Blue Planet - WOW!!!

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  1. Bone Daddy

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    Just finished watching the `Blue Planet` on BBC1,superb filming/sound/etc,no wonder this thing took 5 years to film,does anyone know if this is being released on dvd,the soundtrack was stunning and to have it in 5.1 would take it to a whole new level <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
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    Glad to discover somebody else who was as bowled over by this show as I was. I'd been awar of the series for some time thanks to a brief screening of some footage show at a BBC Worldwide press event back in June, but even this couldn't prepare me properly for the true majesty of what eventually made it into the series (and that's only after the first episode).<br />Sadly, I completely forgot about the show last night, and missed the first few minutes while I was finishing off Josie and the Pussycats.

    On a positive note, BBC Worldwide does plan to release the show as its most impressive DVD release to date (decide for yourself just how difficult that might be) as a three-disc box set on 3 December for £34.99.

    Of course, we were informed about this several months ago, and as we've seen countless times before, things are always subject to change. As soon as I've got some concrete info on a definate release date and transfer/soundtrack/extras information I'll post it on the board.

    Oh yeah, be on the look out for Walking with Beasts as well, which we were also shown some footage from, and which also looks like a killer TV series.
     
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    I agree, a superb programme and the web site is also very good. Try the Blue Planet quiz!

    <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature</a>

    <br />Taz. <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
     
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    BLUE PLANET IS REPEATED THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON BBC1 16/09/01 FOR ANYONE THAT MISSED IT

    [ 15-09-2001: Message edited by: MORPH ]</p>
     
  5. Paul D

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    "I DON'T BLOODY BELIEVE IT!" (Victor Meldrew style)<br />I "had" planned to watch this series in the cinema room, to get the full "WOW" effect!. <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />But I sold my projector much quicker than I had expected, and it looks like a long wait to get the new one(right price/spec etc). <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />So it was back to the old TV, but i kept thinking how good it would have been. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br />I think the DVD option will be taken, when it comes out. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />It's funy how you only really miss something when it's gone. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
  6. Stuart Wright

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    Ah is that the projector you sold within a day of placing your advert on our classifieds page(s)? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    [ 15-09-2001: Message edited by: Spectre ]</p>
     
  7. Paul D

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    Stuart you are naughty!!! <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" />

    (But yes, it sold full price - in cash in less than 12 hours)
     
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    Yes I totally agree!

    It almost seems worth paying the licence money when we see programs like this from the BBC.

    By the way has anyone any idea how many parts "Blue Planet" is or how many weeks it runs for?

    Thanks<br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
     
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    ... some nonsense about a fish.
     
  10. Rambo John J

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    The music's good but them fishes are seriously ugly. If this is what happens when you don't get any daylight, I reckon I'll have to start getting out and about a bit more often, rather than being shut in a dark room watching movies.
     
  11. Mr.D

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    this might sound a bit hypocritical but I think the BBC nature dept has gone a bit overboard on digital effects ; I reckon the episode I saw the other night was about 30% CGI ( most of it not great) rather than real photography.

    I wasn't terribly keen on that ancient apocalypse series they did a few weeks either. Too much cheese not enough facts.
     
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    Spoilsports! <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" /> You've ruined it for me as I thought all the sounds and sights were real! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> You'll be telling me next that Santa Clause doesn't exist and that Elton John, Dale Winton, George Michael et al, aren't tooth fairies? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

    Regards

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    Well, although the thread seems to have died off now, I did promise I'd be back when i had specifications for the Blue Planet DVD release and here they are (although they aren't quite what we were hoping for, but then it's a BBC Worldwide release so what did you expect)...

    Released 3 December
    3 disc (DVD-9) digi-pack
    £34.99

    16:9 transfer (although no word if it will be anamorphic)

    stereo surround soundtrack (hoo boy!)

    Making Waves featurettes

    Deep Trouble (ecological documentary)

    Blue (5min theatrical short)

    Interview with the production team (Alastair Fothergill & Martha Holmes)

    Interview with composer George Fenton

    80 picture photo gallery with music from the series


    For anybody who cares, we've also had the details on the extras for Space, which is also released 3 December priced at £19.99.

    Photo and storyboards galleries

    Trailer

    Audio commentary with the production team

    Encyclopedia of space facts

    DVD-ROM material including links to Space and NASA sites
     
  15. Confucius

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    Maybe without the tooth.....
     

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