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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Flies Onto DVD

The stunning worlds of Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away are released on Blu-ray 3D DVD.

An image from one of the CG scenes showing the lead character Mia walking between circus tents. Image © 2012 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

Mix stunning aerial pageantry from the best Cirque du Soleil shows with up close stereoscopic 3D camera work produced by legendary filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) and directed by Andew Adamson (Shrek), throw in a love story and wrap it all together with CG transitions and you have Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, which is now available on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D.

While the narrative is more designed to weave together the disparate worlds of the various stage shows than to provide a deeply intimate story of two lost lovers, nevertheless, the film is a visual extravaganza of “real” stunts, acrobatics, costumes and pageantry that provides viewers with a stunningly intimate viewpoint of just how truly unique, exciting and inventive Cirque du Soleil’s shows really are.

Evil Eye Pictures, brought in by the film’s production partner Reel FX, produced the visual effects, which involved numerous exterior shots interspersed with Cirque shows O, KA, Mystere, Viva Elvis, Zumanity and The Beatles Love.

Available in Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray or Single DVD packs, the full 3D three-disc combo pack includes the high-def film version as well as “Making Worlds Away” and “A Day in the Life with co-star Eric Linz” special featurettes.  The film, as well as the bonus featurettes, is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

All Blu-ray releases are enabled with UltraViolet, a new process that allows you to add movies to your own cloud-based digital collection, where you can stream or download them at your convenience to a variety of devices.     

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.