVD Set includes:

- All eight episodes newly presented in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and 16:9 Letterbox.
- Bonus material includes new interviews with filmmakers and scientists.

Episode 1: Frozen Seas
Animals living in and out of the water face their greatest challenge in the crippling polar winters. Breathtaking, rare footage shows how animals survive in these hostile environments.

Episode 2: Coral Seas
A coral reef is one of the most stunning sights on earth; a riot of color, teeming with fish. But this seeming tropical paradise is a Darwinian battleground where every species is locked in a daily life and death struggle, including the coral itself.

Episode 3: Open Ocean
Venture into the largest section of open ocean in the world, where endless blue stretches in every direction. This blue wilderness can seem like an empty desert, but here the ocean's fiercest, fastest and most ruthless predators stalk their prey over immense distances.

Episode 4: The Deep
Two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, but we've only explored about one percent of the ocean floor. With the help of space-age submersibles, take a spectacular journey to previously unreachable depths.

Episode 5: Tidal Seas
Watch as the tidal seas explode with life "“ thanks to the ever-present tug of the moon's gravity "“ and learn why tidal marshes are one of the most ecologically productive parts of the world.

Episode 6: Coasts
The boundary between land and sea serves as a demarcation line between the beach-loving creatures that live onshore and the hungry predators that wait just beneath the surface of the water.

Episode 7: Seasonal Seas
Shafts of sunlight radiate through the ocean's 'ceiling' and provide energy for the myriad creatures that live in the temperate sea, the richest of all underwater habitats.

Episode 8: Ocean World
The oceans are an integral part of the Earth's life cycle, influencing weather systems and supporting an enormous range of life. Explore the sheer scale, power and complexity of the mysterious oceans that govern our blue planet.

Bonus Feature
Interviews with the filmmakers and scientists, including, Doug Allan, Rick Rosenthal, Dr. Martha Holmes, and Mike deGruy

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