C. Perrie | Philadelphia, PA | 01/29/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I recently went to Bali on my honeymoon, so when I saw this was coming out on blu-ray I couldn't wait to see it and potentially revisit some of my favorite locales. After viewing it, I couldn't be more disappointed with this sorry waste of money. For starters, it is under 48 minutes long, not the 60 minutes that Amazon and the package advertise. Apparently the photographers who shot this video felt is was only necessary to go to approximately 3 places on the whole island and shoot all of their footage there. Clearly they went to the Bali Bird Park and shot at least 15 minutes of footage there of various birds (without giving any credit to the park), thereby misleading the viewer into thinking that these birds are just randomly roaming the island. An additional 20 minutes of footage showed various dragonflies and butterflies...exciting. They advertised that the video includes footage of one of the most breathtaking sights on all of Bali, the Tanah Lot temple. In total there is about 8 seconds of footage of it during the beginning and end credits. There is no footage at all of any of the resort areas, cities, Ubud, the volcanoes, or anyplace else recognizeable. Some of the background music is Balinese, but most of it is muzak garbage. All in all, whether you are a prior visitor to Bali or hoping to become acquainted with this wonderful island, this video will do nothing but disappoint. Avoid it at all costs."
M. Moll | SantRosa CA | 03/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am an avid collector of nature dvds. I love them as background while I complete tedious chores around the house. This series brings something different into the genre. Each disc is a destination, not just a theme.
The Bali disc is exotic in its local, and the soundtrack is exquisite. I like the option of turning on nature sounds and off the music to change things up, but this music is so well interwoven with the video, it is entrancing.
I recommend this series to any nature enthusiast, and I encourage all office bound working folk like myself to add something like this to your viewing collection to provide an escape to a tranquil locale at any time.
These titles are shot in HD, and I can only imagine how much more spectacular the picture is on an HD set since I do not yet have one.
More titles are due to be produced in this series, and I will be first in line to get them.
Dana Paull "teagal" (Reno, NV USA)
Originally posted for Standard Definition version of this DVD"