It was announced today by BBC that BBC Home Entertainment, for the first time ever, would be releasing a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version of their beautiful and thought provoking series.
The DVD will feature bonus content like Planet Earth Diaries, a segment that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the series and how they tackled the challenges they faced while filming.
The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
A decade after the groundbreaking, Emmy Award®-winning natural history series PLANET EARTH Blu-ray was released – which is still the number one selling non-theatrical home video release to date with over five million copies sold worldwide – PLANET EARTH II goes further, gets closer, and captures behavior and places that would have been impossible 10 years ago. Over three years in the making, filmed in 40 different countries on 117 filming trips and a total of 2,089 shooting days, PLANET EARTH II delivers a whole new view of our planet.
Captured in stunning 4K Ultra HD detail, PLANET EARTH II is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts, and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes, and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures, to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.
This special collector’s item, narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 28, 2017 in the U.S. and Canada.