Kathy C. Gardner | Tampa, FL | 04/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this after the Amazon suggestion to purchase with the London DVD since we are visiting both cities in a few weeks. The footage on this DVD is very dated, at least 20 years. The quality of the photography and the audio is extremely poor. The narration seems adequate and accurate, but I was detracted by the poor overall quality. This was a waste of money."
Incredibly misleading title
DFW Book Lover | Texas | 01/22/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw the title, "Paris, City of Light" and it was on DVD, I envsioned an interesting documentary of various night scenes in the beautiful city of Paris. Night because, well, why would the add, "the city of light", to day scenes.
In retrospect, I would have been happy to have video toured through Paris in broad daylight ... just give me scenes of PARIS!
Instead, these video FAILS in three major areas -
a) The video quality is far below average. To be sure, it looks like it was poorly filmed in the first place with a hand held camera and subsequently over-dubbed on a scratched videotape.
b) There are very few actual scenes of Paris. During approximately the one hour "film", there are maybe 8-10 minutes of video of Paris, with over half being inside (like the Rose window)
c) The misleading title. This would have been more appropriately titled, "Famous French People Through History".
Hopefully this review will save at least one other prospective buyer from buying this misleading title and sub-par video."