Journey into Amazing Caves is a visceral, suspenseful expedition with a new breed of scientists who boldly explore places once thought off-limits to human presence, let alone IMAX cameras. Join Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach as they travel to unique and forbidding ice caves in Greenland, underwater caves in the Yucatan, terrestrial caves in the Grand Canyon and other spectacular locations. You will wriggle through tiny, twisting passages, swim through flooded underground vaults, drop into gleaming blue labyrinths of ice, and enter a world so extreme the microscopic creatures who live there are called extremophiles. For those compelled to push their limits in the world's most hostile environments, the risk of fatal danger and thrill of new discovery are the everyday factors that make cave exploration such an awe-inspiring experience.
Directed by Stephen Judson (Everest, the Oscar®-nominated short Dolphins) and narrated by Liam Neeson (the voice behind Everest and The Endurance), Journey into Amazing Caves centers around the work of "cavers" Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton. Aulenbach is a teacher from Georgia, and Barton, a microbiologist from England. During the course of the 38-minute documentary, they travel from Arizona to Greenland to Mexico, exploring remote caves all the way. All are difficult to get to; some can only be reached by rock climbing (the cave in the Grand Canyon), others can only be reached by rappelling down slick sheets of ice (the one in Greenland). As a result, there's something for everyone in this popular IMAX feature, including a dramatic score from the Moody Blues (reworked versions of old hits, plus new songs "Water" and "We Can Fly") and a revealing "making of" documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an amazing film! I haven't had the pleasure of seeing it on the IMAX screen though, but it is still breathtaking. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by Dakota
This is a visually stunning movie... It took me back to a time in my life when I was much more adventureous!Published on Dec 17 2002
If you have a widescreen TV, you won't be disappointed by this film. Like all IMAX features, it's short but captures the most photogenic scenery imaginable. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2002 by Rich Needham
I had been waiting for this film for some time as I was impressed with the same groups filming of everest. Read morePublished on April 25 2002 by Marie Choi
I just can't imagine how they made it!!! They have to be researchers with a Phd, professional rock climbers, and professional divers, etc. Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by sue lien
I live in Akumal, Mexico where the IMAX team stayed while they filmed the wet cave portion at the Dos Ojos (Two Eyes) cenote and cave system. Read morePublished on April 16 2002 by Steve Clouther