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One of the BBC's most ambitious series ever, 'Planet Earth II', is now available to pre-order on Ultra HD Blu-ray. That means you can watch in a resolution that's four times sharper than High Definition, though you'll need a 4K Blu-ray player and compatible TV to do so.

The series is up for pre-order on Amazon now. It will ship on 13th March – that's just under a month away.

The disc also boasts High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which gives it more detail and more lifelike colours.

"The picture quality is astonishing," said Lesley Johnson, operations director for BBC Worldwide. "For the first time viewers can experience at home the picture quality viewed in the edit suite.

"The vastly improved compression of UHD Blu-ray with HDR means the experience is up to 10 times better than any broadcast or streaming service can provide."

The critically acclaimed series aired last year, and was filmed in 117 locations across 40 countries. It was narrated by Sir David Attenborough, with music by Hans Zimmer.

Last week, news broke that six mini episodes of the series will come to the Snapchat messaging app. These will be exclusive to the platform, and will feature footage not seen in the TV show.

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