Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|America's Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills 2 in 3-D|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Continue the excitement of "America's Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills" with a new trip to fourteen of the latest and greatest scream machines in the nation. From Busch Gardens in Virginia to the top of the Stratosphere Tow... more »
A Great Coaster Video
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes people have written reviews and said it was not a very good video becuase of all of the wierd color computer animation type thing on the roller coasters so it looks bad but the truth is they noly did that on two coasters in the whole video since no one else listed the coasters on the video I will The Comet, The great Nor'EasterThe Great White, Grizzly, The High Roller, Jack Rabbit, Lochness Monster, Mantis, Montu, Outer Limits Flight of Fear, The Pheonix, The Raven, Timer Wolf, and Wild Thing and out of all of those great coasters only the graet nor' easter and the wild thing have the funny looking computer graphics this is a must have for a coaster lover"
Great 3D DVD
Will Thomasson | 03/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was great! It shows the top roller coasters in the USA. Great use of 3D effects. Continue the excitement of AMERICA'S GREATEST ROLLER COASTER THRILLS with a new trip to fourteen of the latest and greatest scream machines in the nation. From Busch Gardens in Virginia to the top of the Stratophere Tower in Las Vegas this incredible video puts you in the center of the action. Get ready to scream on America's Greatest Roller Coaster Thrills in 3D-Volume 2! Your in for the video ride of your life!"
For Rollercoaster Fans Only
Will Thomasson | Virginia, USA | 04/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my newfound fanaticism of rollercoasters, this is the first rollercoaster video I bought. I have to say that I am satisfied, but people who are not coaster enthusiasts will not be pleased with the video. The video quality is very inconsistent. When the lighting is right, the resolution of DVD really makes the coasters look good; however, the lighting is far too often lacking, such as when they filmed a coaster at sundown or night, or when they decided to add The Outer Limits to the video (an indoor dark coaster just doesn't show up very well). There also appears to be some glitches (more specifically, a thick line at the bottom of the screen-this could be limited to my copy though), but they are not distracting. The sound in this video is merely mediocre. It is in stereo, not Dolby Digital, so if you are buying this video as a showcase for your surround-sound system, you will want to pass. The music is decent, and doesn't detract from the experience. The actual sounds of the coasters rolling and the people screaming are well done. Overall, the sound isn't bad, but I would love to hear a coaster roaring by in Dolby Digital 5.1.The 3D glasses added a little to the video, but not much. They don't really make a difference either way, so it's your call.The best part of this video is its selection of coasters (I will use brackets  to separate each coaster): The Comet at Great Escape, Lake George, NY  The Great Nor'Easter at Morey's Pier, Wildwood, NJ  The Great White at Morey's Pier, Wildwood, NJ  Grizzly at Paramount's King's Dominion, Doswell, VA  The High Roller on the Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas, NV  Jack Rabbit at Kennywood, Pittsburgh, PA  Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA  Mantis at Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH  Montu at Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL  Outer Limits Flight of Fear at Paramount's King's Dominion, Doswell, VA  The Phoenix at Knoebels, Elysburg, PA  The Raven at Holiday World, Santa Clause, IN  Timberwolf at Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, MO  Wild Thing at Valleyfair, Scakopee MN.As you can see, the selection is excellent.My main complaint with this video is the computer effects added to The Great Nor'Easter and Wild Thing. They detract from the experience to the extent that these two on-ride videos are unwatchable. Notwithstanding, the rest of the coasters on the video make up for this flaw and as long as Goldhil doesn't do this again, they are forgiven. In summary, this DVD is for rollercoaster fans only."
Could have been better
Robin M Goffinet | Richmond, IN United States | 07/01/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Fourteen of America's best roller coasters (at least one is now defunct). I mainly bought this because it has my all time fave coaster on it, The Beast. I found several things wrong with it however.The hosts are very annoying. If you've ever watched the "Dinosaurs" documentaries, you will remember Eric Boardman. I thought he sucked as a host for the Dinosaurs shows and he sucks even worse as a roller coaster show host.The cameras did not carry you all the way through the rides on several of the coasters. Like, the car would go down the hill, and just as it was coming out of the tunnel (ie The Beast) they pulled the camera away and showed it coming out. Way disappointing.The non exsistent 3-D. Like several other reviewers have said, there was barely any difference between with the glasses or without the glasses.Annoying guys who seemed to be on EVERY SINGLE COASTER FEATURED who screamed non stop throughout the entire ride and cheesy music playing in the background.Now the good things:Interviews with Ron Toomer, one of the designers for Arrow Dynamics, the company who built alot of these coasters.Interview with Ray Eubrough(sp?) the president of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (at least he was at the time this was filmed)The statistics of all the coasters featured and, if it didn't show the ride all the way through, an idea of how the ride goes.At least during the winter I can still watch this and attempt to pretend I'm riding my fave. Overall a good documentary if you can't get to an amusement park anytime soon to REALLY ride and good to tide you over through the winter months."