- Release Date: July 14th, 2009
- Publisher: BBC Warner
- Price: $20.99 on Amazon.com (Buy It)
- Run Time: 353 Minutes
- Special Features: Making of Diaries
- Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
- Genre: Nature, Documentary
This summer are you stuck at home while you would rather being on vacation on a tropical island? While I can’t help you with your vacation problem, I can recommend Wild Pacific that will give you a feeling of being in the Pacific islands without the high costs of an actual vacation.
As you might assume by the title, Wild Pacific is a nature documentary about the Pacific Ocean. While it’s not as good as actually going on vacation (obviously), you will see some of the natural beauty of the region from the comfort of your living room. Besides seeing the landscapes, you also get to see the animals and people of the region. While taking in the beauty of the region you might also learn something about the region.
As if you didn’t already make the connection to Planet Earth, I have to say that this special is very similar to Planet Earth. They both are nature documentaries and have very similar styles. While Wild Pacific isn’t nearly as good as Planet Earth, it is still a pretty good documentary for fans of nature documentaries.
Special features include 10 minute video diaries of behind the scenes footage of all six episodes. It is nice that each episode has a behind the scenes feature. They aren’t the most entertaining features ever but they do give you a good look behind creating a nature documentary.
If you aren’t a fan of nature documentaries I would pass on Wild Pacific. If you are interested in the Pacific Ocean and are a fan of BBC Earth’s other nature documentaries, you should enjoy Wild Pacific so I would recommend a purchase.