3D MASTERPIECES VOL.2 – GERHARD MANTZ: ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ [2013] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray] [German Release] Take a magical journey into the world of GERHARD MANTZ’s “Real 3D” imagination!

Three-dimensional Shooting stars and Cloudscape, psychedelic warp channels and fantastic suites of rooms. GERHARD MANTZ presents his awesome visual work of art in “Real 3D” and takes us with mind-expanding trips in a unique parallel universe. ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ is an artistic experience of the third kind with captivating POP out effects and spatial visual depth. Optimised for “Real 3D” Home Entertainment!

German artist GERHARD MANTZ has given us his brilliant Infinite Image Productions technology within the spectacular world of “Real 3D” and the results are totally stunning. The combination of art and music is carefully crafted to create not only one of the best examples of “Real 3D,” but an event that draws you into a stimulating journey for all of your  senses that isn't like anything you have ever experienced  before. So join us on another amazing journey through eight mind bending worlds that takes “Real 3D” technology to another level with aspiring new depths that can be explored and enjoyed again and again. GERHARD MANTZ has achieved a   satisfaction from the moment when you hit the play button. The original music was specifically recorded to compliment the flowing movement and seemingly infinite combinations of each Dynamic Painting Technology and collaboration with the Infinite Image Productions.

The 3D images you get to view, mainly consist of ever changing ethereal patters of mystic proportion that takes you into other mysterious worlds and combined with the very mysterious ambient hypnotic composed music that adds to the mysterious phenomenon you get to experience.

FILM FACT: GERHARD MANTZ was born in 1950 in Neu Ulm, Germany and spent many years living and working in Berlin and his work has been shown extensively in Germany and all over Europe since the early 1980’s and today enjoys an international reputation. GERHARD MANTZ’s digital art was included in the group show “Minus Space” at New York’s PS1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA (19th October, 2008 to the 26th January, 2009). Gerhard Mantz is one of the artists, who became interested in the computer and its possibilities, after being already established as a sculptor. GERHARD MANTZ studied at the Academy of Arts in Karlsruhe from 1970-1975. GERHARD MANTZ is ranked among the Top 100,000 globally, and among the Top 10,000 in Germany. GERHARD MANTZ’s best rank was in 2009, with the most dramatic change in 1999. For a complete illustration of the artist’s career since 1980 check out his web site. Sadly, GERHARD MANTZ passed away in March 2021.

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles: None

Running Time: 95 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Infinite Image Productions

Andrew's 3D Blu-ray Review: 3D MASTERPIECES VOL.2 – GERHARD MANTZ: ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ uses unique special digital techniques, and GERHARD MANTZ has created lush interpretations of landscapes and over environments. To realise GERHARD MANTZ’s vision, and guides the viewer’s gaze over glossy lakes, sprouting plants, and treetops stretching into the sky. In this artificial nature, we discover some new, and some familiar elements that are reminiscent of Caspar David Friedrich’s famous words: “The painter’s task is not the realistic depiction of sky, water, rocks, and trees, but rather his soul; his feelings should be reflected in it.”

With these 3D MASTERPIECES we get the next step up in the revolution with the new conceptual “Real 3D” Blu-ray 3D MASTERPIECES Volume 2 released by the amazing Infinite Image Productions. With this well-known acclaimed German artist GERHARD MANTZ and presents his outstanding future ground-breaking digital art with its internationally award-winning “Real 3D” animation.

GERHARD MANTZ has now created his objects with the computer, independently of any restraints and limitations of the physical world. These objects, based on simple geometric forms, are developed as a computer-model and then materialised in the studio. But very soon GERHARD MANTZ developed his virtual images, ambivalent between nature and artificiality via GERHARD MANTZ’s Infinite Image Productions.

Infinite Image Productions means a series of computer animations. With these animations programme produces images in the very moment you see them. While normal films play pre-recorded pictures, these animations are spontaneous and endless. Every image is totally unique and will never return. Infinite Image Productions is a model for the creative process and it shows how random functions within hierarchical structures create really appealing “Real 3D” images.

‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ will allow you to experience a totally mind bending reality and will release all of your stresses, and let you flow through each world and become totally immersed within this ever changing imaginary journey and the brilliant GERHARD MANTZ has delivered for you a total masterpiece “Real 3D” experience that will again leave you totally breathless with its mind bending impression.

In this 3D MASTERPIECES Vol.2 series, the viewer will enter the Earth after a major event. Whether it has been an explosion, that has covered the forests under a perfect thin layer of ashes, or a complete freeze of nature due to cold and frost, is not defined. The places that GERHARD MANTZ shows us in his virtual landscapes are not real places but landscapes of the soul. The strength of the image pieces lies in their alienation and their ambivalence. Due to their brightness, they seem fragile and magic. Since the series is only executed in black and white, the light contributes an important part to the composition. It can be promising but equally be the blinding light of an explosion, a harbinger of a disaster.

