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Extreme Rollercoasters
Extreme Rollercoasters
Genres: Sports, Documentary
NR     2003     2hr 0min


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Genres: Sports, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Sports, Documentary
Studio: Madacy Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 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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Movie Reviews

Its a Promotion Film not a Thrill Ride
A. Weltzbarker | Houston | 07/13/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"You will love these DVDs if you like to see the rider's mouth open and having a great time. Very little eyeing the experience of the actual ride looking foward. The film camera is always recording backwards at the riders with their months open. I could see the same thing on the Discovery Channel or any promotional film. This one really sucks. A thrills ride dvd is having the camera recording forward as the coaster runs a full lap. It doesn't happen on this promotion film dvd."
Buy this as an EXTRA dvd
S. van Galen | Haarlem, Netherlands | 06/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When it comes to roller coaster dvd's, there are unfortunately only two choices: you het either an exciting dvd that shows roller coaster rides from your (among others) point of view but gives no information about the coaster whatsoever, or the dvd gives a lot of interesting information but hardly shows any rides.

This is the latter type of dvd. It is very educational and believe me, very interesting. It shows old footage, interviews and a lot of coasters, and does so with a very fast pace. It will keep you interested throughout the movie, but this is not more than a movie. You won't see much of the rides, and it is not a thrill to experience. If that is what you're looking for, I'd recommend buying "America's greatest roller coaster thrills". Buy this one as a bonus if you have any extra money, you won't regret it."
Helped me decide where to take my next vacation!
Jenelle J. Therrien | Belmont, MA USA | 08/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Extreme Rollercoasters DVD was great fun to watch. What I enjoyed about it, above other movies of this sort, was that it got more in-depth about how they work, how they are created, and what average people as well as "experts" think about the various rollercoasters shown. The visuals were great, and often times I almost felt the excitement instead of just watching it! They focused on quite a few California rollercoasters, so I guess I've got to plan a trip out there soon because I'm missing all of the MOST extreme! I would have liked to have seen more from MY part of the country, though. :-) I didn't care for the occasional summary of what you'd just viewed, almost like watching it on television and coming back from a commercial break -- it seemed to just take up time. I assume they do that because on the DVD you can either watch the whole thing, or just pick which coasters you'd like to view one by one.Overall, an excellent choice if you're a fan of rollercoasters!"
Most of these are NOT "Extreme"
Westerner | 10/31/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is hardly a survey of "Extreme" coasters, but actually a boring overview of California and Nevada roller coasters. In fact, I'd call this DVD the "Six Flags Magic Mountain" show. At least half of the coasters profiled here would NOT be considered "extreme" by most seasoned coaster buffs. Thus, the title is really misleading and that's just BAD marketing and design. There is a lot of repetitious footage, particularly where it appears there would be commercial interruptions. There's way too much of Mr. Ruben's standard, pedantic, rehearsed commentary which seems to show up in so many DVD's and documentaries of recent years. It's time for other authorities. For two hours this DVD goes on way too long. I only (and reluctantly) finished watching it to make sure my copy was not defective, though I'll probably not watch it again, except for possibly the shots of "X". I have seen (and own) a lot of roller coaster/amusement park video material and this is one of the worst. Avoid this one, unless you have got to have footage of coasters from this part of the U.S."