by Michael dEstries
Categories: Entertainment, Film/TV
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The most expensive nature documented series ever produced by the BBC, “Planet Earth” will always have a fond place in my memory as the first television event that blew my mind in high-definition. I’ve said it many times before, but in my opinion, this series is the reason why HDTV finally started making inroads in homes around the world. It’s was that stunning then – and it’s still a marvel today; which is why I’m psyched to announce that the BBC today is releasing a special edition. And we want you to win it.

And for those cynical about studio re-releases, let me allay your fears by telling you that this one comes fully loaded. Besides enjoying the series for the first time on my own HDTV (My in-laws were the only one the tech in 2007), the BBC has actually gone back and made it prettier than every before. So if you enjoyed this series in HD “back in the day”, prepare to see it again in even greater clarity. There’s also over three hours of bonus features that I’ve yet to barely crack – as well as an awesome look at the BBC’s next gorgeous nature doc “Frozen Planet”.

Did I mention it comes with the original narration by the great Sir David Attenborough? From the official site:

“Planet Earth Special Edition and Planet Earth Limited Collector’s Edition look more beautiful than ever, taking advantage of new advances in high definition technology since the original release. Both the 6-disc Blu-ray and DVD box sets showcase over three hours of fresh bonus materials including a sneak peak at Alastair Fothergill’s next project Frozen Planet, the all-new specially made program Greatest Planet Earth Moments and several other new features. Additionally, the Planet Earth Special Edition Blu-ray contains the eleven production video diaries and the bonus series Planet Earth: the Future, which were not included on the original Blu-ray release. Available only while supplies last, the Planet Earth Limited Collector’s Edition comes in an exquisite, numbered, collectible globe package with an exclusive set of four art cards.”

Want to win? Check out the contest details below! Please be sure to read our complete list of rules before entering.

How To Enter Via Twitter:

1.) Join Twitter (if you haven’t already).
2.) Follow @ecorazzi on Twitter.
3.) At 4pm EST on October 5th, we’ll send out a contest message. All you have to do is re-tweet that contest message and add it to your updates. (Limit 1 RT per user.)

So if we say:

“Follow @ecorazzi and RT this to win: We’re giving away two special editions of BBC’s Planet Earth.”

You’ll say:

“Follow @ecorazzi and RT this to win: We’re giving away two special editions of BBC’s Planet Earth.”

4.) We will choose two winners and random and contact them via Twitter. Winners must Direct Message us within 24 hours with mailing address, phone,  and email for shipping of the prize.

How To Enter Via Ecorazzi:

There are two ways to enter to win on You may enter one time for each type.

  1. Simply leave a comment below telling us why you love BBC nature docs (Planet Earth or otherwise!) and how this special edition would rock your world. One lucky winner will be chosen to win a special edition set of Planet Earth.
  2. Sign up for our weekly email newsletter: The Dirt. Leave another comment telling us that you have joined (or are already a member of) our email list.
    • You must use the email address that is signed up to receive “The Dirt” newsletter or your entry will not be counted.
    • One winner from our Newsletter will be selected to win the Grand Prize Collector’s Edition shown below

Comments received through Sunday, October 9th, 2011 at 11:59PM EST are eligible. Valid email address required. We will contact the winner via email. Winners must reply within 24 hours with their mailing address, phone, and email for shipping of the prize.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Steve H.

    I am now a member of your email list and want to win this prize!

  • Miyuki

    I just love watching!

  • lisa

    I am a documentary fanatic! The BBC’s are the BEST!!

  • lisa

    I signed up for the newsletter! Please pick me to win!

  • Michelle

    I just tweeted @MCJunkie
    I love BBC nature docs so much. There are no other clear great videos that show our nature and planet. I would flip twice over and up in the air for these. Thank you for the chance.

  • Wendy

    email subscriber to The Dirt Newsletter!

  • Shyam

    I am a huge fan of Planet Earth – the documentary work of Attenborough is second-to-none. The camerawork, the audio quality, and the narrative content is phenomenal. I would be truly honored to win this prize!

  • Shyam

    I have signed up for receiving the newsletter (The Dirt)…looking forward to reading it. I would also love to win Planet Earth!

  • Sarma P

    I like watching BBC documentaries…

  • Maryssa

    I love BBC nature docs because they call attention to our greatest resource. In the form of beautiful documentaries I’ve learned so much and drawn appreciation and comfort from images of life and hope and the natural processes of the world. I think exposing the beauty of our world with the intent to increase knowledge and appreciation is a valiant cause and an absolutely inspirational idea.

  • Maryssa

    I joined your email list!

  • Jenna

    I am a teacher and I would love this set for my classroom!

  • Susan

    These programs are fabulous and much better for my children to watch than most programs on tv!

  • Sudha

    BBC documentaries are great!

  • Sudha

    Joined your email list!

  • Sarma P

    I just joined your email list

  • Gum Nut

    How could anyone NOT love a documentary series of such high visual quality,which is often narrated by a man who has immersed us in his palpable passion for the natural world.
    Sir David Attenborough would be a worthy recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize, simply based on his determined commitment to reconnect us all to this beautiful biosphere (Earth) which sustains us all.

  • Gum Nut

    As you can see,I too am rolling in the Dirt, via the ‘enrolled for the weekly emails, system

  • Sudha

    BBC documentaries are great

  • Sudha

    I joined email list for ‘The Dirt’

  • Carole Smith

    I just joined your email list and can’t wait for my first one.

  • Kelsey H

    The BBC series, “Planet Earth” is amazing. The first time I watched I was amazed and stunned at the beauty that was captured. BBC has made an incredible series that is not only entertaining to watch, but encourages others to consider what is happening to our planet. All in all an amazing series I would love to own.