May 13th, 2011 by thetvchick
BBC and Discovery have had me intrigued since their series “Life.” The imagery was astounding, and it was such an interesting look at wildlife and the planet. And now, they’ve done it again with “Human Planet.” It already aired on BBC but it’s now out on Blu-Ray for everyone to enjoy the beauty. It’s quite fascinating and I highly recommend it. The images itself are enough to just tune in and enjoy. One story that particularly stood out to me was the Tibet family that had to walk 60 miles in terrible conditions just to get the kids to school! There are many stories like that in “Human Planet,” all of which are equally moving and interesting.
Here’s the description:
Human Planet is the first BBC/Discovery Channel co-production to focus solely on human behavior. Since premiering in the UK, the series has received overwhelming critical acclaim including The Telegraph proclaiming, “it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before” and The Sun stating that it’s “visually stunning and utterly fascinating, this is seriously impressive stuff.” From the makers of Planet Earth, Life and Blue Planet, Human Planet focuses on humanities amazing, complex and profound relationship with nature. It weaves together 80 stories, many never told before, to illuminate humanity’s uncanny ability to adapt and live in every corner of our diverse world. Each episode centers on a particular habitat, and by using innovative and cutting edge filming techniques, reveals how its people have created astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity.
The box set features:
All eight episodes from the original UK broadcast version, presented by John Hurt, extending the home viewing experience with three hours of footage not seen in the North American broadcast. It will include the episode, Cities, which will be exclusive to the DVD and Blu-ray. Additionally, the DVD and Blu-ray will take viewers deeper into the heart of Human Planet with its set of ten Behind the Lens “making of” bonus features, and, exclusive to Blu-ray, a further “making of” feature called, Zanskar, accessible via BD-Live. Zanskar showcases the astonishing life struggles of a resilient group of people living at the edge of the Himalayas.
Also, there’s an awesome Facebook Trivia game you can play:
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