Garry Daniel | Knoxville, TN United States | 04/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this when it was released on video tape and have watched it at least 10 times. This is an excellent documentary that places it's focus, not so much on bigfoot, but on the people who have made a name searching for it. At times it is humorous (especially the segments with Rene Dahinden), and at others times very serious. It shows the directions the four "old men" of bigfoot search and research have taken since working together as young men, and the contempt they seem to have for each other now. I found myself feeling sorry for the men when they realize they are getting old and have never seen bigfoot and probably will not live to see it. But it is encouraging to see younger people take up the search in an attempt to carry on.
I, for one, am a believer and hope that one day proof positive is presented to the sceptical world, but at the same time I hope bigfoot is left right where he is. One of the viewpoints brought up is that bigfoot does not have to be shot and the body dragged in for us to realize he exists and always has been out there.
This is a great bigfoot film, and you should buy it, if you're interested."
Larketh | North Carolina | 04/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are some good moments in this DVD. It's intresting watching the "four horsemen" of the sasquatch hunt (Rene Dahinden, John Green, Grover Krantz, Peter Byrne) in interviews and puzzling how none of them get along anymore. Mostly I was disapointed by the extra features on the DVD and the way the producers were subtly poking fun at the subject. All the DVD extras consisted of were opinions on the patterson footage by hollywood make-up artists, not educated scientists or anthropologists. Also, I had read somewhere this DVD contained the complete patterson film, enhanced and uncut. This is not the case. You will only find snippets of the footage throughout the feature as in many other bigfoot documentaries."
More engaging than anything you'll find on cable.
Michael Gibson | Guam | 06/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have a few "fringe science" documentary books/videos/DVD's on your shelf, you'll want to add this to the library. 40% Bigfoot/Yeti/Giant Ape, 60% insight and history into the PEOPLE who've been driving the research for 50 odd years. A bit on the pricey side; but you'll be happy to add it to the collection."
One of the absolute best Sasquatch documentaries
BCSCC | 12/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sasquatch Odyssey is the best documentary ever made about the lives, times and personalites of those four most famous investigators in the sasquatch world. They are Rene Dahinden, John Green, Grover Krantz and Peter Byrne. Sasquatch Odyssey is a must-own for anyone who wants to understand the proposed scientific basis for the existence of this animal.
Director Peter von Puttkamer has documented an aspect of sasquatch research that is seldom seen in other documentaries. While there is a large and healthy dose about sasquatches themselves, much of this fascinating documentary is a look at what made the socalled "Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery" click. Each individual investigator is given an opportunity to candidly speak their mind about their own perspectives in the world of sasquatch. This is a trememdously interesting and absorbing exercise as it allows the viewer to see what truly makes these men tick.
There is also a healthy dose of skepticism and exploration of alternative viewpoints on the likely or unlikely existence of sasquatch.
Also included in this premier DVD is perhaps the clearest and most vivid footage of the Patterson/Gimlin film from October 20, 1967. This particular version of the film is brilliant in colour, contrast and detail and is must for anyone seriously interested in seeing the incredible anatomy and musculature of the unknown cryptid depicted in this seminal footage.
Having seen the original 48 minute version of the documentary, I was very pleased that the new 70 minute version is even more absorbing. The other extras such as the photo gallery, interviews with a well-known skeptical special effects and costumer, as well as a questions and answers segment with Rick Noll, one of the leading lights in this generation of sasquatch researchers, make this DVD a must ahve for all who ahve a curiosity concerning the unknown bipedal hairy hominid that stalks the montane forests of North America.
I thoroughly recommend Sasquatch Odyssey to all who would harbour a desire to come to know the subject of sasquatch more scientifically, intelligently and thoughtfully.
Two thumbs up!!
British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club,
Richmond, British Columbia,