3D Blu-ray Review “The Universe in 3D”

The History Channel
Number of discs: 3
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Run Time: 132 minutes

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

When The History Channel released “The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System 3D”, I enjoyed it very much but was left wanting much more. Well my prayers have been answered (mostly). This release includes the first three episodes of season 6, which was produced in 3D. With 7 episodes produced for season 6, I have a feeling we are going to see a few more volumes of “The Universe in 3D”. Not to be mention if the 7 episodes of season 7 were also produced in 3D (or even converted). The History Channel is also releasing “History in 3D” the same day on 3D Blu-ray. o there should be no shortage of 3D history learning in November of 2012.

Official Premise: Take an exhilarating, unprecedented 3D tour of the Universe in this amazing set. The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We’ll voyage back in time to investigate the violent events that profoundly shaped the planets, including earth itself. We’ll witness stunning revelations about what transformed Mars into a barren, hostile desert…The disaster that changed Venus from temperate to hellish…The impact that blew away Mercury’s mantle, turning it into a planetary core…A colossal disturbance that rearranged the orbits of the gas giants…Titanic impacts on Jupiter…And how a lost moon may finally explain Saturn’s rings. Explore the history of our planets for the first time in spectacular 3-D!

The episode included are “Catastrophes that Changed the Planets”, “Nemesis: The Sun’s Evil Twin” and
“How the Solar System was Made”.  If you are not a fan of 3D (despite how amazing these look), these are also available on the previously released “The Universe: Season 6” but in 2D only and have been released released in 3D.  The 1080p transfers on these episodes are stunning.  Since the show is mostly computer-generated, you can expect some amazing 3D effects.  I can’t wait to see what “The History Channel has planned next for this series. Still one of my favorites and its trip into the third dimension has only sealed the deal for me. Besides these three episodes though, there is no other special features included on this release.

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