They ruined “Planet Earth” with narration by Sigourney Weaver and James Earl Jones. They ruined “Life” with narration by Oprah Winfrey. At least on Blu-ray, though, you have the choice to choose the real versions, narrated by one of my personal heroes, Sir David Attenborough. There are, in fact, two versions on the shelves right now, and the Winfrey one, in addition to having an inferior narrator, also has inferior picture quality. Yes, incredibly, they released it in 1080i. High definition fail!
Yeah, the Attenborough version costs a couple bucks more, but what do you expect? It’s a superior product!
If you haven’t watched “Life” yet, do yourself a favor and pick it up. And actually buy it, for two reasons:
1. Supporting nature documentaries and the organizations that fund them like the Beeb
2. You want the best possible picture quality, and streaming or pirating generally will not give you that
So head on over to Amazon. Sure, it’s $50, but you’ll be glad you did it.