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Dynasties

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 2 reviewers
  • Dynasties
    2018–2020
    60 min
    TV-PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: N/A

    Actors: David Attenborough, John Brown, Rosie Thomas

    Plot: Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and against the forces of nature, these fami...

    Disc Release Date: 26 February 2019

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      67
    • Movie
      79

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Randy Miller III
    • Video
      100
    • I was expecting a lot from Dynasties' 4K video presentation, especially after BBC's top-tier efforts on Blue Planet II and (especially) Planet Earth II; the latter received high praise for its stunning...

    • Audio
      90
    • Likewise, the audio presentation (identical on both the 4K and Blu-ray discs) is extremely impressible and, at times, ventures into "demo" territory. Although both formats default to a superfluous DTS-HD...

    • Extra
      40
    • BBC presents Dynasties as a four-disc 4K/BR combo pack; it's housed in a dual-hubbed case with stacked discs and a matching slipcover. Not the most ideal packaging solution for collectors, but the discs'...

    • Movie
      80
    • Lions and tigers and...painted hyenas?Much like their past explorations of our world, BBC Earth's Dynasties (2018) is a multi-part documentary that offers incredible sights, sounds, and moments from nature...

    • Total
      80
    • BBC's Dynasties continues their long tradition of quality nature documentaries with top-tier imagery from around our natural world, tied together by reliably good narration from David Attenborough. Though...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • Contrast balance is spot on and blacks are delineated, deep, and rich. Resolution is excellent as the vastness and scope of the recorded elements offers lucid, three-dimensional acuity that looks terrific...

    • Audio
      90
    • Its use of audio objects placed above is comprised of a mix of atmospherics and occasional discrete effects. This is done to good effect when implemented and creates an enriching level of immersion that...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1 & 2: Dynasties Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 3 & 4: Dynasties Blu-ray The Making of Dynasties – A Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of Each Episode...

    • Movie
      80
    • Emperor penguins in the frozen wastes of Antarctica Chimpanzees on the edge of the Sahara in Senegal, West Africa Lions on the savannahs of Kenya’s Masai Mara Painted wolves on the floodplains of the Zambezi...

    • Total
      84
    • I found Dynasties to be interesting, informational, and visually arresting. If you’re a fan of documentary films of its type, it comes highly recommended on Blu-ray....