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CHAMPION ACROBATS OF CHINA: Flying Lotus
CHAMPION ACROBATS OF CHINA Flying Lotus
Actor: Chinese Acrobats
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 0min

This riveting DVD, Champion Acrobats of China: Flying Lotus, will delight fans of the circus, acrobatics, and sports alike with some of the world s most impressive acrobats performing the amazing routines that they have be...  more »

     
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Actor: Chinese Acrobats
Director: V.I.E.W. Video
Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Studio: V.I.E.W. Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/21/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Amazing acrobatics, low production quality
pither | Iowa City, Iowa USA | 11/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I am always amazed at the things acrobats can do in terms of balance and flexibility and the acts on this DVD are no exception. The program runs only 40 minutes and includes six routines by female acrobats. The six include: plate spinning (multiple performers), kicking bowls (while on a unicycle), balancing on benches (stacked nearly 30 feet high), flying plates (basically just catching them with some comic relief thrown in), stunt cycling (multiple performers), balancing on a stationary bicycle, and Pagoda of Bowls (balancing bowls while performing with amazing flexibility). All the performances are accompanied by English narration/commentary.

Although the performances are very good, the production values hurt the presentation. The DVD is copyright 2008, but the material is copyright 1992 and some of the comments give the impression that the performances might have been filmed in the early 1980s (and look like something from the 1970s). Not bad, mind you, but they do have a dated look and some of the editing is less than smooth.

Overall I thought this disc worth the price, but those who aren't already fans of Chinese acrobatics might enjoy it less due to the quality of the production."