DVD Review: Life

The makers of Planet Earth have a new visually stunning feature that is out – Life. It was 4 years in the making and filmed across 3000 days, taking you to every continent and environment our planet has to offer. Part of the selling point is the high definition filming techniques that is invoked as well as 54 frontiers that have never been filmed before. From familiar animals we all love and know to exotic creatures whose living habits are simply amazing, Life provides a thorough look at life and survival on planet earth.

The series, while it doesn’t touch on every form of life, does a fabulous job at illustrating the complexity of life. And if you thought Planet Earth was beautiful. You haven’t seen anything yet. And while Blu-ray makes that experience pretty amazing – I really wish they would show each of these parts over a year at IMAX theaters. How amazing would that be?

There’s also some nifty special features worth mentioning. There’s deleted scenes and a number of behind-the-scenes features, but the one I found the coolest was the option of the music only viewing experience. Not that narration from Oprah Winfrey isn’t great – but it’s just a wonderful way to just experience the footage and really soak it all in.

Another thing I want to suggest is the book by the same name. We’re giving away a copy of it in the contest we’re hosting here on the site – and when it came into our office I flipped through it, and I have to say it’s amazing. The photography is mind-blowing and the text is informative. It’s the perfect addition to any coffee table.

Grade: A+

Review By: Emma Loggins

Official Site URL: www.BBCAmerica.com

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