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Life Blu-ray

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DigiPack / BBC / Narrated by David Attenborough Warner Bros. | 2009 | Season 1 | 585 min | Not rated | Jun 01, 2010

Life (Blu-ray)
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Codec: VC-1 (31.29 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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English: DTS-HD HR 5.1

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English SDH, French, Spanish

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Video 4.8 of 54.8
Audio 4.1 of 54.1
Extras 3.3 of 53.3
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Life

 (TV) (2009)

Life Blu-ray delivers stunning video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Four years in the making, filmed over 3,000 days, across every continent and in every habitat, Life is the latest wildlife blockbuster from the BBC’s award-winning Natural History Unit, the producers of Planet Earth and The Blue Planet. Packed wit

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

Narrator: David Attenborough

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Life Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

The BBC version of Life arrives with an at-times breathtaking, altogether stunning 1080p/VC-1 transfer; one that boasts gorgeous colors and remarkable detail, and puts most other nature documentary presentations to shame. Still, comparisons to the series' 1080i Discovery Channel release are the most inevitable and the most unavoidable. Simply put, the differences between the two aren't earth shattering -- in some instances, our beloved little "p" may as well stand for "placebo" -- but they are notable. There are plenty of scenes and shots in which the tiniest strands of animal hair are crisper, distant foliage is more refined, and the craggly crevices of rocky ravines are more revealing. In fact, the whole of the image struck me as more stable and, for lack of a better term, more tangible. But that boost in clarity comes with a small price: the Natural History Unit's photography is sometimes beset by more obvious source anomalies. Errant noise is more apparent, the faint vertical lines that plague the series' slow-motion sequences are more visible, and intermittent softness still haunts the NHU's trickiest shots (particularly those involving extreme weather or harsh conditions). However, the vast majority of these anomalies trace back to the inherent limitations of the team's equipment and the subsequent shortcomings of their photography, not the integrity of the studio's technical transfer. Banding and artifacting (both of which pop up from time to time in the 1080i Discovery Channel version) have all but been eliminated, black levels are a tad deeper, definition is slightly sharper, and sprawling vistas pack a bit more punch. The overall upgrade isn't as bar-elevating as some will claim (most viewers who overlook the small disclaimer on the set's back cover won't even notice that a single episode, "Plants," is inexplicably presented in 1080i), but it does give the BBC transfer a worthwhile edge over its Discovery Channel cousin.


Life Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

After a bit of volume leveling, it's quite clear that little separates the BBC's 2046 kbps DTS-HD High Resolution 5.1 surround track from its DTS-HD HR 5.1 Discovery Channel counterpart. Well, other than the warm blanket that is David Attenborough's narration. From a technical standpoint though, Attenborough's tireless voice is as clean and clear as Winfrey's, and just as commanding a presence in the series' soundscape. His impassioned delivery caps a wholly serviceable, albeit largely front-heavy experience that does a decent job bolstering the rushing waterfalls, roaring beasts, and surging storms that frequent Life. As is the case with most documentary series, Attenborough's steady stream of factoids kindly lord over the natural sounds of the subjects at hand, tasking the rear speakers with restrained ambience and the LFE channel with measured support. It's all reasonably effective, mind you -- immersive even -- but hardly anything worth getting excited about. It is worth mentioning that the Discovery Channel release of the series offers an intriguing alternate mix, sans narration; a classy, no-frills option I would have loved to see replicated on the BBC edition. At least in theory. In practice, the DC version's intriguing narration-free track was little more than a bland Dolby Digital stereo bore. Perhaps its absence here is a blessing in disguise. Ultimately, documentary enthusiasts will applaud the DTS-HD High Resolution results, even though the BBC release doesn't flex the Master Audio muscle many had hoped it would.


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