Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The IMAX Space Collection |
Hail Columbia/The Dream Is Alive/Blue Planet/Destiny in Space/Mission to Mir
Actors: James Buchli, Toni Myers, James Whitmore, Walter Cronkite, David Leestma
Directors: Ben Burtt, Gail Singer, Graeme Ferguson, Ivan Galin, James Neihouse
A collection of space documentaries filmed in the expansive IMAX format: Hail Columbia, The Dream is Alive, Blue Planet, Destiny in Space, and Mission to MIR.DVD Features: Featurette Interactive Menus Other
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Poor value for money
Steve Fairhead | Paignton, Devon United Kingdom | 01/24/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Despite being a space anorak, I was disappointed. At around 35mins per DVD, it's clear they'd all fit on just one - it'd be a good deal at 1/5th the price. The packaging is basic; no further content or data on the cases. And cheap-looking DVDs...Content is fun, but only fascinating in part. About what you'd expect from a decent TV documentary. The IMAX format is lost even on my widescreen setup, and the resulting wide-angle distortion is sometimes a distraction.Tech note: I also noticed poor colour resolution - distinct colour graduations which I've not seen on other DVDs. Perhaps a coincidence, but I doubt it.Very disappointing. Sorry to be curmundgeonly."
IMAX Space Collection in standard format
John Carroll | Bel Air, MD USA | 06/25/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love the IMAX films but was disappointed that these DVD's were in standard 4:3, not widescreen 16:9 or 2.35:1.
Also, the audio narration is often drowned-out by the background music and is hard to hear.
Otherwise, the shots and scenes are outstanding."
Simply beautiful & inspiring!
Eric Tilenius | San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States | 10/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These DVD's contain some of the finest video of space and of our planet Earth. Taken over many missions and years by the astronauts in high-definition IMAX film, there are some truly georgeous and inspirational shots here.It's a fantastic collection, and really should be in every video library! I love each tape but am particularly fond of "Destiny in Space". Also includes footage from the Russian MIR space station."
IMAX films are almost always 4:3 format
Eric Tilenius | 04/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"That's because IMAX theaters are that same 4:3 format. To get widescreen you'd have to either lose picture on the top and bottom, or stretch the screen out over two blocks."