I understand if other ballet enthusiasts got the impression that this production was "underdanced". This is a actually a reconstruction of the original Raymonda from 1898 as staged by Petipa. The choreography was carefully recreated from notation dating back to 1903. Scenery and costumes (wigs included!) are faithful to those created in 1898. The overall end result may not be to everyone's taste. Also the reintroduction of the original pantomime and the absence of male acrobatics (particularly for the role of Abderahman) can be dissatisfactory and boring for today's viewers. I personally thought that the story (although being still very thin) made much more sense in this version than the Russian reworkings by Boshoi or Maryinsky. I have been a ballet enthusiast for 30 years now and this was one of those ballets which I was really looking forward to seeing reconstructed. The final result was magnificent and Petipa's choreography both for the solists and the ensembles still shines.
Some of the costumes could be a little dated, but I was expecting it considering it was a reconstruction! Overall I found them truly grand and lavish and one could really appreciate, even through the screen, the high quality fabrics that were employed for the production.
I agree that the direction of the video was somewhat disappointing and this is why I gave only 4 stars. Recurrent close shots of the feet of the ballerinas, which I personally found really annoying. During the pantomime scenes, the cameras often tend to linger on the reaction of the ensemble instead of focusing on the active main characters, making it even more difficult to make sense of the story being conveyed through gestures. A lot has already been said elsewhere about the split screen during the 3rd Act highlight solo of the prima ballerina, so I won't add more comments.