"Rescue" plunges audiences into the grueling, highly technical work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster and introduces a few of the heroes who step up to make it happen. The film follows first responders as they train at sea, in the air, and on the ground preparing for the worst that can happen. And then it does... When a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes the Caribbean nation of Haiti, emergency teams jump into action. Within days, a massive effort is launched that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world, and then the real work begins. (Tricia Spears)
Special features include interviews and background information about the following lifesavers featured in the film: Steven Heicklen (SD 05:32), Major Matthew Jonkey (SD 05:05), Commander Peter R. Crain (SD 10:54), and Captain Lauren Ross (SD 06:45); and trailers.
Theatrically shown in 70 mm 3D blow up (dual-strip 3D) in IMAX® Theatres, the 1080p MVC presentation was shot natively with IMAX Solido 3D cameras. The color palette exhibits bold and bright hues, well-defined black levels, and revealing shadow delineation. The appearance throughout is beautifully natural and visually striking. Colors are naturally hued with generally accurate fleshtones. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail revealed in objects, equipment, facial features, and clothing. The 3D experience is wonderful, with effective negative parallax out-of-screen accents to dramatize flight. Mostly, though, the positive parallax view is presented with perfectly natural depth and dimensional perspective. Airplane and ship shapes are impressively dimensional and volumetric, with perfectly displayed rounded shapes and lines. Depth is often breathtaking, especially in scenes of flight and at sea. Minimal crosstalk ghosting artifacts are non-objectable, if at all noticeable. This is a very well-produced native 3D presentation that is absolutely engaging and educational. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is produced well with an active, dimensional soundfield presence throughout. Surround activity is aggressive and directionalized. Atmospherics and sound effects sound perfectly natural and realistic, characterized by a subtle sense of natural ambiance. The well-recorded orchestral music score is dynamic and sweeps wide in soundstage and surround envelopment. Deep bass is supported in the .1 LFE channel to sub-25 Hz frequencies. Dialogue is mostly narration, interspersed with live voicings, but nicely balanced against the other sound elements, never sounding overly forward. This is an engaging holosonic® soundtrack experience that is sure to please fans of the service men and women who put their lives on the line during human rescues. (Gary Reber)