Blue Planet - Seas of Life

Blue Planet - Seas of Life

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Five years in the making, the elaborate British-American documentary series Blue Planet: Seas of Life was created for the purpose of revealing "the complete natural history of our planet." At least those were the words of the series' narrator, the renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. By focusing on the world'sSee more details below

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Five years in the making, the elaborate British-American documentary series Blue Planet: Seas of Life was created for the purpose of revealing "the complete natural history of our planet." At least those were the words of the series' narrator, the renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. By focusing on the world's oceans, the series charted such concepts as evolution, the food chain, survival of the fittest, and the future of that omnipresent non-sea creature known as Man. Many of the underwater images qualified as "firsts," boldly going where no photographer had gone before. Even when the narrative portions of the program lagged, the slack was taken up by the brilliant visuals. Originally lasting eight 50-minute episodes and boasting a budget of ten million dollars, Blue Planet: Seas of Life debuted in England over the BBC on September 12, 2001, then was broadcast in America over the Discovery Channel beginning January 28, 2002.

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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 volume includes two 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. 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2007
UPC:
0883929030811
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:32:00
Sales rank:
5,532

Special Features

Closed Caption; Eighty minutes of behind-the-scenes footage - one 1-minute featurette for each episode; Interviews with producer Alastair Fothergill, cameraman Daug Allan and researcher Penny Allen; Deep trouble - a compelling exploration of the impact of civilization on the oceans; Photo galleries; Fact files

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
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 Pinguins [6:04]
10. Krill Feeding Frenzy [4:48]
11. Emperor Penguins [5:01]
12. Leopard Seal Attack [3:44]
Disc #2 -- The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
1. Introduction [:00]
2. Open Ocean Hunting [:00]
3. Manta Rays and Fish Eggs [:00]
4. Predators in the Dark [:00]
5. Predator's Ball [:00]
6. Floating and Flotsam [:00]
7. Volcanoes and Ocean Islands [:00]
8. Giants at the Mount [:00]
9. Hunting Anchovetta [:00]
10. Spinner Dolphins [:00]
11. Seasonal Changes [:00]
12. Diving Birds [:00]
1. Introduction [1:26]
2. Twilight Zone [4:03]
3. 500 Meters Down [4:06]
4. The Dark Zone [2:58]
5. Pyrotechnic Displays [4:48]
6. Headlights and Charges [7:37]
7. Rising to the Top [4:48]
8. The Bottom of the Sea [2:36]
9. Deep Sea Predators [3:32]
10. The Abyssal Plain [3:52]
11. Mid Ocean Ridges [3:07]
12. How Life Began [5:15]
Disc #3 -- The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
1. Introduction [1:21]
2. Struggle to Survive [3:23]
3. The Blooming Sea [3:26]
4. Dining on Plankton [5:00]
5. The Kelp Forest [4:39]
6. Darkness and Dawn [3:54]
7. Finding Food [3:24]
8. Crustacean Summer [5:37]
9. Seasons Change [5:52]
10. Birth and Death [3:11]
11. Spring in the South [4:17]
12. Herring Hunt [4:28]
1. Introduction [1:36]
2. How Coral Grows [3:53]
3. Inside the Reef [3:14]
4. Attack and Defence [4:40]
5. Ravenous Parrotfish [4:27]
6. Homes and Hunters [4:25]
7. Living Larders [3:52]
8. When Night Falls [5:34]
9. Sex on the Reef [4:58]
10. Cuttlefish and Whales [3:13]
11. The Corals Spawn [2:58]
12. Stormy Season [5:45]
Disc #4 -- The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
1. Introduction [1:48]
2. Incredible Tides [3:50]
3. Under the Sand [2:54]
4. Hungry Bears, Surfing Snails [4:02]
5. Hunting in the Shallows [5:56]
6. Charging Tides [3:26]
7. The Worst of the Waves [2:27]
8. In the Weaker Currents [7:31]
9. Fighting for Seashells [3:40]
10. Foraging Predators [3:30]
11. Briny Tides and Red Crabs [5:45]
12. Extraordinary Hunters [3:47]
1. Introduction [1:21]
2. Seagoing Lizards [4:02]
3. Laying Eggs [3:23]
4. Hunting Hatchlings [4:39]
5. Fish out of Water [2:48]
6. Seabird Cities [4:03]
7. Predators and Prey [4:18]
8. In the Southern Ocean [5:07]
9. Whales and Walruses [4:11]
10. Elephant Seals [5:19]
11. Killer Whale Attack [5:00]
12. Death of a Sea Lion Pup [4:11]
Disc #5 -- The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
1. Introduction [2:24]
2. Expedition Begins [3:40]
3. Mystery in the Water [4:56]
4. Heart of the Amazon [3:54]
5. Giant Otters [4:15]
6. Giang Catfish [6:28]
7. Streams and Pools [2:40]
8. The Virgin Forest [4:32]
9. Deeper Water [5:04]
10. Botos [3:14]
11. Life in the Abyss [4:47]
12. Fianl Day [5:46]
1. Introduction [3:00]
2. Diving Deep [1:30]
3. Reef Whitetip Sharks [3:33]
4. Destroyed Coral Reef [4:34]
5. Nightime Sharks [4:32]
6. Trouble Underwater [6:20]
7. Blacktips Shark [6:07]
8. Silvertip Rumor [4:58]
9. Silky Sharks [4:48]
10. Deep Sharks [5:24]
11. Hammerheads [4:40]
12. Decompression [1:45]
1. Introduction [:44]
2. Antarctic From Above [3:51]
3. Land of the Ice [5:26]
4. Penguins and Birds [5:07]
5. Snowy Petrols [7:31]
6. Race for the South Pole [6:19]
1. Introduction [:42]
2. Last Great Wilderness [5:49]
3. Early Morning Tide [3:35]
4. Changing Tides [6:55]
5. Midday Tide [6:47]
6. Wake of the Storm [5:56]

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