Follow the people who follow the storms. Prepare to take a ride inside some of the most extreme weather conditions experienced on earth. Hurricanes, monsoons, and tornadoes are the stars of Stormchasers, an exhilarating la... more »rge-format film by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Weather is one of the most evolving and exciting areas of science one that we experience every day. In Stormchasers, we join storm-chasing meteorologists who track extreme weather conditions in order to understand how they form.« less
"As a severe storm lover, I eagerly awaited this DVD. The opening sceen starts out wonderful with beautiful DTS sound. Then it quickly goes down hill from there. It interviews a few "Hurricance Experts" and chasers, shows video of them flying through the eyewall of Hurricane Emily. From there, well it really does not show much more on Hurricanes. Then Tornadoes are discussed. Video of only one tornado and the chase! I was disappointed! I was expecting lightning, towering thunderstorms and a few more tornado videos. If you want an excellent storm video, get National Geographic's "Natures Fury". It is superb compared to this. More footage and great sound."
Lame footage, great sound
Peter Macaulay | Melbourne, VIC Australia | 02/02/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I expected to see some spectaular footage of storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, especially considering the creditionals of the director. Instead we are shown some pretty lame footage and some barely interesting descriptions of the methods and equipment the stormchasers use. Sound was pretty good with the right setup, but at 38mins you do want to be "blown away" by the content. This just does not deliver. Check out "Everest" if you want to buy an IMAX DVD."
Peter Macaulay | 06/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After buying this DVD I was more than impressed with the visual display however the sound literally blew me away. An awesom movie for anyone interested in the power of mother nature."
In the Eye of the Storm
Peter Macaulay | 06/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this movie and was completely "blown away" by how dangerously they live their lives just by chasing storms. I was very impressed by the sound and picture quality from this dvd. I hope to see more imax films as good as this in the future."
Macgillivray is a master of documentary.
Eduardo Middleton K. | Santiago, A.M. Chile | 08/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An experienced and masterful director, Greg Macgillivray raises the industry standards while using the available technology with clear intentions: entertain, wonder and educate the viewer without loosing the edge of the story. An Imax expert, he has also stunned the viewer with The Living Seas (with a beautiful Sting soundtrack), the Everest and Discoverers. Here, he takes you for a rough ride inside Hurricane Emily-to its very peaceful eye- and later he chases a very large and freightening tornado. He also visits India to report the monsoon season. He succeeds as usual and stays commited to his credo: raise the quality standards. The audio is impressive and the image has the tipical yet outstanding Imax beauty. Check out the "making of" section and share the exitement of the film crew and cientists involved. A real masterpiece. BUY IT!."