4K UHD

​Four times the resolution of “HD,” 4K UHD will be the new standard for television / home viewing. Most of these titles were originally shot in 15/70MM and other ultra high resolution formats suitable for IMAX / Giant Screen theaters, and have been digitally scanned at 4K or higher resolution. Since they were captured in higher than 4K resolution, when viewed in 4K UHD they look especially crisp and vibrant.

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Mountain Adventure: Out of Bounds
2019
43, 25

Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline. Critical to life – they fill our rivers, sway the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous – and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure.

Follow Olympian Torah Bright as she journeys through the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will ride with backcountry legend Jeremy Jones and freeskiing superstar Sammy Carlson. Together, they will encounter penguins, polar bears, and other wildlife, and meet with scientists and environmentalists to uncover a deeper understanding of our mountain ecosystems.

From glaciated valleys to icy tundras, we’ll venture through the mountain’s most awe-inspiring vistas. We’ll discover the crucial role mountains play in our every day lives and for the world, while witnessing the most spectacular snowboard action ever brought to the giant screen!

Mountain Quest
2017
37

A lone climber, suspended hundreds of feet in the air, struggles to find the next finger hold, defining progress in inches.  The dramatic visuals immerse us in a gripping contest of human determination versus the reality of gravity’s potent grip.  Mountain Quest explores the precarious relationship of humanity’s quest to scale some of the world’s highest places, while also revealing the scientific and technological advances that have enabled us to conquer these peaks, exposing the heartbeat of the human soul.

A tapestry of jaw-dropping action, combined with rich STEM content … for example, physics of the real world – how climbing is a tug-of-war between friction and gravity, while skiing involves the same battle of forces in reverse.  Educational insights about the engineering of climbing gear and skis, and the aeronautical effects of a wingsuit, are seamlessly integrated with dramatic visuals and action.  The film is narrated by Willem Dafoe and was released in early 2018.

MTB Insights
2015
20 x 26 min

The MTB Insights Series offers a unique, Ultra HD view into mountain biking today.  Looking at each aspect of the sport, this series is for enthusiasts and experts alike.  Each episode takes an in-depth look at the culture, evolution, and champions of one of the fastest growing extreme sports in the world.  Season 1 broadcast internationally in over 20 countries and received outstanding feedback from VOD audiences.

After the success of Season 1, MTB Insights is back with a new 10 x 26mins season, fresh faces, and new places.  Filmed in brilliant 4K with legendary riders such as Cedric Gracia and Cam Zink.  Discover unique spots like Bear Mountain Resort and the legendary Coastal Gravity park, Canada, and many other international destinations.  This documentary driven series offers a true insight into mountain biking around the world.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
2007
39, 24

(AKA Egypt: Secrets of the Mummies)

Journey to the royal tombs of Egypt and explore the history of ancient Egyptian society as told through the mummies of the past.  The film follows explorers and scientists as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies, and provides audiences with a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs.  To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.

Mysteries of China
2016
38, 24

Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today.  Starting with modern China and springing back as we seek the birth of this mighty nation, we talk of an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation, and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.

It happened in 1974 when farmers digging a well in Xi’an stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological finds the world had ever discovered – the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor.  The Terracotta Warriors offer a unique time capsule into the past revealing many things about the very founding of this great country which we use to tell a larger story of the growth of China into a true superpower.

From modern China to ancient China and back again, the film is a visual adventure using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time-lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor, and growth in a nation that continues to excel quickly into the future.

Mysteries of the Great Lakes
2008
45

Mysteries of the Great Lakes is a timely film.  All across the Great Lakes basin, there is a renewed interest in the health of the Lakes, and an increased awareness of the importance of this fresh water resource to the social and economic vitality of North America.  Dubbed ‘inland seas’ by early European explorers, the Great Lakes have some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery on earth, and a fifth of all the planet’s fresh water.  Today, 25% of all Canadians and 10% of Americans live on the Great Lakes.  In addition, one in every three Canadians and one in every seven Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their fresh water.

