Special features on Disc One include the Making Of The Ocean World (ten minutes) and Making Of The Frozen Seas (ten minutes) featurettes, an interview with Photographer Doug Allan, a photo gallery, a music video, and a fact file. Disc Two includes the following featurettes: Making Of Open Ocean (nine minutes), Making Of The Deep (nine minutes), an interview with Researcher Penny Allen, a photo gallery, and a fact file. Disc Three includes the following featurettes: Making Of Seasonal Seas (nine minutes), Making Of The Coral Seas (nine minutes), an interview with Producer Alastair Fothergill, a photo gallery, a fact file, and trailers. On Disc Four there are the following featurettes: Making Of The Tidal Seas (nine minutes), Making Of Coasts (nine minutes), Deep Trouble (49 minutes), a photo gallery, a fact file, and trailers. And Disc Five includes the following documentaries: Amazon Abyss (52 minutes), Dive To Shark Volcano (52 minutes), Being There: Antarctica (30 minutes), and Being There: Between The Tides (28 minutes).
The Blue Planet: Seas Of Life was five years in the making and had a budget of more than $10 million dollars. Presented by Sir David Attenborough, this comprehensive documentary explores the world
Understandably, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD is swathed in blue, but there is little definition or variation in the full-color fields, making the image look flat. Details are not resolved well, with a soft appearance that adds to the unnaturalness of the presentation. Compression artifacts riddle the screen, and edge enhancement is noticeable throughout. (Danny Richelieu)
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