Top IMAX movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Deep Sea: IMAX on DVD Deep Sea: IMAX
Synopsis
Narrated by Academy Award nominees Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and produced by the makers of the IMAX movie Into the Deep, this stunning film is an exploration of the world beneath the sea and its bizarre and exotic inhabitants. From translucent jellyfish to giant octopuses to scorpion fish, viewers will be introduced to a host of unique creatures, all completely dependent on one another for their survival.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet
Director
Director
Howard Hall
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent IMAX: Hubble on DVD IMAX: Hubble
Synopsis
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio narrates this awe-inspiring documentary that takes viewers on a visually stunning IMAX 3-D journey to explore the faraway galaxies viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope in its travels throughout the cosmos. During the mission, astronauts walk in space, contend with successes and setbacks, view nebulae and galaxies, observe the birth of a star, witness a powerful supernova and much more.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, K. Megan McArthur, Scott D. Altman, Michael T. Good, John M. Grunsfeld, Gregory C. Johnson, Michael J. Massimino, Andrew J. Feustel
Director
Director
Toni Myers
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Born to Be Wild: IMAX on DVD Born to Be Wild: IMAX
Synopsis
Filmed in IMAX, this documentary captures the unique and intimate connections that developed between two scientists and two species -- orangutans and elephants -- as the men worked to save the orphaned beasts and return them to the wild.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman, Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick
Director
Director
David Lickley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Everest: IMAX on DVD Everest: IMAX
Synopsis
Noted climber David Breashears leads an IMAX crew to the top of Mount Everest and provides the first 360-degree view from Earth's highest peak. Along the way, the group faces avalanches, scarce oxygen, hazardous ice walls and a deadly snowstorm.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson
Director
Director
Stephen Judson, David Breashears, Greg MacGillivray
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Mountaineering & Climbing, Blockbusters, IMAX
Rent Alaska: Spirit of the Wild: IMAX on DVD Alaska: Spirit of the Wild: IMAX
Synopsis
Narrated by Oscar winner Charlton Heston, this documentary gives viewers an unprecedented look at the beauty and danger of the Alaskan wild by setting its cameras in the middle of a powerful caribou stampede and a quiet wolf pack hunt. Amazing sights abound, from frolicking polar bears to the spectacular Aurora Borealis, providing viewers with a unique look at one of the most difficult places in the world for life to survive and flourish.
Cast
Cast
Charlton Heston
Director
Director
George Casey
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent Coral Reef Adventure on DVD Coral Reef Adventure
Synopsis
By way of IMAX technology, be transported below the ocean's surface to an amazing underwater world, as explorers Howard and Michele Hall dive on a coral reef in the pristine waters of the South Pacific. With Jean-Michel Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, the team explores and captures on film one of the most beautiful places on Earth ... in all its fragile splendor. Liam Neeson provides narration.
Cast
Cast
Howard Hall, Michele Hall, Liam Neeson, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Rusi Vulakoro, Richard Pyle
Director
Director
Greg MacGillivray
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Whales: An Unforgettable Journey: IMAX on DVD Whales: An Unforgettable Journey: IMAX
Synopsis
You'll experience stunning close encounters with marine mammoths -- including humpbacks, orcas, blue whales, right whales and dolphins -- in this awe-inspiring adventure, originally made for IMAX theaters. The film makes viewers feel like scuba divers swimming just inches from the amazing sea creatures. Ably narrated by Patrick Stewart, the documentary features breathtaking visuals and underwater audio.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart
Director
Director
David Clark, Al Giddings, Roger Payne
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Blue Planet: IMAX on DVD Blue Planet: IMAX
Synopsis
Our big, blue marble is as fragile as it is beautiful. That's the message in this IMAX offering that focuses on Earth from a vantage point 200 miles above, where few have had the opportunity to observe the planet. Highlights include a computer-animated segment about the San Andreas Fault, a time-lapse thunderstorm sequence and the breathtaking opening section, which shows Earth's horizon moving slowly from the bottom of the screen to the top.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Ben Burtt
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man: IMAX on DVD Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man: IMAX
Synopsis
Performing arts troupe Cirque du Soleil leads an awe-inspiring tour of the human experience, shot on location in an ocean, a redwood forest, a desert, a jungle and a palatial estate -- all captured in IMAX 3D.
