Explore the rich verdant beauty of the wettest spot in North America. — Enjoy the first jewel drops of dew dangling on fern fronds and refreshing mists of cascading waterfalls. — Watch salmon spawn in streams that flow throu... more »gh one of the most beautiful, temperate rainforest valleys on Earth.
Fill your world with the sounds of birds, frogs, squirrels, and flowing waters.
Sink into the sublime stillness of the mystically lit forest floor to improvisations of Eric Satie's Gymnopedies as interpreted by master musician Raphael Sharpe.
The Living Landscapes HD Collection is a series of High Definition programs designed to create relaxing sensory experiences of the world's most beautiful places. These mesmerizing programs bring your home theater or computer screen to life through the magic of High Def Video & 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound.
The programs can be set to repeat, turning your blank, static screen into a virtual window, revealing an ever-changing, ever-inspiring view of gorgeous natural scenery.
Filmed by award-winning videographers, backed with natural sounds and music by award-winning composers, these programs are true artworks to be enjoyed again and again.
"The Living Landscapes series is one of highest quality productions I have seen in the genre.
The dvd clearly states that the video is interwoven with music, and I do agree with the reviewer in that I love the option of having nature sounds only, music, or both together on a dvd. Even though this is not an option on this series. the music is well done, and fits well with the scenery.
I took the time to ask the producer of this series to add this option for future releases, as there are some exciting titles coming up like The African Savannah and The Swiss Alps. Some of the videos are shot in time lapse, which makes the sequencing of natural sounds difficult, but I was told that this would be a feature that would be added in the future.
I am hoping this will be so, but on that Afican title I want some music that will match the modd of the title for a different experience as well.
The scenery is breathtaking, and it is a guaranteed escape to a place that most of us can only dream of seeing in person. It is well produced, and a true treat. Dana Paull "teagal" (Reno, NV USA)
Originally posted for standard definition version of this DVD"
Daybe | 01/30/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Living landscapes, includes the sounds of vehicles passing by and people talking, just for a few minutes, but those few minutes kill the mood and comfort of the whole point of the visuals and sounds of this film."
Definitely Not for Action fans
Garry McGonigle | Ottawa, KS USA | 01/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Other than for minor issues with resolution 1080 down to 720p, an outstanding view of the Olympic Rainforest, including the Hoh. If nature and quiet rain or the sound of waterfalls at HD bores you to tears, go to something like "The Dark Knight". If peaceful green and soft raindrops are more your style, get this for your Blu-ray player and HD TV."
AN AMAZING PHYSICAL AFFECT.......
Qwho51 | Bonita, ca USA | 01/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a good number of nature video dvd's, Let me say that with this Bluray edition of Olympic Rainforest a very interesting thing occurred not that long ago. Some weeks ago while So. California was in the midst's of one of the fabled Santa Ana heat waves I popped this beautiful disc into my home theater, punched up 5.1 surround and began to walk the rainforest when I realized that I was experiencing a physical reaction of it becoming cooler in the room. Watching the rain dripping off of fern tips and the fog and mists wafting through the air was having a real psychological and physiological effect on me. Coupled with the music and natural sound effects of dripping water, running water, it was just pure enjoyment. The videography is simply artful. It is a real treat to walk the paths through this amazing natural wonder. I highly recommend this dvd but you must get the BluRay versions or HDDVD if you have a player. Treat yourself to a feast of the senses. It's beauty at a walking pace. Enjoy the immersion."
Actually a 3.5, too much panoramic flora, not enough closeup
J. Anderson | 11/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I guess I was expecting something else, or more. Entire video consists of ultra slow-mo pans featuring the flora of this unique rain forest. My experience in hiking the boardwalk to the coast was that this amazing area was so much more than just moss hanging from gnarly trees. I saw so many wild animals on this 9 mile hike that I thought for sure that the video would also document the fauna. Total count of animals shown, one bird, a few fish..."