Saga of the Ancient Forest. BLU-RAY

Series idea, screenplay and direction: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Cinematography: Jan Walencik
Sound: Bożena i Jan Walencik
Sound effects: Jan Walencik
Narrator’s tale: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Narrator: Krzysztof Gosztyła
Music: Michał Lorenc
Image and sound editing: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Sound realization: Zbigniew Malecki
Production organization: Krzysztof Komar
Białowieża National Park, Ministry of Education
Direction: Bożena and Jan Walencik
Producer: Telewizja Polska S.A. (Polish Television)
Lead time: 2000–2009

Duration of Parts I–X: 520’
Image after digital reconstruction: HD 1080i 16:9, PAL
Sound: Polish – Dolby Digital 5.1, LPCM 2.0, Russian – Dolby Digital 2.0
Narrator: Polish
Translation of the narrator’s text and reading in Russian: Giennadij Leśniewski
Subtitles: Polish, English 
A revitalized digital copy was made at the Documentation and Program Collections Center of TVP S.A. 
Publisher: Telewizja Polska S.A. (Polish Television) 2016

QUOTE. Obverse and reverse of the cover of the BLUE-RAY release of Saga of the Ancient Forest. Graphic design and photographs by Jan Walencik. Source: TVP.

CYTAT. Nadruki płyt wydawnictwa BLUE-RAY Saga prastarej puszczy. Proj. graf. i fotografie Jan Walencik. Źródło: TVP

The original Saga… was realized in SD 16:9 format. The three BD (Blu-Ray) discs feature the series digitally remastered to HD 16:9 format, consisting of the following ten parts:

– on DVD 1:
Part I: The Tale of a Wolf. Nothing Beats a Pack – 52’
Part II: The Tale of an Ant. Lonely in the Crowd – 52’
Part III: The Tale of a Raven. The Blemish of a Misfit – 52’

– on DVD 2:
Part IV: The Tale of a Bison. Civilizing Wildness – 52’
Part V: The Tale of a Wood Beetle. The Power of Dwarf – 52’
Part VI: The Tale of a Wild Boar. The Price of Independence – 52’

– on DVD 3:
Part VII: The Tale of a Vole. The Extraordinary Intimacy – 52’
Part VIII: The Tale of a Beaver. An Unattainable Arcadia – 52’
Part IX: The Tale of a Pygmy Owl. The Right of a Predator – 52’
Part X: The Tale of a Lynx. Against Nature – 52’.

QUOTE. Examples of freeze-frames from the disc menu. Source: TVP.

You can buy the BLUE-RAY discs (in Polish and English) directly from the series producer and publisher ( Polish Television) – follow the link to the product:

BLUE-RAY discs are also available from many other online shops. To get an idea of what they have to offer, just type the phrase Saga of the ancient forest blue-ray/bd into your browser, or Saga prastarej puszczy blue-ray/bd (in Polish).