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Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot [DVD]
Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jackie Stewart

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an interesting and enjoyable DVD, 27 May 2007
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I agree with mr Millar's appraisal.

This is an interesting and enjoyable watch. proffesionally put together.

However don't expect too much in the way of race/driving footage from the early seventies. Another 5 or 10 minutes indulging us with his sublime driving skill from that era would have really been the icing on the cake. I know that's not really the point of this DVD but still....


Jim Clark - The Legend Lives On [DVD]
Jim Clark - The Legend Lives On [DVD]
Price: 7.99

14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars corny in a cheesy sort of way, 27 May 2007
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The packaging describes this DVD as "adrenaline pumping" with "high speed action". This is blatant mickey taking so I don't see why I should try to be objective with my review.

I'm not sure about the adrenaline but it certainly made my blood boil. The high speed action was me hurling objects at the screen.

The people who put this together (at home?) clearly have a sense of fun - at our expense. I would have died laughing except I'd paid money for it.

On the positive side it is mercifully short at 60 mins and it's not so bad with the sound turned off.


50 Years of Formula 1 On Board [DVD]
50 Years of Formula 1 On Board [DVD]
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 12.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS DVD DELIVERS, 23 May 2007
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The DVD is split into 2 distinct parts. The first part is as it says on the tin "50 years on board". Excellent footage, mainly captured on board car, starting in the fifties and ending very recently. The quality of the camera work is high-surprisingly better on the earlier footage. The ambient sounds seem to be mainly captured with the original footage. The emphasis is on exhilaration even though a lof of the footage is of practice sessions - this is about driving more than racing. The narration, mainly from ex racers, is sparse, complements the camera very well and never intrudes once the cars are under way. The sense of acceleration, speed, enormous power and the way the cars slide is all captured. The cars with manual gearboxes and without traction devices are particularly exhilarating to watch. The senna footage is breathtaking.

The only criticism I have of the first part of the DVD is that there's not enough of it.

The second part of the DVD is possibly a way of filling in run time, as the first part is too short. It is a concise run down of all formula one world champions and is not really in the same vein as the first part. Even so it is not spoiled by the "bontempi" background music which seems to be an infuriating trademark of most other DVD'S. This fact alone justifies the 5 star rating!


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