StevieBigCock | Houston, TX United States | 10/04/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're interested in UFOlogy then, there are definetely better videos out there than these. There is another 'Madacy' 5-pack called "Aliens: the complete truth" (It is another modestly priced 5-pack). This title is the most comprehensive one that I've seen and is very, very interesting and nicely edited. Full of factual events and scientific speculation, whereas "UFO and Paranormal Phenomena" is full of vague interviews with people who look like they are reading off of cue cards and it really is poorly edited. Even though the 5-pack only cost $34.99 +tax it isn't worth the price of the stupid uninformative interviews that you have to fast forward through to get to an interview of someone who actually sounds like they know what they're talking about. It does have some nice interviews with HUFON founder Derrel Sims and Nuclear Physicist Stanton Friedman, but even that can't save this collection from the terrible editing. While watching this set of DVD's you really learn to appreciate what lower budget videos like this go through when the person producing them actually seems to care about the subject matter and takes the time to get interesting cut scenes and a descent soundtrack to go along with the video, instead of tons of cut scenes of totally unrelated material and shots of him and the other people involved in making the series doing basically nothing. And that wouldn't be so distracting if they wouldn't do it during the good interviews. It's so mind boggling that the producer 'Juhann af Grann' would rather show you himself holding a prop camera or a shot of him wearing goofy sunglasses instead of promoting the material (It's like a Deiter skit from Saturday Night Live, but it's not funny at all). All in all, there is really no new material here that's presented in a descent way or warrants any of your attention or money, (All of my friends really liked the boxed set of 'Aliens: the complete truth', but I'm afraid to even let them see this one because it's soo badly presented that it might cause them to question the ideas presented).I felt ripped off after seeing the first two videos and they're all produced by the same guy, which means I can only be in store for even more disappointment. Please, save yourself the agony and get something else.P.S.- the three stars are only for the Stanton Friedman and Darrell Sims interviews. Everything else is just filler."
Better than average compilation on the UFO phenomenon.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would suggest that anyone, who is new to the investigation the UFO phenomenon, should view this set. It proposes an interesting viewpoint on the UFO and alien abduction phenomenon, along with interviews with the people claiming to have been abducted. Some of the footage is subtitled, but it is gripping for the new-comer to the field. Good footage of UFO's. If you want to introduce a non-believer to the fact that UFOs are visiting this planet, this is a good way. If you like this, check out Hoagland's Mars V. 1 - The NASA/Cydonia Briefings (1993)."
WOW!!!! Top quality UFO video. It's about time!!!!
astraltraveler | 06/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW!!!! This 5 DVD pack is an incredible bargain. The footage in this pack is not at all like the fuzzy, blurry, colorless footage you're used to seeing on TV. All the images are crisp, clear, and colorful! And on 5 DVDs you get tons of footage, declassified top secret documents, UFO resources, information on incidents from around the world... WOW!!! I could go on and on! GET THIS 5 DVD PACK!!!"
Dont waste your money on Madacy products
StevieBigCock | 11/26/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This 5 cd set is complete Junk. Basicly its random footage (that has nothing to do what they are talking about) with different narrators taking turns reading subtitles. They even use the same footage over and over as filler. This took no more than a week to make and it shows.All Madacy products I have ever seen have been of poor quality, and this title lives up to its history of low quality no talent production. NO entertainment Value here. You would have more fun watching paint dry.I must assume that the people who rated this set so high were somehow involved in its production. NO ONE could possibly enjoy this garbage. If I could I would sue Madacy to return the hours of my life I spent watching this garbage. STAY AWAY!"
One of the best UFO documentary
astraltraveler | USA | 10/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a novice into the un-explained, then this documentay is a good introduction."