Cast
Cast
Ian McKellen, Nicky Dewhurst, Brian Dewhurst, Anait Karagyezyan, Chris Van Wagenen, Jennifer Clement
Director
Director
Keith Melton
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Performance Art & Spoken Word, Theatrical Performances, Theater Arts, IMAX
Rent Galapagos: IMAX on DVD Galapagos: IMAX
Synopsis
This IMAX documentary follows Carole Baldwin, a marine biologist from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, on an astonishing expedition to the Galapagos Islands, a world that is constantly evolving.
Cast
Cast
Kenneth Branagh, Carole Baldwin
Director
Director
Al Giddings, David Clark
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent Aliens of the Deep on DVD Aliens of the Deep
Synopsis
Joined by a squad of NASA scientists and marine biologists, director James Cameron trains his lens on volcanic vents deep in the ocean, where cameras uncover a slew of unthinkable creatures -- from stomachless, 6-foot worms to sightless crabs.
Cast
Cast
Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch, Genya Chernaiev, Victor Nischeta, Pamela Conrad, Dr. Arthur 'Lonne' Lane, Dr. Jim Childress, Dijanna Figueroa, Michael Henry, Kevin Hand
Director
Director
James Cameron, Steven Quale
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Greatest Places: IMAX on DVD The Greatest Places: IMAX
Synopsis
Journey to seven of the most amazing places on Earth without leaving the comfort of home, courtesy of dazzling IMAX footage. Sights include the mighty gush of the Amazon River; the foreboding icebergs of Greenland; the towering beauty of Iguazu Falls; the undulating sand dunes of the Namib Desert; the watery maze of the Okavango Delta; the diverse wildlife of Madagascar; and the indescribable majesty of Tibet.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Mal Wolfe
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Roving Mars on DVD Roving Mars
Synopsis
While we may be decades away from putting a human on Mars, this engrossing IMAX adventure produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Frank Marshall offers a sneak peek at what it will be like when we do. With director George Butler serving as your guide, you'll walk the rugged terrain of the red planet's surface via the panoramic eyes of Spirit and Opportunity, the twin robotic rovers sent into space in 2003.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
George Butler
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX, Disney
Rent The Living Sea: IMAX on DVD The Living Sea: IMAX
Synopsis
Meryl Streep narrates this Oscar-nominated documentary, which explores the world's oceans, traveling to Palau, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Alaska, Nova Scotia and the Red Sea. Celebrating the vast variety of life and activity found in the exotic depths, The Living Sea takes viewers face to face with creatures such as humpback whales, golden jellyfish and giant clams, illuminating the deep's mysteries with stunning cinematography.
Cast
Cast
Judith Connor, William Hamner, Rainos M. Hayes, Steven K. Katona, Richard Marsh, Laura Martin, Stephanie K. Martin, James A.R. McFarlane, Bruce Robison, Meryl Streep
Director
Director
Greg MacGillivray
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, IMAX
Rent Hidden Hawaii: IMAX on DVD Hidden Hawaii: IMAX
Synopsis
This is not your garden-variety vacation package! Using cameras that seem to soar and swoop, the IMAX crew forays into the lush expanse of America's 50th state. Watch as kayakers brave chancy waves then traverse a 3,000-foot cliff to pollinate a rare flower. From aerial shots of molten riverbeds to the jagged peaks of volcanic craters, few photo opportunities are overlooked.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Robert Hillman
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent NASCAR: The IMAX Experience on DVD NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
Synopsis
Simon Wincer (director of Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and such Westerns as Monte Walsh and Crossfire Trail) trains his cameras on the racetrack this time around for an incisive look into one of America's most successful industries -- NASCAR racing, a sport that's been growing in viewer popularity by leaps and bounds. Originally presented in theaters in the IMAX format.
Cast
Cast
Kiefer Sutherland, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Jimmy Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Bobby Labonte
Director
Director
Simon Wincer
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Sports Documentaries, Auto Racing, IMAX, Motorsports
Rent Sacred Planet on DVD Sacred Planet
Synopsis
Get ready to journey to some of the world's most remarkable places, including old-growth forests in British Columbia, glaciers in Alaska, tropical jungles in Borneo and the remote deserts of Namibia.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford
Director
Director
Jon Long
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Mysteries of Egypt: IMAX on DVD The Mysteries of Egypt: IMAX
Synopsis
Filmed in the IMAX format, this grand adventure presents a detailed look at the wonders left behind by an ancient civilization. Omar Sharif narrates as breathtaking aerial views of the pyramids and the Nile Delta soar across the screen. Thanks to the format, viewers feel like they're right inside the ancient structures, walking the dusty corridors and approaching a pharaoh's burial chamber.
