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Blue Planet II

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 2 reviewers
  • Blue Planet II
    2017–2018
    364 min
    TV-G
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: N/A

    Actors: David Attenborough, Peter Drost

    Plot: David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

    Disc Release Date: 6 March 2018

    • Video
      80
    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      62
    • Movie
      80

    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 Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Blue Planet II was reportedly finished at 4K, and the resultant UHD presentation is a thing of beauty, not quite perfect but vastly superior to the often very good, but sometimes troubled, Blu-ray. The...

    • Audio
      90
    • Blue Planet II's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack is the same that appears on the Blu-ray disc. It's active and alive, bringing ocean waves, deep underwater bass, creature sounds, and other...

    • Extra
      40
    • The only "supplements" on the three-disc Blu-ray version of this release were the ~10-minute making-ofs at the end of the first six episodes. These carry over here, just on a separate Blu-ray disc rather...

    • Movie
      90
    • Prolific BBC Nature Narrator Sir David Attenborough (Life, Planet Earth) returns to the recording studio and the water to lend his vocal talents to the gorgeous, majestic, and captivating Blue Planet II,...

    • Total
      90
    • Blue Planet II may not be a standout in terms of basic presentation and in its most basic depictions of all that it explores, but it's a strong step forward in terms of the intimacy and clarity with which...

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