Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|National Parks Collection |
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 08/18/2009 Rating: Nr
Entertaining enough to hold the interest of an eight year ol
Edmond Russell | Rome, NY United States | 09/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was searching for a video collection for the family library that showcased our National Parks and I found this product to be the perfect choice. The product I purchased is on DVD and, as viewed on a 42" plasma TV, I rate the production quality as top shelf. The scenery was exceptional and the commentary was quite educational. To gauge the entertainment value I can say the content was sufficient to hold the interest of my three boys, ages eight, ten and twelve."
TV in a box
Paula J. Mertens | California | 12/21/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I thought the series would detail the National Parks listed. It seems like the series is a collection of past National Geographic television episodes slapped together. The "Hidden Yosemite" highlighted a climb up El Capitain-hardly a hidden feature of the park. The Hawaii episode was even lamer. I had purchased it as a gift and was very disappointed. Photography remains good."
Not very hidden message
G. L. Tanty | American Southwest | 04/01/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This set is not what you think it's going to be. You'd think it was going to show each of the highlighted parks and show what makes each park unique; flora, fauna, natural formations, beautiful scenery. Instead this series hits relentlessly up side the head with dire predictions about global warming and the horrible consequences of civilization. Not once, but many times. In the Death Valley disc, they mention global warming 12 times in one hour.
The message even flies in the face of science. They talk about how parks have changed with it's habitat being constantly threatened by the hand of man and state quite clearly that the natural denizens will be unable to adapt to the changes when species adaptation is a well-founded scientific principle.
So if you're looking for wonderful travelogues showcasing our national parks, keep looking.
This was a great disappointment at many levels."
Don't Expect Much
Mr. Einstein | Tokyo, Japan | 05/24/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a previous reviewer of this DVD set noted, these five "National Parks" programs were produced for television. As such, they're skewed toward sensationalism and lots of "gloom-and-doom." It's the gloom-and-doom that's tedious to watch, albeit there is some truth in it. Actually, the rock climber's three-day ascent of El Capitan on the Yosemite disc is quite impressive. The Yellowstone and Death Valley discs have their moments, whilst the Everglades and Hawaii programs put me to sleep. I've watched a half dozen DVD productions on America's national parks (including Ken Burns). The two best in my opinion are "Treasures of America's National Parks" (Questar Entertainment), and "Great Lodges of the National Parks" ([...])."