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Planet Ocean on Blu-ray and DVD in April

5 April 2013

Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? Can we explain simply, to everyone, the greatest natural mystery of our planet? And lastly, can we help our children believe in a better and more sustainable world tomorrow? This is the triple challenge of a new cinema adventure signed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and editor-in-chief Michael Pitiot, who brings with him the scientific missions of TARA, a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biologists from several countries. Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.

Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, Planet Ocean describes the modern Odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet. The film is also a plea for humanity to respect the world in which we live. It serves a noble and universal cause that will be defended at the next Earth Summit, in Rio, in 2012.

A combination of stunning arial shots and fascinating underwater photography, the cinematography is breathtaking, with the film offering a dreamlike insight into the sea life that plays such a vital role in our mere existence. Narrated by Josh Duhamel (Transformers), and directed by world-renowned documentary film makers Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, the scale and beauty of the world's oceans is encapsulated, and the significance of the ecosystem to our planet's future is made plain.

Yann Arthus-Betrand’s previous work includes Home, a hugely acclaimed documentary exploring the crucial natural balance between the Earth and the human race occupying it. Michael Pitiot’s career as a documentary filmmaker has taken him all over the world, with previous films detailing his work in Vietnam, the former Soviet Union and Afghanistan.

Planet Ocean will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD as a double-play edition on 22nd April 2013 by Universal, in partnership with Omega, to coincide with Earth Day.

Extra features will include:

  • The Making of Planet Ocean Featurettes:
    • In the Skies Above Rio
    • Underwater
    • Shanghai

We have a trailer, and it's rather a long one, but does give a flavour of the quality of the aerial photography.