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Just isolating documentaries , what are the best 3D ones ? seems to be quite a few out there

Under the seas of course seems to be the benchmark. I have been recommended Cave of forgotten dreams and ultimate wave tahiti which i am getting hold of

I would like some opinions on the following, not sure if they are worth getting or not

World Natural Heritage series (Hawaii, Grand Canyon etc)
Amazing Ocean
Sharks kings of the ocean
Diving in paradise Shark adventures in Thailand
IMAX Sea Rex
The South seas bikini atoll and marshall islands
Cirque du soleil worlds away
Dolphins in the deep blue sea
Fascination Coral Reef
Adventure Coral reef under the sea of egypt
Visions of nature
Your planet an exploration in 3D
Coral reef magic of the indo pacific
IMAX Dinosaurs alive
IMAX Dinosaurs Giants of Patagonia

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I own Ultimate Wave, Sea Rex, Giants of Patagonia and Dinosaurs Alive; all have lots of good 3D to them, Patagonia in particular has some pretty intense close-ups of various dinosaurs.

The Imax space documentaries (Space Station 3D, Hubble 3D, Space Junk 3D) also have lots of great 3D sequences and are well worth a look if you are into astronomy.

The presentation on all the Imax features can be a little dry and preachy but overall they can't be beat as they are nearly all natively shot in 3D and are presented in a full frame 1.78:1 aspect ratio for maximum immersion.

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If you don't mind it's heavy environmental theme, IMAX Grand Canyon: River at Risk has great visuals and sound. At 12 bucks on Amazon, it's a steal as well. Of special note it contains 3D photos taken in the 1860's, so yeah, 3D has been around a while.
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I agree with both Tony & lurkor's assessment.
Cave of "Forgotten Dreams" is very good considering it was filmed with 2 camcorders taped together! A "flat" cave wall came alive with it's subtle shapes, and you could even see how horses were "moving" with flickering light from a fire. I got it for the documentary aspect, but was pleasantly suprised by the 3D presentation.
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I can't say I've seen many of the documentaries listed here so far, but I thought that IMAX: Born to Be Wild was a great one when it comes to PQ and 3D (depth).
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