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Video Visits: Discovering Italy
Video Visits Discovering Italy
Genres: Special Interests
NR     2001     2hr 0min

From trendy Milan to the tranquil isle of Capri, indulge in the passion of Italy. Visit sunny Sicily and Naples. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Ride through the streets of Sienna in the legendary Palio horse race. Study Re...  more »

     
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Genres: Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Travel
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/27/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Big Disappointment
Allan T. Conrad | Boerne, TX United States | 02/01/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"What I look for in a travel video is a good overview of an area, with lots of shots of scenes, sights, streets, views, and so forth. I don't look for detailed coverage of specifics, because these are better handled in print media, and can be explored when one visits. In short, I want the big picture. Unfortunately, this video is woefully short of wide shots. Much of it's precious time is taken up with long studies of fine details, a boat race in Venice, an instrument maker in Naples, and so forth. Rome, Florence, and Venice get the best coverage, but it falls off fast from there to Capri, a total washout on this disk. Even the gorgeous Amalfi coast barely comes across, in only a couple of hazy (use a polaroid filter, wait for a clear day!) shots of the cliffs, poorly composed. Almost no street scenes to help with a sense of what it is like to be there. There are no shots of hotel settings, restaurant scenic views, steep roads, or street life.On Capri, and Amalfi sections, I get the feeling someone shot them in a day, while driving through to somewhere else. By my criteria, this is definitely an inferior product, and not worth the price."
Disappointing
Rosemary West | Mission Hills, CA United States | 08/30/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The clothing and cars on view in much of the footage reveal that these scenes were shot in the 1960s (maybe even earlier). The impression is that this was cobbled together out of old travelogues and stock footage. While some of the information on art, culture, and history is still valid, this is not an up to date look at Italy, and it is not attractive or informative enough to view for either entertainment or education."
Do Not Buy
Christopher A. Farinella | Afghanistan | 05/24/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD was dated and played in a poor quality. There were really no redeeming qualities to this DVD. One would be better off going to your local library to get a video tape."