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What lies below

  • Dec 10, 2010
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When it comes to caves, I've an amazing appetite for it, just like my passion for Volcanoes and Glaciers. It is that part of the world where I'd hardly venture to, especially the ones featured in this film. I've been to a great many caves, most of them are open to travelers & tourists. The most amazing of which is the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Other interesting caves I've come across are those in China.

This film about caves was made quite some time ago. I watched it initially in the Omnimax theater at the Science Center, a great place to indulge oneself in nature films where you get to see a 360 degree, like a globe, of the sceneries on film. I was so enthralled with it that I immediately bought the DVD after the show. It is still by far the best caves documentaries I've ever come across. It took me not only to some amazing caves but also to caves that are not even opened to public! In some scenes, the cave explorers even need to go under water to get to the caves. This apparently is quite common when it comes to caves.



Anyhow, if you're into caves, this is it for you. Of course, you may prefer to go out there and explore them on your own (although that present some risks of its own, not to mention the great effort!), but for me, this is something I would not miss out on. A great film with great narratives and photography! 

I've been trying to search for some videos of the film but for some reason (perhaps because it's been more than a decade since it was made), I found very little. Most of the Journey into Amazing Caves videos are trailers, no actual videos found except the one above. If you're interested in the entire video, it is available for sale at the OmniMax in Singapore. That's where I saw the film as well as bought a copy of the DVD. This is all I found. For some reason, part 1 of this video on YouTube has been blocked in Singapore but I can access part 2. So if you're interested in Part 1, follow this link.





 Incidentally, Planet Earth came up with another good one on caves. If you are interested, take a look at  the 2 videos below.

Planet Earth on Mexico Caves (Videos):

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December 10, 2010
I've heard this is supposed to be amazing! It's now on my list of to-see films! Thanks!
December 11, 2010
It's spectacular esp. if you are able to catch it on the IMAX or OmniMAX!
 
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review by . March 20, 2011
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The film follows two cavers (ladies, might I add) who went around caving in Southwest and then Greenland into the ice-caves, some 500 ft below. Lead by a French specialist (Luke), the trio descended into ice caves some 200 ft in Greenland. There’s certainly nothing like this out there in the world that any of us would ever get to see in person, except on films as such, made for the IMAX in March 2001.         I first saw this film a decade ago at the Singapore …
Quick Tip by . March 19, 2010
One of the best IMAX films I've ever watched. Truly spectacular and best when watched in the IMAX / Omnimax theater!
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Genre: Documentary, Drama
Release Date: March 1, 2001, January 1, 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Runtime: 38min
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