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Volcanoes Of The Deep Sea
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Narrated by Ed Harris

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
Special features include 18 minutes of behind the scenes; a 28-minute "Voyage Into the Abyss" educational lesson; a Deep Sea Trivia Quiz; Hot Film - Cool Facts, which are a few interesting scientific facts; and Dive Into Learning More!, which are a list of various Web sites. Additionally, there is the music soundtrack, director filmography, a definition of what the Synergy Of Science & Cinema is, and trailers.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Image Entertainment
(Catalog Number): ID2670BPDVD
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $19.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 45
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 0
(Theatrical Year): 1972
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/24/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Stephen Low
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Originally created for viewing in IMAX

DVD Picture:
While it is unfortunate that this 1.78:1 DVD (reformatted from its original IMAX framing) is not anamorphically enhanced, the picture still looks quite good. The large format IMAX-originated images deliver the grandeur of the ocean and the uncharted territories and creatures in its depths. Graphics and titles can appear a bit soft or undefined, but otherwise the picture is quite clean throughout. The first scene is the most problematic, appearing a bit undersaturated with a slight flicker, and minor edge halos. (Suzanne Hodges)

Both the Dolby