BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEWS

003564Reviews & Counting
SEARCH BY TITLE # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
IMAX: Deep Sea
DVD disk
Apr 18, 2007 By: Mathew Plale
IMAX: Deep Sea order
Director:
Howard Hall

Actors:
Johnny Depp
Kate Winslet
A Wolf Eel!

Rating:
Movie:
Extras:
Overall:

star Printer-Friendly version
comment
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Oscar nominees Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet narrate a look at the world of underwater creatures, examining their habits and means of survival.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
People often say how watching a movie at home on DVD just isnt the same as going to the theaters. This is especially true for IMAX-released filmsparticularly one that was originally shown in 3D. Its strange to watch an IMAX movie on DVD, since its impossible to get the same experience on our couch that we would in one of IMAXs theatres.

Of course, the images in Deep Sea remain beautiful. Director Howard Hall (Into the Deep, Island of the Sharks) captures a vast number of underwater creatures in their natural statefrom sea turtles and urchins to wolf eels and fried-egg jellyfish (how do ya like those names?), we are immersed into the habits of these wondrous creatures. The next time you go to the aquarium, youll realize how phony it actually is.

At 41 minutes, Deep Sea moves as quickly as its subjects, providing enough basic (and unusual) information for each creature. Danny Elfman provides the dreamlike score that compliments the voicing talents of Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.

As much as a nice little film this is, its hard to love it when The Discovery Channel has been airing Planet Earth: Deep Sea, which is oceans more impressive. Still, Howard Halls own Deep Sea is a breezy, informative, terrifically photographed work.
THE EXTRAS
A Making Of... or an interview with Hall would've been a nice addition, but all we get is the Theatrical Trailer.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
As fine as the film looks on the disc, it's still hard to recommend it overall. IMAX films are designed for their style of projection, not the DVD format.
Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!