epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent
and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in earth. Earth
brings you a remarkable story of three animal families on
a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants and humpback
Filmed with spectacular clarity and beauty, earth is both
majestic and intimate as it captures rare footage of nature's
wildest and most elusive animals. Earth is an astonishing
and heartwarming film filled with adventure, suspense and
humour that will take your breath away.
We are doing you a favour by telling you
this: You have to see this documentary to understand what
life on Earth is all about. Really, and if you can, watch
it on the largest LCD television set you can lay your hands
on. Because the images will blow you away, and realise how
small a speck we are in the big scheme of things.
The documentary feature takes place over
the course of a calendar year, and takes you on several spectacular
migration journeys all the way from the North Pole to the
South. Get to come up close and personal with three species
of animals: the polar bear, the African bush elephant and
the humpback whale.
Based on the renowned and critically acclaimed
television series Planet Earth, this film contains many of
the original footages and some never before seen ones. So
even though you may have caught all the episodes of the popular
environmental series, this 95 minute version will still impress
you with its stories of the planet’s wildlife.
Narrated by the engaging Patrick Stewart,
you are in for a visual treat with the unbelievably stunning
images that was captured with painstaking efforts. The magnificent
sights of nature will humble the individualism in us. And
that is the most priceless takeaway the human race can ever
The interestingly scripted stories of the
main protagonists are at times witty, at times heartbreaking,
but always relevant in this day and age of global warming
and environmental change. The urgent message of conservation
has never been told in a better way than this. It sure helps
that Stewart’s voice has a commanding presence on its
own – you can try listening to him narrate without the
film’s visuals and still imagine the glorious sights
of nature in your mind.
Other than the interestingly scripted tales
of the three animal species, you’d be entertained by
a “supporting cast” of animals like the mandarin
ducks, the birds of paradise, the cheetah and the penguins.
Also, look out for the awe inspiring time lapse photography
of plants and climates. It is about the most gorgeous sights
you’d see in your lifetime.
Although the documentary was released some
three years ago, we are glad that local audiences have a chance
to catch it in its original splendour. There is a reason why
this is also the second highest grossing nature documentary
(after the phenomenal March of the Penguins) of all time.
Which is why we are urging everyone to watch this superb documentary
which will change the way you see things, and hopefully life
in time to come.
Mother Nature, what will we do without you?
SPECIAL FEATURES :
is nothing to complain about the movie's visual transfer.
In fact, we would love to watch it in Blu-Ray format to experience
the dazzling impact. It is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0
by John Li
Posted on 1 September 2010