BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection [2013] [3D Blu-ray + 2D Blu-ray] [2011 / 2012 / 2013] [USA Release] Immerse Yourself With The Ultimate 3D Experience!

BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection is the ultimate 3D compilation, this collection of award-winning films – all shot in stereoscopic 3D – is the perfect introduction to the highest quality 3D technology, with almost 3 hours of spectacular footage.

Bring the excitement and stunning imagery out of the screen and into your living room as you embark on the ultimate viewing experience and immerse yourself in 3D, bringing you a new dimension of Home Video Entertainment.

FILM FACT: Stereoscopic 3D cameras are a type of camera with two or more lenses with a separate image sensor or film frame for each lens. This allows the camera to simulate human binocular vision, and therefore gives it the ability to capture three-dimensional images, a process known as stereo photography. Stereo cameras may be used for making stereo views and 3D pictures for movies, or for range imaging. The distance between the lenses in a typical stereo camera (the intra-axial distance) is about the distance between one's eyes (known as the intra-ocular distance) and is about 6.35 cm, though a longer base line (greater inter-camera distance) produces more extreme 3-dimensionality. In the 1950’s, stereo cameras gained some popularity with the Stereo Realist and 3D pictures following the theory behind stereo cameras can also be made more inexpensively by taking two pictures with the same camera, but moving the camera a few inches either left or right. If the image is edited so that each eye sees a different image, then the image will appear to be 3D. This method has problems with objects moving in the different views, though works well with still life. Stereo cameras are sometimes mounted in cars to detect the lane's width and the proximity of an object on the road.

Image Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Audio: 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo

Running Time: 156 minutes

Number of discs: 1

Region: Region Free

Studio: Universal Pictures

Andrew’s 3D Blu-ray Review: BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection Here you get to explore Planet Earth and Beyond and Dive into and soar through an Exhilarating 3D World and totally immerse yourself in this Universal 3D Blu-ray Collection!

BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection via Universal Pictures brings you something really extra special and especially totally unique of a really different kinds of stunning and amazing 3D images which starts immediately with the Universal Pictures icon in stunning 3D which I have not seen before and really looks totally amazing and on top of all that, you will suddenly realise you have been totally missing something specially that you will have never seen before, because you are presented with ten totally different Award winning collection of 3D footage recorded throughout the world in high definition awesome stereoscopic 3D cameras that will blow you away and makes you feel that you are actual there in what you are viewing and they are as follows:

Special Feature: Nuts & Robbers 3D [2011] [1080p] [1.78:1] [4:24] With this featurette, we get to view an 3D animated short where we are informed that after being banished to the city, the two mischievous surly rodents, one is a Red Squirrel and the other one is a Grey Rat who plan a cunning nut heist of outrageous proportions from a bank robbers vehicle and get caught up in a convoluted failed bank heist and cause utter total mayhem of a totally hilarious proportions. ‘Nuts & Robbers’ is a ToonBox Entertainment's animated film and won for "Best Animated Short" at the 2012 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles and won for "Best Character Design" at the 2011 Animago Awards in Germany. The 3D animation is really excellent.

Special Feature: Écodingo 3D [2011] [1080p] [2.39:1] [5:42] With this featurette, we get to view an amazing 3D animated short with a plethora of weird kind of various hovering Robots in a very frantic fast race through canyons and buildings, and at the end of the race some hovering robots take photos of the hovering Robots and eventually the race comes to a sudden stop. Once again, the 3D animation is really excellent.  

Special Feature: Cosmic Journey: Through Hubble and Cassini 3D [2011] [1080p] [1.78:1] [22:04] With this featurette, we get to view a stunningly beautiful, totally immersive 3D journey from Shuttle launch to the far edge of the known universe and back. Embrace one of the finest 3D experiences using images from Hubble and Cassini and using our very own custom technology to see the clouds of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, gaseous nebula and far far away galaxies. Once again, Cosmic Journey: Through Hubble and Cassini is a stunning awe inspiring 3D image documentary that is really excellent.   

Special Feature: Roatan Scuba Diving 3D [2011] [1080p] [1.78:1] [29:30] With this featurette, we get to view an amazing 3D scuba diving with several divers in very exotic tropical waters with amazing different colourful coral reefs and a massive amount of truly wonderful colourful different kinds of tropical fish and you actually feel you are there in the tropical waters and the 3D images you view are totally stunning.   

Special Feature: Ocean World 3D [2011] [1080p] [1.78:1] [4:51] With this featurette, we get to view another amazing 3D scuba diving event where you get to view a thrilling journey of exploring spectacular tropical underwater paradise, with lots of sea wrecks, massive amount of different colourful tropical exotic fish and dolphins, and you get to feel you are actually there exploring this tropical sea paradise, especially with the divers. So all in all, you will witness some of the most spectacular and unforgettable scenes of underwater life ever seen and once again the 3D images you view are totally stunning.    

Special Feature: Wunderbare USA: The View in America 3D [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [13:31] With this featurette, we get to explore the massive landscapes of mountains, valleys and other aspects and contrasting different parts of the great continent of America. You get view some spectacular 3D images.

