Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Blue Planet Seas of Life Vols 3 4|
Actor: David Attenborough
Director: Alastair Fothergill
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
See some of the most startling wildlife photography ever to have been shown on television! The Blue Planet: Seas of Life features amazing new discoveries and photographic breakthroughs in four episodes. The Blue Planet: Se... more »
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Good, but not as great as discs 1 and 2
Nowhereman | Boston, MA USA | 05/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This review is actually pretty simple:
If you saw discs 1 & 2 and loved them, go ahead and get these.
If you saw discs 1 & 2 and were ambivalent, this won't change your mind.
If you didn't see discs 1 & 2, what are you doing here? Go see them!With that out of the way... I liked these, but the "wow" factor of the imagery is nowhere near as high on these discs as on the first two discs. Parts of these episodes feel like re-cycles from prior discs (how many different scenes of whales and birds eating up shoals of fish packed into balls do we need?), and the long segments on seafarig birds felt out of place. Also, some really suspect computer graphics work rears its head in these two specials a bit too often, which really pulls the viewer out of the experience.Still, that being said, these are darn good documentaries for eye-candy, and leagues ahead of the competition. It's just that compared to some of the jaw-dropping material on discs 1 and 2, these two come up somewhat lacking. I don't regret purchasing them, I just know that in the future I won't be re-watching them anywhere near as often as discs 1 and 2."
ll8888 | New York, NY United States | 07/10/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike the first set, this second set of videos does not astound. My bias is for larger fish and mammals of the sea. The deep sea footage of "The Deep" was amazing in the breadth of the variety of organisms shown. The majority of the footage for the fourth DVD involves land animals, birds and invertebrates. The third DVD has some interesting scenes of sharks hunting at night but it didn't feel like it had any image that topped the first two DVDs. Buy these if you want a complete set at home but they're not absolutely necessary."
dominique | toulon, var France | 05/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thank's to amazon to give me the opportunity to see this 4 dvd
I'm french and an old diver.
This movies are the top to have the chance to see wild and marine life at is best."
Phenomenal and breath-taking
ll8888 | 09/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of these films, and these dvd's, is not available anywhere else. You will never see such 'impossible-to-imagine-how-they-filmed-these' scenes anywhere. The documentaries on the making of each episode are themselves better than any other sea or ocean documentary available on dvd. The camerawork is amazing. Admittedly, I watched them widescreen, where they pack an incredible punch. They will be the jewel of your collection if you have a widescreen tv: you'll show them to your friends over and over again."