Big Picture Big Sound has posted their review of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti in Blu-ray 3D:
Helicopter shots are a staple of IMAX films, and the 16:9 scenery is truly amazing, with individual leaves discernible on the trees even from hundreds of feet in the air, and jaw-dropping colors all the more impressive in that they occur in nature. Ambitious 3D graphics are utilized to illustrate the astronomy and geography in this story, plus fanciful representations of island ancestors. Once again, the 3D team has composed their shots with a deliberate, successful eye on creating multiple planes of focus using that they find on location, man-made and God-made, with occasional touches like flying water droplets to add a further illusion of depth.
The animations and the surfing are backed by effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. It’s not as beginning-to-end impressive as on other IMAX documentaries I’ve seen, but it definitely enhances the entire experience. Waves are also given enough bass to inspire a healthy respect for the tons of crashing water. The island music, surfer tunes and original score by Michel Cusson (here apparently channeling John Barry) are also cleanly, spaciously presented.
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UPDATE: Check out another rave review for The Ultimate Wave Tahiti Blu-ray:
High-Def Digest: IMAX: The Ultimate Wave – Tahiti – 3D (Blu-ray)