Wild Pacific

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This landmark series explores the sheer scale and majesty of the largest ocean on Earth, the isolation of its islands, the extraordinary journeys wildlife and humans have gone through to reach these specks of land, and what happened to both after their arrival. Unimaginably vast, the Pacific is 99% water and only 1% land – you could fit the whole of the world’s landmasses into it and still have enough room for another Africa! The distance between these islands can be huge -… More >>

Wild Pacific

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  1. Beautiful and exquisite filming, interesting facts – the slow motion high definition clips of the waves is mesmerizing. A great blu-ray dvd. If you dream about that tropical south seas island but can’t get there as often as you would like – this does the trick.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Visually, Wild Pacific [Blu-ray] is beautiful. The blu-ray quality on this disc is perhaps the best I’ve seen for any nature documentary. Everything is extremely clear and rich, from the deep blue Pacific Ocean waves to the vibrant colors in a coral reef to the slender hairs on a hunting spiders. Some of the footage is so startling that it looks almost fantastical.

    Some of the scenes in Wild Pacific are unlike anything I’ve seen before. In one scene, a carnivorous caterpillar catches a Hawaiian fruit fly. In another, which took my breathe away, the cinematographers caught an underwater volcano erupting and in the process of forming a new island. That’s something you don’t see every day.

    Unlike most nature documentaries, this one shows a lot of people. In many ways, these scenes are almost an anthropological study of Pacific islanders. Admittedly, some of these scenes are pretty cool, particularly the islanders who bungee jump through the rainforest. However, like most people interested in the BBC’s documentaries, I watched Wild Pacific to see wildlife, and sometimes the scenes with humanity took time away from the wildlife.

    I was also a bit disappointed with the narration. Benedict Cumberbatch as the narrator isn’t bad, and manages to throw some suspense into the narration. However, it’s somewhat shallow and sometimes doesn’t explain the science behind everything we’re seeing. For example, most biologists believe sea turtles do possess internal magnetic compass to navigate, but Cumberbatch made the turtles’ navigation skills sound like a mystery (for more on this ability of sea turtles, see Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation).

    If Wild Pacific were South Pacific tourism infomercial, it would certainly succeed in attracting droves of tourists. After viewing this documentary, I very much want to visit the region. If it’s anything like the images depicted in Wild Pacific, it truly does look like Heaven on Earth.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. well we got used to this movies, planet earth, bugs, baraca, corral reef, and now with the tech blu ray , oustanding quality.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Beautifully filmed in high definition. Outstanding documentary. If you enjoyed Planet Earth then you most definately would like this series. View the beautiful scenery in exquisite detail and feel as though you are there.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This dvd provides an indepth view about the pacific ocean and the marine life. Additional footage on how the dvd is made is as exciting as the dvd itself. Overall, hours of great informative viewing. A great documentary by BBC.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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