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Africa Blu-ray

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BBC | 2013 | Season 1 | 300 min | Not rated | Feb 26, 2013

Africa (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English, French, Spanish

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (2 BDs)

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Region A, B (C untested)

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Video 4.7 of 54.7
Audio 4.6 of 54.6
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
Based on 4 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Documentary100%
Nature92%
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Africa

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Africa Blu-ray delivers stunning video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

Narrated by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, this extraordinary series takes you to epic, never-before-seen locations and captures the incredible new behaviors of the creatures that struggle to survive in a rapidly-changing continent.

For more about Africa and the Africa Blu-ray release, see Africa Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Narrator: David Attenborough

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Africa Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Aside from some minor but frequent video noise (primarily visible in the blazing Savannah and Sahara skies), a reasonable amount of filmic softness and some inherent camera/source anomalies (particularly during night scenes, underground shots or slow motion footage), Africa's 1080p/AVC-encoded video presentation is always impressive and often stunning. Colors are warm and natural, with vibrant blues, lush greens, lifelike earthtones and deep blacks. And detail, though not consistently razor sharp, is as revealing as can be expected (especially considering all the challenges of shooting a documentary series of this caliber). Edges are nice and crisp (with only a few instances of ringing per episode) and textures, scales, hair and fur are proficiently resolved, allowing the Natural History Unit photography to stand on its own merits without any pesky distractions. Significant compression issues are nowhere to be found either, and the only eyesores I noticed, again, trace back to the source, not a deficient encode. All told, the BBC Earth series continues to deliver some of the finest nature documentary presentations available, and Africa doesn't buck the trend.

Note: Despite being presented in HD, the ten-minute "Eye to Eye" behind-the-scenes featurettes attached to the end of each episode are of lesser quality. As such, aliasing, macroblocking and other problems are common. However, seeing as the featurettes amount to bonus content rather than actual extensions of the episodes, such shortcomings have not been factored into my analysis or score.


Africa Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

BBC Home Entertainment has granted Africa a full-fledged DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track and it's safe to say the series couldn't sound much better than it does here. David Attenborough's narration is clear, suitably centered and well-prioritized, while the sounds of the African plains, jungles, highlands, deserts, rivers and oceans are given ample opportunity to flourish. The LFE channel is restrained but never tame, lending support as needed with surging waters, brewing thunderstorms, deafening stampedes and the blows of various wildlife battles. The rear speakers aren't entirely aggressive either but certainly earn their keep, filling the soundfield with enveloping environmental ambience, subtle directionality and breezy cross-channel pans. Chases, hunts and clashes are particularly thrilling and decidedly immersive, and very little fails to satisfy. Ultimately, Africa's lossless mix is one of its greatest assets and shouldn't be discounted or dismissed.



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Africa Blu-ray Detailed - February 4, 2013

BBC Home Entertainment has officially detailed the Blu-ray release of BBC One's Africa, the six-part, Sir David Attenborough-narrated BBC Natural History Unit documentary series from Life executive producer Mike Gunton. Africa streets on February 26, 2013.

Africa (2012) Blu-ray - December 13, 2012

BBC Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of BBC One's Africa, the six-part BBC Natural History Unit 2012 documentary series from Mike Gunton, executive producer of Life. Explore the vast continent and its diverse animal kingdom in high definition ...


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