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Tiny Giants 3D Blu-ray Review

Tiny Giants 3D Blu-ray

“Tiny Giants 3D” is a visual feast.

Narrated by Stephen Fry, “Tiny Giants 3D” is a 43 minute BBC Earth program that gets up close and personal with a chipmunk in a forest and a scorpion mouse in the Sonoran Desert. As we witness a day in the life of the small in stature chipmunk and scorpion mouse, we see how they survive the numerous dangers they encounter. Essentially, we’re seeing the world through the POV of small animals.

While light on content, “Tiny Giants 3D” is such a jaw dropping experience that you likely won’t care. Even if you aren’t watching it in 3D, the way it was filmed is so immersive. It almost feels otherworldly at times. For example, watch the the scorpion mouse battling a scorpion or the chipmunk scuffle. They are so hyper real that it feels like you are right there with them to an astonishing degree (which is almost certainly what the filmmakers were trying to achieve).

Really, the only downside here is the dopey sound f/x. I’m sure they were added for effect and or to appeal to a younger audience, but it’s not necessary. The sounds of nature are enough.

Note: Viewers have the option of playing “Tiny Giants” in 2D or 3D.

Video/Audio:

I can’t comment on the picture and audio quality as I received a screener copy for review, but if the screener is any indication, viewers will be blown away by the stunning visuals.

Extras:

* Trailers for other BBC titles.
* “Hidden Kingdoms Revealed: The Making of Tiny Giants 3D” provides behind-the-scenes information, set footage, discussions about this being the first 3D Project, the complicated filming process, and more. As entertaining as the feature itself.

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February 7, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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