'IMAX: Hubble' Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Best Buy Exclusives

Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST by

Two editions of the acclaimed documentary will be sold exclusively at the electronics retailer at the end of the month.

In an early retailer announcement, Warner Brothers will be bringing the documentary 'IMAX: Hubble' narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio to high-definition on March 29.

'IMAX: Hubble - 3D' will also be available on the same date.

In May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, the world’s first space-based optical telescope. An IMAX camera captured stunning footage of the five intricate spacewalks required, as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 17,000 MPH – and an unexpected problem that could sabotage the entire mission. Hubble combines this breathtaking material with images taken during the 20 years it has been our window into space. Through advanced computer visualization, Hubble’s detailed data becomes a series of scientifically realistic flights that unfold on screen like a guided tour of the universe, through time and space.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99 and the Blu-ray 3D is $44.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'IMAX: Hubble' and 'IMAX: Hubble - 3D' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under March 29.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
IMAX: Hubble (Blu-ray)
IMAX: Hubble - 3D (Blu-ray)
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