Cast
Cast
Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly
Director
Director
Bruce Neibaur
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Magnificent Desolation on DVD Magnificent Desolation
Synopsis
Featuring CGI renditions of the lunar landscape and previously unreleased NASA footage, this IMAX documentary takes viewers on an out-of-this-world journey to the moon to stand alongside the astronauts who've walked upon its surface.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Brandy Blackledge, Aaron White, Andrew Husmann
Director
Director
Mark Cowen
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Cosmic Voyage: IMAX on DVD Cosmic Voyage: IMAX
Synopsis
Produced with support from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, this Oscar-nominated IMAX film mixes groundbreaking computer animation with cutting-edge science to give us a sweeping view of the universe. A "cosmic zoom" extends from the surface of the Earth to the largest observable structures of the universe, and then back down into the subnuclear realm -- a guided tour across 42 orders of magnitude! Morgan Freeman narrates.
Cast
Cast
Morgan Freeman
Director
Director
Bayley Silleck
Genres
Genres
Documentary, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent Space Station: IMAX on DVD Space Station: IMAX
Synopsis
Some 220 miles above Earth lies the International Space Station, a one-of-a-kind outer space laboratory that 16 nations came together to build. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this extraordinary structure in this spectacular IMAX film. Viewers will blast off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia for this incredible journey -- IMAX's first-ever space film. Tom Cruise narrates.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Janet Lynn Kavandi, Susan J. Helms, James M. Kelly, Leroy Chiao, Scott E. Parazynski, Michael J. Bloomfield, Brian Duffy, Charles Owen Hobaugh, Marsha Ivins
Director
Director
Toni Myers
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Blockbusters, IMAX
Rent Island of the Sharks: IMAX on DVD Island of the Sharks: IMAX
Synopsis
This magnificent expedition that takes you 300 miles off the west coast of Costa Rica to the remote animal sanctuary of Cocos Island, where the amazing underwater world shelters some of the ocean's most feared and misunderstood predators. Jump right in with manta rays, barracudas, giant sea turtles, porpoises and hundreds of sharks. One riveting scene, a favorite of viewers, features a male blenny searching for a mate.
Cast
Cast
Linda Hunt
Director
Director
Howard Hall
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets: IMAX on DVD Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets: IMAX
Synopsis
The awe-inspiring beauty and riveting history of the Grand Canyon are the focus of this sprawling IMAX documentary, which features gorgeous footage, some taken from high above by cameras mounted on an ultralight aircraft. Also included are recreations of historical events (for example, the 1869 Powell Expedition). The film provides a fascinating study of one of North America's most breathtaking natural wonders.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Kieth Merrill
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa: IMAX on DVD Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa: IMAX
Synopsis
In this spectacular program, join a diverse group of trekkers -- demonstrating courage as well as endurance -- when they journey to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro -- the world's highest free-standing mountain at 19,340 feet above sea level. As the climbers pass through Africa's beautiful, very rugged terrain and extreme conditions (five climate zones!), their expedition becomes an adventure of the human spirit.
Cast
Cast
Heidi Albertsen, Roger Bilham, Jacob Kyungai, Hansi Mmari, Audrey Salkeld, Nicole Wineland-Thomson
Director
Director
David Breashears
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX, Sports Documentaries, Extreme Snow & Ice Sports, Mountaineering & Climbing, Sports Stories
Rent Mystery of the Nile: IMAX on DVD Mystery of the Nile: IMAX
Synopsis
By following expedition leaders Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown on a grueling, 114-day journey down the world's most dangerous river, Spanish filmmaker Jordi Llompart captures the first successful attempt in history to travel the Blue Nile from source to sea. Along the way, the intrepid explorers and their crew encounter all manner of intimidating obstacles, including treacherous rapids, a well-armed militia and a cranky crocodile.
Cast
Cast
Gordon Brown, Pasquale Scaturro
Director
Director
Jordi Llompart
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Antarctica: IMAX on DVD Antarctica: IMAX
Synopsis
An underwater ballet involving penguins is just the tip of the iceberg in this in-depth look at the frozen continent of Antarctica. Aerial views of enormous glacial peaks and marine dives through crystalline caverns give viewers a complete tour of this amazing region. Through the words of early Antarctic explorer Robert Scott, the program also imparts what a grueling challenge it can be to brave such an unforgiving yet magnificent landscape.
