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.
We go along different trails around the planet – but we will not take the easy road.
Hiking and biking will help us to discover spectacular places and unknown land-sites from the Inca Trail in Peru through Spain’s Extremadura to the Way of St. James in Norway. We get to meet the local population, drink and eat the regional food and take part in fiestas and traditions. But we will also look for spaces to relax and visit the cultural sites. Travel through waterfalls and gorges to amazing peaks and cosy shelters. You will enjoy the trip – the active way!
It’s the country of Samba, carnival, football, and passion – Brazil! Two Korean actresses travel to Brazil in order to fulfill their bucket list. Whilst doing so, they take the viewers on a stunning 4K tour of the amazing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, the dazzling Samba Carnival, and the breathtaking Iguassu Falls. Experience the vivid, colourful beauty of Brazil in stunning 4K!
A brand new travel show where the host takes you to some of the most interesting places in India – exploring the landscape, architectural marvels, bustling bazaars, sumptuous cuisines, and the distinct culture of each region. With a cultural history spanning more than 4,500 years, the most populous democracy is a traveler’s dream destination. This is a journey that promises to bring the colors, vibrancy, and the quintessential charm of India to your living room. So, lean back on your sofa and let the adventure begin.
Thailand, Land of Smiles. Home to exotic food, dance, and temples. There are secrets in each temple. Hidden temples inside caves, majestic Grand Palaces, and more. Explore the wondrous mysteries of Thai dance where every movement of the hand and body tell a story. Sample the famous Thai spice and the exciting surprises of Thai Street food. Experience the unseen wonders of this Magical Kingdom.
Tsukiji Market is the world’s largest fish market. Every day, 1,700 tons of fish are sold to over 30,000 professional buyers in search of the finest fish from across the globe. Even computers cannot keep up with the amazingly fast pace of the auction — the most heated of which takes place over tuna. Complex human relationships and negotiations are on full display, but the deep trust between players creates a surprising spirit of harmony. The market is run by a network of experienced professionals as complex as the neural pathways of the brain. Go behind the scenes at the fascinating Tsukiji Market.
unReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you—the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret—the ones who know the way into the unReal world.
USA – A West Coast Journey presents the most exciting and picturesque places of place of the Western United States in stunning 4K resolution.
Explore over 40 amazing destinations in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado: From San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge to the pulsating night life of Las Vegas to the breath-taking natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Filmed in Ultra HD resolution USA 4K – A West Coast Journey features spectacular aerial images, time-lapse cinematography and elaborate camerawork.
Billabong Europe are stoked to announce the release of a new Billabong Adventure Division documentary film titled Vagues à l’âme (Waves of the Soul), produced by Vincent Kardasik and filmed entirely in 4K. This documentary film traces the history of the A/Div and its highlights since its creation, telling the whole story and unseen background of their extreme expeditions. United by the passion for big wave surfing, Benjamin Sanchis, Shane Dorian, and a bunch of friends have had the single objective of hunting and surfing the winter heaviest swells on the European coasts. Over the last eight years and multiple expeditions to the world’s heaviest waves, the Billabong Adventure Division crew has been searching for the perfect wave. Their efforts have yielded incredible imagery and historic rides such as Sancho surfing the biggest wave ever surfed in Nazaré in November 2014. The documentary features never been seen before footage and behind the scenes action from some of surfing’s most memorable sessions. The film is supported by XTreme Video, Monster, Nixon, and EQ.
Van Gogh leads viewers on a journey through the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career during which he painted more than 900 paintings. Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen, a museum researcher, Peter, a film director, and Vincent van Gogh himself — Van Gogh follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Paris. From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history.
Volcanoes: The Fires Within will take audiences around the world with National Geographic photographer, Carsten Peter, to get dangerously close to volcanoes. Audiences will learn about how volcanoes have impacted humans for millennia — from continents, to ecosystems, to wildlife habitats.
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has filmed our planet and its surroundings for the very first time with a supersensitive 4K camera specially developed for space. Voyage Over Earth presents astonishing views from space selected by Wakata himself — a fascinating, shimmering aurora in the sky above Alaska, magnificent flashes of lightning over the Australian continent, and the lights of Asia as they sparkle like jewels in the night. Vivid images previously impossible to capture with conventional HD cameras appear before your very eyes.
Enjoy the unprecedented views from space as they expand outside the windows of the International Space Station, and feel your existence as a part of the universe.
Plunge into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets, and billions of fish collide with mankind during one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles. Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa and set to the rhythm of the local people, Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating the communal efforts to protect our invaluable marine resources.
Our ongoing quest to explore and come to terms with the Arctic is presented in the context of the crucial role that ice plays in the north. Ice is to the Arctic as trees are to the rainforest. It is the underpinning of the ecosystem, the foundation upon which the animals and plants of the north depend. We meet an ice scientist who lives and works with the Inuit, blending their traditional knowledge with modern scientific methods. We travel to the town of Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world, where the people have turned a feared predator into a revered asset. We join an expedition of beluga biologists who are monitoring the migration patters of these ice dependent whales. Underlying all these stories are the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted over thousands of years to this land of ice and snow.
From the explosive Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea to the lava lakes of Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this series reveals a string of active volcanoes filmed before, during and after each eruption. How do humans and animals deal with the planet’s geological upheavals?
Yellowstone showcases the spectacular beauty, dramatic geothermal activity, and wildlife unique to this region. From the quintessential sunrise over the Grand Tetons, a river-running trip with the Hunt Party, to the brink of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and even down inside Old Faithful, this film captures moments and experiences that one does not encounter on a cursory visit to the park.
Autumn has arrived in Yosemite Valley. The iconic National Park, with its soaring granite walls and untamed wilderness is on fire. The low humidity of autumn draws rock climbers from all over the world; and simultaneously exposes the fragility of the wild ecosystem. Climbers band together to play in the park, and to act as responsible stewards to preserve its future.