PBS Series 'Nature' Bound For Blu-ray

Posted Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke
In the Valley of Wolves, Shark Mountain [Blu-ray Box Art]

The Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series 'Nature' is headed to high-def with a quartet of releases due on Blu-ray this May.

Now in its 26th season on PBS, 'Nature' has traveled the globe, worked with the world's foremost natural history filmmakers, set the benchmark for natural history programs on television, and received more than 400 media awards in the process.

Marking the high-def debut of indie distributor Questar, the company will bring four stand-alone volumes of 'Nature' to Blu-ray on May 20: 'Desert Lions,' 'In the Valley of the Wolves,' 'Under Antarctic Ice' and 'Shark Mountain.'

Each volume contains two similarly-themed episodes of the series, spread across a single BD-25 single-layer disc and presented in 1080p video (at 1.78:1 widescreen) and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio.

There are no announced supplements.

Suggested list price for each volume is $24.99.

You'll find specs for all four 'Nature' releases linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under May 20.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Questar's next-gen debut in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Nature' Blu-ray releases.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Nature: Desert Lions (Blu-ray)
Nature: In the Valley of the Wolves (Blu-ray)
Nature: Under Antarctic ice (Blu-ray)
Nature: Shark Mountain (Blu-ray)
Tags: Questar, TV on High-Def, Disc Announcements (all tags)