Uncover the mysteries buried beneath our feet! Join the world's preeminent paleontologists in this eye-popping IMAX adventure as they uncover some of history's most astonishing dinosaur finds. Travel across the exotic dune... more »s of the Gobi Desert and along the sandstone buttes of New Mexico as scientists make brand-new discoveries about dinosaur behavior, their environments and find what could be the oldest dinosaur ever unearthed in North America. With stunningly realistic and scientifically accurate CGI, you'll see these amazing creatures come alive... in a big way! Narrated by Michael Douglas« less
I had high hopes for this one and even Michael Douglas' voice could not even save it! The beginning had the most action and a few spots afterward but the documentary part will likely bore you badly. If you have a 3D TV, that would be a game changer with the dinos and you could focus on the action part of it!
A treat for dinosaur lovers everywhere and enthusiastically
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 11/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Originally created for exhibition in IMAX theaters, Dinosaurs Alive! is a DVD documentary that uses computer animation to bring mankind's discoveries about dinosaurs to life - from the revelation that "Oviraptor" was in fact a good parent who brooded over its eggs rather than a rapacious egg thief, to the story of a real-life "Indiana Jones" archaeology pioneer who braved desert bandits to bring home amazing fossil finds, to the shocking recent discovery that (flightless) velociraptors had feathers! The astonishing and scientifically accurate CGI is sure to thrill dinosaur lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Special features include a widescreen version, a "Making of" documentary shot in HD, and a bonus quiz. Also available in a Blu-ray version, "Dinosaurs Alive" is a treat for dinosaur lovers everywhere and enthusiastically recommended for public library DVD collections. 40 minutes plus special features. "
J. Jarnich | New York, New York | 01/17/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"With so many incredible dinosaur dvd's like When Dinosaurs Roamed America and Walking With Dinosaurs, this dinosaur dvd just doesn't cut it. It is not exciting and is missing much key information. Maybe when it was in the IMAX and 3D it was amazing to view, but nothing special for home viewing."
Cindy J. Cruit | Mobile, Al. | 11/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We got this movie for our grandson's birthday. He is an avid dinosaur "fan" and, autistic. It was, and still is, a BIG hit. He loves this movie. It is so good to see him get so involved with what is going on on the screen. He copies the actions on screen with his little dinosaurs."
J. Hanisco | 03/11/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First things first, make sure you're aware of what you are actually going to be viewing! I completely expected this to be along the lines of Walking With Dinosaurs, where the movie would be largely, if not entirely, composed of CGI dinosaurs and their history. But this is not what we get - sure, there are quite a few clips of different dinosaurs, including my son's favorite, the velociraptor, but this is largely a video following paleontologists, with CGI clips thrown in. This is an interesting viewing, with many pieces of information that I did not know. We have a 3 1/2 year old who is obsessed with dinosaurs, and I felt that he would never want to view this again because of the lack of dinosaurs, but I was wrong. It is now his most highly requested video to view - of course this is over the period of a week - you know how long that lasts!
That being said, if you walk into this knowing that you will see CGI dinosaur clips, as opposed to an entire video of dinos, you will be very happy with this title. I viewed the blu-ray version, and the video is clear and crisp - I like how older videos that would not be in HD are letterboxed into a small portion of the screen, with an HD background filling the rest of the screen. All in all, 3.5 stars is rounded up to 4 - interesting, recommended, but not a MUST own for our family."
J. T. Davis | danvers, mass | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was talking to someone about my son wanting to see this movie at the Museum of Science, however they stopped playing it there when she mentioned Amazon sells them. Thought this would be a great present from Santa (this past Xmas). My (5 yr old) son was so thrilled with it, I think he has watched it about 10 times already since getting it. Him and his twin absolutely love dinosaurs, but the other twin will leave the room during what he thinks are scary parts. Love this movie!"