Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Victory at Sea - The Legendary World War II Documentary |
Director: M. Clay Adams
Genres: Television, Documentary, Military & War
Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 09/30/2003 Run time: 78 minutes Rating: Nr
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William J. (billystan3) from AUBURN, NY
Reviewed on 1/27/2016...
This is very much all it is made up to be and more. This collection of WWII film footage is right on the money. 4 out of 5 Stars.
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Shai G. (Lovebeingmom) from OAKLEY, CA
Reviewed on 7/11/2008...
Peter Graves introduces each episode, narrated by Leonard Graves and set to a score by Richard Rogers.
This documentary is a must see. It brings WWII to you. You will learn so much and be touched. It is an experience not to be missed.
Video is great; Audio is HORRIBLE
Richard Emond | Full-time RVers | 02/28/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The History Channel and NBC NEWS should be ashamed of themselves for putting out this long awaited DVD version of Victory at Sea. I watched these shows as a kid back in the 50s and waited for the DVD version. I was warned by someone that the sound wasn't great, but I bought the set anyway. Big mistake. You have to watch some of them with a remote in your hand to constantly raise and lower the sound. The narration is too low and the music is too loud. A review on another website defending the DVD set said that there is a warning on the box that says "audio levels may vary". Yeah, right, but the sites that sell the DVDs don't point that out. This was very disappointing. I can't, and won't, recommend this set to anyone."
2 STARS FOR EXPECTED CONTENT 0 STARS FOR SOUND
joel_p | BROOKLYN, NY USA | 11/08/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since I had my first DVD player I wanted to get Victory At Sea. It turned out to be quite a disapointment. The sound track leaves much to be desired. When the DVD starts the music is wonderfull, as soon as the first part goes on you know the sound and effects will be and are awfull.The sound is low and lifeless.The sound is most of what makes the stories come alive. I own the CDs of this music and they are great. These DVDs seem as though they were copied from an old tape and never enhanced. I know the stories, I have the tapes, these DVDs are a rip off.
Not what you'd expect from the History Channel
R. Hildebrand | Bellingham, WA USA | 11/17/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was greatly dissapointed in this 4 disc set from the History Channel. I have VHS versions of some episodes, and they are much superior in both picture and sound quality. What happened? The editing/compilation of the DVD's is VERY poorly done, the intro to each segment (by Peter Graves) is much louder than the following program, so you constantly have to run the volume up and down ( and not just a little +/- 100% ). The resulting sound is muddy, with severe flutter and poor dynamic range ( film not kept tight on the sound drum during transfer ). The narration of the episodes is hard to hear, while the sound effects and music come blaring out at you - drowning out everything. The overall effect is about what you might expect of a high school kid's first attempt at making a home movie - and only a C- at that. There is no capability to play the entire disc, you must select each episode from the main menu, and then select "play this episode" again from the sub-menu, repeated seven times for each disc. I was supremely dissapointed - I have many History channel DVD's, and this is far and away the worst - a prime example of "let's make a quick buck - people are too stupid to care" thinking...The History Channel ought to be ashamed of themselves !!! if I had paid the $ 60.00 list price I would have really been outraged - as it was for $ 40.00 I still felt cheated and ripped off. It is hard to imagine what the producers of the original series would think - this was one of the finest original programs ever shown on TV - and to have the DVD's be so crudely done - no attempt to clean up the picture, no effort put into making the sound anywhere close to even, some episodes are very loud ( even distorted ) and some you can hardly hear, the inconvienient playback features, and cheesy packaging all contribute to the worst transfer, poorest DVD watching experience I have ever come accross. A Golden Rasberry candidate if ever there was one."