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Macgillivray Freeman Films - The Big Picture Collection (Large Format)
Macgillivray Freeman Films - The Big Picture Collection
Large Format
Actors: Steven K. Katona, Tom Selleck, Meryl Streep, Dr. Judith Connor, Dr. William Hamner
Directors: Bob Talbot, Greg MacGillivray, Jon Boorstin, Stephen Judson
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Educational
NR     2000     6hr 27min

Five fascinating large-screen IMAX format films, each with extensive behind-the-scenes "making of" footage, in one box! "The Discoverers" (1994, 72 min.) - From the earliest voyages that mapped the Earth to today's launche...  more »

     
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Actors: Steven K. Katona, Tom Selleck, Meryl Streep, Dr. Judith Connor, Dr. William Hamner
Directors: Bob Talbot, Greg MacGillivray, Jon Boorstin, Stephen Judson
Creators: Jon Boorstin, Daniel J. Boorstin, Jack Stephens, Mark Olshaker
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/31/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 6hr 27min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, French

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Movie Reviews

This is Why I have a Home Theater System...
Doctorblaster | Quakertown, PA USA | 08/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"IMAX quality at its very best! These five masterpieces directed by MacGillivray are beautifully done documentaries that the whole family will certainly enjoy. The collection of DOLPHINS, THE LIVING SEA, THE MAGIC OF FLIGHT, STORMCHASERS, and THE DISCOVERERS provides something for everyone. If you enjoy nature, life and technology, you will love them all. Just as fabulous as each feature, each disc includes 'The Making of...' sequence that is as captivating than the feature itself! The many hours of filming to get the perfect shots are evident form the behind the scenes action. Many of the feature shots required technologic advances that had to be developed to capture the images. The commentary by Greg MacGillivray is both humorous and interesting. Other extras only add to the family value of this collection. I viewed this series on a 36 inch Sony 'WEGA' TV using the Onkyo DR-S2.0 DVD Receiver. DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound are both available on these discs. I have tried both and recommend the same, as there are differences in the audio. I have no particular preference as both are superior. The audio is simply spectacular with narrators like Selleck, Streep, Brosnan, and Holbrook. Especially spectacular is the music in The Living Sea that was provided by Sting. The music is worth playing alone!! The picture is 4:3 format with little artifact from the original film. While never being able to reproduce the Imax scale, these crisp, detailed images have more resoultion than you home screen can handle. A superior collection of extraordinary documentaries with many extras. Toddlers, teens, and adults will enjoy watching these discs and certainly these will be a treat on your home theater system."