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5.0 out of 5 stars
THIS DVD DELIVERS, 23 May 2007
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!