Cast
Cast
Alex Scott
Director
Director
John Weiley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Dream Is Alive: IMAX on DVD The Dream Is Alive: IMAX
Synopsis
Narrated by American broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, this documentary takes viewers on an exciting journey over the Earth as it chronicles mankind's accomplishments in the realm of space exploration. The program highlights the space shuttle, from its design and construction to life onboard the craft. It also presents a behind-the-scenes picture of the astronauts' daily activities and the rigorous training they undergo before traveling.
Cast
Cast
Walter Cronkite, David Leestma, George Nelson, Sally Ride
Director
Director
Graeme Ferguson
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Into the Deep: IMAX on DVD Into the Deep: IMAX
Synopsis
Narrated by Kate Nelligan, this fascinating IMAX documentary filmed off the coast of Southern California dazzles, entertains and mesmerizes as it journeys to an enchanting underwater world of swaying kelp forests and glowing coral. Swim nose-to-nose with colorful garibaldi, starfish and sharks; play tag with sea lions; and observe the rarely seen behavior of the creatures of the eternal undersea night.
Cast
Cast
Kate Nelligan
Director
Director
Howard Hall
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Horses: The Story of Equus: IMAX on DVD Horses: The Story of Equus: IMAX
Synopsis
Fueled by a sweeping story and lush photography, this stunning IMAX film charts the lives of three very different horses that happened to be born at the same stud farm on the very same night: the racer, the rascal and the runaway. One trains to run alongside some of the fastest track horses in the world, another bucks the equestrian life and finds stunt work in the movies, and the third is released into the wild.
Cast
Cast
Gabriel Byrne
Director
Director
Michael Caulfied
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Eruption of Mount St. Helens: IMAX on DVD The Eruption of Mount St. Helens: IMAX
Synopsis
On May 18, 1980, one of America's most famous natural disasters occurred when Mount St. Helens blew its top. This remarkable documentary chronicles the day's dramatic events, from the explosion of gray ash into the sky to the ensuing rescue efforts. Shot in IMAX format, the Oscar-nominated film features stunning cinematography that presents the historic cataclysm in incredible detail with unsullied views and magnificent scenery.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
George Casey
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Destiny in Space: IMAX on DVD Destiny in Space: IMAX
Synopsis
Explore the far reaches of space with this breathtaking documentary that allows you to board an Earth-orbiting satellite, soar above the surfaces of Mars and Venus and join a crew of astronauts deployed to repair the remarkable Hubble telescope. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, this incredible IMAX experience is the closest thing most of us will ever get to flying among the stars.
Cast
Cast
Leonard Nimoy
Director
Director
Ben Burtt, Phyllis Ferguson
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Wolves: IMAX on DVD Wolves: IMAX
Synopsis
In concert with the National Wildlife Federation, IMAX created this intimate documentary about the reestablishment of Canis lupus in the Western United States. The film examines numerous facets of wolves' habitat, history and social structure as they struggle to survive while sharing the land with an ever-increasing human populace. Extras include a "making of" feature and the documentary "Survival of the Yellowstone Wolves."
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
David Douglas
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent India: Kingdom of the Tiger: IMAX on DVD India: Kingdom of the Tiger: IMAX
Synopsis
Journey across India, a breathtaking land shaped by a multitude of cultures, customs and traditions. Come face-to-face with the Bengal tiger and explore the spectacular world of this majestic creature. Inspired by the writings of Jim Corbett, who pioneered wildlife conservation, this thrilling IMAX presentation of India: Kingdom of the Tiger is a glorious tribute to this magnificent land.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Heyerdahl, Smriri Mishra
Director
Director
Bruce Neibaur
Genres
Genres
Documentary, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries
Rent Volcanoes of the Deep Sea: IMAX on DVD Volcanoes of the Deep Sea: IMAX
Synopsis
Narrated by Ed Harris, this scientific journey takes advantage of a cutting-edge lighting technology that allows viewers to travel 12,000 feet below the ocean's surface into an exciting and rarely explored area of hydrothermal volcanoes. This perpetually erupting rift known as the Azores reveals an ecosystem of almost alien sea creatures that thrive in pitch darkness, extreme pressure and boiling temperatures.
