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Old 11-29-10, 07:54 PM
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Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99

easily the cheapest i've ever seen this box set
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

I got it for 22.15 (plus 3.08 "Postage & Packing") at Amazon.UK in December 2008.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

wish it were blu
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

Now waitlisted. I'm a little surprised by this, since this was so popular for the year or so after it came out that I figured most people who wanted it would have it already. But the price is indeed very good, and BBC titles are typically not cheap.

It would have been nice if it were the BD version, yes. And I would have been sorely tempted to get it if it were. But the DVD has one advantage over the BD: it has bonus features that the BD omits. So this would be yet another title where I'd have to keep both versions, already tough to do in my space-challenged collection.

If anybody here took advantage of this deal, you got an excellent package at a great price.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

For anyone who missed the Amazon deal, DiscoveryStore.com has both the SD and BD versions on sale as Cyber Monday deals. The SD version is $19.99 and the BD is $24.99. (The Life and Life on Earth series are also part of the sale.) Shipping isn't free, but if you register with the site, you get $5 off your order, which helps cover shipping and taxes.

They're on Pacific time, so you've still got a few hours to pick one up.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

But doesn't Discovery just have the Sigourney Weaver (Planet Earth) and Oprah Winfrey (Life) narrations? Gotta be careful with which product you're getting if that matters to you. Consensus seems to be that the Attenborough narration is preferable on both sets.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

Oops. Yes, you are correct there. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

Originally Posted by Snooples View Post
(The Life and Life on Earth series are also part of the sale.)
Dammit, Discovery! The title "Life on Earth" makes me think they have David Attenborough's groundbreaking 1979 series of that name that basically kicked off his ongoing production of "Life" and "Planet" series. But no, it's Discovery's name for a boxed set of some of the more recent series.

And then I see they have "Blue Planet: Seas of Life" on Blu-ray and I get excited again... only to see Pierce Brosnan listed as a narrator.

Dammit, Discovery!
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Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
Dammit, Discovery! The title "Life on Earth" makes me think they have David Attenborough's groundbreaking 1979 series of that name that basically kicked off his ongoing production of "Life" and "Planet" series. But no, it's Discovery's name for a boxed set of some of the more recent series.

And then I see they have "Blue Planet: Seas of Life" on Blu-ray and I get excited again... only to see Pierce Brosnan listed as a narrator.

Dammit, Discovery!
A decent region 1 release of the classic Life on Earth series is badly needed, as is Attenborough's The Living Planet. I have the existing DVD of that series, which has a pretty poor transfer and slightly edited episodes.

I haven't checked amazon.co.uk lately, but I remember seeing both of these on DVD in the UK, as well as some other BBC Natural History Unit productions that haven't seen release on these shores.

I know Attenborough's body of work with the BBC is vast, so expecting all of it to be released on DVD and/or BD is not realistic, but I'd like to see all the major series (at least) available in good quality.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

Originally Posted by Lecithin View Post
I got it for 22.15 (plus 3.08 "Postage & Packing") at Amazon.UK in December 2008.
But in real money, you still ended up paying more than it is now, around $30. And by now, I mean yesterday when it was cheaper.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

Originally Posted by Mister Peepers View Post
But in real money...

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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

It's been a while since I've posted on here, I just got a PS3 and was thinking of picking up Planet Earth and Life on Bluray from Amazon, they are currently $35. Is that the cheapest they go for? Thanks.
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Re: Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series- $23.99 Amazon Lightning Deal

I missed the lightning deal & didn't open my Discovery Channel email to see the Mon. sale (although I wouldn't have wanted the Weaver narration anyway), but clicking on the link above saw that Amazon currently has the set listed for $29.99.

Not as good as the posted deal, but not bad either for those who don't have the set.

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