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IMAX Arabia 3D (Blu-ray + Blu-ray 3D)

Helen Mirren (narration) , Greg MacGilivray    Exempt   Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
Price: 13.64 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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Product details

  • Actors: Helen Mirren (narration)
  • Directors: Greg MacGilivray
  • Format: Dolby, Widescreen
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Cornerstone Media
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Nov 2011
  • Run Time: 46 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004APDFFS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,596 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

With the full force of IMAX cinematography, Arabia 3D takes viewers deep into an exotic land steeped in 2,000 years of ancient history and unique customs not found anywhere else in the world. As if on a magic carpet ride across this desert kingdom, audiences will discover the lost city of Madain Saleh, explore its ancient tombs, travel with a camel caravan along the early frankincense trade route, survive a desert sandstorm, dive the coral reefs and shipwrecks of the Red Sea, experience the warmth of the world-famous Beduoin hospitality, and join in the annual hajj pilgrimage, where 2 million Muslims gather in Meccah in the single largest gathering of people on Earth. They will also discover modern day Arabia, which finds itself in the midst of monumental change. Bonus features include trailer, Making Of and MF short retrospective.

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Arabia 3D (2D/3D Blu-Ray)


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING 18 April 2012
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The 3D effects are beyond any other thing I have seen so far, the contents are interesting and very well presented. It is GREAT choice. My favourite, so far.
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1.0 out of 5 stars is this propaganda? 28 May 2014
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Saudi is a society with some terrible aspects. Not surprisingly none of this is mentioned in this film made by a Saudi living overseas. Some of the photography is interesting but the commentary was too close to propaganda for my taste. Dame Helen Mirren spoke no more than a couple of introductory sentences. Save your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arabia 21 Aug 2013
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Like being in the place and is worth adding to my collection and to all who have an interest in travel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educational Film. 1 Mar 2013
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Exellent photography with some good effects in as well, the clarity was outstanding as you would expect from these IMAX films, they are well worth the money, i thought this was a very educational film, so would recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars VFM 11 Feb 2012
The blu ray arrived precisely in time within 6 days as mentioned & is pretty good (documentary), the 3d effects are also decent & worth the price.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Feeble 3D 29 Dec 2011
I watched this documentary on an Optoma HD33 3D projector which really does 3D Blu-Ray disks justice, giving one the feel of actually being present. If anything projecting 3D exaggerates the depth so this disk was very disappointing as vast numbers of shots look either almost completely flat or actually two dimensional. These disappointing shots are interpersed with other shots which have good depth and this only served to highlight the poor cinematography of the flatter shots. The flatter shots have a minimal amount of depth so they are not completely 2D, more the work of someone whose ability to shoot in 3D is inconsistent. Some shots were gorgeous but sadly these were in the minority.

One cannot blame anyone for putting their best foot forward but Western viewers will likely find the propaganda-based version of Arabian history a little hard to take with many an oxymoron as words like progress, enlightenment and golden age are coupled with concepts or shots which evoke a sense of quite the opposite.

The documentary includes some computer animation which is some of the best I have ever seen in a documentary, really beautifully done.

Overall very disappointing, especially from the 3D point of view. I watched it once and doubt it will ever find its way into the player again.

There are some fabulous 3D disks out there to show off your 3D TV but this is not one of them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IMAX Arabia 3D 13 April 2012
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I found this to be a very interesting video. It was well put together and presented very well.
The 3D effects were great. All in all I rate this highly and totally recommend.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars travelogue of a closed kingdom 2 July 2012
This is the directors first film and it's a pretty decent documentary. The movie is more like a travelogue for saudi arabia in some ways too. But it's not terrible at all in any regards. It doesn't utilize Helen Mirran enough though, instead we get the narratoration from the director himself. Which is ok but not effective overall. The story of the two golden ages of arabia is interesting but the fact that the second golden age was a huge empire that slaughtered millions and forced people to convert to islam is not discussed. It was a great empire though and that is a fact and in that regard it's no worse than most of them. Lets hope saudi arabia is getting away from the extremist hateful type of islam that has been practiced there too, unfortunately in egypt it's going the other way , recently a 21 year old british girl was raped by a mob there. The scenery is awesome here as you would expect from a imax project and that helps. And I must agree with this flick that saudi arabia is finally moving forward in womens rights , although people who are not muslim still have no rights there. But who knows? at least the saudis are our allies and that's a good thing. This one however is not one of the strongest of the imax series , but inspite of that it's still worth putting into your 3d collection. It has a making of extra in 2d and the history of the film company that made this movie. Which is interesting too, in 2d.
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