‘Human Planet’ Now Available for DVD/Blu-ray Pre-order in the States

As Björk once wisely said, “If you ever get close to a human or human behavior, you better get ready to get confused.”

BBC Earth’s latest natural history series, Human Planet, will do for us bewildering humans what Planet Earth and Life did for wildlife, demystifying our species by showing how we adapt to extreme conditions. Over the course of the series, Human Planet takes us from the glaciers of Greenland to the sand dunes of the Sahara and everywhere in between, zeroing in on the inhabitants of the world’s most inhospitable locales. The one constant between these diverse peoples? The tireless and very human survival instinct.

Human Planet is currently winding down its run across the pond and will premiere in the U.S. on Discovery Channel on April 7. But, American natural history fans, it’s already available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray.

One great thing to note: actor John Hurt — yep, Quentin Crisp from the Naked Civil Servant movies — provides the voiceover. Here’s the trailer. “Epic,” I believe, is the right word.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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