Synopsis by Ed Atkinson
The Niagara Falls have enchanted humans for thousands of years, and it is no wonder, considering the size and power of these waterfalls. Millions of people flock to the falls every year to gape in awe as millions of gallons of water come crashing over the edge of the cliff and cascade down, hundreds of feet, to the river bottom. Academy Award winning director Keith Merill has captured Niagara in all its essence. Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic was originally filmed in the IMAX format and converted to DVD and VHS by Slingshot Entertainment for those wishing to see a side of Niagara that would otherwise be impossible to experience. The IMAX format is designed to place the viewer in the heart of the action, and little is lost in the conversion. With shots that will make you feel as if you are on your way over the edge, you will not only feel the rush and power of the water, you will witness the history of the falls like no story could tell. From the reverence that Native-Americans showed toward the falls, the hilarious stories of people attempting to take the falls in a barrel, to the Great Blondin and his daredevil antics of crossing the gorge on a tightrope, you are totally immersed.