Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Gateways to the Otherworld|
Actor: Philip Gardiner
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary, Exercise & Fitness
Gateways to the Otherworld : Quantum Mind of God part 2This DVD provides answer to the most profound question mankind has been asking himself for as long as there has been consciousness - is there life after death?We disc... more »
Not Really A DVD
bunnyrabbit4 | New Orleans, LA USA | 11/20/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What are you expecting when you buy a DVD? I was expecting to have a narrator take me places and discuss what we were looking at. I expected to see moving pictures with people in them talking to me or showing me things. I was expecting that the DVD version would provide me with something a book would not. From the intro, where they play an entire folk song while you watch still images of little interest dissolve into each other, to the film itself which only adds narration to the same intro format, this DVD is unbearable and I will not watch it again...EVER.
This is nothing more than a series of processed images set to annoying songs that alternate between vaguely medieval sounding OOh-ahh music and loud ear spliting fiddle music. Worse yet, the images seldom have anything to do with the narration and are low resolution. That means they are twice as annoying on your big screen TV.
Cheesy dissolves of the universe fade into stained glass church windows and then its on to shots of the same boat sailing past a city in different colors. Halfway through this hour long film, you begin to notice that most of the images are being reused continuously. It is as if someone said I'll make a slide show while you read passages from your book and we will sell it for lots of money. There are tons of ugly polarized images and they repeatedly show a shot of the horizon and a bad model of earth which appears to be made of Paper Mache. When the images do match the discussion, you don't get much. An example is the roughly drawn still of the interior layout of the great pyramind. Is the one you have seen often enough to draw yourself and he "animates" it by changing its color several times.
The information is interesting but hard to listen to because the music is so loud. If you want to know about this subject by this author, buy the book. Believe me you'll be begging for it by the end of this pseudo-film. This is an annoying waste of time. It is by far the worst DVD I have ever bought and I teach film. I also bought the the one on the Thoth Cross. It has a wailing guitar in the background of what could have been an interesting narration...and yes...constant interludes of folk singing set to computer images of the Thoth cross dissolving in different colors. You couldn't pay me to own another film by this company, Reality films. I would suspect that this entire series has similar production values and should probably be avoided.
You may notice that even the reviewers linked to magazines that make their money hawking films like this give relatively low marks to some of the DVD's in this series. Read the low reviews first and if any echo what I've said here, heed their advice. You may also notice as I did (too late) that with one or two exceptions ALL OF THE 4 and 5 star reviewers of Gardiners films appear on ALL of Gardiner's films and for the most part are given low marks by other reviewers. They also don't seem to have much of a review history beyond his films. What does that suggest to you??
UPDATE: I made the mistake of using the fast forward on my new Sony Blu-ray player to advance through the film. It stalled my player so badly that I could not even turn it off and had to unplug it and then restore power to eject the DVD. I tried to again fast forward to the picture I wanted and the same thing happened. This product is seriously flawed.
WARNING: THIS DVD WAS REALLY BAD, I mean really bad
GoldNER | FL. USA | 09/19/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"DO NOT BUY THIS DVD! This is the worst presentation I have ever watched-
Its more like a power point presentation witha a lava lamp used for special effects and some funky music that played in the back ground. Only someone on LSD trippin out would understand this DVD.
There was no speaking, no acting, no explainations about any of the topic this DVD was supposed to present. I have never askked for my money but this time I am, only because this DVD was that bad.
Plus the information was rediculas. I am ashamed I even bought this-
BIG WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY"
There is more to the pyramids than we thought
Emma Wellington | CA, USA | 10/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Even the most privileged and elite research and data we have today, still doesn't cover the pre-periods in dynastic Egypt and elsewhere. This DVD makes it profoundly clear that there was far more to the pyramids, the understanding of sacred geometry, highly advanced astrology/mathematics and the yearning to transcend to another level as was the ultimate achievement for a pharaoh in pre-dynastic Egypt."
Never Thought I Was Interested in Quantum Physics
June Stirling | West Covina, CA | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD really changed my reservations about delving into quantum physics in order to understand how it relates to all of us. Philip Gardiner illustrates that ancient man had a lot more going on than we have been led to believe and we can also use the same technique to journey to "other realities" which exist within us. Fascinating ideas to think about.