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:
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."
KJ | 01/24/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The sound quality is awful. The background music and sounds are fine, but the narration is way too quiet and can barely be heard over the rest of the sound. Disappointing quality."