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Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (Blu-ray + Blu-ray 3D) IMAX

Kelly Slater , Raimana Van Bastolear , Stephen Low    Exempt   Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Kelly Slater, Raimana Van Bastolear, Michael Hanrahan (narration)
  • Directors: Stephen Low
  • Format: Dolby, PAL, 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: 21 Mar 2011
  • Run Time: 42 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0049AASSG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,526 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Nine-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti's famed surf site Teahupo'o. As their quest unfolds, the audience is plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path. Amidst playful surfing action, we navigate the cosmos and an ocean storm in a search for the source and nature of a wave's energy. Exploring mountainous Tahiti, we are thrust into the turbulent volcanic past of the island and its neighbors and discover the seagoing, wave-riding roots of the islanders themselves -- a culture still rich in the music, dance and lore of the sea. Beneath the ocean, swimming with our surfers, we explore the stunning, fragile beauty of the reef habitat -- a turbulent, wave-shaping interface that envelops the island and nurtures the ocean's multitudes in motion -- fish, dolphins, sharks and whales. When the truly big surf arrives at Teahupo'o, surfing play becomes surfing survival as the riders artfully tackle some of the heaviest surf on the planet -- spectacularly captured for the giant screen for the first time. Bonus features include board design, trailers and more.

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Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (2D/3D Blu-Ray)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing documentary! 22 Mar 2011
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What a wonderful documentary this is. I would recommend it to anybody, young or old, man or woman, boy or girl, not only because I am a huge fan of surfing, but because it's a lovely light documentary on the power of nature and how the waves form and how the moon cycle affects us and nature and ever-powerful water in the ocean creating the most amazing Teahupo'o waves.

I watched this film in cinema in Germany (sadly, it was not released in the cinemas across the UK) and even though the film was dubbed in German I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery is amazingly beautiful and the whole 45-minutes affair with one of the world's greatest nature wonders (Tahiti and surrounding area of other Polynesian islands) leaves you elated and full of positivity.

Even if you don't have 3D-player, I am more than sure that you will enjoy this film on any given day.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning 3D 26 April 2011
By Benoit
Not that much to say about this 3D bluray except that it has one of the best 3D ever seen (I own many other 3D bluray movies to compare).

The 3D is mainly based on depth effects but is really excellent.

I strongly recommend this video to everyone who wants to fully enjoy his 3D display :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough actual surfing 2 Jun 2011
By Dean
One would assume that this title features more than 10 minutes of actual surfing action, right?


The movie itself is nothing more than a 40 minute tribute to Tahiti, with a little bit of geography mixed into the gorgeous photography. This in itself is no bad thing, and the whole experience is quite an enjoyable one, but this is not a surf movie, not even close. The shots that you do get of Slater and Co. taking to the water are fairly mundane, albeit with some 3D technology put forward.

As a showcase for 3D technology, Ultimate Way is quite a good way to show it off. Lush countryside, gorgeous water, and impeccable aerial shots. But don't go in expecting a movie brimming with 3D surf shots, laden with manoeuvres, barrels, etc - there's a few, but they're right at the end, and last about eight minutes in total.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible 3D 2 Aug 2011
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If you are buying this because you want a surfing documentary, personally, I would look elsewhere as you may be disappointed. I, on the other hand, wanted something to watch in 3D and was definitely not disappointed!

There are moments when the content pops out of the screen which are incredible, and I often found myself wanting to wipe the lenses of my 3D glasses, thinking the water had splashed on them. Depth and clarity are where this documentary really shines though. At a few different points in the film, two men are speaking in front of the camera whilst others are behind them (vague description as do not want to ruin anything) and it looks as though they are quite literally sat right there, as if your tv is nothing more than a picture frame and they are sat the other side. (Not sure if that description is very good, but the scene is mind blowing, me and a friend were just laughing and reaching out to the screen!)

As I said at the start, this film is not an amazingly informative documentary, there are bits and pieces of information throughout, but they may be lacking if you already know your stuff. If, however, you are just looking for an incredible 3D experience, I can safely say this is the best piece of 3D film i have seen to date! I loved this, even though I am not into surfing at all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 24 Jan 2014
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very good quality and good way to show case your 3d tv. I prefer to buy something like this than a movie. I could watch this over and over and not have to finish. with movies, once or twice seen, I don't think I will ever want to watch again.
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Too much bland and dull speech in Too many interviews.
Average waves, not impressed by them at all.
Doesn't show much of "paradise" (the islands and blue seas where it was shot).
Not quite good indeed.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not much surfing 29 Jun 2013
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A lot of in fill shots and sequences.
I was a bit disappointed.
Definitely think a surfing blu ray, which was not that cheap, should have more surfing and less talking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 3D Waves 19 April 2013
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I purchased this based on the reviews and wasn't disappointed.

It certainly shows the best aspects of 3D TV/film and would recommend it to others
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good DVD easy and fast service thanks
Published 11 days ago by Pepe
5.0 out of 5 stars A really well filmed 3d DVD
One of best 3d effects I have seen. The characters certainly seem to come out of the tv. Very colourful story of life on Tahiti. Read more
Published 16 months ago by TomC
3.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Bore
A bit boring to be honest. Lots of nice scenery but after a while same old same old. Some 3D DVD's are excellent, this one didn't quite come up to scratch.
Published 17 months ago by Penny
4.0 out of 5 stars 3D DVD
if you like to surf then this 3D DVD is for you.
the quality was good.
it arrived in the post within days.
Published 18 months ago by Trish
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Quality
This disc is of spectacular quality, when watching it from your armchair you feel as if you are going to get very wet, also a good multi channel sound track gives it extra... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mr. J. A. Bentley
4.0 out of 5 stars a good experience
a very good subject matter to enjoy the benefits of 3D and well photograph.
marine subjects seem to be an ideal medium for 3D
Published on 28 July 2012 by keff
5.0 out of 5 stars 3D at it's Best !!!
This is one of the Best live action 3D experience in currently available titles. In this 40 min documentary, there is a lot of Depth, and many POP-OUT scenes, and in most of the... Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2012 by lokeshbade
4.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D
Great video to watch in 3D, just watch you dont get wet!!.well it seems you feel you might in some surfing actions.
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by John D
5.0 out of 5 stars Demo material 3D title
I've got a lot of discs, and this is one of the better ones, terrific 3D and filmed with the usual high IMAX production standards. Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2012 by Athos
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