The idea of watching a fire on TV may seem kitschy, but it's surprisingly soothing. Fireplace: Visions of Tranquility takes you through the entire life of a fire from the scrape of the match to the slowly dying embers. ... more »You can choose whether you would like just the fire, the fire with crackling sounds, the fire with music, or the fire with music and crackling sounds. For music, choose either "Night Music" (which includes Beethoven's "Moonlight" sonata and Pachelbel's famous Canon) or "Christmas Goes Baroque" (which features classical arrangements of familiar tunes). The DVD is formatted for Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 and DTS. The total running time is 60 minutes, but you can put the DVD on repeat so the fire never goes out. For a holiday party or just a quiet night at home, Fireplace: Visions of Tranquility adds a nice ambiance to a room. --Dana Van Nest« less
Genres:Special Interests Sub-Genres:Home & Garden Studio:Simitar Ent. Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 02/14/2000 Original Release Date: 01/01/1996 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996 Release Year: 2000 Run Time: 1hr 0min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English See Also:
"Thought this would appear like a fireplace on the screen, instead it was a bunch of closeups of the fire and the boxset version cut off the top of the flames"
Fireplace visions of tranquility
Jeff Carter | Perry, Ga United States | 05/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very convincing fireplace.I bought this because I don't have a fireplace in my house.This is actually a two dvd set.One disc contains the Fire with your choice of just the fire sounds or night music.The second disc contains your choice ofthe fire or Christmas music.These disc features 5 audio choices.You can just listen to the fire or the fire with music.You can also listen to just the music without the fire sounds.The dvd starts with a match being lit and than you see different shots of the fire on the logs.Most of these shots are about 5 minutes than it changes to a different shot.Sometimes the fire gets bigger on the log.The sound on this disc is excellent.I liked the occasinal popping of the logs.The fire atthe end ends with just embers.This is 60 minutes long.This is a very romantic dvd to watch with your sweetie.It's also should be watched when you want to relax.It almost put me to sleep watching the flames.The Christmas one is also useful during the holiday season.I would rather both music choices had been on one disc but I'm happy with this relaxing and romantic fireplace."
H. Brandt | Southern California | 11/01/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What is this? I bought the dvd on impulse during a 5-min "pick-up-something-else-run" at the videoshop.
The dvd consists out of nothing else but ridiculously close shots of a burning fire. 95% of the time the images are taken in angle in which you would have been admitted to the severe burns trauma center if you had filmed it yourself! Nowhere on this dvd do you see an actual full size, normal fire burning... and you may forget seeing the flames dance because they're always shot in close-up or from a weird angle. The dvd does not "flow" but is rather a cut-and-paste job of bad images that jumps into many different angles but not a normal-eye view ... not relaxing at all.
The only OK thing is the music, but not the christmas version cause that's a mix of butchered european classics! And trust me, I'm from Euope and I know my songs! LOL Unless you have $20.00 regret-money to spend, this will be a very big disappointment..."
What is this?
Bill Brasky | Seattle, WA USA | 01/02/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a conisseur of fireplace video programs, I would have to say that this is by far the worst. Or should I say "blurst." This DVD's technical shortcomings amount to visual misspelling, and I'm afraid I can't recommend it to anyone."
Settle that camera down
Ribald | Palm Harbor, FL United States | 01/16/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I agree that this is the worst fireplace video of them all. The makers just don't seem to understand that if watching a real fireplace is soothing and cozy then they should try to recreate that experience. They don't. Instead they fade shots in and out, most of which are annoyingly close up (as though you are sitting with your nose an inch from the fire). Just as you are adjusting to the shot and starting to relax, the shot switches again. It's like sitting to down to watch a fireplace and having to move to a totally different part of the room every minute or so. That wouldn't be relaxing, and neither is this DVD."