GRAND PRIZE WINNER – International OMNIMAX Film Festival
- Re-mastered under the supervision of the Original Filmmakers
- Audio Remix optimized for Home Theater by Original Composer
- Mastered in High Resolution DTS 96/24 Digital Surround Sound
- Originally presented in IMAX Theaters
- FILMMAKERS’ COMMENTARY – Featuring the film’s Director, Composer and Production Manager
- LOCATIONS – Globe image Pop-up illustrates each location featured in the film
- ANNOTATIONS – Presents detailed information about each of the locations featured in the film
- HD TRANSFER – From original 65mm film elements to 1080P supervised by Ron Fricke
- HD SURROUND – 96/24 DTS-HD Master Audio home theater remix by Michael Stearns
- DRS MASTERING – Certified reference quality picture and sound
The first non-verbal, non-fiction motion picture filmed in time-lapse photography.
Mastered to the Digital Reference Standard to ensure optimum home theater performance, CHRONOS embarks on an unprecedented cinematic journey across the worlds of natural beauty and manmade monuments, as it explores the essence of time.
CHRONOS, the quintessential large format film, is now available in Blu-Ray High Definition .. presented in an incredible restored and remastered Digital Reference Series Special Edition. A hallmark title in the canon of special venue film presentations, CHRONOS imparts a unique vision of our world – the first non-verbal, non-fiction motion picture filmed in time-lapse photography, scored with exotic instrumentation in a multi-channel Surround soundtrack. Presented as a visual symphony in seven movements, CHRONOS embarks on an unprecedented cinematic journey across the worlds of natural beauty and manmade monuments, as it explores the essence of time. And now, with the improved navigation and easier access to special features that Blu-ray technology offers, viewers will enjoy a seamless user experience in the ultimate home presentation of CHRONOS. Enjoy CHRONOS as its makers intended, with all the awe and splendor of its original theatrical release.
Originally presented in IMAX theaters, CHRONOS is a visual and musical journey presented through the magic of time-lapse cinematography. This tour de force of filmmaking treats viewers to natural and man-made wonders, all proceeding past the eye at varying speeds that reflect moods and impressions, rather than cold reality.
The soundtrack accompanies and expands upon this theme; providing an audio ambiance that surrounds and envelops the viewer.
The film’s remastering was supervised by both the filmmakers and R&B Films, whose Digital Reference Standard insures that this widescreen HD DVD will have the best possible image for home viewing. The 1080p high-resolution provides highly detailed images, and the vibrant color has a depth and clarity that has not been seen before.
The soundtrack’s availability in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1, DTS-HD and PCM Stereo allows the listener to fine-tune for preference: both DD Plus and DTS-HD providing a multichannel surround ambiance that is well suited here.
A wealth of extras accompany the film; there are interactive trivia notes, a pop-up globe that identifies the locations used along with being able to select and jump to any location in the film. Audio commentaries by the director, production manager and music composer are also included, as are text notes and HD DVD-ROM access featuring Columbia Encyclopedia entries with hyperlinks.
Well deserving of the Grand Prize at the International OMNI-MAX Film festival, CHRONOS transports viewers away from the mundane and offers a glimpse into a more beautiful and entrancing world. This is a disc that definitely bears repeated viewings.