David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants 3D now available on DVD and Blu-ray
Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kingdom of Plants 3D provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques. Own your personal copy today following the DVD and Blu-r
Kingdom of Plants 3D is multi-award winning natural history broadcaster David Attenborough’s fourth collaboration with Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions. This immersive and compelling series provides a fascinating new look at plant life using stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques.
One of the most wonderful things about filming plants is that you can reveal hidden aspects of their lives. You can capture the moment as one plant strangles another, and as they burst into flower. But whilst time-lapse photography allows you to see things that no human being has ever seen before, the added element of 3D takes the audience even further still.Sir David Attenborough
Introducing Kingdom of Plants 3D
Each of the three 50 minute episodes covers a different aspect of plant life. Life in the Wet Zone looks at the adaptations of plants to wet and humid environments. Episode two, Solving the Secrets, explores plant movement, scent and communication. Survival, the concluding episode, focuses on the ways in which plants continue to adapt as well as taking a look at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, which houses almost two billion seeds of more than 30,000 species of wild plants to ensure their future for generations to come.
Capturing plants in 3D
David Attenborough commented: “One of the most wonderful things about filming plants is that you can reveal hidden aspects of their lives. You can capture the moment as one plant strangles another, and as they burst into flower. But whilst time-lapse photography allows you to see things that no human being has ever seen before, the added element of 3D takes the audience even further still. Stamens extend and burst to reveal their pollen grains in exquisite detail, and we can see close-up the incredible insects that partner up with these plants. The whole experience in 3D is just entrancing, and hypnotically beautiful.”
Professor Angela McFarlane, Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew adds: “There is more to Kew than just a beautiful garden landscape. Every new perspective on Kew reveals new marvels and wonders, and never more so than through the remarkable technology of 3D. We have been delighted and amazed at the Atlantic footage, and coupled with the unique insights of Sir David Attenborough, the results are simply irresistible. We hope this fantastic series will instill a new enthusiasm in viewers for plants and show them as the compelling, dramatic organisms they are.”
Enjoy Kingdom of Plants at home
The Kingdom of Plants 3D is now available for you to enjoy at home.
The entire series is available to purchase both on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD and Blu-ray release complement the popular Kingdom of Plants Official book and the much acclaimed iPad app which recently was identified as 'Editor's choice' in the iTunes app store. In addition to all three episodes of Kingdom of Plants, this special three DVD pack includes a bonus 'Making of...' disc; a must-have for any fan of the series.
Kingdom of Plants 3D first aired in May 2012 on Sky 3D, Sky One and was simulcast in 2D on Sky Atlantic HD.