Planet Earth Ii [2 Disc] (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Language: : English
- Package Dimensions : 17 x 13.4 x 1.4 cm; 100 Grams
- Media Format : 4K, PAL
- Run time : 5 hours and 48 minutes
- Release date : 20 November 2019
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B07YMJNRB8
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Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the jungles, mountains, deserts, islands, grasslands and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breath-taking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before. EPISODES: Islands Mountains Jungles Deserts Grasslands Cities
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Planet Earth 2 is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful wildlife series ever produced. Plant Earth 2 was filmed in native UHD 4K... And boy does this series show it off in all it's glory. Believe me when I say nothing will prepare you for the utterly staggering and beguiling beauty you will see on the screen before you. It really is a sublime in every respect. .
Next is David Attenborugh's usual excellent narration which draws you into the magical world you are seeing on screen and at times feel you are actually living it. To aid this is a particularly beautiful and fitting soundtrack... As with all the planet series of wildlife documentaries, it is orchestral music of the highest order that will make you laugh at the comic antics of the wildlife, stare in awe or cower in terror and disbelief at what you are seeing... It really does put many Hollywood soundtracks to shame.
I won't bore you with more details as they have been said many times before, but I do emplore anyone in poession of the equipment capable of playing UHD 4K blu-ray to buy this highly regarded series without delay.... It really is a landmark production in every sense.
The BBC has produced, unsurprisingly for an organisation with a £3.5 billion annual budget, a worthy sequel with this latest offering . The camerawork is outstanding and one can only sit in awe as the various scenes unfold before our eyes . Kudos to the cameramen who must have spent many hours, no doubt often very uncomfortably, studying their subjects and then patiently waiting to record the animals with a clarity that we have not often seen .
We get to see sloths, iguanas lions and a whole host of other animals engaging in various aspects of their daily lives and the commentary is superb . Sir David Attenborough is not just a national treasure here in the UK, but a world treasure and he explains the action that we are witnessing with his usual clarity, conciseness and dry humour .
The soundtrack is overly intrusive and often leads the viewer by signalling in advance when we are to see danger or humour etc. . The old adage of "less is more" should perhaps have been the guiding principle for the producers when commissioning the score . It would certainly be great if the viewer were able to lessen the volume of the soundtrack without lowering the commentary and natural sound effects that are on display .
Overall, this is an outstanding natural history series that makes a great addition to my library and I would heartily recommend it to others . I have not awarded the full 5 stars because of the soundtrack issues, which may seem a trifle churlish but reflects my honest opinion .
The programme itself is extremely informative and was a pleasure to watch.