Best Blu-Ray Documentaries

In this article you can find a selection with a short review of the best Documentaries that are available on Blu-ray.

Under the Sea (2009)

undertheseaA stunning visual roller coaster ride into the cerulean depths of the majestic ocean, Under The Sea is a captivating change of perspective. Dive in leagues beneath the sea to experience an entirely separate dimension of life just wating to be discovered in the great and vast blue. Turtles, seals, mollusks and jellyfish will practically float from the screen and come to play about in the room as the resolution makes waves crash down from the screen and into the hearts of viewers. If one wishes to make a trip to the Great Barrier Reef or any other South Pacific realm, then all they need to do is sit back and relax with this title.

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USflag  IMAX: Under the Sea 3D (Single-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray Combo)
UKflag  Imax: Under the Sea [Blu-ray] [US Import]

Sound City (2013)

soundcityThe Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is the leading director behind this music expedition into the life and times of Los Angeles’ Sound City Studios. Experience the history within the titan of analog recording that paved the way for musical revolutions for years to come. Up until 2011, when the demand for digital recording dominated the scene, Grohl assembled a team of artists, including Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks, to give interviews about their experiences performing while also contributing to the creation of a collaborative album.

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USflag  Sound City [Blu-ray]
UKflag  Sound City [Blu-ray] [2013]

Samsara (2011)

samsaraSamsara is a painting of struggle and beauty. The documentary is an epic that takes the viewer of a visual flight over the farthest reaches of the world’s wonders. Filmed over a period of five years in twenty-five countries on five different continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports the viewer to a world of sacred exploration. Holy grounds, disaster zones, high industrial complexes and natural wonders wait the ones who are lucky enough to be taken on the flight that Samsara offers.

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USflag  Samsara [Blu-ray]
UKflag  Samsara (DVD & Blu-ray)

Planet Earth (2007)

planetearthThis documentary’s budget was $25 million, an unprecedented amount that gave birth to an unprecedented cinematic journey. The makers of Blue Planet: Seas of life produced an epic story of life on Earth, and it took over five years of production to bring to light. The stunning television experience offered by this epic truly captures a rare degree of action, impossible locations and intimate moments with the wildest, most loved and elusive creatures on the entire planet. From sky-piercing mountains to rivers as deep as the human psyche, a tale of peaceful struggle in the Earth’s most extreme habitats is brought directly to the viewer as they sit to view a grand tour of their own massive home.

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USflag  Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]
UKflag  Planet Earth – Special Edition [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Life (2009)

lifeThis documentary is called Life, and it’s bigger than that. After four years of production, David Attenborough released an epic visual journey across every continent and every habitat on the planet. Life is a worthy addition to a long line of wildlife blockbuster Blu-Ray titles. The same producers that brought Planet Earth and Blue Planet return to give viewers another natural roller coaster ride that sails on tracks made from clouds, dreams, volcanic ash, emerald vines and shimmering ice.

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USflag  Life (David Attenborough-Narrated Version) [Blu-ray]
UKflag  Life [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Africa (2013)

AfricaAfrica’s tagline is “eye to eye with the unknown”, and it delivers. The documentary is narrated by the mystifying talents of Sir David Attenborough, and details an extraordinary journey through never-before-seen locations. The documentary captures brand new behaviors of creatures that paint a beautiful but harsh mural of survival across the canvas that is planet Earth, and all of her rapidly changing continents. The film exudes softness in its warm and natural colors, vibrant hues, lush greens, earthtones and deep blacks. The textures, scales, hair and fur are all resolved well enough to give the viewer all the immersion they can desire.

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USflag  Africa [Blu-ray]
UKflag  Africa [Blu-ray]

 

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