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Planet Earth II

Model: R-124826-8

SKU: 326628 Product ID: 853033

Format ‐ 4K Ultra HD

Genre ‐ TV Documentary

Rating ‐ PG

Consumer Advice ‐ Mild themes and predatory animal behaviour

Release Date ‐ 29/03/17

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Description

    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 experience the world from the viewpoint of animals themselves. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II takes you closer than ever before.

    Islands
    For some, remote islands offer sanctuary away from the mainland: the tiny pygmy three-toed sloth only survives because of the peace and safety offered by its Caribbean island home, while seabirds like albatross thrive in predator-free isolation. But island life isn’t always easy. In the barren, volcanic islands of Galapagos, marine iguanas have been forced to find food in the ocean, but their ingenuity allows a raft of other animals to survive – including deadly racer snakes. At the end of the Earth, more than 1.5 million penguins appear to have found their version of paradise on an active, wave-battered volcano.

    Mountains
    In this episode we climb high into the world’s great mountain ranges. Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive up here, they are amongst the most elusive and mysterious on the planet. Witness for the first time ever four snow leopards filmed together as a mother and cub become trapped in a desperate fight between two rival males. Like crazy pole dancers, Grizzly bears comically scratch their backs on trees whilst a bobcat struggles to hunt for ducks without getting its feet wet.

    Jungles
    Jungles are the richest places on Earth. A magical world of surprise, drama and unforgettable wild characters. From the jungles of Brazil, home to caiman hunting jaguars and strange jungle dolphins that swim in the tree tops, to Costa Rica where ninja frogs fight huge wasps, we watch as the animals face life in the most competitive place on Earth. We follow alongside the beautiful indri as she bounces through the forest in Madagascar and stay out late at night to witness glow-in-the-dark creatures never before filmed! There are even mini ‘dragon lizards’ with a special trick to deal with life in the jungle!

    Deserts
    In this episode we visit the world’s deserts, a land of extremes that pushes life to the limit. Animals here have developed ingenious ways of dealing with the hostile conditions – giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on Earth. A pride of desert lions are so hungry they risk hunting a giraffe several times their size, whilst male sand grouse fly nearly 200 kilometres each day from their nests to the nearest waterhole, simply to collect water for their chicks – and when they arrive there are predators waiting for them. And, never filmed before, a tiny bat takes on one of the world’s deadliest scorpions just to get a meal.

    Grasslands
    Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the greatest gatherings of wildlife on Earth. The extraordinary creatures that live here must survive the most hostile seasons on the planet. From bizarre looking Saiga antelope in Asia, rarely seen by humans, to the giant ant-eaters of Brazil, grassland animals show remarkable survival techniques. In the flooded Okavango, lions take on formidable buffalo in epic battles, stunning bee-eaters ride on the back of ostriches like miniature jockeys, while caribou embark on great migrations, where they must cross paths with their nemesis, Arctic wolves.

    Cities
    Cities are growing at a faster rate than any other habitat on Earth. They may seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but for the bold this is a world of surprising opportunity. Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai, peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York’s skyscrapers and a million starlings perform spectacular aerial dances over Rome. We welcome some creatures into our cities; in Jodhpur langurs are revered as religious deities and in Harar locals live in harmony with wild hyenas. Many animals, however, are struggling to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of this environment will we choose to build cities that create a home for both us and for wildlife?

    *Please Note - Sections of this 4K Ultra HD Content Differ To The Australian Broadcast Version

Details

    Actors - David Attenborough

    Film Genre - TV Documentary

    Label - BBC

    Audio - English (DTS-HD 5.1)

    Subtitles - English

    Running Time - 300

    Aspect ratio - 1.78:1

    Region Coding - B

    TV Standard - HD

    Rating - PG

    Consumer Advice - Mild themes and predatory animal behaviour

    Year of Release - 2017

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - 4K Ultra HD

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great HDR test disc Plant Earth II is a great documentary and well worth watching in any format imho. The Blu Ray format is great but the 4K HDR version is visually fantastic and a noticeable step up on the Blu Ray version. As a bonus, I found that this disc was a great test disc for playing 4K using an Xbox One S. The first time I played it the disc's menus didn't show. After a bit of fiddling with the Xbox setting I got the disc's menu to display. While changing the settings I also noticed that the colour setting on the Xbox were set by default to 8-bit colour (and stopping the HDR features of the disc). Changing the setting to allow 10-bit and 12-bit made a notable difference to the vibrancy of the colours.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing From the very start to finish this program is fascinating, from around all parts of the world it really opens your eyes of what the earth really has to offer. The 4K HDR work on this program is hands down the best you will see at this point in time absolutely stunning.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular experience Truly impressive picture and sound quality, great representation of the format's capabilities Furthermore it is entertaining
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning This UHD HDR disc has astonishing clarity. All the animals appear almost 3D against the surrounding background. Highly recommended, especially if you want to show off your 4K HDR telly.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best picture I've ever seen! This is the first 4K title to be played on my new 4K player and all I can say is WOW! The picture and sound are just so crisp and sharp that you'd feel like you're actually standing in front of and living with them! Now I've just got to convince my family! What will my next 4K title be? Maybe a 4K Harry Potter??
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic It was amazing quality contents alwats finding out new things David Attenborough is just brilliant
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeously impressive I love David Attenborough's documentaries and I bought this without having seen the program when it was broadcast. I have quite a few 4K titles already but this... AMAZING! Just amazing! This looked absolutely stunning on my HDR Samsung 4K TV. There are a few scenes that are shot in only 1080p, but by far the majority is in crystal clear 4K that shows you why you shelled out that extra dosh for HDR. Fans of the original Planet Earth series from a decade ago will be in for some beautiful eye candy as shooting techniques have evolved with new equipment to give this nature series a wonderfully cinematic feel, helped immensely by the soundtrack written by Hans Zimmer. A definite MUST HAVE for nature documentary lovers and as a demo disc for 4K.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Planet Earth II Planet Earth II is a brilliant 4K blu ray. crisp picture and TrueHD audio.
Date published: 2018-02-09
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