Blue Planet Series

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  1. Thomas W

    Thomas W Agent

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    Just curious about the Blue Planet series on DVD (Warner Brothers). Parts 1 and 2 were issued in February and parts 3 and 4 were issued in May.

    I thought this series was broadcast in widescreen HDTV but the DVD is a full screen presentation. Am I confusing it with another show with a similar name? How is the quality of the DVD? Any comments welcomed.
     
  2. Iain Lambert

    Iain Lambert Screenwriter

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    Certainly, my frankly gorgeous UK PAL set straight from the BBC of all 8 episodes plus two excellent full episode length extra documentaries (one on how they shot it, one on the threat to the marine ecosystem) are all in 16x9. Have you checked your player settings? Surely they woudn't mangle the NTSC release like that?
     
  3. Julie K

    Julie K Screenwriter

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    I have the US release and it's definitely 16x9. The discs are gorgeous and stunning. I'd love to see more of the same.
    (BTW, the killer whales really live up to their name [​IMG] )
     
  4. Thomas W

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    I haven't purchased these discs yet, but every reference I see at the various websites that are selling them say that they are in full screen. I'll trust in your advice that they are indeed in widescreen. Thanks for your responses
     
  5. Julie K

    Julie K Screenwriter

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    Thomas,
    Check out the details at Amazon:
     
  6. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    From DVDFile:

    "Also available on 8/27 is The Blue Planet: The Seas of Life Collection, featuring the complete 540-minute series in 4:3 full frame and 2.0 surround, plus a host of extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette on each episode, interviews with the creators, the "Deep Trouble Exploring our Impact on the Earth's Oceans" feature, still galleries, fact files and trailers. Retail is $59.95 for this three-disc set. "

    So the current discs are 16:9, but the upcoming box set will be 4:3? Or is this a different series?
     
  7. Thomas W

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    Just when I thought things would get simpler! I can only hope that the announcement of a full screen boxed set is a typographical error. It just gets too confusing sometimes!

    To JulieK...where did you purchase your widescreen copy?
     
  8. Julie K

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    Thomas,
    I bought one disc from Best Buy, one from Amazon, and the last two from Dave's Video in Studio City. In other words, the widescreen copies are very widespread [​IMG]
    BTW, I watched the last two discs again over the weekend and can state with certainty that they are 16:9.
     
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