* *1/2 (B-)
Universal//Not Rated//Documentary//58 minutes
Available on: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray Combo Pack
When compared to more comprehensive Discovery Channel programming on the same topic, this IMAX feature is merely an overview. The program takes its audience back in time, through the imagination of a young girl visiting an aquarium where she is given a tour of Earth's prehistoric seas by a long dead paleontologist. Presented in a story format that includes meeting present day scientists, the IMAX version showcases several awe-inspiring special effects and exquisitely detailed creatures. Yet, these slight advantages fail to overcome the film's slight runtime. The programming looks great, but its jumbled format is less kid-friendly than foreseen.
EVIL DEAD 2: Dead By Dawn
* * * (B)
Directed by Sam Raimi
Starring Bruce Campbell, Dan Hicks, Sarah Berry, Richard Domeier, Kassie Wesley
Lionsgate//Not Rated//Horror//84 Minutes
25th Anniversary Edition Available on: Blu-ray
The sequel to Sam Raimi's cult favorite brings Ash (Campbell) and friends back to the cabin where it all began, to once again tangle with protean spirits of the dead -- fighting back with a chainsaw, a shotgun and Egyptian mumbo jumbo. Writer-director Sam Raimi weaves his signature camp comedy into the horrific action, and it remains fun even though stripped of the element of surprise found in the original. Blu-ray features include commentary with Raimi and Campbell, cowriter Scott Spiegel and special makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero, 90-minute, making-of documentary and archival featurettes.
MY FAIR LADY
* * * * (A)
Directed by George Cukor
Starring Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn
Rated G//Musical//171 minutes