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The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray

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BBC | 2001 | Season 1 | 389 min | Not rated | Apr 09, 2013

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life (Blu-ray)
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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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The Blue Planet: Seas of Life

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The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray features bad video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Landmark eight-episode BBC series narrated by Sir David Attenborough

For more about The Blue Planet: Seas of Life and the The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray release, see the The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Narrator: David Attenborough

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The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray, Video Quality

  1.5 of 5

"The main feature has been upconverted from standard definition source material." Tiny print. Back cover, lower right side. The much too small warning, of course, begs the question: why release The Blue Planet on Blu-ray at all? The answer, it seems, is simply that the resulting 1080p/AVC-encoded presentation exhibits less compression artifacting than its DVD counterpart due to the extra space its two BD-50s afford. (The third disc is a BD as well, it's just devoted to supplemental content.) There's still plenty of macroblocking, banding, edge halos, prevailing aliasing, crush, heavy noise, chunky grain, pulldown-esque anomalies and other unsightly eyesores on display, to say nothing of the image's unwavering softness, it's just all inherent to the source. And hardly a shot or scene is exempt.

But the encode is technically sound, so there's that little consolation. If that amounts to a high score in your mind, pretend this review is attached to a high video score and move blissfully along. However, keep in mind that the scenario most consumers are about to experience involves utter confusion and tremendous disappointment, particularly for those who already own the previously released DVD version, which, when upscaled, bears a disheartening resemblance to the new Blu-ray edition. The underwater sequences are murky and muddy too, with dull colors, occasionally muted blacks, less than serviceable primaries and at-times listless contrast leveling. So there isn't much in the way of a saving grace. All told, the ensuing eight-episode series suffers a painful high definition drowning. It doesn't look terrible per se -- if it were a DVD, I'd say it was backed by a dated but decently mastered presentation -- but it can't touch the various high definition BBC series available on Blu-ray.


The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Although the series' DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track is considerably better than its video presentation, Blue Planet's sonics leave a lot to be desired. Attenborough's narration is intelligible and reasonably well prioritized, but it isn't always as crisp and clean as the rushing and surging waters it sometimes sits atop. On occasion, it simply fails to compete. Rear speaker activity is decent, but lacks consistent fullness and convincing directionality. Some scenes take advantage of the already modest soundfield, some do not. Likewise, the LFE channel isn't the force of nature I hoped it would be. It's more than adequate, mind you; it just doesn't have the power or presence of better natural history lossless mixes. Is it functional? Proficient? Absolutely. Does it represent a marked improvement over its DVD counterpart? Yes, especially considering that the DVD featured a Dolby Digital stereo track and nothing more. Is it a revelation? A sweeping experience? Remarkable in the least? Sadly, no. It's an average lossless mix at best.



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