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Visions of Britain and Ireland
Visions of Britain and Ireland
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2009     4hr 50min

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Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Travel, Documentary
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/18/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 4hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 07/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The only thing better than watching "VISIONS OF BRITAIN & IRELAND" is doing the isles in person. This is next best, for sure. I've been to all 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) and this set does a magnificent job of relating the beauty of the country, architecture, cities, and historical places. It offers a vantage point obtainable only from the air. Even if you've been there, you'll enjoy this film documentation.

Each of the 4 DVDs is narrated by a person with the local dialect, but well understood. Closed caption is available on the Ireland and Wales DVDs but not necessary, except for seeing some of the spelling of names and words. The voice of the person describing what you are seeing combined with the background music, which too, relates to the particular country being shown, adds to the soothing pleasure of this travelogue style documentary.

The only warning: Only after watching, this set might influence the budget. You will want to fly to Britain and see it for yourself. It's that enticing.

The product description is deceiving in that it falls short in revealing how very much this set covers in film. For example the England DVD Scene Index lists no less than 69 locations including Stonehenge, Dover, Bath, Harrods, & so much more. 75 minutes, including 19 minutes of "bonus footage" not seen on public television.

Scotland is 88 minutes including the "bonus footage."
Wales is 58 minutes with unseen "bonus footage."
Ireland, both Northern Ireland and Rep. of Ireland, is 75 minutes with the "bonus footage."

Planing a trip to Europe? Watch this prior to setting your itinerary.
Genealogy minded? See where your family originated, these DVDs cover many centuries.
Incapable of travel? Here is dazzling, dramatic visualization of more of the British Isles than one person could visit in months of costly travel.
British book lovers will delight in SEEing locations described in novels.

Every travel agent should have these playing in their waiting room. Every library should offer this set to its users. Great for watching while on the treadmill--walk the skies of the British Isles.

When I compare the places I have visited; this set provides a better view than what I was able to see from the ground. Also available in REGULAR or NON-Blu-Ray option."
Delicatessen para la vista.
Omar Ahumada Galvan | Monterrey MX | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Es una excelente reseña de las ciudades y paisajes (landscapes), un exquisito placer para la vista y el oído
la música es excelente. sientes que te transportas a esos hermosos lugares
No debe faltar en tu colección de videos de Alta Definición (HD)!"