Our Frozen Planet Viewing Party

Frozen Planet (airs every Sunday night at 8 pm on Discovery)is a  breathtaking seven part DVD series is from Emmy Award winning Executive Producer Alastair Fothergill (of Planet Earth) and is narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough, hailed by The UK Telegraph as “the father of natural history television.”

A BBC/Discovery Channel co-production four years in the making, Frozen Planet is ambitious and epic in scale and provides the ultimate portrait of our earth’s Polar Regions, capturing the power of natural elements and the fragile, jaw-dropping beauty of scenery unlike anywhere else in the world. This landmark high definition series brings to the screen the frozen wilderness of the polar region for what could be the last time before they change forever.Featuring the incredible wildlife cinematography that made Planet Earth a worldwide success, Frozen Planet has taken new technology to the most extreme and remote parts of our planet capturing groundbreaking imagery above and below the ice.

Encounter spectacles that few of us will ever witness first hand. Go deep under the sea-ice into a magical world of giants, plunge into the heart of an erupting polar volcano and fly to the South Pole across the Antarctic icecap – the largest concentration of ice on earth – retracing the steps of the great Polar explorers.  Get closer than ever before to the lives of our best loved and most charismatic animal characters – polar bears, penguins, wolves and orcas, and witness the most extraordinary examples of survival against the odds that can be found anywhere on our planet.

Watch the trailer:

DVD and Blu-ray release of Frozen Planet was April 17, 2012, with prices at $39.98 ($49.98 in Canada) and $54.98 ($62.48 in Canada) for Blu-ray.

DVD and Blu-ray Bonus Features

  • Science at the Ends of the Earth – An examination of the remarkable scientific work being performed at the South Pole
  • Freeze Frame – A series of 6 10-minute “making of” featurettes, one for each episode.
  • Production Video Diaries – A set of 47 video shorts made by the Frozen Planet producers, directors, camera crew and more giving personal insights into this remarkable series.
  • Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey – The best moments from Frozen Planet compiled into one 60-minute highlights special

For more relating to Frozen Planet check out the following:

Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure giveawayhttp://www.frozenplanetdvd.com/win_a_trip.html

Video interviews with the Frozen Planet teamhttp://www.frozenplanetdvd.com/video.html

Our Take: We had a BBQ over the weekend to celebrate the beautiful Spring weather we’ve finally gotten, plus to have a family movie night featuring the DVD series Frozen Planet.  My kids are familiar with watching nature documentaries and even a few of the episodes we did see were ones they’ve previously viewed!  My 6 year old’s first question about the films was, “is this a true story?”  It was sweet and innocent and throughout the evening as we enjoyed Disc 1 she was purely captivated! The visuals of the tundra, the amazing colors of the sky, the idea that the sun only shines half the year, plus the amazing animals all left us speechless and quiet as we watched the first disc.My son and husband had seen a few scenes in the weeks since the shows debuted on the Discovery channel, but left the surprises for me and my 6 year old to watch for ourselves.  The spectacular cinematography just overwhelmed us, especially as they flew over the active volcano on Mt. Erabus so carefully, such a risky flight.  Other scenes that moved us was the polar bear fight, the bison/wolves chase, and  all the penguins (especially those who were thieves stealing rocks). The caves and the ice formations were to unique, while we just held our breath as we watched the divers beneath the ice covered waters filming the most unique creatures we’ve seen.The Freeze Frame segments that went behind the scenes and showed us the utter friendliness of the killer whales surprising the cameramen and the cameramen that were dodging the scary 100+mph winds was really interesting! Watching the first disc last night, the most spectacular story that is still in our minds today was the Wooly Bear Caterpillar’s 14 year rebirth or “rising from the dead” season after season to finally embark on it’s life as a moth!  Truly amazing.  We cannot wait to get to the final 2 discs in the series.

We were sent DVDs, movie themed memorabilia, plus a gift card to cover the food for our viewing party, all opinions are our own.

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Comments

  1. Renata says

    This would be fabulous to view on our family’s new HDTV home theater and I would love to see the frozen terrain and life in the poles!

  2. Noelle B. says

    My family loves natural history and especially the blue planet DVDs. We would love to watch this (and own it to share!).
    Thanks!

  3. Georgina says

    And just subscribed to your email newsletter too – thanks so much as my family and I hope to be one of the lucky winners!

  4. Christine W says

    I would love to win because it looks like a beautiful DVD for the whole family to enjoy. Thanks for the chance!

  5. christi baham willie says

    BC we have watched it as a family and LOVED it…..we would love to have the dvd and do that again!!!!

  6. Birdie Skolfield says

    It would be a great DVD series for Family Movie night the girls are studying So & No Pole in school now

  7. says

    I would love to win this prize because i think these are the best thing you can watch on tv and would love to have it always available for my family to watch it

  8. Carrie says

    I would love this because it is a great series to watch as a family and to have some great discussions around.

  9. Meaghan McDermott says

    I really love penguins! I would use this video in my first grade class and also show it to my son. He loves animals, especially marine animals!

  10. Carol W says

    I would like to win it because i saw a very little bit of it on TV and would love to see the rest and I am sure my family would love to watch it also. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  11. Ray says

    Would love to win this to enjoy the stunning photography and share the Frozen Planet documentary with my family and children!

  12. Colleen Maurina says

    These are such wonderful and educational DVD’s for the whole family to enjoy together. The information and photography are amazing!

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  15. elangomatt says

    These are great shows. I just realized a couple days ago that I don’t have any of these shows on Blu-ray. I have Planet Earth only on HD-DVD

  16. Jessica Barnett says

    I would love to win this because this is such a wonderful show to watch with the family. My kids just love it.

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