Blu-ray Deal: Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition
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In honor of Earth Day today, the Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon is Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray for 54% off.

This set combines two popular BBC nature series — Life and Planet Earth — both narrated by David Attenborough.

– Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition Blu-ray – $54.99 (down from $119.98)
– Life/Planet Earth: Special Edition DVD – $45.99 (down from $99.98)

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Cyber Monday Lightning Deals: Back To The Future, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.

Today being Cyber Monday, Amazon has a load of Lightning Deals coming up today for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.

There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the CYBER MONDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection, like the Lord Of The Rings DVDs for $3.99 each and Blu-rays for $7.99 each; Harry Potter DVDs for $5.99 each and Blu-rays for $10 each; and much, much more!

Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Firefly: The Complete Series Blu-ray Edition for only $25 (that’s 72% off the list price of $89.99). This deal is valid only for this week through December 4, 2010.

The Video On Demand deal of the day is Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas for only 99 cents for a 48-hour rental. Deal is good for today only.


4:40 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. PST

Dollhouse: Season One
Blu-ray – $9.99

Home Alone Collection
Blu-ray – $14.99

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Deal: ‘BBC Natural History Collection DVD Featuring ‘Planet Earth’
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In celebration of Earth Day today, Amazon’s spotlight Gold Box deal of the day today is the The BBC Natural History Collection featuring Planet Earth DVD box set for $69.99 (that’s 65% off the list price of $199.92).

The 17-disc DVD box set includes four BBC nature series from award-winning documentarian David Attenborough: Planet Earth, The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Special Edition, Life of Mammals, Life of Birds.

Also in honor of Earth Day, the site is running a special Earth Day Sale where you can save up to 50% on DVDs and Blu-rays like An Inconvenient Truth, Prehistoric Earth, and many more documentaries.

Considering the site separately sells Planet Earth (by far my favorite of the four and probably the most popular too) for $47.49 and The Blue Planet (second favorite) for $32.49, if you get the DVD box set, you’ll already be paying less for these two, plus, you’ll be getting two more series —Life of Mammals alone is $71.99, while Life of Birds is $32.49, you do the math (but yeah, HUGE savings).

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DVD Review: The Blue Planet: Seas of Life

The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
5-Disc DVD Set
Directed by Alastair Fothergill
BBC Warner Home Entertainment

Years ago when I was lucky enough to be vacationing in Maui, a friend and I got tired of laying on the beach and decided to take SCUBA diving lessons. It was a lot of fun, we learned a loads, and both of us came to the same conclusion at the end of the week: “There’s a lot of freaky stuff down there.” This was an epic understatement. The measly 40-feet we got to dive in was a tiny sampling of the fascinating world that occupies 3/4 of the earth’s surface. This was made abundantly clear when I watched BBC’s The Blue Planet: Seas of Life DVD Collector’s Set.

Narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough, this documentary explores all aspects of marine life over the course of eight episodes on four DVDs… “Ocean World,” “Frozen Seas,” “Open Ocean,” “The Deep,” “Seasonal Seas,” “Coral Seas,” “Tidal Seas,” and “Coasts.” There’s also a fifth DVD with four bonus featurettes that loosely tie into the series. Five years in the making, The Blue Planet won multiple Emmy awards for its musical score and stunning cinematography.

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