New Release: Grand Canyon Adventure and other Imax movies on Blu-ray 3D

Grand Canyon Adventure movie scene

Grand Canyon Adventure

Independent DVD and Blu-ray supplier Image Entertainment jumped into Blu-ray 3D when it released four Imax 3D titles on Dec. 7, 2010.

Image signed a deal with Big Picture Digital Productions to issue documentary movies Grand Canyon Adventure: River At Risk, Wild Ocean and Dinosaurs Alive! on Blu-ray 3D on Dec. 7, plus one more upcoming title.

“3D Blu-ray is the next revolution for home entertainment,” Image chief aquisitions officer Bill Bromiley said in a statement.

All the movies were photographed and released in theaters in Imax 3D.

Narrated by Robert Redford (The Natural), Grand Canyon Adventure Blu-ray 3D ($24.98)  includes these special features:

  • making-of documentary
  • trivia quiz
  • and short retrospective with filmmaker MacGillivray Freeman.

Wild Ocean Blu-ray 3D, about dolphins, sharks, whales and seals off the coast of South Africa, comes with these special features:

  • interview with the directors
  • Kwazulu during the run
  • “Shooting Wild Ocean” behind the scenes
  • “Recording Wild Ocean” recording orchestral strings in UK
  • “Shooting Wild Ocean” slideshow with soundtrack
  • quiz
  • “About the Filmmakers”
  • “About the Sardine Run”
  • “About the Region — Kwazulu Natal and Transkei”
  • and “Wildlife on the Run.”

Dinosaurs Alive!, narrated by Michael Douglas (Wall Street), includes these special features on the Blu-ray 3D:

  • full-length making-of featurette shot in high-definition
  • “Meet the Creatures” educational section
  • and dinosaur quiz.

All three titles were priced at $24.98.

In other Image Entertainment news, the supplier acquired Madacy Home Video and in September 2010 and signed a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in August.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.