Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Blue Planet |
Actors: James Buchli, Toni Myers
Director: Ben Burtt
Genres: Kids & Family, Documentary
From the unique vantage point of 200 miles above Earth's surface, we see how natural forces - volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes - affect our world, and how a powerful new force - humankind - has begun to alter the face... more »
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Judy M. from YUCCA VALLEY, CA
Reviewed on 6/17/2010...
Put on your spacesuit and buckle up! You are about go on an amazing adventure! You will learn about our beautiful blue planet from a cosmic perspective. See the earth lit up from nightly lightning displays and man's artificial lighting. Get a God's eye view perspective of volcanoes, hurricanes and massive craters from asteroids of long ago. See the damage that our human existence is having on this fragile planet, from the burning of our valuable rain forests at the rate of an acre per second, contributing to the extinction of over 100 species of life every day, to the pollution of our vital oceans through chemical dumping and oil spills. We have created a hole in the fragile ozone (that keeps the Earth's atmosphere livable) the size of Europe. It is up to us to protect and to nourish this beautiful home of ours. It's home to all of us and it's the only home that we have!
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A. B. Kutlu | 08/05/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Move on to "Planet Earth" for everything this bluray isn't...
I normally refrain from posting negative reviews in case it's a question of taste and I may be in conflict with other people in that respect.
However in this case I am pretty sure this is a title to avoid for everybody. Especially when there is such an alternative as Planet Earth which presents a hundred times the content and imagery this IMAX adaptation strives to deliver.. and fails..
First of all, this is a very lousy transfer. They didn't bother remastering the 40 minute footage and the "dirt" of the master is visible in every frame. It wouldn't have taken a large team to edit them out. Frankly it's the most disappointing bluray transfer I've seen out of the 40 or more bluray titles I have.
Secondly, the narration, disjointed topics, duration of many of the space imagery which drag on for minutes without any movement contribute to a mindnumbingly boring viewing experience. You'll notice you'll be hardpressed not to forward to the next scene every other minute (and let's admit it, there are not that many to start with)
There's also an older similar bonus segment in the bluray, with even worse visuals and mostly resembling SD instead of HD in many places..
In short, I'd strongly suggest you skip this bluray in favor of the stunning Planet Earth if you've not grabbed it yet."
Kelly Messier | Assonet, Ma. | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this for my 4 year old son's birthday last year because he has a fascination with air planes and I was trying to get him interested in the space program. Let's just say when I first played it, even my husband stopped what he was doing and came over and sat down. We have a large screen TV and it makes you feel like you are really there! The sounds and colors are vivid. And even when there is no sound, the sights are just so amazing you don't need it- I think that's part of it's magic. Maybe it's just that space is such an unknown and elusive place, but when it shows the view of our planet from space you just get goosebumps. This is a wonderful dvd to pull out on those rainy/snowy days. No matter how many times we have watched it, it still evokes a sense of awe and reverence."
A. Armetta | 03/31/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
The cover picture and text on the package leads one to expect space shuttle photo journey, but it is more like a 4th grade science class with intermittent space video. It is about 20% space video and 80% ground level shots. With low-level information like,"On Earth there is a gas called oxygen, which we need to survive...." Great for the kids, yes, but adults may be disappointed."