The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti (IMAX)
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Narrative: The film introduces surfer Kelly Slater and a local legend named Raimana. They are our hosts as well as the subject of this feature. I had assumed that I was going to be watching non-stop surfing action, but that isn't the case at all. The documentary covers scenic landscapes, underwater life, local customs and legends, wave science and a myriad of water sports before kicking into a surfing frenzy within the last third. It is an extremely well balanced narrative which delivered far more variety than I expected. But most important, it was thoroughly entertaining.
Features: There are quite a few snippets to look at, interesting but not essential. There's a 5 minute travelogue highlighting Tahiti. In fact, I'm pretty much cooking up my next vacation now! There are a handful of vignettes providing more depth on the surfing stars, board designs, and waves principles. All are fine--brief but informative, but not necessarily a huge extra value.
3D: Well, of course, a film shot in Tahiti is absolutely gorgeous. The film has real texture in its panoramic landscape shots and its underwater vistas.Read more ›
This Blu-Ray will look better on a bigger screen, so a 3D projector would be best.
There are about 15 out of screen effects that extend about 10% of the way, from the screen to the viewer and another 12 around 25% and 1 graphic makes it to 35% BUT, nothing special in the 3D department. Only 5 minutes of underwater fish scenes deserve a 3D applause.
*** Nice scenery and under water footage ***
MY 3D RATING = GOOD (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent)
Note: As far as the percentages go, everyone's eyes are different. What I see at 25% you may see at 15% or 35%. To fully realize how far something is out of the screen for you, pause on an effect and direct a partner with an extended finger to the tip of what you are seeing. You may be surprised.
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Going into this review I was a little apprehensive about
what I would experience. After all, the initial 3D releases
I reviewed from IMAGE were pretty much hit and miss... Read more
Serious 3D, the visuals are amazing and interesting story too, its a keeper!Published 2 months ago by Teri
Good 3d in blue ray. PQ is clear and sharp with no cross talk. It should be in your 3D disc collection. Buy it before it run out of stock.Published 5 months ago by Kwok Chu Lau