Excerpt: Saudi is a very controversial country and none of that was even hinted at. This is obviously a pro-Saudi production and it all looked a long way from reality to me. Yes the scenery that was shot was well done and technically it was up to IMAX's usual standards but the content was too one sided for me, it almost felt like propaganda.
Not the greatest documentary in 3D, but far from being the worst
28 March 2012
Excerpt: I watched this 3D doc the other night. I thought it had some moments of good 3D presentation and it has some good information regarding Saudi Arabia and how it has grown, technically speaking, over the past 50 years. I enjoyed seeing some of the new buildings and the new land marks that have recently been erected. If you can get this for a good price, I would say jump on it. I bought it for $10. I don't think it is worth more than that.
Excerpt: This was a great IMAX 3D film. The depth perception was outstanding and the visuals were excellent! I agree that the story could have been more involved (so to speak) but I understand that IMAX movies like this are really made for children to learn and hopefully become interested in topics they may not know. This is reference quality 3D blu ray and a great way to show off your new TV!
Excerpt: I recently viewed this on my Epson 3010 on 3D and found it very nice documentary on Saudi Arabia. Since i have been living in SA for 20 years, i can tell that they have shown very little of Saudi Arabia and there could be much more. But overall, it is really enjoyable and full of information. But it could have been more. I dont understand that what is the purpose of 3D production. There was nothing which one can appreciate in terms of 3D. No depth, no poping out effects.
Excerpt: I was concerned going into this that it could easily turn into a propaganda film for the Islamic community so I rented it first. After seeing it I no longer felt that way. It did a great job of hitting the highlights of Arab culture with the primary focus on Saudi Arabia. It actually left me wanting to see more which is a real tribute to the film makers and how good of a job they did. The video quality it top notch along with the 3D and Audio.