The giant-screen documentary adventure Hidden Universe takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports audiences like no other. With the full power of IMAX 3D cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes.
Mesmerizing, high-resolution 3D images from space allow moviegoers to explore the earliest galaxies and travel the terrain of Mars; witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning new views of the Sun; and peer deep inside the universe’s most mysterious nebulae where stars are born. Seen for the first time on the giant IMAX screen, these dramatic new images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.
A December Cinema Productions film produced in association with Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Executive produced by Emmy®-award-winning producer Tony Wright and George Adams & James Vernon
Produced in association with MacGillivray Freeman Films
Produced by Stephen Amezdroz and written and directed by Russell Scott
Narrated by Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson
Musical score by Dale Cornelius
Release date: 2013
Runtime: 37 minutes
Format: 15/70, DCI-compliant digital, IMAX Digital, Dome-customized 15/70
“Though the message of the film is in the importance of astronomical studies and a brief lesson in exactly what they have been discovering along the way—the power of the film is in its imagery. The 3D is used to brilliant effect as we look through what must be one of the most impressive slideshows of astronomical graphics seen to date. The more recent photographs from Mars, in particular, were quite mind blowing. And the journeys into the outer most regions of the known universe were as beautiful to look at as they were fascinating. You truly feel immersed in the world—which is of course what the format sets out to achieve.”
– The AU Review