Giant Screen films The Greatest Places and Search for the Great Sharks will be coming out on Blu-ray tomorrow, May 17. They will be followed by the Blu-ray releases of Ring of Fire and Tropical Rainforest on July 12. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:
Imax films have always been ahead of their time.
“We were shooting in high-def before the words existed,” said Mike Day, a senior vice president at the Science Museum of Minnesota, which has produced many short documentaries in the oversized film format through the years.
Two of those films, “The Greatest Places” and “Search for the Great Sharks,” debut Tuesday on Blu-ray. And they look as stunning as the day they were first shown on gigantic Imax screens in the mid- to late ’90s, more than a decade before the high-definition discs became popular.
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Tuesday’s release of “The Greatest Places” and “Search for the Great Sharks” is the first volley in a four-picture Blu-ray deal with Inception Media Group. Coming July 12 are two even older Imax films produced by the museum, “Ring of Fire” and “Tropical Rainforest,” from the early ’90s.