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The Living Planet to come at reasonable price in October

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Dennis Nicholls, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Well-Known Member

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    The documentary series "The Living Planet" is coming to DVD at reasonable prices finally - list $49, DDD has it for $33. Previously it was released on "educational" Ambrose Video DVD for $395 (no typo - almost 400 smackers) for the set! The new set is a production of Time Life Video and distributed by Ventura Distribution.

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    "Anthropologist David Attenborough hosts this 12-part documentary which takes a stirring, in-depth look at Earth, it's different ecosystems, the inhabitants of those ecosystems, and how those inhabitants are consistently adapting and/or dying. Featuring breathtaking photography, this 4-DVD set includes over 12 hours of material. Episodes include "New Worlds," "The Frozen World," "The Margins of the Land," "Jungle," "Sweet Fresh Water," "The Northern Forests," "The Building of the Earth," "Worlds Apart," "Seas of Grass," "The Open Ocean," "The Sky Above," and "The Baking Deserts." "

    Release date is 14 October 2003.
     
  2. Jeff_HR

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    Thanks for the heads up Dennis. I know about those $395 prices for Ambrose Video DVDs. I bought "Connections" & "The Ascent of Man" at those prices from them. Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Dennis Nicholls

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    Yes, I got Connections from Ambrose when it was "on sale" for "only" about $150........

    Here's hoping that some of these other titles from Ambrose will soon be on sale for more reasonable prices.

    18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History DVD (COMING SOON!)
    19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History - DVD
    Art of the Netherlands - DVD
    Ascent of Man - DVD
    BBC Shakespeare DVD 5 Pack Comedies Giftbox Set (Now Available!)
    BBC Shakespeare DVD 5 Pack Tragedy Giftbox Set
    BBC Shakespeare Plays - DVD
    Beckett on Film DVD
    Body Atlas - DVD (Now Available)
    Burt Wolf -What We Eat - DVD (Available Sept. 4th, 2003)
    Classical European Composers - DVD
    Connections - DVD
    Connections 2 - DVD (Now Available!)
    Connections 3 - DVD (Now Available)
    Great Artists - DVD series
    History of Western Art - DVD
    History's Ancient Legacies - DVD
    History's Ancient Legacies 2 - DVD
    History's Ancient Legacies 3 - DVD
    History's Turning Points - DVD (Now Available)
    History's Turning Points II - DVD(Now Available)
    Legacy : The Origins of Civilization DVD (Now Available!)
    Living Planet, The - DVD
    Long Search, The - DVD
    PaleoWorld - DVD
    Shock of the New, The - DVD
    The Nude in Art - DVD (Now Available)
    Triumph of the Nerds - DVD (Now Available)
     
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    Less than a year later Ambrose Video put those two titles I bought "on sale" for the $150 price. I was not a happy camper.
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    Has anyone seen any reviews of this title? Also, has anyone seen any B&M retailers promise to stock this title?
     
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    Furglisher Ventura Distribution has set the release date back to 4 November 2003. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    Furglisher Ventura Distribution has now set the release date back to 25 November 2003. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Well at long last my set of The Living Planet arrived yesterday from DDD.

    I've only had time to watch the first two episodes (rivers, jungle). The sound decodes as DPL on my set although there isn't much separation. The picture starts out somewhat rough in the first episode where David is walking around in the soggy grass - the grass looks like it has some sort of "golfball dimple" compression artifacts. But after this the picture vastly improved and there were many portions that looked quite good. When David was using the ascenders on the ropes, the detail of the threads in the ropes was wonderful. I think he used different camera units in different parts of the world which may explain why there is so much difference in quality throughout a single episode. I'll post final comments later.
     

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