- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 8 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 4, 2004
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: R&B Films
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Note: This program was digitally re-mastered and approved by Ron Fricke, the original director. Original composer Michael Stearns remixed the audio for this program to optimize it for home theater viewing.
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - Natural Sound/Music
- DTS 96/24 Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - Natural Sound/Music
- PCM Stereo Surround - Natural Sound/Music
- Subtitles - English - Geographic Locations
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Ron Fricke - Director, Michael Stearns - Composer, Alton Walpole - Production Manager
- "About the Filmmakers: Ron Fricke"
- "About the Filmmakers: Alton Walpole"
- "About the Filmmakers: Michael Stearns"
- "About the Filmmakers: Mark Magidson"
- "About the Filmmakers: Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch"
Behind the Scenes:
- "About the Landscapes: Corridors of Time"
- "About the Landscapes: Essence and the Ancients"
- "About the Landscapes: Angels, Bells, and Pastorale"
- "About the Landscapes: Escalator"
- "About the Landscapes: Voices"
- "About the Landscapes: Urban Portraits"
- "About the Landscapes: The Ride"
- "The Artists and Their Camera"
- "The Beam"
- "The Composer"
- "The Production Manager"
- "The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center"
- Production Notes: Director's Shot List
- Biographies: Production Team
- Weblinks: "Behind the Landscapes" Information from the Columbia Encyclopedia
- Insert in English - DVD Map, DVD Credits
- Opening Credits
- Corridors of Time
- Essence and the Ancients
- Angels, Bells, and Pastorale
- Urban Portraits
- The Ride
- Closing Credits
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This epic visual and musical journey, produced for the IMAX screen, transcends history, from the cradle of civilization to modern day Paris. This program features startling time-lapse images of the Vatican, the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and nearly 50 other natural and manmade wonders, and is notable for being the first nonverbal, nonfiction program filmed in time-lapse photography.
Description by Koch Entertainment Distribution:
CHRONOS, the quintessential large format film, is now available in High Definition? presented in an incredible restored and remastered Digital Reference Series Special Edition. Presented in High Definition Blu-ray Disc, 1080P, 96/24 DTS-HD Master Audio (Lossless), Remastered and Remixed by the Original Filmakers for Home Theater Presentation.
An epic voyage from the birthplace of Western civilization to contemporary France.
Using evocative music and an uncommonly large aspect ratio, "Chronos" attempts nothing less than a high-scale history of a region of the earth. Time-lapse cinematography and even customized film techniques carry viewers through the ages and cover all the wonders -- human and natural -- the world has to offer.