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The Big Picture Collection: MacGillivray Freeman Films [5 Discs] [DVD]
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Overview

Special Features

  • DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Surround Sound
  • Behind-the-scenes "making of" featurettes
  • Collection of original theatrical trailers

Synopsis

The Living Sea
With stunning portrayals of the sea in all its forms, this documentary explores the oceans of Earth as if they were living beings. From clips of heavy weather Coast Guard drills off the Oregon coast to close-up underwater scenes of humpback whales, The Living Sea stuns viewers with its beauty. Originally created for exhibition in IMAX theaters, this documentary maintains the high standards of these films. Director Greg MacGillivray, a veteran outdoor director and cinematographer, uses all the standard tricks (time-lapse photography, long aerial shots, and lingering views of sunsets) to show the reverence the ocean deserves. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi

Dolphins
Outdoor and underwater filmmaker Greg MacGillivray explores the secret world of dolphins in this documentary. Dolphins offers a glimpse at many of the 40 varieties of dolphins, in waters from Patagonia to the West Indies, as MacGillivray joins a group of researchers studying how dolphins hunt and communicate. In addition, the film exposes the actions of tuna fishermen who illegally attempt to capture dolphins, and answers questions about the habitat and physiology of these remarkable aquatic mammals. Dolphins was shot in the high-definition IMAX film format,and is narrated by Pierce Brosnan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Discoverers
The advance of civilization has always depended on the few courageous individuals who are willing to risk reputation and life to seek out the new. This program chronicles the story of some of the world's pathfinders and innovators in a variety of fields, from Madame Curie and Sir Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein. Archival photographs, film clips, interviews, re-enactments, and scholarly commentary are used to tell the story of the discoverers. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

The Magic of Flight
How do birds and airplanes fly? Quite often we take this unique ability for granted without truly understanding what makes such an amazing feat possible. Magic of Flight does a wonderful job of explaining the basic principles of flight in a concise and entertaining style. Originally created for Imax Theaters, Magic of Flight will mesmerize and thrill you with its exhilarating camera work. A fun journey into the history of aircraft. Narrated by Tom Selleck. ~ Laura Mahnken, Rovi

Stormchasers
This film follows a group of scientists as they chase down storms. Originally an IMAX feature, the cinematography and quality of sound are much higher than the normal documentary. Veteran IMAX director Greg MacGillviray is at the helm on this production as it bunkers down to study and admire tornadoes, thunderstorms, and Hurricane Emily; the last of which is investigated while in an airplane flying through the middle of the storm. Stephan Judson narrates. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep - Narrator
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