Press Releases — BBC Studios - Americas

February 26, 2019

Emmy®-winning Sir David Attenborough Narrates BBC’s Latest Wildlife Series Dynasties Now on 4k Blu-ray/Ultra HD and DVD

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF PLANET EARTH II
EMMY®-WINNING SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH NARRATES BBC’S LATEST WILDLIFE SERIES ON 4K BLU-RAY/ULTRA HD AND DVD
DYNASTIES

Visually beautiful and fantastically produced…” – The New York Times

“It’s as dramatic as anything you’ll see in the scripted world, except that it’s real and that makes it more heartbreaking, thrilling and astonishing…” – Hollywood Reporter

“Each episode is wholly effective in creating some of the best drama you’re likely to see on TV all year.” – TV Guide 

Street Date: February 26, 2019

Suggested Retail Price: DVD $29.98 (U.S.), $37.48 (Canada)
BD/UHD $49.99 (U.S.), $59.80 (Canada)
Length: DVD Approx. 250 mins + bonus content / 2-disc set
BD/UHD Approx. 250 mins + bonus content / 4-disc set

New York – February 26, 2019 – There has been a recurring war for the survival of the fittest – and it’s not in your history textbook. These individuals are desperate to protect the pride of their ancestors and to keep their lineage alive – even if it means betraying their own or risking their lives. Today, BBC Studios, home entertainment division presents natural history’s biggest drama, Dynasties, now available on 4K Blu-ray/Ultra HD and DVD.

Dynasties takes you deeper into the lives of five of the world’s most celebrated and endangered animals than ever before: Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, Painted Wolf and Tiger. Travel from the plains of Africa to the jungles of India, from the edge of the Sahara to the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Watch leaders battling rivals for their crown, feuds tearing families apart, and parents risking their lives to protect offspring from the coldest and cruelest winter on Earth.

BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit took a new approach on Dynasties by focusing on one specific family of each endangered species. The team behind Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II spent over four years capturing the most authentic moments even experts have not witnessed. “We never really focused on seeing this moment in time where the animals are at a fork in the road, where their lives will change fundamentally depending on which direction they take,” said Emmy ®-winning Executive Producer Mike Gunton.

The series also tackles nature’s lack of space, which can jeopardize these animals’ survival. With Sir David Attenborough’s powerful storytelling, viewers will witness how human civilization affects the very animals with whom they empathize.

Special features include a never-before-seen Making Of documentary, featuring interviews with the production crew and a behind-the-scene look into each episode. The 4K Blu-ray/Ultra HD combo edition also features High Dynamic Range video capabilities, making the experience more vibrant and authentic than going to a local zoo.

In the U.S., Dynasties premiered on Saturday, January 19, 2019, as an AMC Networks simulcast event across BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC, and SundanceTV. In Canada, Dynasties premiered on Saturday, November 17, 2018, as a Blue Ant Media simulcast across BBC Earth, Cottage Life, T+E, Love Nature, and HIFI. Dynasties is a BBC StudiosNatural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA and France Télévisions.

 

 

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About BBC Studios – Americas

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.

In the Americas, BBC Studios’ operates two production units – one in Los Angeles, responsible for ratings juggernaut and Emmy®-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero, and the other in Brazil, where local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil have become breakout hits. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Dynasties, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel and Corus for BBC Canada.