Cast
Cast
Ed Harris
Director
Director
Stephen Low
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous: IMAX on DVD T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous: IMAX
Synopsis
Dedicated paleontologist Donald Hayden (Peter Horton) is consumed with work, leaving little time for connecting with his teenage daughter, Ally (Liz Stauber). One night, while waiting for her father at the museum, Ally knocks a fossilized egg off a desk. The egg emits strange fumes that cause Ally to hallucinate that she's back in the time of the dinosaurs, setting the scene for an exciting journey through prehistoric landscapes.
Cast
Cast
Peter Horton, Liz Stauber
Director
Director
Brett Leonard
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Adventures, Dinosaurs, IMAX, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10
Rent Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX on DVD Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX
Synopsis
Journey around the world on an expedition to discover some of the planet's most majestic and notorious creatures -- sharks. From the coast of California to the beaches of Australia, this IMAX documentary offers an up-close view of the undisputed kings of the deep, including the blue shark, the whale shark and the most-feared shark of them all -- the great white. This film reveals these oft-misunderstood animals to be frighteningly beautiful.
Cast
Cast
Rodney Fox
Director
Director
Mal Wolfe
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees on DVD Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees
Synopsis
Showcased in beautiful IMAX format, this documentary takes viewers into the hearts, minds and world of chimpanzees as it profiles legendary scientist Dr. Jane Goodall's work among the chimps at Gombe Park on Africa's Lake Tanganyka. Dr. Goodall and other researchers give us an up-close look at the daily lives of the Gombe chimp families -- Fifi and sons Freud and alpha male Frodo, along with Gremlin, Gaia and the endearing Galahad.
Cast
Cast
Jane Goodall
Director
Director
David Lickley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag on DVD Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag
Synopsis
Experience the thrill of flying at 800 mph over the Nevada desert. This riveting program takes you along for the ride as fighter pilots endure the intense Red Flag training, the ultimate endurance test for U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel. Featuring thundering displays of aerial acrobatics, this edge-of-your-seat experience captures students as they attempt the most challenging flights of their careers.
Cast
Cast
John Stratton, Robert Novotny, Sam Morgan, Charles Powell, Harald Winter, Michel Perron
Director
Director
Stephen Low
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Bears: IMAX on DVD Bears: IMAX
Synopsis
Chock-full of rare bear footage shot in authentic natural habitats throughout North America and the Arctic, this fascinating film that was originally produced for the giant IMAX screen has just as great an impact when viewed on an average-sized display. Highlights include a close encounter with polar bears hunting in the tundra, a sneak peek at grizzly bear cubs in Alaska and a scavenging session with black bears in Montana.
Cast
Cast
Tyrone Benskin
Director
Director
David Lickley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Fires of Kuwait: IMAX on DVD Fires of Kuwait: IMAX
Synopsis
Shot on location, this Oscar-nominated documentary takes viewers to the center of the first Gulf War's legacy. After Saddam Hussein has Kuwait's oil fields lit up, teams from around the world fight these fires for months to save the oil resources and reduce air pollution. Each team uses different techniques to extinguish the fires, including TNT shockwaves and tank-mounted twin MIG jet engines to blast away the flames.
Cast
Cast
Rip Torn
Director
Director
David Douglas
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Wild Australia: The Edge: IMAX on DVD Wild Australia: The Edge: IMAX
Synopsis
Award-winning filmmaker John Weiley (who also directed the IMAX documentary Antarctica) returns to the big, big screen with this look at the wilds of Australia. From beautiful and dangerous waterfalls to canyons and underground rivers carved into stone millions of years ago, Wild Australia is a stunning look at our fragile world and how it relates to the conditions on Earth 90 million years ago.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
John Weiley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Alps: Climb of Your Life: IMAX on DVD The Alps: Climb of Your Life: IMAX
Synopsis
Scale one of Europe's greatest mountain ranges with a fearless American climber determined to ascend the perilous wall of rock and ice known as the Eiger Nordwand, which claimed his father's life. With breathtaking cinematography capturing the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonder, this stunning IMAX film charts John Harlin's personal journey and celebrates the power of the human spirit to prevail in the face of staggering odds.
