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Genre: Documentary
Director: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield
Rating: G
Year Made: 2009






Languages: English
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment




An 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 whales.

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 ask for.

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.

Ah Mother Nature, what will we do without you?




There 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 English.



Review by John Li

Posted on 1 September 2010


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This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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