Planet Ocean DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment Review

        On April 9th, (2013) the creative documentary Planet Ocean was released from from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray and DVD.  "Directed by highly-acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Home) and narrated by actor Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Life As We Know It), this documentary comes just in time for Earth Day (April 22)."

        The synopsis says "Planet Ocean takes us on an amazing journey over the entire planet via spectacular new aerial and underwater imagery. The film first dives into the secrets of the ocean – source of life, evolution of species, migration, predation – exploring exuberant coral reefs and mysteries of the abyss.

Then everything changes: man appears and takes over the Planet Ocean. He invents fishing, conquers the seas, discovers oil and globalizes the world. Nothing will ever be the same. The film's narration explores man's vulnerability and the effects of our lifestyle on the oceans that sustain us. The humanistic vision of Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot invites us to preserve the world's oceans and commit ourselves to respecting life and its beauty."

        At first I was definitely curious as to whether our family would have an interest in this film.  Dane is really into TV shows like River Monsters so I thought this might be an interesting take on the underwater world!  I have to say myself and Alana thought this was as boring as can be but it kept Dane interested as can be for about 30 minutes at a time.

        Also included are several bonus features such as the making of Planet Ocean, In the Skies above Rio, Underwater, and Shanghai (photos or special clips)!  These extra features were great as Dane had to watch this in segments since he too only kept interest for a short period of time with this one!

Recommendation:  I would recommend this for anyone with children between the ages of 5-8 maybe or someone looking to learn about the planet in a different way than the norm.  There were tons of interesting facts and the graphics and views were beautiful!
Street Date: April 9, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61126490 / 61126510 (CDN)
Running time: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Latin American Spanish,
Norwegian, Russian, and Swedish
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Street Date: April 9, 2013
Copyright: 2013 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 61126491 / 61126512 (CDN)
Running time: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

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