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3.0 out of 5 stars
A great tech demo, 6 Dec. 2010
I viewed this using the Samsung LE40C750 and Samsung blu-ray player. It is the first 3D title I've watched where things really do come "out" of the screen causing you to duck or try and reach out to grab. The best example happening within the first 4 minutes where some 3D animation is compostied with the 3D footage. There are a few other sections with a nice white water boat section where the water splashes appears like they are on the lens of your specs.
The movie itself is basically a personal journey with Robert Reddford down the Colorado river with a warning to viewers about the importance of preservation and reducing water consumption. To be honest although the message is truely valid it is not really the reason you'll buy this. As I have said the 3D imagery is amazing and will show your TV of to the iMax ;).
As far as a documentary this doesn't really do much and there are better information sources out there.
Overall this is a good example of 3D in the home but doesn't have much replay value. You will put it on for anyone that hasn't seen 3D TV in action and that is about it. Watch it once and you are unlikely to watch it again. It has made me consider other IMax titles with more focus on the subject as opposed to the narrator that may have a little more lasting appeal. It would be probably safe to say that most IMax credited titles have similar levels of 3D effects so I'd advise you to pick one of those based on your prefered topic and get that as your demo disc.
For those that haven't ventured into the 3D market yet avoid this one until you do. There are much better documentaries out there with stunning visuals without getting what is basically a lengthy 3D tech demo.
Now if only the BBC had done Planet Earth in 3D.