Planet Earth II 4K UHD 3 disk set - Not bad!
I have Planet Earth, the first on Blu-ray. Of course, this release "II" is similar. Haven't watched the first in a while, but I sense no difference in the approach, and the narrator is the same. I like English accents!
I do have an aesthetic allergy to this type of documentary treatment, and I have to suspend that to fully appreciate these releases. The thing that bothers me the most is the thought that some of the sound I'm hearing is very likely generated in a studio by sound effects people charged with adding what's missing in terms of auditory information. For instance, if a cheetah pounces and the footage was created using long telephoto lenses, how likely is it that they had some means to capture the sound? I do sometimes bristle at the thought that they are faking some of this. How accurate the information is other than that? I can't say. I'm no expert. However, there's no doubt that the exposure to fauna and flora provided here is wonderful. I'll aware 5 stars!!!!!
I have 4K displays now, and I had no 4K content, so decided to find something on disk to try out my systems. This popped out as a likely best choice. I'm not disappointed. I'm about 1/2 way through. There's about 5 hours total, and I think that doesn't count the 3rd supplemental disk, which is not 4K, but is blu-ray. Haven't looked into that yet. Read full review
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