Special Feature: Easter Island 3D [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [5:47] With this featurette, we get to view and explore the mysterious Easter Island or Te Pito O Te Henua – The Naval of the World, and the Papa Bui natives call this the most isolate remote island in the South pacific, where you get to view the equally mysterious stone statues, that no one knows who carved them. Easter Island, a Chilean territory, is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia. It’s famed for yje archaeological sites, including nearly 900 monumental statues called Moai, created by inhabitants during the 13th – 16th centuries. The moai are carved human figures with oversize heads, often resting on massive stone pedestals called ahus. Ahu Tongariki has the largest group of upright Moai statues. Once again you get view some spectacular 3D images.

Special Feature: Hot Air Ballooning 3D [2011] [1080p] [1.78:1] [3:51] With this featurette, you get to view a massive amount of spectacular and colourful hot air ballooning in the continent of Germany and when filmed from the hot air balloons we get to view the wonderful contrasts of different landscape of Germany with equally wonderful 3D images.

Special Feature: Stereobank Highlights: A Selection of the BEST 3D existing to date [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [22:15] With this featurette, we get to view a multitude of so many different and amazing 3D images of different continents, different cultures, different cities, lots of wonderful trick photography, lots different nature scenery, different sports and wonderful underwater photography that is enhanced with some wonderful 3D images.

Special Feature: Magic Touch 3D [2011] [1080p] [1.78:1] [3:14] With this featurette, we get to view the brilliant magician Zauberer Jannik Görtz [Zauberkünstler & Mentalist] from Cologne, Germany who get to do loads of amazing sleight of hand magic tricks with playing cards, but also does some other amazing magical tricks. It is closely associated with close-up magic, card magic, and card flourishing. The word sleight, meaning “the use of dexterity or cunning, especially so as to deceive,” comes from the Old Norse. The phrase sleight of hand means "quick fingers" or “trickster fingers.”

Special Feature: Firework 3D [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [4:14] With this featurette, we get to view the Hotel Beniya, Suwa, Nagano Lake Fireworks Festival in Japan and was held on the 1st September, 2012 and was totally amazing and was totally sp ectacular.

Special Feature: Deus Ex Homine [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [4:48] With this featurette, we get to view grand tour of the amazing and spectacular Bay Area and other equally spectacular area views of San Francisco, California, USA.

Special Feature: Storm Surfers 3D [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [23:05] With this featurette, we get to view cutting-edge 3D technology and bravura filmmaking with Storm Surfers 3D and is the ultimate big-wave thrill ride. The film follows best friends and Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time World Champion Tom Carroll who are two Australian surfers who specialise in tow-in surfing, along with Meteorologist surf forecaster Ben Matson, who can’t stop exploring the globe for that elusive rush of adrenaline and thrill of danger, in search of the ultimate wave in their quest to ride the Pacific’s biggest and most dangerous waves. Using state-of-the-art miniature 3D cameras that put audiences inside the barrel of the waves, Storm Surfers 3D is a visually stunning cinematic adventure unlike any other, but sadly at times we get a lot of 3D ghosting. Narrated by Toni Collette.

Special Feature: Blade Walker 3D [2012] [1080p] [1.78:1] [2:43] With this featurette, we get to experience some extreme and dangerous rock climbing in the Rocky Mountain range in North America, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range and the largest mountain system in North America. Please do not even contemplating or attempt what you get to view, as it is extremely dangerous, unless of course you are an actual professional rock climber.

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3D Blu-ray Image Quality – Universal Pictures presents us the BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection with stunning 1080p 3D images throughout this 3D Blu-ray release and shown in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Because you get to view a varied compilation of high-quality 3D productions, and you get to experience some wonderful moments where you feel you are part of the action. All of the 3D videos viewed are an amazing 156 minutes of great documentaries, extreme sports scenes and animations are included. All in all, there are some really amazing 3D experiences for the whole family to demonstrate amazing 3D images via your home cinema set up.     

3D Blu-ray Audio Quality – Universal Pictures brings us the BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection with an amazing 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo experience, and gives you some awesome dynamic sound experiences, with a bass that is totally superb and appears both musically and in terms of effects, a total audio cinematic experience. All in all, you will get to experience something truly wonderful in the audio department that at times gives you an impression of total audio perfection.

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Finally, this 3D Blu-ray release of the BEST OF 3D: The Ultimate 3D Collection is again something really extra special, totally unique and also totally awesome at the same time that I have not witnessed in a very long time, and you get to view some really exciting 3D images of different genres, and best of all is the Nuts & Robbers 3D, Flying Robots Race 3D, Roatan Scuba Diving 3D, Ocean World 3D, The View in America 3D, Easter Island 3D, Hot Air Ballooning 3D and A Selection of the BEST 3D existing to date. I cannot praise the 3D images you get to witness and is a must to add this 3D Blu-ray to your collection, which will bring you great joy and happiness, and will also give you endless hours of total pleasure. Highly Recommended!  

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

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