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IMAX Grand Canyon Adventure - River at Risk [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray]

Robert Redford , Wade Davis , Greg MacGillivray    Unrated   Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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From the makers of Everest comes a powerful and cautionary film about the threat to one of America's most iconic landscapes. GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK follows the great Colorado River as it reveals the most pressing environmental story of our time - the world's growing shortage of fresh water. Join environmental advocates Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Wade Davis as they set out with their daughters, traveling deep into the Grand Canyon and down the river that runs through it. Your pulse will quicken as you are invited to join this thrilling ride downriver through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. With stunning photography and sweeping aerial shots the renowned filmmakers capture all the majesty of the Colorado and The Grand Canyon in the largest film format ever made... Narrated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, actor and noted environmentalist Robert Redford. Featuring the songs and music from the GRAMMY Award-winning Dave Matthews Band. This film will leave you with a deeper respect for rivers and water everywhere and the realization of how ordinary people can make a difference for our parched planet. 3D Blu-Ray: Originally conceived, photographed and released in ultra high-resolution IMAX® 3D process. The 3D image is optimized for home viewing by scanning the original 15/70 image at an 8K resolution for the 3D Blu-ray™ release. This 3D Blu-ray will play on a standard Blu-ray player.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars grand canyon Dec 17 2011
By Anthony
was very diasappointed in this film. It was very misleading, thought it was about the grand canyon, instead it was more concerned about the water running through the grand canyon... I was under the impression that it was a film about the history of the grand canyon. not about some photographer who takes his daughter for a ride down the colorado river.. again just very disa ppointed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's More about Water Conservation than Scenery May 28 2011
By Eddie Chu TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I was aware of the water conservation theme because of other reviews. Nonetheless, the scenery of the Grand Canyon is well presented from a personal perspective. Who can complain about well done scenery presentations of the Grand Canyon?

I enjoyed it, especially for some shots that match historical perspectives. They show what the Colorado River was like decades ago versus what it is today. The comparison is appropriately alarming: we are using up resources much faster than Nature replenishes it. Inaction will mean major disruptions to our lives.

I am writing this during a visit to Las Vegas. Seeing the abundant use of water by the hotel features (fountains, decorative canals, etc. They promote evaporation loss big time) help me realize we are barging ahead in this wasteful use of water and things must change, or scarcity will impose changes that we are unprepared for.

A must-see for those who like the Grand Canyon scenery and also want to find out more about the need to conserve.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Water conservation, Not Grand Canyon Feb. 12 2012
By #####
Great idea, but this project was miss lead by the title.
This production starts off in the Grand Canyon then gets into water supply's of the world.
It's a shame they went about it in this manner.
Some 3D shots were shot incorrectly, flat against the river. Helicopter shots don't normally work well in 3D, one did.
I learned nothing about the creation of the Grand Canyon in the production and not enough about anything to do with the Grand Canyon.
Over all this project would be considered a dud.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grand Canyon Adventure April 17 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Beautiful photography; but not enough of it. Too much politics; albeit true but I paid the extra money for Blu ray for the scenery etc. Have been to the Grand Canyon four times and would go again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I won't recommend it Jan. 16 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
There are very little good 3D effects and no really good plans of the Grand Canyon. Its more a movie on the shortage of water than of the Grand Canyon. I was disapointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars don't buy this dvd!!! Jan. 7 2012
This Video says it is Grand Canyon adventure. What it really is, is a left leaning story about our lack of water. The terrible job that man has done in looking after our water supply.
I wrongfully thought that it would be filled with breath taking scenes of the Grand Canyon when it was mearly a back drop for a lecture from one of our favorite lefty environmentalist Robert Redford.
This should be advertised as a film about water, and given to left leaning folks like green peace and david suzuki and elizabeth may...and I guess a lot of hollywood actors who love to put a voice to preceived problems but little else.

Unless you are a lefty stay away...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3D's effects are wonderful, very beautiful scene! Jan. 18 2012
I really enjoy those Imax movies, they teach us while we are part of truly pleasant adventure. I recommend those to everyone even my five years old love those!
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