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Alien Adventure (2004)

Ben Stassen  |  NR |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Ben Stassen
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Fx,Ltd
  • DVD Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001MT7ZYC

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun in 2D; GREAT in 3D November 10, 2001
Although I did not see this when it was shown in IMAX theaters, I can just imaging how great this must have been on the huge screen, since it looks very impressive on my 53-inch screen! The basic scenario is that a spaceship lands a scouting party on Earth, but in a soon-to-be-opened high-technology theme park, not a major city. Assuming this to be representative of Earth culture, the landing party splits up and enters four of the pavilions and take the rides. These range from simulator rides (like Star Tours™) to looping coasters. This is CG animation taken at least one step beyond "Toy Story" where you become part of the action. When watched in 2D in a darkened room, you can feel the dips, drops, and hard turns in each of the rides. When watched in 3D (using an optional 3D system) you can even get a little queasy. My only complaint is that this is fairly short at just over 35 minutes; however, there is a "making of" featurette, the original trailer, and a gallery of pictures in 2D and 3D. Oh, and it features great 5:1 audio as well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful effort! July 11, 2005
O.k. look.....if you are watching or thinking of watching Alien Adventure in 2-D, you are really just wasting your time. This movie is enhanced 3Xfold by viewing it in 3d--and it is simply amazing!

Alien Adventure is the funnest DVD I own (and I have 100's), simply because of its amazing 3d effects.

Lights off, stereo sound cranked up, and with LCD glasses on, Alien Adventure is quite a crazy ride. Rollercoaster rides through the Arctic and Prehistoric times are simply spellbinding; as is also a GREAT trip through a child's bedroom filled with all sorts of toys, gadgets, and gizmos.

The story is not the point of Alien Adventure (although it is a simple fun tale), as it is all about showcasing the latest in computer animated and digital 3D.

A fantastic job all the way around! I can not wait for similar movies to be released!!

These 3d short movies are the future of home entertainment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in 2D July 4, 2005
I bought this DVD because it was listed as an IMAX title, but it is also 3D if you buy the special glasses from the manufacturer(regular 3D glasses dont work with this title). The quality of the graphics are terrific, the plot is a little strange, but basically its aliens who invade and ride 4 virtual roller coasters at a futuristic theme park. The rides are pretty good and the concept and setting behind each coaster is unique. My kids love this DVD, and its worth the price!

(Buy it from the new & used section and you can get it for around $3.50 plus shipping)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Engaging for kids, but adults too July 20, 2005
I had viewed Alien Adventure on an HD channel I get and found it to be a total blast. I have no children and viewed it alone, but I know from expierence with nieces and a nephew that the younger set would enjoy watching the antics of the aliens visiting an unopened theme park and mistaking it for the way the whole planet earth is!

The animation is top quality, but the sharpness and clarity usually found in animation films is not of the best quality on the disk. I did not view the 3-D version since I did not have the equipment to do so. (You will need more than a pair of 3-D glasses)

The other con is it is way too short, only 33 minutes. I was eager for more and when viewed on TV it seemed longer.

All in all, though, a treat for young and old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dosen't work with shutter glasses. but is great anyway October 19, 2010
By Toybox
I have this and a couple of other releases in large format which are (like this one) both 3D and 2D. If you are buying this with 3D in mind, you WILL be disappointed... However, in 2D you can STILL get lost in wonder for a while, making this an EXCELLENT buy. Picture this; A theme park ride in your home (it won't be in 3D though, but it won't really matter... It's THAT good) I look forward to future theme rides of this sort for home viewing where it actually IS in 3D...I would highly recommend that the people who created this go back and re-author it in side-by-side Blu Ray format, because I would buy it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This 3D does NOT work on 3D TV's with shutter glasses September 27, 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Amazon needs to get its act together on how it lists the "3D" DVDs! I purchased two IMAX large format 3D DVDs, and they don't work on my Samsung 3D TV with a Blu-Ray 3D DVD player.

Amazon needs to use the words "shutter glasses" to indicate the 3D DVDs that will actually work on the new TVs. 2011 is supposed to be a big year for 3D TV. Hopefully Netflix will do a better job than Amazon in how it lists their 3D DVDs.

This is not rocket science!!!

The seller did a great job and I received the movies very quickly. Until Amazon can do a better job labeling the 3D DVDs, they are wasting everyone's time and effort.

Not a happy camper. I will be sending the DVDs back.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not meant for modern 3D televisions March 12, 2014
These 3-D videos are based on an older technology and are not compatible with modern 3D televisions/players (they will still play, just not in 3D). Keep in mind these were made back in 2001, back when TV were still square shaped tubes. The videos themselves consists of ten animated 3D ride videos connected together with thin story of aliens who come to earth and somehow end up at an amusement park and riding a bunch of virtual roller coaster rides.

These virtual rides are all a product of a film company that makes (or did, not sure they are still around these days) these sort of rides for parks. Given that these were all made sometime before 2000, the animations lack a bit of the detail and sophistication that is possible with today's computers and software. Still, I think they are fun to watch in a historic way. My two favorites are the Arctic Adventure and the Kid Coaster.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good for kids. No idea what type of 3d this works with.
Published 1 month ago by G.
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Money!
The 3D version does not show in 3D! It is visually confusing! Everything runs together so that you cannot distinguish one object from another. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joi
1.0 out of 5 stars waist of money, even at $6 lol
the animation is bad, the 3D is terrible! The things in the picture that should be close are far away, far away things too close. Read more
Published 18 months ago by DBovensiep
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor 3D
Very poor 3D,not what I expected. Didn't work on my 3D TV set up. Works on 2D with the old fashion type glasses. It wasn't good quality, did not watch the entire video.
Published 20 months ago by Dutchy
The idea might be good but this is IMAX 3D. not home theater 3D so it does not work. my 2 3D movies I bought work well. this was designed for passive glasses in an IMAX 3D format. Read more
Published on December 19, 2011 by DAVID A CAVALLARO
1.0 out of 5 stars dated technology
This is an old 3D technology and is very dated. It is not compatable with the new 3D TV's that are out.
Published on October 7, 2011 by discovamp
2.0 out of 5 stars alien adventure is a misadventure
i got this 3d because of some of the reviews i read. i am very disappointed in this. i have tried every kind of 3d ways to play it and it still is not right. Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by nopony
4.0 out of 5 stars Free on Cox
This is a cute cartoon w/ some really nice 3D features and minimal ghosting. It reminded me of the 3D rides at Busch Gardens. If I only had one of their movement seats at home!! Read more
Published on March 6, 2011 by Peggy
2.0 out of 5 stars 3D not ready for TV
3D technology has just not grown to the point where it can be enjoyed on a home TV screen. However, that is not the fault of the seller. Read more
Published on February 7, 2009 by Richard J. Cuffe
5.0 out of 5 stars The same of 2-D version.
The movie is very short and the effects are more or lass.
If you are buyng for 3-D effects... forget !!! Read more
Published on February 29, 2008 by Itaucard
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