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Old 07-16-2007, 12:17 PM
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Can't get enough 'Planet Earth' on High-Def? Now there's a new edition of the groundbreaking series bound for Blu-ray and HD DVD.

The series first hit both next-gen formats back in April from the BBC, featuring the original narration by legendary nature documentarian David Attenborough. That edition went on to break High-Def sales records, generating more revenue than any other HD DVD/Blu-ray release to date.

Now a second version of 'Planet Earth' is hitting both HD DVD and Blu-ray -- the version that was presented in the series' US television run, which replaced Attenborough's narration with the decidedly less British actress/conservationist Sigourney Weaver.

This new version is being released by The Discovery Channel (which aired 'Planet Earth' in the US), although it would seem that the cable network's distribution rights to the series are limited to direct sales.
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Very annoying that they couldn't include both commentaries. It certainly can't be about disk space on either format. I'm sure there is some legal reason. At least I would hope the company wasn't this short-sighted and frugal.

I enjoyed Weaver's commentary. Never heard the other so if I ever get this series, which should I get.

Any suggestions from those who have heard both?
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:21 PM
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Both do a good job, although to be honest, I prefer Attenborough. Something about a british accent = instant credibility. That guy could tell me the moon is made of cotton candy and I'd believe him.
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Both do a good job, although to be honest, I prefer Attenborough.
Me too. One thing about this Discovery Channel release is that
Discovery shorted each episode by ten minutes to allow for
commercials. The Discovery Channel Store doesn't have
enough in the spec's to compare time with the BBC version.
I'd stick with the BBC version. It's proven.
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They should have just done both audio tracks on one set so you can chose which you want to listen to without doubling their SKUs and shelfspace.
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I agree, but at the same time I'm just thankful it came out on Blu-Ray, and
was done so well regardless of the specific narrator.
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with share the commentator, do you see of another change?
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with share the commentator, do you see of another change?
Sounds like a question Yoda would ask...

Appears it seems, cover is different also...
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I own the BBC version and enjoy the narration included on it. I have also watched Planet Earth on Discovery HD and heard Sigourney Weaver's narration and it wasn't bad at all. The one thing that pisses me off about the BBC version is that everything is described in non-US formats (meters and stuff like that) which I have no idea how they compare so telling me how tall the tallest tree is in meters or kilometers does nothing for me
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everything is described in non-US formats (meters and stuff like that) which I have no idea how they compare so telling me how tall the tallest tree is in meters or kilometers does nothing for me
A meter is roughly 3 feet, just multiply what he says by 3.
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