Cast
Cast
Michael Gambon, Adele Hammond, Adele Siena, Adele Harlin, Christine Pielmeier, John Harlin III, Bruno Messerli, Siena Harlin, Robert Jasper, Daniela Jasper
Director
Director
Stephen Judson
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Secret of Life on Earth: IMAX on DVD The Secret of Life on Earth: IMAX
Synopsis
This stunning IMAX documentary takes you back to when life apparently began, 3.5 billion years ago. As if peering into a time capsule, you'll witness some of the key developments in plants that made possible the web of life. Brilliant use of micro, macro and time-lapse photography delivers close-ups of special relationships between plants and animals: barnacles feeding, microscopic plankton, tiny grasses flowering and pollinators at work.
Cast
Cast
Patrick Stewart
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Survival Island: IMAX on DVD Survival Island: IMAX
Synopsis
This stunning IMAX documentary tells the story of the vast animal cities on South Georgia island -- including penguins, albatrosses, fur seals and elephant seals -- and of the order that lies beneath their seemingly chaotic world. Standing virtually alone in the great Southern Ocean, South Georgia island plays host to some of the largest concentrations of animals anywhere on Earth during the spring and summer months.
Cast
Cast
David Attenborough
Director
Director
David Douglas
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Sedona: The Spirit of Wonder: IMAX on DVD Sedona: The Spirit of Wonder: IMAX
Synopsis
Take a breathtaking journey through the rich history of Native American tribes (situated near Sedona, Ariz.) and their culture. Original Indian flute music accompanies a wonderful visual journey that was originally filmed in the large IMAX format. Viewers travel back in time to witness the evolution of what is now called Sedona, a land of breathtaking beauty that boast the mysterious power of vortices.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Scott Shaw
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Mission to Mir: IMAX on DVD Mission to Mir: IMAX
Synopsis
Through breathtaking IMAX footage, this documentary film captures the wonder of the Mir Space Station. Witness the thunderous Soyuz launch at Baikonur, the in-orbit Mir-Shuttle rendezvous and countless scenes of daily life 200 miles above the earth. The Mir Space Station represents the next age of space exploration -- a collaborative effort among American and Russian astronauts to discover the outer reaches of the universe.
Cast
Cast
Shannon Lucid, Bonnie Dunbar, Charlie Precourt, Gennady Strekalov
Director
Director
Ivan Galin
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Greece: Secrets of the Past on DVD Greece: Secrets of the Past
Synopsis
From the minds of the producers who envisioned the IMAX film Everest comes this fascinating documentary about archaeology, science and art in democracy's birthplace: ancient Greece. Using state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery and featuring narration by actress Nia Vardalos, the program re-creates the splendor of Greece's cultural heyday and uncovers the buried secrets of one of the most influential societies in history.
Cast
Cast
Nia Vardalos
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, IMAX, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries
Rent Pulse: Stomp Odyssey on DVD Pulse: Stomp Odyssey
Synopsis
Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell -- creators of the stage show "Stomp" -- take their percussive preoccupation to new heights in this big-screen (Imax format) production that provides a toe-tapping global odyssey you won't soon forget. Showcasing the universal language of rhythm, the numbers include the Jackie Robinson Steppers of New York, a Spanish dancer performing rooftop flamenco and hard hat-clad men strutting atop a mining platform.
Cast
Cast
Keith Middleton
Director
Director
Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Dance, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance, IMAX
Rent Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic: IMAX on DVD Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic: IMAX
Synopsis
The wonder and beauty of Niagara Falls are on display in this IMAX presentation from Oscar-winning director Kieth Merrill, who covers the history of the falls and recounts tales passed from generation to generation about this potent force of nature. You'll meet Annie Taylor, the 63-year-old teacher who went over the falls in a barrel (and lived to tell about it), and the Great Blondin, who crossed the raging waters on a tightrope.
Cast
Cast
Kieth Merrill
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Dinosaurs Alive!: IMAX on DVD Dinosaurs Alive!: IMAX
Synopsis
Michael Douglas narrates this IMAX exploration that follows some of the top paleontologists in the world on a journey around the globe and back in time to discover where and how dinosaurs lived.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas
Director
Director
David Clark, Bayley Silleck
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Genesis: IMAX on DVD Genesis: IMAX
Synopsis
From the supernova that first shaped our planet to Earth's ever-changing crust, scientists from a range of disciplines explain how the planet continually adapts to the cataclysmic events that persist to shape it. This entertaining and informative IMAX documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the universe, taking viewers on a journey to visit active volcanoes and relive devastating earthquakes.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
George Casey
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent China: The Panda Adventure: IMAX on DVD China: The Panda Adventure: IMAX
Synopsis
It's 1936, and Ruth Harkness (Maria Bello) has arrived in China to settle the estate of her late husband. Her husband believed the giant panda (which he was observing) to be a peaceful animal, while hunter Dakar Johnson (Xander Berkeley) believes them to be vicious. As the giant panda teeters on the brink of extinction, Harkness sets out to observe the animals for herself so she can make up her own mind.
