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Blue Planet: Seas of Life 1 & 2

Overview

The BBC documentary about the world's great bodies of water, The Blue Planet, comes to DVD with this twin-pack of DVDs. The episodes contained in this package are "Ocean World, "Frozen Seas, "Open Ocean, and "The Deep." Both discs contain behind-the-scenes footage, fact files, photo galleries, and interviews with the filmmakers who helped create the breathtaking footage captured in this series. The discs offer a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Anyone with ...
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Overview

The BBC documentary about the world's great bodies of water, The Blue Planet, comes to DVD with this twin-pack of DVDs. The episodes contained in this package are "Ocean World, "Frozen Seas, "Open Ocean, and "The Deep." Both discs contain behind-the-scenes footage, fact files, photo galleries, and interviews with the filmmakers who helped create the breathtaking footage captured in this series. The discs offer a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Anyone with an interest in science or underwater photography should find this disc both informative and entertaining.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind-the-scenes featurettes; Interview with cameraman Doug Allen; Blue Planet music video; Photo gallery; Fact files; Interview with "The Deep" researcher Penny Allen
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Editorial Reviews

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Far from being just another documentary about fish, the BBC's informative and hypnotic The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring, diving boldly into Earth's final frontier. David Attenborough narrates this wet and wild journey, which features breathtaking underwater photography taken literally from sea to shining sea, and then some. This set culls four of the program's eight captivating parts, beginning with the fact-filled "Ocean World," with discussions of everything from the power of the blue whale to how the sun and moon help control and tame the ocean. "Frozen Seas" ventures into the Arctic and Antarctic, unrelenting habitats where only the toughest survive -- specifically, plankton, clams, walruses, and humpback whales, among others. "Open Ocean" explores an immense expanse of the seabed that thrives a staggering five miles below the surface. Stagger? Actually, you'd be crushed! Finally, "The Deep" plumbs the oceans' darkest depths, where perpetual night, pressure extremes, and some of the planet's wildest life forms thrive. Another four-part set includes the series' remaining episodes. The Blue Planet deftly urges inquisitive landlubbers to dive deep into murky brine, a daunting prospect made marvelously inviting by Attenborough and producer Alastair Fothergill, the former head of BBC-TV's natural history department.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • UPC: 794051165022
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Time: 3:16:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Vol. 1 - Open Ocean/The Deep
1. Introduction [1:26]
2. Open Ocean Hunting [4:03]
3. Manta Rays and Fish Eggs [4:06]
4. Predators in the Dark [2:58]
5. Predator's Ball [4:48]
6. Floating and Flotsam [7:37]
7. Volcanoes and Ocean Islands [4:48]
8. Giants at the Mount [2:36]
9. Hunting Anchovetta [3:32]
10. Spinner Dolphins [3:52]
11. Seasonal Changes [3:07]
12. Diving Birds [5:15]
1. Introduction [1:44]
2. The Twilight Zone [4:06]
3. 3,500 Meters Down [2:36]
4. The Dark Zone [3:50]
5. Pyrotechnic Displays [3:43]
6. Headlights and Charges [5:01]
7. Rising to the Top [2:43]
8. The Bottom of the Sea [6:15]
9. Deep Sea Predators [5:40]
10. The Abyssal Plain [3:04]
11. Mid Ocean Ridges [5:06]
12. How Life Began [4:59]
Side #2 -- Vol. 2 - Ocean World/Frozen Seas
1. Blue Whales [2:41]
2. Series Introduction [2:24]
3. Waves and Weather [3:18]
4. Seamounts and Sharks [4:00]
5. Sardine Shoal [6:12]
6. Albatross Colony [2:58]
7. Night Migrations [2:34]
8. Ridley Turtles [4:34]
9. Herring Bonanza [5:56]
10. Grey Whale Hunt [8:13]
11. Deep Sea Scavengers [2:36]
12. Squid Spawning [3:12]
1. Introduction [1:57]
2. The Arctic Circle [2:30]
3. Bears and Beluga Whales [4:09]
4. Foxes and Seals [3:19]
5. Seal Hunt [4:11]
6. Summer Migrations [4:36]
7. Walruses and Whales [4:53]
8. The Antarctic Circle [3:30]
9. Chinstrap Penguins [6:04]
10. Krill Feeding Frenzy [4:48]
11. Emperor Penguins [5:01]
12. Leopard Seal Attack [3:44]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Vol. 1 - Open Ocean/The Deep
   Play in Order
   Special Features
      Making of Open Ocean
      Making of The Deep
      Interview With Researcher Penny Allen
      Fact Files
      Photo Gallery
   Open Ocean
      Play
      Chapter Index
   The Deep
      Play
      Chapter Index
Side #2 -- Vol. 2 - Ocean World/Frozen Seas
   Play in Order
   Special Features
      Making of Ocean World
      Doug Allen Interview
      Photo Gallery
      Making of Frozen Seas
      Music Video
      Fact Files
   Ocean World
      Play
      Scene Selection
   Frozen Seas
      Play
      Scene Selection
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