I found a deal floating around last week that one could get the Planet Earth BBC series on Amazon.com for just $24.99. It normally runs you around $75, so I was incredulous. This nature series came out in 2006 in England, but was later edited and shown on Discovery HD sometime later. I never saw either series, but the reviews have been glowing. It took five years to make, and is reportedly the most expensive nature documentary series every commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in HD. The series comprises eleven episodes, each of which features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth.

(2006)”]Planet Earth: The Complete Series [BBC] (2006)Joshua and I watched two episodes so far — “Deserts” and “Oceans Deep”, and the video content and quality is pretty amazing. The audio is a lossy 5.1 surround sound, and I do hear some ambient noise on the surrounds, but it’s mostly front-heavy. At this price, it’s definitely a keeper.