Seriously, this series was just drop-dead gorgeous. The British version was narrated by the soothing tones of Sir David Attenborough. In the U.S., Discovery aired it with Sigourney Weaver doing a nice, but not quite as rich, voiceover.
Shot in high definition and going higher and deeper than crews had ever gone before, the series revealed several new wonders while giving new life to the things we already knew about.
The series took five years to make, with 40 camerapeople spending more than 2,000 days in 200 locations.
Now, the BBC is re-releasing the Attenborough version of the series on DVD and Blu-ray, with amped up, high-def visuals, new extra segments and other goodies that weren’t part of the original release. And I’ve got a couple copies to give away.
It’s not particularly geeky, I know, but it’s such a great series, I couldn’t pass it up when the PR folks offered.
For your chance to win, send your name and address to email@example.com. Use “Planet Earth DVD” or “Planet Earth Blu-ray” (depending on your preference) as your subject line, and enter only once by Oct. 14. U.S. entries only.