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- Note: This disc is only playable on a Blu-ray DVD player
- Hi-Res DTS 96/24 Digital Surround Sound
- Behind the scenes
- Behind the landscapes
- Optional subtitles: Identifies each location in the film
- Director's shot list
- DVD-ROM bonus: Columbia Encyclopedia entries with hyperlinks
Top Customer Reviews
The subject matter of Chronos was impressive in some locations but the harmonious blend from scene to scene that was displayed in Baraka was not present , simply a conglomeration of shots that seemed to be added together with no real theme. The dated music (even by 1980s standards) by Michael Stearns makes watching this poor quality Blu-Ray that much more unbearable.
Basically the worst image quality Blu-Ray I have ever watched.
As far as the film itself, this is a "Bolero". Not intended for ADD viewers or fast food consumers. This is art, not product. It's Fricke's first major film (that I'm aware of). It's a beautiful exploration of the passing of time with unpresidented cinematography. Films like this are why I got my big screen hi-def TV and BD player. Other movies are fun, and look great, it's true, but Fricke's work a whole different world.
Chronos on BluRay is grainy, choppy and I could not stand to view it for more than 10 minutes. I have many BluRay films, and have superb results with picture quality using the same setup (BluRay player over HDMI using a 46" Sharp 700UN series LCD-LED HDTV on 1080P).
If you are expecting crystal clear images, you will be disappointed, I certainly was.
If you do not own Baraka, STOP and buy that INSTEAD of Chronos! That film, on BluRay, can be found for a similar price and its image quality (on BluRay) is superb (plus the film is superb on ANY medium. Saw it for the first time on VHS and loved it!). I found 'Chronos' to be boring, as it did not 'suck me in' Like Baraka does (even after seeing it many many many times).Read more ›
"Chronos" was filmed on location at over sixty sites around the globe. Images of significant natural beauty, architectural complexity, iconic historical sculpture and various panoramic cityscapes were captured on 70mm film using mostly slow motion and time lapse cinematography.
The wordless narrative structure of the work primarily attempts to convey feelings of reverence and appreciation for the breath-taking subject matter. In addition, it also suggests states of significant anxiety experienced as a consequence of the pace and complexity of modern urban life.
Electronic music, composed and performed by Michael Stearns, is thoroughly integrated with the considered, slowly paced editing of Alton Walpole and Ron Fricke. Image and sound interpenetrate one another to suggest and convey the eloquent wordless scenario, which was conceived by both Constantine and Genevieve Nicholas.
Having begun as cinematographer for director Godfrey Reggio's film "Koyaanisqatsi", we see with "Chronos" that Ron Fricke helped to sow the visual and conceptual seeds of wordless narrative film. This medium finally bore satisfying fruit with 1992's feature length work "Baraka". "Chronos", however, remains as essential viewing.
By this passionate evidence of Mr. Fricke's ongoing struggle, we see that their is, at last, some sign of harmonious life beyond the scenario of Godfrey Reggio's dire trilogy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The time lapse photography of incredible scenes is magical. This was the first movie I saw at IMAX, and I'm happy to have my own copy. My friends love it as well.Published 9 days ago by Old Kid
Bought this in HD, should have just rented it. I dont even think it benefits hugely from HD. Maybe it's just the nature of new technology making my expectations too high. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Perry
Chronos and Baraka are both permanent additions to my collection. What an amazing experience.Published 10 months ago by PianoMan
a bunch of pictures and obscure music does not make compelling viewing.Published 11 months ago by mike
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The DVD shows more image in height but less in width than the Blu-ray. I prefer the 4:3 DVD version, but the Blu-ray isn't a complete letdown either. Sadly all IMAX films are presented in the wrong aspect ratio on Blu-ray which sometimes (not always) hurts the eye.
Jan 15, 2012 by Ein Kunde | See all 2 posts
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