More 'Planet Earth' Blu-rays On the Way

Posted Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The epic 2006 documentary series narrated by David Attenborough is getting special and limited editions on Blu-ray this October.

In an early announcement to retailers, BBC/Warner will be releasing 'Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - Special Edition' and 'Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - Limited Edition' on October 4.

With an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, and from the makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, shot entirely in high definition, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. A stunning television experience that captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this blockbuster series takes you on an unforgettable journey through the daily struggle for survival in Earth's most extreme habitats. Planet Earth takes you to places you have never seen before, to experience sights and sounds you may never experience anywhere else.

Each 6-Disc set will include a number of features including:

• One 10-minute behind the scenes program for each episode
• Planet Earth: The Future documentary on the environmental issues raised by Planet Earth
• Commentary on select episodes
• Great Planet Earth Moments featurette
• Snow Leopard: Beyond the Myth featurette on the snow leopards that annually visit a cave in the mountains of Pakistan
• Secrets of the Maya Underworld featurette on the freshwater pools in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula
• Elephant Nomads of the Namib Desert featurette on two female elephants trying to raise their young in the Namib Desert
• "Music Only" viewing option
• Sneak Peek at Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill's next project: Frozen Planet

The Limited Edition set will also come housed in globe-style packaging.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray sets is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - Special Edition' and 'Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - Limited Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under October 4.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - Special Edition (Blu-ray)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - Limited Edition (Blu-ray)
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