BBC Life (TV) (2009) The Complete Series
BBC | 2009 | Season 1 (10 Episodes) | 609 min | Not Rated
4x Blu-ray Discs | m2ts | BDAV @ 48.0 Mbps, 23.976 fps | 1920 x 1080 | 10hr 9min | 145 GB
Audio 1: English DTS MA 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) @ 1509 Kbps | Audio 2: Russian AC-3 5.1 @ 1509 Kbps | Subtitle: Russian
The BBC version of Life arrives with an at-times breathtaking, altogether stunning 1080p/VC-1 transfer; one that boasts gorgeous colors and remarkable detail, and puts most other nature documentary presentations to shame. Still, comparisons to the series' 1080i Discovery Channel release are the most inevitable and the most unavoidable. Simply put, the differences between the two aren't earth shattering – in some instances, our beloved little "p" may as well stand for "placebo" – but they are notable. There are plenty of scenes and shots in which the tiniest strands of animal hair are crisper, distant foliage is more refined, and the craggly crevices of rocky ravines are more revealing.