GERHARD MANTZ adds with his completely computer generated works a very contemporary position to the subject of landscape. Reminding at natural landscape views at first glance, his images refer through elements of alienation such as surface structures or irregularities of software to their creation process beyond real situations. They resemble archetypal landscapes that existed or will exist in far temporal distance, leaving the viewer in ambivalence confronted with the absence of any other living being and with the perspective of a lonely and often even threatened human being on nature.

To fully understand the full “Real 3D” mind bending experience, and here you will visually experience eight totally different 3D spectacular realities that exist in the mind of GERHARD MANTZ’s “Real 3D” world, that you will not have experienced ever before, as the “Real 3D” images are the ultimate BEST that you will now get to experience like never before and the different “Real 3D” world category titles are as follows:

Gypsy Water [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [4:15]

Shadows of Paradise [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [3:13]

AYUMI [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [20:08]

LIS [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [19:54]

JACUY [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [20:00]

Future Recollection No.1 [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [3:10]

Lar [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [20:05]

Journey to the Center of Time [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [5:12]

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3D Blu-ray Image Quality – 3D MASTERPIECES VOL.2 – GERHARD MANTZ: ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ is presented in the most stunning awesome “Real 3D” 1080p image presentation and has an equally wonderful 1.85:1 aspect ratio. For the most part, what you view is totally successful and effective in super “Real 3D” image quality that is totally awesome and staggering; and with many of the “Real 3D” image sequences you get to view, you get awesome enhancements of the “Real 3D” processing effects. You will get blown away with the amazing depth of field you will get to experience and it makes you want to actually step into your 3D Television screen and explore this awesome 3D landscape. At times you feel the objects will touch you, that is how realistic the “Real 3D” effect you will experience and I feel SAN BASE has done an extraordinary and stunning professional job, so much so, you will think it is a totally real place you are visiting, that is how good the “Real 3D” images you view are. The approval rating I give this is definitely 100% and you will be amazed what you view and you will never get tired of viewing this “Real 3D” Blu-ray disc, as you will see something different each time you view this out of this world “Real 3D” Blu-ray disc.

3D Blu-ray Audio Quality – 3D MASTERPIECES VOL.2 – GERHARD MANTZ: ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ is brought to you with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and is totally impressive, because it is has an awesome energetic soundscape that SAN BASE has carefully enhanced with his sound design that comes out of all of your speakers, that will give you an all-out assault on the available channels and is definitely very impressive, especially going with the spectacular “Real 3D” landscape before you, so making it a glorious awesome listening audio experience and something totally awesome that take you into a totally awesome sound scape that you will have not experienced before and each time you view this wonderful “Real 3D2 Blu-ray disc, with will experience different soundscapes each time you view this “Real 3D” Blu-ray disc.

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Special Feature: TRAILERSHOW: With this featurette, we get to view three different 3D Blu-ray trailers and they are as follows:

3D Masterpieces Vol.1 – San Base: Function of Reality [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [1.57]

Best of 3D Vol.1 – 3 [2012] [1080p] [1.85:1] [1:20]

Best of 3D Vol.4 – 6 [2013] [1080p] [1.85:1] [1:20]

Finally, 3D MASTERPIECES VOL.2 – GERHARD MANTZ: ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ [2013] brings us the very impressive ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE’ by the German artist GERHARD MANTZ’s “Real 3D” world and we get to view a totally spectacular world of “Real 3D” and the results are totally awesome and stunning at the same time and it totally amazed me how he created such fantastic “Real 3D” images. The combination of art and music is carefully crafted to create not only one of the best examples of “Real 3D” and an event that draws you into a stimulating ‘SHADOWS OF PARADISE.’ Journey through eight mind bending worlds that takes “Real 3D” technology to aspiring new heights of the GERHARD MANTZ’s imagination that you will be able to explore and enjoyed again and again, and with the possibility of discovering new details every time you view this “Real 3D” Blu-ray disc, that you will probably not of seen in your earlier viewings. GERHARD MANTZ’s “Real 3D” world has achieved a level of artistic complexity that engages your senses, attention and satisfies you from the moment you press the play button that will make you enter the world of “Real 3D” technology. ‘FUNCTION OF REALITY’ makes you relax your mind and releases any of your stresses of life and makes you flow through each world that you will make you feel totally immersed within this ever changing Dynamic Landscape journey of discovery. Many forms of meditation exist, but in the realm of audio and image presentations sensations and GERHARD MANTZ’s “Real 3D” world have delivered an experience that leaves you with a lasting impression, forever. Highly Recommended!

Andrew C. Miller – Your No.1 Ultimate Film Aficionado
Le Cinema Paradiso
United Kingdom

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