BBC Earth Films release Earth: One Amazing Day - the first documentary to combine 4k Ultra High Dynamic range Blu-ray with Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®

The cutting edge 4K technology used by the filmmakers in this film were the perfect tools to deliver a stunningly immersive viewing experience to a level of precision in picture quality and sound never before experienced in the home on any other documentary before it. Earth: One Amazing Day certainly raises the bar in showcasing inspiring cinematic storytelling.Stephen McDonogh p.g.a. Producer of Earth: One Amazing Day at BBC Earth Films
Date: 22.02.2018     Last updated: 22.02.2018 at 10.54
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Earth Film’s Earth: One Amazing Day Ultra HD Blu-ray release is now available to buy in the UK and Ireland on amazon.co.uk.

★★★★ 'A cinematic triumph” – Associated Press

★★★★ “Awe-inspiring” – Total Film

The release is the first documentary to combine the immersive 360 degree sound experience of Dolby Atmos® and the outstanding picture quality of  Dolby Vision™ in Ultra HDR (High Dynamic Range), which is up to forty times brighter than available on today’s standard televisions.

Narrated by Hollywood veteran Robert Redford - with the option of selecting international superstar Jackie Chan’s narration in Mandarin - and five-years in the making, Earth: One Amazing Day is an warm-hearted, family-friendly journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, the film tracks the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles.

Now Dolby Vision HDR enabled TV’s can enjoy this stunning cinematic release in the highest resolution ever (2160p resolution with Dolby Vision HDR colour) from the comfort of their own home.

Astounding breakthroughs in native 4K filmmaking technology sees Earth: One Amazing Day bring viewers up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters; a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically and a sloth on the hunt for love.

Told with humour, intimacy, emotion and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day is a colourful, ultra-vivid family-friendly adventure that spectacularly highlights how every day the natural world is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you can possibly imagine – until now.

Stephen McDonogh p.g.a. Producer of Earth: One Amazing Day at BBC Earth Films says:

“We are delighted Earth: One Amazing Day is releasing into homes in the highest quality visual and audio format available in the market today. The cutting edge 4K technology used by the filmmakers in this film were the perfect tools to deliver a stunningly immersive viewing experience to a level of precision in picture quality and sound never before experienced in the home on any other documentary before it. Earth: One Amazing Day certainly raises the bar in showcasing inspiring cinematic storytelling.”

Following its big screen debut in cinemas in the UK and Ireland Earth: One Amazing Day, which is the long awaited sequel to Earth,  received much critical acclaim. Reader’s Digest described it as “beautiful and moving”, Associated Press called it “a cinematic triumph” and Total Film dubbed it “awe inspiring.”

Earth: One Amazing Day is also available to own on Blu-ray and DVD now  and will be available in Dolby Vision HDR on iTunes across UK & Eire in March 2018. All of its home entertainment formats have  Bonus Features, including breath-taking behind-the-scenes featurettes.

 

TITLE: EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

 

RELEASE DATE: 19TH FEBRUARY

 

RATING: U. Suitable for all ages.

 

DURATION: 95 MINUTES

 

4K Ultra HD blu-ray with HDR features: Resolution - Four times sharper than HD; HDR (High Dynamic Range) brilliant brights, deepest darks; Colour - Wider colour spectrum

 

DOLBY VISION (Picture):

Delivers more astonishing brightness, deeper darks, expanded contrast, ultra-vivid colours, more refined detail and enhanced dimensional within every frame of image.

 

DOLBY ATMOS (Sound):

Immersively moves individual sound objects all around audience, adding an overhead dimension that produces breath-taking sound quality and creates a powerfully moving entertainment experience.

 

DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 also available

 

FORMAT & PRICE: UHD 4K (RRP £30.63) / Blu-ray (RRP £25.52) / DVD (RRP £20.42) / EST: (RRP £9.99)

 

BONUS FEATURES: ‘Behind The Scenes’, ‘Breaking the Ice’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Chasing Shadows’,  ‘Noah’s Ark’, ‘ Raising a Family’

 

PRODUCTION FACTS:

  • Earth: One Amazing Day is the first (and currently only) natural history documentary feature to be released available using both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos format technologies, the experience of which offers the highest quality in picture and sound available in the theatrical and home entertainment marketgf.
  • Earth: One Amazing Day is A BBC Earth Films and Shanghai Media Group (SMG) co-production .
  • It is the first Western feature film to record its entire musical score in Mainland China through a collaboration between Alex Heffes (The Last King of Scotland, Touching The Void) and Roc Chen (Forbidden Kiss, Chinese Zodiac) and features a 120 piece orchestra plus 30 piece choir.
  • Earth: One Amazing Day is directed by Richard Dale (BAFTA and Peabody winner The Human Body) and Peter Webber (Oscar nominee The Girl with the Pearl Earring). The film is scripted by leading screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, The Railway Man). The film is produced by Stephen McDonogh p.g.a (Walking With Dinosaurs 3D and Louis Theroux’s award-winning feature My Scientology Movie) and executive produced by Neil Nightingale (Enchanted Kingdom and Wild Africa).
  • Earth: One Amazing Day is the top performing UK documentary in international box office of 2017. (Source: BFI Stats Unit/Comscore)

 

 

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For more information, please contact: Frances.Cherry-Becker@bbc.com

 

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About BBC Earth Films

BBC Earth Films is the theatrical arm of BBC Earth, the global factual brand for BBC Worldwide. Combining Hollywood expertise with world-leading BBC filmmakers, BBC Earth Films seek to take audiences on a journey of discovery, uncovering Earth’s wonders and revealing some of the most incredible characters that share our planet. Building on the BBC’s success with landmark film credits such as Deep Blue and Earth the movie, BBC Earth Films took this ambition to the next level with One Life, an awe-inspiring story that shows how life connects us all, and two 3D features in partnership with Evergreen Films and Reliance Entertainment: Walking With Dinosaurs 3D takes audiences back 70 million years to the last great dinosaur era and is distributed by 20th Century Fox in the US and the majority of international territories, and Enchanted Kingdom 3D a journey through Earth’s wildest continent, Africa, discovering unimaginable sights and stories.