A scientific exploration into some of the world’s most remote, unexplored caves, Journey into Amazing Caves follows the story of two cavers, Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach, as they search for extreme living organisms in the ice caves of Greenland, the underwater caves of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the earth caves of the Little Grand Canyon.
Produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with the Cincinnati Museum Center
Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation and The Endeavors Group
Narrated by Liam Neeson
Release date: 2001
Runtime: 39 minutes
Format: filmed in 15 perforation/70 mm, 8/70, Dome-customized 15/70
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Two veteran cavers, accompanied by an IMAX film crew, guide children through subterranean adventures in three different kinds of caves: the ice caves of Greenland, underwater caves on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and terrestrial caves in the United States in Exploring Caves: Journeys into the Earth By Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton
Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms by Michael Ray Taylor is a companion volume to the IMAX film that offers a sumptuously illustrated, close-up look at the world’s great cave environments, capturing the wonders and perils of caving and describing the unique characteristics of these underground habitats. 25,000 first printing.
“Amazing Caves scales new heights of IMAX excitement… It is a breathtaking sight, captured with awesome skill by the cinematographers of MacGillivray Freeman Films, the kings of IMAX high adventure photography…[an] engrossing look into the earth’s secret places.”
– Cincinnati Enquirer
“The film seamlessly integrates adventurous storytelling with a solid education component… [Journey into Amazing Caves] visits some of the most beautifully exotic locations on the planet.”
– Los Angeles Times
“…some of the most arresting, hauntingly beautiful images ever put on screen.”
– San Diego Union Tribune
“…more than delivers on its title’s promise. The challenges of [the caves] are formidable, and their beauty on the big screen is breathtaking.”
– Hollywood Reporter
“One of the best IMAX films…an always engrossing, often enthralling trip into the beauties, and all-too-frequent dangers, of cavern exploration.”
– Santa Monica Daily Breeze