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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the US UFO Files, but the CA UFO French Files (and Coke).,
This review is from: The U.F.O. Files [DVD] (DVD)I thought this was the US's History Channel's UFO Files.
I don't think it as bad as the other reviews.
While it gets monotonous (which UFOmentary doesn't at times?) it can suddenly take a 90 degree turn and get interesting, focusing on a UFO case.
The first episode is the worst.
The one about imposters was entertaining to me, because it was about a crackpot or three who believe they are messengers and believe anything - stupid cults. Pity scientology wasn't in it. They have some great alien material.
Another is about videos, and "Guardian" which intrigues with its investigation into his famous tape of a big landed flashing UFO at night, and some details I didn't know. They try to ascertain if this - and, yes, the ol' obvious Alien Autopsy vid (what a grey idea) - is real, with some detail. But where's Billy Meier? The majesty of hoaxes or video.
Yet yes the greatest mystery is: Who IS that bloke in black - or other colours sometimes - who may be Canadian, who at various random points drives in the back of a taxi, or walks along the street with an umbrella, visits an internet cafe, talks to a policeman in the street, sits at his desk with a neat UFO model with revolving LED coloured lights, with lots of books in the wall, surfing the interstellernet. Rings a doorbell no one answers, while checking his watch, waiting for a full minute or more. Makes important phoneycalls on a mobile phone, in the street. Watches a movie on TV, while writing important notes. Walks into an unknown building, that has an electronic luggage checker which he puts his bag into.
He never speaks. He is never referred to.
Invisible and inaudible, he may well be the most enigmatic man since The Stig from Top Gear (unfortunately not about UFOS or test-driving them - yet). But he's not.
He's the opposite.
Then it dawns: The only reason for this poor lost soul's existence, besides wandering the earth in eternal limbo, must be to fill the gaps where the narrator with the deep space voice is droning on, and they have no vision.
And by Episode 8 of disc 2, he gets really annoying. All of his actions are fake, just like his existence.
This show is the same one called THE ALIEN FILES, with the same complete set of episodes, on Amazon.com. Reviews are there, much better than this one.
This best sums it up: Talky, academic, properly skeptical, with lots of experts, but it fails grandly on the purpose of a new UFO show which is always my measure: as mentioned by another earthman, precious little new or recent info, which there must be a wealth of.
It really is yet another another overview, though from the view of experts, and much too general, and it's not until the rare times an actual event is focused on - that you may not have heard of - that it grabs you by the eyes, sometimes making them bulge.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars boring...,
This review is from: The U.F.O. Files [DVD] (DVD)I tried to see beyond the long conversations about the UFO subject and find anything interesting. Unfortunately, apart of some (small) interviews with Timothy Good, nada! No new proofs, no interesting footage, just some Canadian guy walking from one city (or continent) to another, interviewing people (involved or just curious about) yhe UFO matter.
Pity: this, pompously named "UFO Files" (nice marketing, anyway!) could have been really interesting, even for the ones not new to the subject.
Any "made in UK" UFO files, with really nice information?
These guys really think that J. Allen Hynek was just a pawn in the Blue Book days and nothing more? Guys, try to read some decent books about the subject!
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Who is the Canadian Bloke?,
This review is from: The U.F.O. Files [DVD] (DVD)I purchased this a while ago. It is a total waste of money and theres this bloke who starts each episode, I think he is a Canadian and you have no idea why he is appearing on this DVD. It really is poor.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars feel like crying,
This review is from: The U.F.O. Files [DVD] (DVD)i paid 18 quid for this hmv and u dont even see any footage of ufo,s just talking on all 4 discs unreal. u will hate it.
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The U.F.O. Files [DVD] by The UFO Files (DVD - 2007)