Top positive review
Excellent underwater photography without the gimmicks.
11 August 2014
These discs have received many negative reviews and I have to agree with some of the comments, particularly the truly awful commentary! However, I think that many of the comments about the video quality is unfounded. Underwater is a hostile environment and poses a range problems for video photography. The water is not always crystal clear, the lighting is generally outwith the control of the photographers, cameras have to handheld and the subjects are wild animals and not subject to direction. Given the nature of the subjects covered the standard of photography on these discs is generally of a very high standard. These videos were originally produced for 3D IMAX screening and benefit from viewing on a big screen. The 3D effect is very subtle and natural and adds a great deal to the viewing experience. It is NOT overblown and gimmicky as you find on many releases. These are wildlife documentaries and do not require gimmicks. They are NOT intended to be 3D demo discs. If you want demo quality, spectacular 3D effects, look elsewhere. At their present price they are something of a bargain, but be aware of exactly what are buying and you will not be disappointed.