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|The Official Review of the 2007 FIA Formula One Championship / F1 / FOne/ Formula 1|
Actor: Official Review of the 2007 F1A Formula One Champi
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Intrigue, intense rivalry and good old fashioned racing were at the heart of the 2007 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.Live the highs and the lows of one of the most closely fought seasons ever. Witness the action as 22 ... more »
Fantastic 2-disc F1 DVD for one very exciting 2007 season
Dying Fetus Mike | 12/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well first things first - this is a must-have for any Formula 1 fan, since 2007 was one of the most exciting and dramatic seasons in years. Needless to say it was wonderful to see Kimi win a championship at last, despite my disappointment at Hamilton's bad luck in the last few races which cost him the honor of being the first rookie champion, decided by a single point. This season also saw a return to newly refurbished circuits at Spa in Belgium, as well as Fuji in Japan after something like 30 years. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new personalities in the paddock as well (even though I miss Michael Schumacher). Finally, this year there were some scary equipment failure crashes by Kimi and Hamilton, an error by Alonso which destroyed his car at Fuji, and who could forget Kubica's horrifying crash at Montreal which absolutely shredded his car - even his feet were visible sticking out of the end of the tub! That no one was seriously injured in any of these is a testament to the safety standards of today's technology... but there were plenty more scraps that injured no one out of pure luck.
The main thing I am most proud to report - the 2007 F1 review was released as a 2-disc set. The footage looks absolutely fantastic and has finally achieved a quality truly worthy of presenting the highest echelon of auto racing in the world. No bad compression issues at all - even the in-car footage looks clear as a bell in most cases (when there are problems with the footage it is source and not post-production). The funny thing is that when you split the season into two discs it can create a nice cliffhanger, since half-way was about the time that the publicized tensions between Alonso and Hamilton were starting to stir into a full-fledged media excrement storm...
The footage itself did a good job also of clarifying a few things that were not apparent or that I had not noticed from watching all the footage on tv. One such moment was Scott Speed's collision and exit from Silverstone just moments after receiving the Alonso Shaking Fist. Another was Webber's vomiting during his race at Fuji (such a trooper for gutting it out even with food poisoning and horrible downpour conditions, only to crash out by being rear-ended by Vettel!). And of course the second disc contains some other extras.
I am very pleased. I would absolutely recommend this purchase."
The Ultimate F1 DVD
cybernery | USA | 01/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"F1 is not very popular in the US. This is probably due to the limited tv broadcasting and the unpopular time slots on the Speed channel. Despite this annoyance, I believe we are blessed to have four of the best F1 commentators, who consist of Bob Varsha, David Hobbs, Steve Matchett, and Peter Windsor. They project F1 passion and knowledge, and they're just fun to listen to - like partying with your best buddies.
And so there was a slight hesitancy in purchasing this dvd set because I knew my favorite quartet would not be included in the show. However, I enjoyed the 07 season so much that I decided to fork over $20 and take a chance. And what a pleasant surprise the commentaries turned out to be. The story is told using a sarcastic & humorous, but professional narration.. revealing some interesting behind-the-scene inquiries and subplots. Some examples include the near-disaster incident between Coulthard and Wurz, Flavio's take on why Hamilton is good for the sport, the McLaren Spy scandal, and the Alonso-Hamilton feud. It was also nice to see the different personalities walking through their qualifying laps.. from Hamilton's detailed analysis of each turn to Kimi's restrained and general description of his pole position.
Overall an excellent DVD set, looking forward to 2008!"
Great season, Great DVD
TCH | USA | 01/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, they put the season review on 2 DVDs. This season was great all the way to the finish. No compression problems on this release like last year (I wish they would remaster the 2006 disc, but that would be asking for too much). We got what we asked for....better quality... making this DVD a must purchase for any F1 fan.
A few things I didn't like was the cheesy music over the top of the racing (though they didn't do this consistently). I like racing sounds. I don't know why they insist on trying to create "tension" or "excitement" with lame techno music on racing DVDs.
Also, the pole lap video with on-board-view watched by the driver on a flat screen tv was kinda annoying(not consistently done either). Show me the lap with a voice-over, please. Seeing the driver point at the tv was useless.
Shashikant Penumarthy | 04/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to a heavy workload and travel, I basically missed the 07 F1 season. I was hoping to just watch this DVD and live the excitement of the season. That is exactly what I got! And my goodness what a season it was!
Not only does the DVD cover highlights of practice, qualifying and race but also takes time to interview drivers, team leads, engineers and even throws in some stuff about the McLaren spying scandal.
The video quality, although not great, is fine. The narration is great and to the point. The choice of camera angles is very good. The editing is excellent. All in all, I really felt like I was living the whole season in few hours. I've watched this thing many, many times and just can't get enough.
If you are looking for a great season review both on and off the track, go ahead and buy this DVD and it will keep spinning in your player for a very long time."