Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Island Ireland from the Air|
Director: Will Harris
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
This is a magical journey through the mythic and historical landscape of Ireland, filmed entirely from the air. Flying above the land and across the centuries, we see how Water, Earth and Stone have shaped the history and... more »
Featuring many dramatic locations never before filmed on tel
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 12/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Island: Ireland from the Air is a gorgeous DVD tour of the Irish landscape, filmed entirely from the air to reveal how water, earth, and stone have formed the rugged character of "the island". Featuring many dramatic locations never before filmed on television or video, ancient tombs, medieval castles, and 5,000 year-old stone circles, sea cliffs, plunging valleys, remote mountains, and more, The Island is a breathtaking visual experience accompanied by an original music score composed by Brian Byrne and performed by the RTE concert orchestra. A commentary narrated by Cathal O'Shannon rounds out this dazzling tribute to the stellar beauty of the Ireland. 80 min., color.
Not Worth The Money!
Art and Soul | Texas | 04/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Just purchased this DVD, and for the price, you could buy two other DVDs that are much better! I gave it one star because there are some pretty scenes, but I was watching the clock to see when the 80 min. was up, and that should tell you a lot! I own five Ireland DVDs, this is not the worst of the lot, but it is number four. First of all, the music is very distracting and seems out of sync with the video most of the time, it becomes loud and dramatic at times, very distracting from the scenery. There were far too many scenes of crashing ocean waves. The narration is overly dramatic and very historical in nature. If you like a lot of drama and tons of rambling historical info, you might like this. I thought the narration was distracting to the scenes. And it ends by showing the worst of Ireland, like junk yards and industrial pollution, and the impact of progress...I'm sure that's realistic, but hey, I can see that in the good ole USA, just down the street...it wasn't what I thought I paid $24.95 to see. When I watch this again (someday far in the future) I will watch it on mute...there are a few captions to tell you the locale that is being filmed. My idea of a great Irish video is Video Visits: Discovering Ireland produced by Questar...a fantastic two hour DVD that cost about $13.99. Head and shoulders over this one! And the Magnificent Scenery of Ireland is second choice, both cheaper than this one. And both of them better productions."