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The Great Polar Bear Adventure (Telefilm/Genius DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C-     Main Program: C-



As a change of pace, the makers of The Great Polar Bear Adventure have taken some great nature video footage, digitally manipulated some of it and have tried to make a narrative tale with actors like Howie Mandel (yawn) voicing the characters.  The idea sounds like it could work, but add the bad voicings, bad script and the fact that this footage is better without the “enhancements” and you are better off seeing other Genius arctic and polar bear DVDs, as reviewed elsewhere on this site.  Some journeys are better skipped.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is softer as a result of all the manipulations, though you still get some good shots.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is oddly recorded and never manages to sound good, for whatever reason.  The only extra is a making of featurette.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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