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Explore the Unseen Elements That Structure Our World in “Forces of Nature”


Available on DVD and Blu-ray from PBS Distribution November 1st


Arlington, Va. –September 15, 2016 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing FORCES OF NATURE” on DVD and Blu-ray.  The forces that have kept the Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago are explored in this series, a BBC co-production.  In each of the four episodes, the series illustrates how we experience Earth’s natural forces, including shape, elements, color and motion. Although we can’t immediately feel the motion of Earth’s fundamental forces, we witness the consequences, such as tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest or the intense and ruinous power of hurricanes.

FORCES OF NATURE” will be available on DVD and Blu-ray November 1, 2016. The run time of the program is approximately 240 minuteson two discs. The SRP for the DVD is $29.99 and $34.99 for the Blu-ray. The program will also be available for digital download.  

Below are descriptions for each of the four episodes.


We can’t directly see the forces that govern Earth, but we can see their shadows in the shapes of nature that surround us. If we understand why these shapes exist, we can understand the rules that bind the entire universe.


The forces of nature make Earth a restless planet, but they also turned our ball of rock into a home for life. How did our planet’s ingredients, the chemical elements, come together and take that first crucial step from barren rock to a living world?


Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet.


The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes.

FORCES OF NATURE is presented as part of a multi-title co-production deal among PBS, BBC and BBC Worldwide North America. The partnership provides a pipeline of the high-quality, entertaining factual programs that PBS and BBC audiences have come to expect.


About PBS Distribution

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PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.  PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally.  The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.



Street Date: November 1, 2016

Genre: Documentary

Run Time: Approximately 240 min on two discs

SRP: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $34.99

Format: DVD & Blu-ray