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Very poor, and very hard to watch
on 24 January 2013
I bought a 3D TV last year and went all out, spending a small fortune on the best possible setup. I then spent months buying and renting 3D material to test it out.
I have tried and tested just about all the well known 3D titles out there, some of which have been very good.
This box set is SERIOUSLY not worth the money. The video quality is poor, the dialog is dreadfully uninformative and childish, but what's worse than all of that is the terrible 3D.
Many people have commented on here about the dizzying/headache inducing, fuzzy and out of focus scenes and I can do nothing but agree 100% with this.
Ocean Wonderland was THE first 3D movie ever where I've actually been forced to take the glasses off because it was making me feel nauseated and bringing on a headache. Anything that moves quickly toward the screen is impossible to focus on, and when there is a lot happening on the screen it is very uncomfortable to watch. At times in Ocean Wonderland if you didn't look directly central on the screen the image everywhere else was out of focus. The shark disc was just as disappointing, especially any scene involving lots of out of focus jelly-fish.
If you've not experienced 3D before then you might be fooled into thinking this is good. It's not. When you've seen how 3D can be done, and then you watch this, you realise just how badly this has been made.
Material such as David Attenborough's Kingdom of Plants is a perfect example of just how good 3D quality can be when it is done correctly.
The branded IMAX products are also far better than this. These feel like cheap imitations.
Save your money, and look elsewhere for 3D material. Under these waters swims nothing but sharp and bitter disappointments.