Articles

Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2011

ARTICLE INDEX

"Sharks 3D" (3D Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Adrian Wittenberg

movie-july-2011-sharks-3d

Synopsis

From the perspective of a meandering sea turtle, many various shark species are examined in their natural habitat.

Specifications

  • Universal Studios
  • 2004, Color, Not Rated, 42 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 MVC
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Sharks
  • Directed by Jean-Jacques Mantello
Rating
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: Underwater frenzy and carnage
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

Sharks 3D is an IMAX production in the same series as Ocean Wonderland 3D.  While Ocean Wonderland 3D had more variety and generated interest in the underwater sea expanses, Sharks 3D really only delivers lots of sharks in 3D and not much else making this a release for kids or those folks who will get a kick out of experiencing sharks virtually swim around in their living room.  To me this film just came off as a novelty release without much substance.

Technical

Much like Ocean Wonderland 3D,  Sharks 3d had mediocre video quality.  Due to the underwater camera work there is poor contrast and colors are dull.  Some of the 3D effects where sharks were swimming directly out at you were completely lost as most eyes can probably not deal with the quick shift of focus from the fast moving sharks.  There are a couple scenes where crosstalk is a significant issue however the film succeeds at rendering the many varieties of sharks.  The audio on this release has high quality and adds to the overall presentation and the soundtrack is enjoyable and fits with the short film. 

Extras

There are no extras but there are quite a few different language choices available in the menu.The Eagle (Blu-ray)