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The IMAX Space Collection (Hail Columbia/The Dream Is Alive/Blue Planet/Destiny in Space/Mission to Mir)

3.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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IMAX Space Collection, The (DVD)

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.

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Special Features

Other: Soundtrack re-mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Other: Soundtrack re-mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Other: Soundtrack re-mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Imax
  • DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
  • Run Time: 518 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005MEPI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,455 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The IMAX Space Collection (Hail Columbia/The Dream Is Alive/Blue Planet/Destiny in Space/Mission to Mir)" on IMDb

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I thought the set was well worth it. The launch scene in the beginning of "The Dream is Alive" is simply incredible. I highly recommend viewing on a wide screen with at least Dolby 5.1. Turn it up and it's like being at the Cape. Most people who view the launch on my TV had no idea how powerful the shuttle is and sounds. That's because on regular TV, the engines sound like a vacuum cleaner. The space views of earth on all of the DVDs is priceless. Great value.
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By A Customer on April 3, 2002
Format: DVD
If you want to get a lot of brilliant space and launch shots, you won't find them here. The best parts of these movies could fit on one disc. "Dream" and "Destiny" are the better ones.
It's kind of creepy watching all of this taking place onboard Challenger.
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