Tuesday, September 5, 2017

PBS Distribution to Release "BIG PACIFIC" on DVD and Blu-ray September 26



Available on DVD and Blu-ray from PBS Distribution September 26th 


Arlington, Va. – September 5, 2017 – PBS Distribution announced today it will be releasing “BIG PACIFIC” on DVD and Blu-ray. Over four cinematic episodes and a “Making Of” special, the show breaks boundaries between land and sea to survey the array of rare and dazzling creatures found in and around the Pacific Ocean. Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost) narrates the series. 

BIG PACIFIC” will be available on DVD September 26, 2017. The run time of the program is approximately 300 minutes on 2 discs. The DVD SRP $29.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $34.99. The program will also be available for digital download.

Traveling coast to coast and examining the micro to the mega, “BIG PACIFIC” moves throughout the world’s largest ocean to present a broad range of locations, species, natural phenomena and behaviours. Each episode focuses on an iconic characteristic of the Pacific— voracious, mysterious, violent and passionate — to weave stories from across the sea that illustrate the multi-faceted character of this ocean.

Filmed in ultra-high definition, “BIG PACIFIC” will present the ocean and its denizens in way never before seen on television. 

Below is a listing of episodes and their descriptions that are featured on the DVD. 


In the 21st century, explorers are only beginning to plumb the depths of the Pacific, yearning to unravel its mysteries … but the ocean doesn’t give up secrets willingly.


Surrounded by the Ring of Fire, the Pacific Ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the Pacific, and the creatures that live there must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it.


Food is plentiful in the Pacific Ocean, but the challenge of finding that food drives all life in the Pacific. For creatures large and small, every mouthful counts.


In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviours and adaptations. 

“Big Pacific: Making Of”

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers of “BIG PACIFIC.” This special captures the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

BIG PACIFIC” was produced by NHNZ in association with PBS, ARTE France, CCTV9, Discovery Networks Europe, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and NHK. The series was made possible by the Anne Ray Charitable Trust and public television viewers. 

BIG PACIFIC” has a companion book to the five-part series which is published by the Princeton University Press.

About NHNZ

NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for National Geographic Channels, PBS, Animal Planet, Discovery, NHK and CCTV. NHNZ’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with more than 250 international awards including Emmy awards and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda. With a market focussed approach, NHNZ is made of three central divisions. Highly regarded for its 35-year plus natural history heritage, NHNZ core continues to go from strength to strength in the wildlife blue chip arena, with the upcoming series Big Pacific set to be the company’s biggest global co-production to date. NHNZ has also cemented its expertise in clip shows via The Archive Unit which, since launching in 2014, has produced over 28 hours of premium archive content for broadcasters around the globe, including original series Wild 24 and Extreme Animal Babies. Following the recent success with US-based commissions like I Survived… and LA Frock Stars, NHNZ this year launched a US production division, Outrun the Sun, based in Washington, D.C.