from BBC Earth
Length: Approx. 98 minutes/ 3-disc set
Embark on a trip of a lifetime with BBC Home Entertainment, as the DVD and Blu-ray release of Frozen Planet glides onto shelves April 17, 2012. Following the Discovery Channel premiere in North America on March 18, 2012 and just in time for Earth Day, this astonishing and breathtaking seven part series is narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, hailed by The Telegraph as “the father of natural history television.” Join Emmy Award winning Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill and the team behind the groundbreaking series Planet Earth as they take you on the ultimate adventure into a breathtaking landscape. This is the Poles as you have never seen them, and may never see them again. Bonus features include: Science at the Ends of the Earth, an examination of the remarkable scientific work being performed at the South Pole; Freeze Frame, a series of seven 10-minute making-of featurettes, one for each episode; Production Video Diaries, a set of 47 revelatory video shorts; and more.
This is an amazing series. I was surprised at how excited the kids were when it arrived in the mail for us to review. I watched it over the past week with the kids and we have learned SO MUCH! My boys (ages 8 and almost 10) were captivated by Frozen Planet. They have done an incredible job of showing the animals and the scenery right up close. The high quality of the blu-ray just makes everything look so amazing. Even my daughter (age 5) was fascinated by a lot of it!
I loved that Frozen Planet is a series and we were able to watch it a little at a time. We were able to take our time and talk about what we had learned as well. Even thought we have watched the whole series we could easily watch it several more times and not get bored. This is an all around excellent series.
This is a wonderful series to watch any time but especially as we celebrate Earth Day.