Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|National Geographic - Amazing Planet|
Actor: Patricia Clarkson
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
The earth is vibrant in color and motion, startling in its variety of shapes and textures, and awe-inspiring in its grace and power. But, many of the Earth's most spectacular conjuring tricks unfold in a timeframe that is ... more »
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Amazingly loud soundtrack
Das Frosty | Craterville, Martia | 02/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If I didn't find the subject matter so interesting I would have turned this off in five minutes. The background noise (some may call it music) in the soundtrack is so loud that you can barely hear the narrator's voice unless you turn the volume up to pain levels. I just watched 15 minutes of it and my ears are still ringing!
That said the the perspective of our planet presented in this documentary is quite captivating and the cinematography is first rate. If you can stand the noise it's well worth watching, but if you want your hearing to last long enough to hear your grandchildren's first words then you may want to avoid watching this one too often.
(Note: this review is based on the broadcast version of the show, not the DVD release.)"
Bad Graphics and Video
Klee | 01/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love national geographic, but this DVD was very disappointing. Part of it looked like a powerpoint presentaion with the same video animations repeating itself through the episodes. Not worth the money."
Mechelle Bissonnette | Exeter, NH | 12/30/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD after VERY careful research. My children had video cassettes when they were little of a program called Amazing Planet by National Geographic that had 4 aliens flying around the planet on missions. I enjoyed the shows as much as my children and when I saw that I could purchase multiple shows on one DVD, I did. This DVD clearly stated in the description "starring Pat Cashman" who was the "Captain" on the show. However, I was more than disappointed when I discovered this DVD was not the one I had wanted. If you're looking for the children's program "Amazing Planet," this isn't it. Regardless, this was a great program even though it was not what I was looking for.
Whomever is responsible for the mistake in the credits ought to correct it."
Great for students
LDW | 08/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Other reviews of this video state that the music overpowers much of its strengths. I agree this may be true. However, being a middle school science teacher, I have found that "Amazing Planet" as an addition to my lesson plans on plate tectonics seriously engages my 6th grade students, who are mesmerized by the images and dramatic tone of the narrator. Since the film at times plays more like a suspense film than a "quiet" documentary, it is a welcome form of media, as I find myself competing for the children's attention (as we all know, many lives unfortunately revolve around loud Ipods, raucous YouTube clips, action-packed computer games, and edge-of-your-seat movies). "Amazing Planet" helps me convince the kids that geology can be just as exciting and fun to learn!"