Not the Best, But Come On! It's a FORMULA ONE DVD!!!
Kevin Nieman | Moorpark, CA United States | 11/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, this DVD cannot allow you to view every race summary of the 2000 F1 World Championship Series continuously. It's a minor flaw, in my opinion, and it's why remote controls were invented! The race summaries may leave you wanting, panting, even drooling for more, but to actually GET more, you'd have had to acquire a PADDOCK PASS for every F1 track on the calendar. (And, if you had that kind of access, what the heck are you doing online? Shouldn't you be in Monaco playing baccarat against James Bond?)Yes, this DVD is far from perfect, but it is still an awesome disc for any Formula One fan, and the very minor flaws are not enough to ignore this quality product.When you pop in the disc, you must first click the flag corresponding to the 2000 F1 race you wish to view. Then, you are directed to a menu for "CONTINUOUS" or "INTERACTIVE" viewing. "CONTINUOUS" plays every feature from beginning to end on that circuit, while "INTERACTIVE" allows you to watch any of the features at any point of the race. I usually choose "CONTINUOUS." At the next menu, you can choose to watch a summary of the race, a wider view from secondary cameras, an in-car camera, coverage of cars pitting during the race, or highlights of the "onboard computer" that shows the order of the cars during the races.Let me tell you that I watched this DVD with great enthusiasm and satisfaction. I devoured the video highlights and the other extras, and it will take you some time to get through them all. The sounds are top notch, the picture is digital-quality, and the summaries give you a great sense of being there that many of us did not have in 2000.Others have criticized this DVD for being what they felt it SHOULD HAVE BEEN. Unfortunately, it won't please everybody, and I'm not here to shout down the detractors. However, you are given so much quality video on this disc that criticizing it is almost ridiculous.It's not all it could be, but it is MORE than enough to satisfy your hunger for Formula One sounds and visuals. For quality Formula One coverage, it's the best-bet around, folks!"