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IMAX: Search for the Great Sharks [Blu-ray]
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So my review of this DVD may be viewed as biased from the start, hence a high 4 or 5-star rating may be expected. Unfortunately, I've seen the disc and am somewhat disappointed. For one, how can you call a disc "Search For The Great Sharks" when you essentially featured just two species (the whale shark and the ever crowd-pleasing great white)? Nothing about hammerheads? Makos? Tiger sharks?
Nevertheless, I give it 3 stars if only for the overall audio and video quality (expect nothing less from IMAX - I own a couple others myself). Also interesting trivia which would probably please an audience of all ages. The film, unfortunately, is only 46 mins long (how come all IMAXes are this short? grrr!), with nine chapters as follows: 1. Domain of the Shark; 2. Behavior; 3. Steel Cage; 4. Western Australia; 5. Spotted Whale Shark; 6. Great White Shark; 7. Ancient Survivors; 8. Credits; 9. "Making Of".
I intend to order the Operation: Shark Attack 5-disc set soon, hopefully there'll me something more there. For shark freaks out there I'd also recommend getting a copy of the Discovery Channel Great White video (on VHS or VCD) or even the DVD of "Deep Blue Sea" with its interesting featurette(s).
The second time Rodney almost dies is at the end of the film, when a Great White tears through his oxygen line. Why on earth would the crew think that it was at all acceptable to attach a long line to a diver while they're chumming the water in hopes of inciting aggression in nearby sharks? It is beyond me. The sheer lack of precautions and common sense on the part of the crew ruined any possibility of validity in what was being said.
How is one supposed to take comfort in knowing what they've watched is accurate when, on multiple occasions, behaviors like this occur, even so much as showing a scientist who has worked with sharks for years, screaming at the sight of a Great White surfacing to attack bait?
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My 3 yr old and myself loved watching this! It was very informative as well as entertaining.Published 2 months ago by Krista Wilcox
My little marine biologist loved it 4 stars all across the board. Me well good snuggly nap time. Interesting yes but dry for parents.Published 2 months ago by Tested by Dad