(February 12, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – This year, celebrate Earth Day with some of the most spectacular and informative programs about our planet and environmental concerns, as Warner Home Video (WHV) presents a diverse offering of DVD releases from some of the biggest names in documentary productions – National Geographic, CNN and the BBC. Ten programs are featured in this special promotion from WHV, including “Six Degrees Could Change the World” (NG), “Planet in Peril” (CNN), “Sharkwater” (WHV), “Human Footprint” (NG), “Eden at the End of the World” (NG), “The BBC Natural History Collection Featuring Planet Earth” (BBC), “Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole / Mountains / Fresh Water” (BBC), “Planet Earth: Caves / Deserts / Ice Worlds” (BBC), “David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials” (BBC) and “Echo and Other Elephants” (BBC). Titles street throughout the month of April, 2008. “Global warming and other environmental concerns are top of mind with many consumers these days. This has led to increased interest in the fascinating animal and plant life that populate our planet, as well as in Earth itself.” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. “The ten fabulous programs included in our Earth Day Promotion provide in-depth information on environmental issues, and feature groundbreaking wildlife footage and spectacular nature scenery.” “The BBC Natural History Collection Featuring Planet Earth” from BBC Video This Earth Day, revel in the wonders of our planet and its diverse cornucopia of life as BBC Video releases four of the most ground-breaking natural history documentaries ever created in one definitive 17-disc DVD box set – “The BBC Natural History Collection Featuring Planet Earth.” From the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit, this must-own piece of natural history features the epic, groundbreaking “Planet Earth: The Complete Series,” plus “The Blue Planet: Seas of Life - 5 Disc Special Edition,” “The Life of Mammals” and “The Life of Birds,” totaling over 33-hours of spellbinding programming. Harnessing cutting-edge technologies, innovative filming techniques and the signature narration of Sir David Attenborough, each of these widely acclaimed series take viewers on amazing explorations of every aspect of our world and its most fascinating plants and wildlife. “The BBC Natural History Collection Featuring Planet Earth” is priced at $199.92 SRP With an order due date of February 26 and a street date of April 1, 2008. “David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials” from BBC Video Take a look at the lives and habitats of some of the world’s most amazing animals. From polar bear to leopard, humpback whale to crocodile, and wolf to eagle, “David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials” takes you on a breathtaking journey around the world for some of the most gripping and touching animal behavior in the wild. Presented by renowned natural historian David Attenborough (“Planet Earth”) and on DVD for the first time, this two-disc collection contains six Wildlife Specials plus two bonus programs: “Great Natural Wonders of the World,” showcasing some of Earth’s most spectacular scenery, and “The Greatest Wildlife Show On Earth,” displaying the wildest of wild animal behavior. “David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials,” filmed by the award-winning cameramen and producers from BBC’s Natural History unit, is priced at $29.98 SRP with an order due date of February 26 with a street date of April 1, 2008. This two-disc set has a running time of approximately 398 minutes. “Echo and Other Elephants” from BBC Video Echo and her famous elephant family stampede onto DVD in this spectacular two-disc set. Echo is extremely wise, an experienced mother and commanding matriarch of her family. She’s also an African elephant, and arguably one of the most famous elephants in the world, through all the specials that have documented her and her family for decades in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. Now BBC Video releases a collection of programs featuring these beloved elephants -- available together on DVD for the first time! “Echo and Other Elephants,” narrated by David Attenborough (“Planet Earth”) and famed researcher Cynthia Moss, is priced at $29.98 with an order due date of February 26 and a street date of April 1, 2008. This two-disc set has a running time of approximately 362 minutes. “Planet Earth Vols. 1 and 2” from BBC Video The most powerful and breathtaking series about our planet is now available in single disc volumes, each sold separately. This stunning, 11-part series has been divided into individual releases of three episodes each including exclusive 10-minute “making of” featurettes for every episode. Each release takes you to places you have never been, to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, shot entirely in high definition, “Planet Earth” is the ultimate portrait of our planet. Now consumers can enjoy it one affordable disc at a time! Volume One features the episodes “From Pole to Pole,” “Mountains,” and “Fresh Water.” Volume Two features the episodes “Caves,” “Deserts,” and “Ice Worlds.” Each volume has a running time of approximately 150 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes of enhanced content, and is priced at $19.98 SRP. Order due date for “Planet Earth Vols. 1 and 2” is March 4 with a street date of April 8, 2008. “Six Degrees Could Change the World” from National Geographic In this special event program narrated by Oscar® and Emmy® award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, National Geographic reveals the effects of global warming, illustrating degree by degree the likely consequences of rising temperatures on Earth. The program explores the startling theory that Earth’s average temperature could rise six degrees Celsius by the year 2100 and reveals how each progressive degree could affect us all. Learn how existing technologies