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|2008 Olympics Beijing 2008 Complete Opening Ceremony|
This 2-volume set is your opportunity to once again witness the most memorable Opening Ceremony in Olympic history...the complete 4-hour extravaganza from beginning to end. A special index allows you to easily navigate thr... more »
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Katcha S. (Katcha) from FORT JONES, CA
Reviewed on 9/27/2016...
The Chinese presented a very beautiful and thoughtful event but NBC twisted it into a Amerikan centric point of view. My interest in the Olympics continues to wane and this presentation reflects why. The only positive I can think of is if such events could prevent WWIII. Time will tell. Congratulations to China for a very modern presentation that could only happen because there are over a billion people to spread the costs over.
A ONE time view, on one's computer so you can fast forward thru the poli-tick B$ and just enjoy the fabulous presentation parts.
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Bri-N | 09/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I just received this DVD, and once again NBC disappoints. Even though the product page states that the running time is 240 Minutes, it is not. The first DVD runs 1:19:46 minus the 15 minute introduction from NBC. The second DVD runs 2:06:00. Anyone that watched the international broadcasts knows the opening ceremony ran for 4 hours+. Hopefully next year we'll get a station that will broadcast everything in it's entirety or won't false advertise with it's DVDs."
Great show but poor DVD production
Jian Chen | Texas | 09/25/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"very disappointed for this DVD.
1. Poor piture quality. I watched the open ceremony on HD. The DVD's piture is no where near what I saw on TV;
2. The sound is horrible. This DVD only has 2 stereo channels. How could that happen?
3. It's still not a complete open ceremony. It's just a purely copy of the TV version. And the TV version actually cut out several parts. I really hope that this DVD can make up for it. Obviously they didn't.
I would suggest you not buying it. If you are interested in it, simply go and rent it and you can make you own judgement. I would rather wait for the HD and complete version."
Received DVD today. Video is great!! Audio is a dissapointm
Robert Nocero | Orlando, Florida | 09/21/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I received this DVD set today. Was waiting to see a great transfer from High Definition to NTSC. That's what I got. The video transfer was super crisp and in letterbox format so we got to see the entire frame. The audio, on the other hand, appears to be just 2 channel Dolby stereo, and sounds more like mono. (My DVD player shows it as Dolby 2.0.) Some passages have a tunnel effect like the 5.1 was mixed to one channel. TERRIBLE!!! I was expecting Dolby 5.1, if not DTS. I don't have hi-def at all, but to me, the audio makes the video!
Come on "Ten Mayflower," the company that produced this DVD set, how come it's only 2 channel and sounds like mono for the most of it??????
I gave this review 2 stars because of the great video transfer, otherwise it would have received 1 star."