Through several interlocking stories including the story of maritime commerce and the ships that move cargo through the inland waterway, Mysteries of the Great Lakes will take you on a journey through the greatest lake system in the world, and showcase the amazing geography, ecology, science, and history of the region through the most powerful film medium in the world — IMAX.

Namibia – The Spirit of Wilderness
2016
52

With more than 300 days a year, the sun dominates this country so much that it’s even shining from their flag.

It’s a barren land, sometimes like from another planet but still familiar –a land of contrasts and colours with wide landscapes and fascinating deserts.  Influenced by various cultures during colonization and now reborn from the shadows of Apartheid in 1990, Namibia gives a beautiful collage of culture, language, art, music, and food.

Everyone who loves an adventure should travel to Namibia, the precious corner of our world full of incredible natural wonders.  The experience of endless landscapes and an unparalleled blaze of colour make Namibia unforgettable.

Namibia – The Spirit of Wilderness invites you on a trip whose fascination will never let you go: from the Namib Desert over the breath-taking Fish River Canyon to the spectacular Etosha National Park where you will see wild elephants, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, and lions.

National Parks Adventure
2016
44

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.  Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.  Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

NatureStyle: Hokkaido Japan
2016
47

Jump in the van and ride shotgun with this crew of snowboarders (and the token skier) as they explore Hokkaido’s resorts, backcountry, and culture.  Witness the neck-deep powder, wild nights, and other-worldly experiences that only Japan can provide.

Ninjaboys: Quest for the Cosmic Front
2016
4 x 25 min

Popular Japanese animation, Ninjaboy Rantaro, and authentic science program Cosmic Front team up to bring a science comedy adventure show for the whole family.

Three ninja friends, Rantaro, Kirimaru, and Shinbei from the manga show set off on a great adventure in space after a surprising turn of events.

Does extra-terrestrial life truly exist in the solar system?  What is the secret behind the birth of the moon?  Join the Ninjaboys as they embark on a spectacular adventure into space and find out about the cosmos!

This fun science show features spectacular space images recreated by 4KCG using the latest astronomical data!

Ocean Odyssey
2021
41, 25

500 million years ago life left this blue womb and colonized the land, but we are still intricately linked to the ocean. Our climates, coastlines, ecosystems, and economies are tied to the perpetual movement of water between continents. The great ocean currents are the arteries and veins of Planet Earth! This is the story of one particularly fascinating flow – the East Australian Current, a massive oceanic river that stretches the length of Australia’s east coast.

Origins of Land — Nishinoshima Island
2015
29

An extraordinary phenomenon is taking place in the Pacific Ocean: The formation of a new island from an undersea volcanic eruption.

Located 1,000 km from Tokyo, Nishinoshima island suddenly emerged in 2013.  It is still expanding rapidly and has already become the biggest newly-born island in historic record.  Scientists are saying that this exceptional event could literally blow away previous understanding of volcanology, and solve the mystery of how continents are made.

But field investigation is nearly impossible, since the new island is strictly off limits due to the volcanic hazard.  To overcome these issues, NHK has launched a bold project to seize this very rare opportunity and help scientists solve the unknown facets of the island.  The mission involves filming this natural spectacle from the air, land and sea in stunning 4K resolution images using remote control machines, while collecting important scientific data.

Witness this once-in-a-lifetime experience of the “birth of land” in this grand science adventure documentary.