and remedies may help in the battle to dial back the global thermometer. Considered one of National Geographic’s tentpole titles, “Six Degrees Could Change the World” will debut on the National Geographic Channel on February 10, 2008 with a rebroadcast the week of the DVD release. Over $1 million will be spent in pre-broadcast awareness on the National Geographic channel and in National Geographic magazine. “Six Degrees Could Change the World” is priced at $19.98 SRP with an order due date of March 4 and street date of April 8, 2008. The DVD has a running time of approximately 90 minutes. Part of National Geographic’s new programming platform, “Preserve Our Planet,” which is designed to educate consumers and raise awareness around the issue of global climate change, “Six Degrees Could Change the World” will be sold in eco-friendly packaging made of 100% recycled fiber and 55% post-consumer waste. Special features include celebrity interviews, National Geographic “Green Guide” vignettes and excerpt from the companion book of the same name. “Eden at the End of the World” from National Geographic National Geographic presents a rare glimpse into one of the last great wild edens on Earth—Patagonia. Covering more than a quarter million square miles of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a rare and precious haven for some of Earth’s most indestructible creatures. At its crowned tip sits Tierra del Fuego, an island as desolate as it is beautiful. But there is trouble in this stark paradise—the mark of man is changing the landscapes and seascapes, perhaps forever. And the animals who have endured for millions of years in this realm of endless, punishing winds face the greatest challenge of their lives. Now, champions of wildlife are fanning out across this spectacular place, racing to save the eden at the end of the world. “Eden at the End of the World” is priced at $19.98 with an order due date of March 4 and street date of April 8, 2008. The DVD has a running time of approximately 50 minutes. Part of National Geographic’s “Preserve Our Planet” initiative, “Eden at the End of the World” will be sold in eco-friendly packaging made of 100% recycled fiber and 55% post-consumer waste. Special features include behind-the-scenes interviews. “Planet in Peril” from CNNCNN takes viewers around the world in a comprehensive 3-hour documentary that examines our changing planet. This worldwide investigation, shot in high definition, looks at four key issues: climate change, vanishing habitats, disappearing species and human population growth. To tell this story, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin traveled to some of the most remote and remarkable places on Earth. From exposing illegal wildlife trading undercover in Southeast Asia to seeing first–hand the devastating effects of deforestation in Brazil, they have gathered evidence on the unsettling changes taking place all around us. This groundbreaking investigation will be re-aired on CNN during the week of Earth Day. CNN will provide marketing and promotional support through CNN Network tagged spots as well as CNN.com promotional tags. “Planet in Peril” is priced at $19.98 SRP with an order due date of March 4 and street date of April 8, 2008. The DVD has a running time of approximately 180 minutes. “Sharkwater” from Warner Home VideoIn this critically acclaimed, multi award-winning film, “Sharkwater” filmmaker Rob Stewart risks his own life to bring movie-goers closer to sharks than ever before. Driven by passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Hailed as some of the most visually stunning underwater filmmaking ever seen, “Sharkwater” is a gripping journey to the most shark-rich waters on Earth, exposing the exploitation and human greed surrounding the world’s rapidly diminishing shark populations. During his remarkable five-year journey across 15 countries, Stewart encounters corrupt governments, espionage and faces attempted murder charges, all in an effort to bring the plight of sharks to light. “Sharkwater” is priced at $19.98 SRP with an order due date of March 4 and street date of April 8, 2008. The DVD has a running time of approximately 90 minutes. Special features include a theatrical trailer, TV spot, a 16-minute featurette, “Sharkwater: Beneath the Surface,” and “Shark Defense” vintage naval training film. “Sharkwater” is also available in Blu-Ray hi-def, priced at $28.99 SRP, with an order due date of March 4 and street date of April 8, 2008. Special features include a theatrical trailer, TV spot, a 24-minute making-of featurette, “Shark Defense” vintage naval training film, and a “Virtual Ocean” underwater imagery feature. “Human Footprint” from National Geographic“Human Footprint” reveals the extraordinary impact that each of our lives has on the world around us. In a playful, surprising and thought-provoking portrait of our time on earth, National Geographic demonstrates, in a series of remarkable visuals, what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us. In this unique journey through life, it shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel you’ll consume and how much you’ve got to pack in during your 2,475,526,000 seconds on earth. This program premieres on the National Geographic Channel only a few days before street (exact air date to be determined) and will be heavily promoted via National Geographic’s channel, magazine cover story and through other Society-wide initiatives. “Human Footprint” is priced at $19.98 with an order due date of March 18 and street date of April 15, 2008. The DVD has a running time of approximately 90 minutes. Part of National Geographic’s “Preserve Our Planet” initiative, “Human Footprint” will be sold in eco-friendly packaging made of 100% recycled fiber and 55% post-consumer waste. Special features include a behind-the-scenes bonus program and a “Human Footprint” fact file and photo gallery. With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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