#HolidayGiftGuide- BBC Planet Earth Special Edition Review

If you are looking for a one of a kind gift for a one of a kind person, think no more!!!!
We have been lucky enough to have the chance to review the BBC title -
Planet Earth: Special Edition.

Had I known how excited Marc would have been about it, I for sure would have hidden it from him and wrapped it up as a gift!!!
I had been watching it off and on with Broxton, so when Marc came home from work, I wanted him to see it too!
"I didn't know we had this!" was his response...
"Surprise! We have it for review, so we haven't had it too long" was my answer!
He immediately had to start watching and pointing out things to Broxton.

I will say, it is very beautiful.

Broxton would watch for a bit and then go play, coming back off and on to watch.
I could not sit there and watch it all in one sitting, as I just don't have the attention span (or the time these days) but it was great.
It did make me think of when I was in school and they brought those video's in for us to watch (since there was narration throughout it) but it WAS NOT BORING like it was in school.

I told Marc I thought it would be great for the boys to watch (and learn) when they come...
As they would love watching it (and not realize they were learning)
I also told a friend of mine that she needed to look into getting it for her son, as it really is a great thing to have to add to your collection!



New York – July 11, 2011 – This fall, experience the ultimate portrait of our world like never before as BBC Earth releases Planet Earth Special Edition and Planet Earth Limited Collector’s Edition to Blu-ray and DVD. Arriving in stores on October 4, the blockbuster series looks more beautiful than ever, taking advantage of new advances in high definition technology since the original release. Both the 6-disc Blu-ray and DVD box sets showcase over three hours of fresh bonus materials including a sneak peak at Alastair Fothergill’s next project Frozen Planet, the all-new specially made program Greatest Planet Earth Moments and several other new features. Additionally, the Planet Earth Special Edition Blu-ray contains the eleven production video diaries and the bonus series Planet Earth: the Future, which were not included on the original Blu-ray release. Available only while supplies last, the Planet Earth Limited Collector’s Edition comes in an exquisite, numbered, collectible globe package with an exclusive set of four art cards.

From the makers of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, Planet Earth premiered on Discovery Channel in 2007 and became a global phenomenon. Featuring the original BBC series presented by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth is the #1 selling documentary DVD and #1 selling non-theatrical Blu-ray release of all-time - with over 5 million units in print. The recipient of four Emmyâ Awards including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, the groundbreaking series garnered media acclaim including the New York Times hailing it as a “a tour de force…a masterpiece” and the Chicago Tribune lauding it as “an absolutely extraordinary achievement.”

Fuelled by a production budget of over $25 million, Planet Earth is the most expensive factual series ever created by the BBC. Five years in the making, the first-ever nature series to be filmed entirely in high definition required over 2000 days in the field and used 40 cameramen who filmed across 200 locations around the globe. Utilizing state-of-the-art filming techniques and technologies - ranging from revolutionary aerial lens stabilization and flash strobe-systems to ultra high-speed cameras - Planet Earth lovingly captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet’s best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, this awe-inspiring series takes viewers on an unforgettable journey through the daily struggle for survival in Earth’s most extreme habitats.


Special Sneak Peek at Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill’s next blockbuster project: Frozen Planet

Commentary on select episodes

Greatest Planet Earth Moments – Relive the greatest moments of this revolutionary series and discover how these scenes were captured on film.

Snow Leopard: Beyond the Myth – The BBC Natural History Unit explores a secret cave deep in the mountains of Pakistan where generations of snow leopards return each year to raise their young.

Secrets of the Maya Underworld – The freshwater pools that dot Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula were believed by the Mayans to be portals to the underworld. For the first time ever, the BBC Natural History Unit explores this incredible, labyrinthine system of underground rivers.

Elephant Nomads of the Namib Desert – Follow the struggle for survival of two female elephants trying to raise their young in one of the harshest climates on Earth.

Music only viewing option


110 minutes of behind the scenes footage – one 10-minute behind the scenes production video diary for each episode

Planet Earth – The Future – This 3-part series looks at what the future may hold for endangered animals, habitats and – ultimately – us.

You too can OWN it on Blu-Ray as it was just released October 4th, 2011 and is sure to be a hit around your home like it is ours!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation


  1. The packaging is absolutely beautiful!! As you said, this is a great way for the kids to learn without them knowing they're learning!!!

  2. I am amazed at the ability of the photographers to capture these scenes.. great gift for the family and wildlife fans for the holidays.

  3. the pictures look amazing!!
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  4. I didn't think I would be excited about this either, but when Jeremy got it for me, we watched it and WOW!!!


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