Passing the Pillars of Hercules
2015
52

This is a wildlife feast that feature the migratory animals of the Straits of Gibraltar or the Pillars of Hercules (as it was formerly known), the border between Africa and Europe.  From the dawn of history, battles have been waged in these seas.  Today, one of them is still on each season – the fishing of red tuna in their migratory route through these waters.  This entails an intense fight between two competitors – the Moroccan fishermen and the greatest predator in the oceans, the orca.  Each year in their flight, more than 300 million of birds challenge the strongest westerly and easterly winds to head here for their winter shelters.  Will they all be able to achieve this?  For the other animal species, their migration to this land was either coincidental or compulsory, as pets or as bargaining chip between trading Arabs of Phoenicians.  Whatever the reason, the result is that these chameleons, tortoises, mongooses, and genets are all part of a legacy.  Today, they have become typical species from the south of Spain, some of them being unique representatives of their species in Europe.

Planet Home
40 x 26 min

Pollution, climate change, while some predict the apocalypse, others are building the future.  They are the heroes of Planet Home, and they already have solutions for housing in the future.  In Planet Home, our adventures are grounded on the architecture and the exemplary nature of the sites we discover.  Beyond just buildings, these places house people who are just as inspiring in matters of sustainable development.  Our hosts tell us about their homes as well as their lifestyles.  We enter inside their daily life and home, and also meet those outside who share their philosophy.  Whether we are highlighting the technological excellence of a location, an architect’s crazy ideas, or a family’s new lifestyle, Planet Home is the only documentary series, which offers a map of ecological and sustainable habitats throughout the world.

Power of Color
2015
41

The yearly world cup of body painting, taking place in Austria, is a must see event for art community.  A very special part of this event is the  body painting with luminous colours.  This painting is only visible with infra light.  This will be demonstrated in a fantastic and entertaining show!

Proximity
2017
50

Proximity is a film that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers.  The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele, produced by Teton Gravity Research (TGR) in association with Garage Productions.  Proximity will explore the delicate relationship between people, time, and place, showcasing surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world.

Reflections: Iceland
2016
40

Iceland, the land of fire and ice.  Follow fine art photographer and adventurer Jason Henthorne as he explores the majestic landscape while searching for the perfect intersection of ocean and earth.  Witness Iceland’s epic landscape through the unique eyes of Henthorne and his camera.

Rescue
2011
45, 24

Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster.  Behind the scenes, the film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action.  When an earthquake strikes Haiti, creating one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century, the audience is swept along, joining with the massive effort that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world.  Rescue is a journey of real-world disaster and emergency response captured (in 3D) with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen.

Ring of Civilizations — Rediscovering Ancient Asia
2015
4 x 29 min

Vast ruins in Asia continue to attract people while remaining shrouded in mystery.

However, recent research has discovered that cultures and civilizations beyond our imagination once existed in Asia.  One of the world’s largest cities created deep in the jungle; the foundation of an amazing ruling system that existed 2,000 years before Western civilization; a surprising society where wealth was distributed thoroughly.  The peoples of Asia had already established far more advanced cultures and civilizations than previously thought.

The Ring of Civilizations series introduces the allure of the massive ancient ruins found throughout Asia, and tells the story of the lives and insight of those who created them.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4K
2013
65

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! takes the viewer on a visual journey to one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.  Experience the main stage of the Football Worldcup 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016 like you have never seen it before!

This is the first portrait of Rio filmed with 4K/Ulta HD cameras, featuring breathtaking Aerial, Timelapse, and Slow Motion effect shots.  The high class soundtrack mixes catchy songs with modern and Brazilian blends of Salsa, Samba, Hiphop, and House Music.  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! with its innovative creation of elements opens up a new, unique genre for non-verbal art films!  As part of the fifth largest country in the world Brazil, Rio is the third largest metropolitan area of South America with 12 million inhabitants.  Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, mountains with large rainforests and constant influence of a tropic climate the city is one of the most exotic urban places on earth.  The film shows new, outstanding perspectives on the world famous beaches Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as the iconic landmarks Sugarloaf Mountain at Guanbara Bay and Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado mountain.  Spectacular impressions of the epic annual Carnival parades on public streets and at Sambodromo lead to fascinating insights on the Carioca’s second major passion: Football!

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