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Titanic: 100 Years In 3D [Blu-ray]
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To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, TITANIC: 100 YEARS IN 3D combines stunning 3D HD imagery of the wreck with powerful untold stories of passengers and crew, letting audiences experience the real life drama of Titanic in a way never before possible. In 2010, an unprecedented expedition by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and RMS Titanic, Inc. went on location to document the entire wreck site of Titanic, using high-resolution optical video, sonar, acoustic imaging, and 3D HD video and acoustic modeling. These incredible visuals will be accompanied by the untold stories of people who were on the ship, narrated in voice-over by actors. Each person#8217;s story will be linked with one or more recovered artifacts that connect to that passenger or crewmember. These haunting artifacts and unforgettable personal stories of average people take viewers back in time, making the history of Titanic as vivid as it was yesterday.Special Features
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Our fascination with the tragedy of the Titanic has never waned. In April, it was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of this "unsinkable" giant on its maiden voyage. There has, through the years, been so much material presented about the disaster through various media outlets. Enthusiasts and casual historians with an interest in the topic have likely snapped up some of the higher profile pieces related to that fateful night. With that said, don't be surprised if "Titanic: 100 Years in 3-D" feels very similar to other specials you may have seen. I was excited to check out this new presentation, largely for the promise of 3-D. The distinctive selling point of this 45 minute short is the inclusion of underwater footage of the wreckage shot in a revolutionary new 3-D HD technique in 2010 by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in conjunction with RMS Titanic, Inc. But as I started to look at footage I had assumed was new to the DVD, I realized that I had seen the same material at a public exhibit about the Titanic AND in other History specials. It's still impressive in detail and access, I just hadn't expected that I would already have experienced it.
3-D: This is really not a full scale 3-D presentation that you might be anticipating. While the third dimension is utilized occasionally on graphics and computer recreations, it is mostly employed in a very natural form to present the underwater sequences that get up close to the wreckage. As I mentioned, these moments have great clarity and surprising beauty.Read more ›
Now, as far as the documentary goes, I'd say it's not really much better or worse then the many Titanic documentaries that have been seen on cable since the new millennium began. It's decent enough.
Despite another review, I had no problems playing this on my 3D computer and the 3D was fine. No problems at all. I must say, however, that I saw no way to play this in 2D. I tried just out of curiosity, and just got double images. So, it would seem if you don't have 3D, you'd probably do best to wait on this one. I know all 3D Blu-rays (at least the movies) are supposed to include a 2D version and I'll keep trying. If I can get it to work, I'll update. There is no 2D option on the menu, however.
Again, this review is for the History Channel Blu-Ray titled, "Titanic, 100 years in 3D".
Final note, If you're into Titanic history and have 3D capabilities, this IS a good addition to your 3D collection, but mainly because of the underwater 3D. Also note it's only about 45 min long, but it's also (as of this writing) reasonably priced. Not a bad deal at all.
conversion of James Cameron's Titanic.
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I am a history buff and really found this DVD to be extremely interesting. The 3D version made it something you have to see.Published on September 10, 2013 by Charles S. Graham
This is a wonderful 3D documentary that allows one to see deep into the Titanic with stunning detail. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by Simon
The views of the ship were breathtaking in 3D.What ruined the film for me was that we have heard the story so many times before that it would have been a better film if all... Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by Peter M
This was not at all what the description had led me to believe. I wish I'd saved my money.