Experience the magic and majesty of Egypt as never before. "Mysteries of Egypt," starring Omar Sharif and Kate Maberly, reveals the story of this remarkable civilization in a way that could only be told by National Geographic. Surrounding you with spectacular images of colossal monuments and breathtaking landscapes, the IMAX film technology transports you over pyramids nearly fifty stories tall, sweeps you through the rising mist of the Nile's turbulent falls and brings you to rest in burial chambers hidden deep below the scorching desert floor. Witness brilliant architects, massive work teams and gifted artisians as they create some of the world's greatest wonders. Join the first living souls in thousands of years to unlock the secrets of the Pharaoh's opulent tomb. "Mysteries Of Egypt" will allow you a more intimate glimpse of Tutankhamun's dazzling treasures and priceless possessions than ever before.
Amazon: This mightiest of rivers forms a network of water channels that permeates nearly half of South America. "There's one sound you always hear in all the old jungle movies. I expected to hear that sound in the Amazonian rainforest, and its absence surprised me." --Robin Tams, Assistant Cameraman Greenland: Harsh, foreboding and almost completely buried beneath a cap of permanent ice and snow, Greenland is the world's largest island. It is estimated some 10,000 to 15,000 icebergs are calved by Greenland's glaciers each year. "When the ice calves off the icebergs, there is a huge explosion that sounds like a bomb." --Mike Braniger, Key Grip Iguazu: Strung out along the rim of a crescent-shaped cliff about 2.5 miles long, some 275 individual cascades and waterfalls plummet up to 269 feet into the gorge below. The thunderous roaring can be heard from miles away. "It's like white noise on a million televisions with the volume turned all the way up!" --Vince Purcell, Sound Recordist Namib: Stretching 1,200 miles in length, but averaging a width of only 70 miles, the Namib Desert is home to the highest sand dunes in the world. "It's absolutely silent: On a windless day, sometimes all you can hear is a deep, deafening silence." --Mal Wolf, Director Okavango: A 6,000-square-mile maze of lagoons, channels and islands helps Okavango earn the description "the river that never finds the sea." Think hippos are nice and slow? Think again! Ever try making your own paper? The first paper was made out of papyrus, still found in Okavango. Tibet: The Chang Tang Plateau, at an average height of 15,000 feet, gives birth to many of Asia's mightiest rivers. "They strike me as truly enlightened people, very appreciative and grateful. The Tibetans have based their lives on interdependency and cooperation - things we in the West could use a little more of!" --Christopher James Thomas, Composer Madagascar: The world's fourth largest island is currently home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including lemurs, chameleons, spiny globefish, and up to 10,000 species of flora, 80 percent of which are found nowhere else on Earth!
July 2, 1998 12:00 am
Mark Twain's America interweaves the life and times of Mark Twain with the lives of current day enthusiasts who revel in the inventions and way of life of the 19th century. Utilizing archival stereo-optic photos, powerful images from the past seemingly come alive in a larger-than-life presentation. Archival photos representative of Twain and what he saw and experienced in his time are juxtaposed against scenes of actual present day recreations of that era.
Relive a breathtaking journey to the top of the world with Everest, the spectacular giant-screen motion picture for IMAX theatres! Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, Everest documents the filmmakers' harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group. Join an international team of climbers as they scale the world's tallest peak. Witness the perils of skin-blistering cold, violent blizzards that drop the windchill to minus 100 degrees and air so thin it numbs the mind. Everest will take you across creaking icefalls and gaping chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs and into the danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude. Filmed in spellbinding IMAX photography, "the most hyperrealistic format invented," says producer Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson, including the music of George Harrison, Everest is a rich, dramatic story - a daring advenure of triumph and tragedy.
October 23, 1998 12:00 am
The incredible realm of dinosaurs, a world based on up-to-date scientific findings and created for the screen by richly effective computer graphics, comes alive when teenager Ally Hayden (Liz Stauber) plunges through time and becomes eyewitness to the primeval era of Hadrosaurs, Tyrannosaurus Rex and more. So big, so real, so close. And like Ally, you can be there, too.