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Planet Earth II

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 3 reviewers
  • Planet Earth II
    2016
    298 min
    TV-G
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: N/A

    Actors: David Attenborough

    Plot: David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

    Disc Release Date: 28 March 2017

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
      63
    • Movie
      83

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • Blue Planet II was filmed digitally using various 4K cameras and was finished using a 4K Digital Intermediate (DI), which presumably formed the basis for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The series is presented...

    • Audio
      100
    • Blue Planet II uses a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack and whilst we could bemoan the absence of an object-based Dolby Atmos or DTS:X mix, the reality is that the provided soundtrack is superb....

    • Extra
      80
    • The Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Blue Planet II includes the seven episodes of the series spread across three discs – One Ocean, The Deep, Coral Reefs, Big Blue, Green Seas, Coasts and Our Blue Planet....

    • Movie
      100
    • If you've ever wondered whether the BBC is worth the cost of the licence fee, then Blue Planet II makes for a pretty good starting point. This latest series from the corporation's Natural History unit...

    • Total
      100
    • Blue Planet II is another superb documentary series from the BBC and, over the course of seven episodes, it gives the viewer unprecedented access to the strange and wonderful world that exists in the oceans...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      100
    • ()BBC Video has divided the six episodes of Planet Earth II�evenly between two 2160p,HEVC/H/265-encoded UHD discs, and the result quickly leaps to the top of must-have titles forthose eager to show off...

    • Audio
      100
    • Planet Earth II�arrives with a 5.1 surround mix encoded in lossless DTS-HD MA, and the soundediting is as sophisticated and precise as that of any feature film. The track doesn't attempt toreplicate the...

    • Extra
      50
    • Planet Earth II Diaries (1080p; 1.78:1; 54:08): This making-of documentary appears ona separate standard Blu-ray and is comprised of six individual segments, one for eachchapter of Planet Earth II. The...

    • Movie
      90
    • Nature, Up Really Close and Very, Very PersonalTen years after the original Planet Earth, the BBC premiered its sequel, Planet Earth II, withU.K. broadcasts beginning on November 6, 2016. It took another...

    • Total
      90
    • A recurrent theme throughout Planet Earth II is the degree to which many of the landscapescaptured by the project have been (and continue to be) changed by human expansion. From thatperspective, the decision...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      100
    • The nature documentary debuts on Ultra HD with an absolutely marvelous, reference-quality HEVC H.265 encode that will have jaws dropping to the floor. This is easily, hands-down, the most beautiful, stunning...

    • Audio
      100
    • Along with the superb picture quality, nature lovers are also treated to an equally demo-worthy DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack that splendidly plunges viewers into each extreme environment. The episodes...

    • Extra
      20
    • Planet Earth II Diaries (HD, 54 min): A six-part making-of piece made up of interviews and tons of BTS footage. They each detail the challenges of capturing some of the series' stunning photography.Trailers...

    • Movie
      80
    • It's been ten years since the original Planet Earth series aired on television, raising the bar for future nature documentaries by capturing some of the world's most exotic — and in some cases, rare —...

    • Total
      80
    • Ten years after the original made a big splash on television, Sir David Attenborough and his team return for Planet Earth II. Keeping to the theme and spirit of its predecessor, the six-part series comes...