Cast
Cast
Maria Bello, Xander Berkeley, Xia Yu
Director
Director
Robert M. Young
Genres
Genres
Drama, IMAX, Adventures, Animal Tales, Biographies
Rent SolarMax: IMAX on DVD SolarMax: IMAX
Synopsis
Originally produced for the giant IMAX screen and shot on location all over the world, this fascinating film from director John Weiley documents the story of mankind's age-old endeavor to understand the sun and harness its powers for human advancement. Never-before-seen images snapped by NASA's SOHO satellite capture a total eclipse of the sun and a view of the aurora borealis, as seen from both Earth and from space.
Cast
Cast
Alex Scott
Director
Director
John Weiley
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Tornado Intercept on DVD Tornado Intercept
Synopsis
Forget what you saw in Twister -- this National Geographic program takes the dangerous pastime of tornado chasing to a whole new level. Tag along with the crew of the Tornado Intercept Vehicle -- an 8,000-pound monster with armor plating and bullet-proof windows mounted with a state-of-the-art IMAX camera -- as they drive straight into the heart of nature's fury to capture what it's really like in the eye of a storm.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries, IMAX
Rent The Discoverers: IMAX on DVD The Discoverers: IMAX
Synopsis
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Daniel J. Boorstin, this stunning film relives some of mankind's greatest moments of discovery, including Magellan's expedition to find the Northwest Passage and a recreation of Sir Isaac Newton's workshop. Visually striking images allow viewers to experience the joy of these exhilarating moments by putting them alongside those who journey fearlessly into the unknown.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Hail Columbia!: IMAX on DVD Hail Columbia!: IMAX
Synopsis
One of the first Imax-format films, Hail Columbia! details the amazing maiden voyage of Columbia, the world's first space shuttle. You'll go behind the scenes for last-minute preparations with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen, tremble to the ground-shaking liftoff and cheer the triumphant touchdown at mission's end. The film also features footage of the launch shot from an airborne 747 and a montage of later shuttle liftoffs.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Graeme Ferguson
Genres
Genres
Documentary, IMAX, Science and Nature Documentaries
Rent Great North: IMAX on DVD Great North: IMAX
Synopsis
Witness the splendor of the Arctic Circle with this breathtaking IMAX film. Adamie Inukpuk, grandson of the legendary Nanook -- the subject of the 1922 documentary Nanook of the North -- introduces viewers to the region's landscape and wildlife. Revisiting some of the stunning locales featured in his grandfather's film, Inukpuk also provides detailed insight into the lifestyle of the Inuit people who call this harsh land their home.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Mountain Gorilla: IMAX on DVD Mountain Gorilla: IMAX
Synopsis
Travel to a remote range of volcanic mountains in Africa, home to the few hundred remaining mountain gorillas, and spend a day with a gorilla family in the mountain forest. You'll be captivated by these intelligent and curious animals as they eat, sleep, play and interact with each other. Gorillas have been unjustly maligned in our popular culture; now, viewers can finally "meet" them face to face and learn about their uncertain future.
Cast
Cast
Rebecca Jenkins
Director
Director
Adrian Warren
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Seasons: IMAX on DVD Seasons: IMAX
Synopsis
Narrated by actor William Shatner, this visually arresting documentary takes viewers on a spellbinding journey as spring erupts into brilliant colors, gives way to summer's bounty and autumn's harvest, and completes the cycle with winter's slumber. Aptly accompanied by composer Antonio Vivaldi's opus "The Four Seasons," the film uses computer animation and time-lapse cinematography to capture the primordial cycle of the seasons.
Cast
Cast
William Shatner
Director
Director
Ben Shedd
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Mark Twain's America on DVD Mark Twain's America
Synopsis
Take a fascinating look at the growth of America through the eyes of celebrated author and humorist Mark Twain in this 1998 3-D IMAX film. See how Twain's world of river boats and the Old West is still very much a part of the modern world's fast-paced environment. The film's entertaining mix of archival photos and present-day live action makes the life and times of Mark Twain come alive right before your very eyes!
Cast
Cast
Anne Bancroft
Director
Director
Stephen Low
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Bugs!: A Rainforest Adventure on DVD Bugs!: A Rainforest Adventure
Synopsis
Journey into the Borneo rain forest to cavort with a colorful cast of characters that includes a praying mantis, a butterfly and more than 40 other tropical insects, whose exploits are filmed in highly magnified detail in this absorbing documentary. Spiders, caterpillars and other bugs fight for survival in the jungle, where predators lurk at every turn. Narrated with style by Judi Dench, the film is an exhilarating, family-friendly adventure.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench
Director
Director
Mike Slee
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Texas: The Big Picture: IMAX on DVD Texas: The Big Picture: IMAX
Synopsis
Filmed in the IMAX format, this program captures the vast Southern state through breathtaking aerial photography and stunning moving pictures of landscapes, cattle, horses and cowboys.
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Cast
Director
Director
Scott Swofford
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, IMAX, Miscellaneous Documentaries
Rent L5: First City in Space: IMAX on DVD L5: First City in Space: IMAX
Synopsis
Fusing fact, fiction and amazing visuals, this intriguing IMAX film envisions life on a floating space colony from the perspective of the Mori clan: father Yoshio (Dennis Akayama), mother Genevieve, 7-year-old Chieko (Rachel Walker) and her scientist grandfather (Colin Fox). All is idyllic until grandpa discovers the outpost's water supply is perilously low, sending Yoshio on a risky mission to redirect a comet containing a reservoir of ice.
Cast
Cast
Colin Fox, Dennis Akayama, Martha Henry, Genevieve Langlois, Rachel Walker
Director
Director
Toni Myers, Allan Kroeker
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, IMAX, Sci-Fi Dramas
Rent Haunted Castle: IMAX on DVD Haunted Castle: IMAX
Synopsis
A teenage musician gets a chance to become a superstar -- if he's willing to sell his soul -- in this 3-D animated spine-chiller. After her death, Johnny's (voiced by Jasper Steverlinck) reclusive rock star mother leaves her home to him. When Johnny, who barely knew his mom, explores her mysterious mansion, he discovers an unexpected resident -- a demon named Mephisto (Harry Shearer) who offers the teen an intriguing deal.
Cast
Cast
Jasper Stervelinck, Kyoko Baerstoen, Harry Shearer
Director
Director
Ben Stassen
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Supernatural Thrillers, IMAX
Rent The Mysteries of Egypt: The Pharaohs on DVD The Mysteries of Egypt: The Pharaohs
Synopsis
Discover the rich history of ancient Egypt through the rulers who guided the kingdom for many centuries and helped to change the world forever. From the exploits of boy-king Tutankhamen to the reign of Ramesses II, this program offers a glimpse into the lives of these ancient royals. Period reconstructions, expert commentary and the exploration of tombs, artifacts and hieroglyphics help to decipher the mysteries of this important civilization.
Cast
Cast
Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly
Director
Director
Bruce Neibaur
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, IMAX
Rent Wild Ocean: IMAX on DVD Wild Ocean: IMAX
Synopsis
A stunning look at the underwater sardine migration off the coast of South Africa, this nature documentary dissects the amazing phenomenon's impact on local economies and culture while showcasing whales, sharks and other spectacular sea creatures.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, IMAX
Rent The Hidden Dimension: IMAX on DVD The Hidden Dimension: IMAX
Synopsis
Elly (Charlotte Sullivan) is an 11-year-old girl on vacation with her parents -- and little does she know that this particular trip is going to be more wondrous than any she's ever experienced before. Embarking on a magical journey, Elly discovers a fascinating world populated with fantabulous creations, all made available to her by some extraordinary keys left by her grandfather. Originally filmed and shown in IMAX format.
Cast
Cast
James Garner, Charlotte Sullivan, C. David Johnson, Gosia Dobrowolska
Director
Director
Paul Cox
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Adventures, IMAX, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rent Ocean Origins on DVD Ocean Origins
Synopsis
Originally produced for the large-scale IMAX screen, this documentary traces the evolution of a range of diverse life forms from a single starting point: the ocean. From the primitive forms of microscopic life that lurked in the dark waters billions of years ago to the modern mammals that now roam the earth's surface, scientists illuminate our fascinating past as they spell out the links that all species have in common.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, IMAX
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