We love nature films, especially ones that are done so well. BBC Earth is one of the best when it comes to showing us our planet in ways we could only imagine. Human Planet is a three disc extravaganza of astounding images of our beautiful planet released on Blu-ray April 26th, 2011. Human Planet takes us through nature as humans. We’re the main focus of Human planet. The camera follows how people live in all the different parts of the world.
The three discs are broken down into:
Disc 1 – Oceans Deserts Arctic
I love the ocean, the sounds of the waves, the animals that live in it (except for jelly fish I was stung by a man of war once OUCH) and the fun you can have when you catch a wave. Watch the evolution of surfing here:
And I was amazed at how far a pregnant woman could walk through the desert to find a place to give birth and at how cold some people can stand it.
Disc 2 – Jungles Mountains Grasslands
It wasn’t until I watched this scene in Human Planet that I ever would have considered birds to be a pest that needed to be fumigated against. This scene you’re about to watch is a little bit upsetting, but when I think of people going hungry verses the loss of all these birds I pick people.
Disc 3 – Rivers Cities Extras
Living in the US we’re so fortunate on how close and convenient every thing is. Could you actually imagine making a trek through the snow and ice, climbing a mountain just to make it to school? You have to watch this clip from BBC Human Planet just to get a glimpse into how hard it can be.
Human Planet was amazingly put together. As you travel around different places you’ll find some very extreme cases of how others live. John Hurt narrates each segment sharing with us so much variety on human behavior amazing, complex and profound. The Human Planet series weaves together 80 different stories illuminating humanity’s uncanny ability to adapt and live in every corner of our diverse world. Each episode centers on a particular habitat, and by using innovative and cutting edge filming techniques, they are able to reveal how we as a human race have created astonishing solutions to the extreme adversity brought on by our environment. Us city dwellers have a LOT TO LEARN about true adversity and challenges.
The Discovery Channel version will be presented by Charles Parnell and consists of six episodes that will take viewers to the farthest reaches of the globe culminating with, "Life at the Extremes a “best of” episode. The Human Planet Blu-ray will include all eight episodes with three hours of footage that was not seen in the North American broadcast. It includes, Cities, which will be exclusive to the DVD and Blu-ray. Also only on the DVD and Blu-ray is the “making of” bonus features and the exclusive feature called Zanskar, Zanskar showcases the astonishing life struggles of a resilient group of people living at the edge of the Himalayas.
The educational aspect of Human Planet reminds me of how everyone lives differently. We may look at some of the things shown in Human Planet as wrong, but it’s because we live our lives in a lap of luxury. I think Human Planet is a great way to educate others and remind ourselves how humans survive all around the globe. Own it on Blu-ray Human Planet
The official Human Planet Facebook page launched a “Human Planet Trivia Challenge Game” last week. There you will have opportunities to win DVD/Blu-ray copies as well as coffee table books and framed photographs from famed nature photographer, Timothy Allen.
Disclosure – A product was provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the writing of this review; however, opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation