The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet

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Average of 1316 ratings: 4.2 Stars

2001 M Suitable for general audiences.

The Blue Planet is the first ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world's oceans.

Narrated by David Attenborough, the extraordinary images of this marine epic reveal the the sea at its most fearsome and alluring, exposing some of its best kept secrets. Enter a world of breathtaking beauty and discover new species, visit unseen habitats and witness stories of survival never before caught on camera.

Featuring eight stunning episodes: The Blue Planet, The Deep, Open Ocean, Frozen Seas, Seasonal Seas, Coral Seas, Tidal Seas, Coasts and five additional programs, Making Waves (the making of The Blue Planet), Deep Trouble (an ecological documentary), The Abyss, Amazon Abyss and Dive to Shark Volcano.

David Attenborough
Documentary , Nature , Science , Historical

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535 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.33:1 Full Frame
English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 2.0
  • The Blue Planet (2001) (Disc 1)
    Episodes 1 - 4

    The Blue Planet
    The Deep
    Open Ocean
    Frozen Seas

  • The Blue Planet (2001) (Disc 2)
    Episodes 5 - 8

    Seasonal Seas
    Coral Seas
    Tidal Seas

  • The Blue Planet (2001) (Disc 3)

    Making Waves
    Deep Trouble

  • The Blue Planet (2001) (Disc 4)

    The Abyss
    Amazon Abyss
    Dive to Shark Volcano


47 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Iamthelizardqueen.

Another profoundly beautiful & important production from some of the world's premier wildlife photographers and the eternal David. Utterly mesmerizing in it's presentation of often difficult visual subjects. Stunning, moving, fantastic.

2 by Blakiee

Last disk is a waste of time.... First Two are amazing.

5 by SdeS

This series is simplely amazing and the years of work that went into the production testify to the final result. The series should be a must viewing for all secondary school kids to help them grow an appreciation of the ocean and its wonders.

5 by Lass

I absolutely love bringing something like this into our home, so Real, so Inspiring, so comprehensive! We ALL watched it, (adults, teenagers & younger kids) we all learnt something, & it generated great... Read more

5 by Badclams

the aerial image of an enormous blue whale swimming in a vast ocean is burned into my mind - but that's just the first that springs up. Other scenes are equally staggering (killer whales frolicking... Read more

5 by the001

We watched the first DVD and enjoyed the amazing photographs. It is a bit long but learned a lot we didn't know as adults. We couldn't figure out how the film was taken. Really impressed. We are waiting for watching the second one.

5 by Maggiesub

We were continually blown away by the amazing photography and the diversity and design displayed in this documentary. We constantly asked ourselves "Where is the camera in this shot!!"

4 by turtle53

dvd like this are always good to watch and enjoy and this one didn't let us down very good indeed.

4 by IslandBoy

The second DVD in this series struggles a little to bring something fresh after the 1st DVD, and I strongly recommend watching no more than 1 episode per night so that the repetition of the food chain... Read more

2 by Sirloin

Despite some brilliant footage all that ever comes of each segment is the chain, plant life -> eaten by small fish -> eaten by bigger fish -> eaten by bird/biggest fish. As the repetition of the food... Read more