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The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System [3D] [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (36 out of 43)

    Synopsis


    This release from the critically acclaimed History Channel series The Universe explores seven of the strangest and most incredible phenomena of the Earth's solar system, using cutting edge imaging and research technology to detail cosmological wonders like the ice storms of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, and the raging storm known as the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. ~ Cammila Collar


    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

    84%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Short but sweet.

      Posted
      nullity

      As an astronomy and science junkie, I was delighted to see a 3D offering from A&E's The Universe and had pretty high expectations for it. Overall, this film is a mixed bag with more good than bad, but I'm glad I picked it up on sale. Most expectations were met, such as high quality renderings of space scenes and good narration/content that is easy to grasp and enjoyable to listen to. Some of the content, however, bordered on being too elementary, such as the poorly rendered HUD and spaceship that takes the viewer on a tour of the solar system... in both concept and execution, this gives the viewer the impression that the film is geared toward young children when the actual content is mostly around high school level. The 3D effect is good as this film consists of a mixture of rendered 3D content and live action footage that appears to have been shot with a 3D camera. When the effect isn't ruined by ghosting it can be quite impressive. It seems that space doesn't lend itself too well to current 3D technology; just as with the IMAX 3D Space Station film, there is plenty of ghosting when black backgrounds dominate the scene. That isn't to say all of the space scenes have excessive ghosting, though. For instance, the 3D footage of the Sun from NASA's twin satellites (cleverly named STEREO) is truly a sight to behold. At a scant 44 minutes, this is an entertaining and interesting 3D journey through our solar system that should fit within the attention span of its target audience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      3D gallaxy

      Posted
      Traveler
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      This video is packed with 3D effects. The meteors come at you as they fall from the sky. The video is educational and entertaining . I like the 3D as much as Avatar . The audio is also very good . for only $10 ,this is a real bargain . I find that you don't have to spend a lot of money to see good 3D effects that come at you off the screen. .

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Program, Some Nice 3D

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      carlbarry
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      Interesting, informative program. Perhaps starting to get a little dated. I bought it mainly for the 3D feature. It does have some nice 3D effects. Just be aware it was a TV program, so to fit in the hour time slot, it runs about 44 minutes. Just a bit disappointed there were no extra features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      3 dimmentional

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      movieman
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      This is a very interesting and educational video about planets in our solar system . The video quality is excellent. The 3D effects are also excellent .The meteors come off the screen at you ! This movie offers a lot of 3D eye candy . It is better 3D than a lot of movies 3 x the money.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      It is a TV episode in 3D

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      john
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      Great if you want to see a TV episode of The Universe in 3D. It was a good episode and the series is good. It was 10 easy bucks. The series is on NetFlix and I recommend you watch it. If a 3D episode is worth $10 to you, go for it! Otherwise, watch it on NetFlix.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie at a very good price

      Posted
      BadBoyBill
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      This movie was very informative and the special effects of the 3d aspect were spectacular. I watched it with my 11 year old son. We were both very impressed. The best part is that it was only $10.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The final frontier

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      Metzen01
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      Experience the solar system in 3D glory!! You'll feel as if you are going through the rings of Saturn and to the outer edges of our solar system. A must have for those 3D fanatics.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good documentary.

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      thoots
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      While this is a 3D title, I didn't really plan on watching it in 3D -- and since it also includes a non-3D version, that worked just fine. It's an interesting program.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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