April 3, 2013

Celebrate Earth Day 2013 With BBC Home Entertainment

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Comes To Blu-ray For The First Time Ever

One Life Arrives, Narrated by Daniel Craig on Blu-ray/DVD/UV Combo

Great Barrier Reef On Blu-ray and DVD

New York Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate our planet. For over a decade now BBC Home Entertainment has worked to bridge that gap between the wide world and the individual by bringing groundbreaking natural history entertainment into the home. With a collection of award-winning like Planet EarthLifeFrozen Planet and the recent Africa, we’ve done more than document the world you live in – we’ve revolutionized the way you see and learn about it.

Just in time for Earth Day 2013, BBC Home Entertainment is adding three breathtaking new releases to our catalogue of natural history programming, giving audiences the chance to celebrate the wonders of the world as they’ve never seen them before. For the first time ever, Emmy® Award-winning The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is coming out on Blu-ray to join its high definition successor Planet Earth in personal collections everywhere. Also coming out is the Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo pack of One Life, narrated by Daniel Craig, the first theatrical release from BBC Earth Films, as well as the Blu-ray and DVD of Great Barrier Reef, which provides an unparalleled look at the largest living structure in the world. With these fantastic titles joining the ranks, BBC Home Entertainment truly brings the world to your fingertips.

All three releases will be on sale on April 9, 2013. For more information, please see appendix below.

Street Date: April 9, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: Blu Ray + DVD + UV combo $24.97
Length: Approx. 85 mins + bonus material / 2-disc set

BBC Home Entertainment brings the groundbreaking One Life to Blu-Ray, DVD, and Ultraviolet on April 9. Over the course of five billion years, life on Earth has evolved into the incredible richness and variety we see today. Narrated by Daniel Craig (SkyfallThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and directed by Michael Gunton (Earth: The Movie, Madagascar, and Africa) and Martha Holmes (The Blue Planet), One Life captures the most brilliant and imaginative stories of survival from the natural world. Cutting-edge cinematic techniques capture unprecedented and astonishingly beautiful chronicles of animal ingenuity. From birth through to the creation of the next generation, One Life celebrates the journey that all living things take, revealing that, whether we have wings or flippers, eight legs or two, the triumph of life connects us all. Bonus features include Making of One Life, featuring Daniel Craig; Director’s Commentary; Behind the Scenes; Animal Film Clips; and more!

Street Date: April 9, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-Ray $39.98 ($49.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 389 mins + bonus material / 3-disc set

The Emmy® Award-winning series comes to Blu-Ray for the first time. The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive natural history of the world’s oceans, exploring everything from the popular shores and teeming shallows to the mysterious ocean depths. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and produced by Alistair Fothergill (Planet EarthFrozen Planet), this historic series examines the determined sharks basking in the shallows, waiting for prey; the exotic flower-like sea anemones blooming in the coral reefs; the many creatures that lurk in the dark, deep canyons of the oceans, waiting for something to sink down from the sunlit world above. It’s a journey that gets stranger and more awe-inspiring as it goes along. Features over three hours of bonus content including crew interviews; “Making Waves,”a series of “making-of” mini-episodes; and more!

Street Date: April 9, 2013
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)
Blu-ray $29.98 ($37.48 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 150 mins / single disc

Stretching just over 1,200 miles in length and made up of 3,000 individual reef systems and hundreds of islands, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on our planet. Given world heritage status in 1981, it is one of the wonders of the natural world- and is even visible from space. Great Barrier Reef explores how this exquisite natural formation was created, how it works, the intricate relationships between its inhabitants – and how climate change and other factors might shape its future. Using the latest filming techniques, the series captures the magic of the reef as it has never been seen before.