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Amazonia (2016)

Amazonia (2016)

A wonderful introduction to the wonders of the Amazon rainforest. Amazonia (2016) Narrator: Martin Sheen Director: Thierry Ragobert Studio:  Grindstone/ Lionsgate (10/4/16) Also available in 3D Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 screens, color Audio: English DD 5.1 Subtitles: English, Spanish Extras: The Making of Amazonia, 4 Minuscule Bonus Episodes, Trailer gallery Length: 93 min. Rating: **** What the French (with some Brazilians) went thru during the many months it took to film this epic with heavy new 3D cameras, probably no other countries’ crew of filmmakers would stand for. There were constant temperatures of 110 degrees and 100% humidity, and it rained constantly from October thru May. And they ruined 15 of their heavy generators due to the cutting of gasoline in the Amazon by other solvents. And this was not just a travelogue of the Amazon but a fiction film of the story of a little capuchin monkey originally raised and fed by a family in captivity who becomes stranded in the Amazon rainforest when the single-engine plane he is being transferred in crashes in the jungle. The only thing that makes this wonderful film (I would love to see it in 3D) not quite a 5-star vote is the […]