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Earth Blu-ray

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Disneynature / Blu-ray + DVD Disney / Buena Vista | 2007 | 90 min | Rated G | Sep 01, 2009

Earth (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (26.41 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian: DTS 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Note: Extra Spanish tracks for ...

Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy
Bonus View (PiP)

Packaging
Slipcover in original pressing

Playback
Region A, B (C untested)

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.2 of 54.2
Audio 4.2 of 54.2
Extras 3.2 of 53.2
Based on 14 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Family100%
Documentary35%
Nature31%
72%
popularity
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Earth

 (2007)

Earth Blu-ray delivers great video and audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

The story of three animal families and their amazing journeys across the planet we all call home. The film combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet⿿s wildest and most elusive creatures.

For more about Earth and the Earth Blu-ray release, see Earth Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Narrators: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Ulrich Tukur, Ken Watanabe
Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield

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Earth Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Disney's Earth boasts a strong 1080p/AVC-encoded transfer that matches the BBC's impressive Blu-ray presentation. Colors are stunning, blacks are absorbing, contrast is vibrant, and detail is, quite often, staggering. Witness the hair bristling on the back of a fleeing gazelle, the tiny flakes of dust swirling around a panicked elephant, the textured hide of a lazy walrus, and the frazzled feathers of a brazen duckling. Pay careful attention to the footage captured from the film crew's helicopters. Note the beauty of on-screen herds, the definition of individual animals, and the clarity of swaying grass and falling leaves. As overwhelming as it can be at times, the best bits of the presentation will leave your jaw on the floor. Granted, several sequences are hindered by errant noise and spiking grain (particularly nighttime shots and dust storm scenes), but every instance should be attributed to the film's source, not the quality of Disney's technical transfer. Unfortunately, it isn't all as beautiful as its most unforgettable moments. Artifacting pops up from time to time, slow-motion shots are occasionally undermined by vertical bands, minor shimmering appears throughout the presentation, and underwater scenes suffer from faint macroblocking. Each problem is relatively easy to overlook in the grand scheme of things, but some viewers will be distracted by such inconsistencies.

Still, it's difficult to complain about a transfer that, for the most part, looks fantastic. Planet Earth fans will feel right at home, newcomers will quickly adjust to the presentation's inherent shortcomings, and videophiles will be fairly pleased with the results.


Earth Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

Earth features a a primed, polished, and proficient DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track that enhances every aspect of the documentary it accompanies. Proving a lossless experience can make all the difference -- even when a narrator's voice is the primary element of a mix -- Disney's efforts are on full display, granting James Earl Jones' commanding voice legitimate weight and presence, enhancing the film's harsh environments with a convincing ambient atmosphere, and lending an immersiveness to the soundfield that most documentaries lack. Yes, the narration takes center stage, pushing chirping birds and rustling leaves into the background, and yes, LFE output and rear speaker activity only step up their game when the principal animal families stumble into immediate danger, but anything more aggressive would have undermined the filmmakers' intentions. Whether listening to tiny creatures hopping through the underbrush, following a frightened elephant calf into a raging dust storm, or diving beneath the icy waves with a pair of humpback whales, Earth sounds far richer and more satisfying than I expected. The mix isn't blessed with clashing robots or fiery explosions, but it does handle everything it's given with ease, creating a sonic experience documentary enthusiasts won't soon forget.


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Today on Blu-ray - September 1st - September 1, 2009

There is a bit of controversy with one of today's releases, so I'm just going to get this out of the way as quickly as possible to avoid any further distraction. While not a horrible presentation, the Blu-ray release of ‘Gladiator' does not live up to the promise ...

Earth Blu-ray from Disney in September - June 16, 2009

Disneynature, the Walt Disney Company's label specialized in big-screen nature documentaries, is set to release its first Blu-ray on September 1, day-and-date with the DVD: the BBC documentary feature 'Earth'. Video will be presented in 1.78:1 1080p, and audio ...


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