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4.0 out of 5 stars Le Mans - Official Review 2009 (DVD)
A High Class review of the 2009 Le Man race is given within in this DVD.
Published on 4 Jan 2010 by Mr. J. C. Wellsteed

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2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing
Not sure who was responsible for the research and editing this year, but this is without a doubt the most disappointing Le Mans annual review DVD I've bought, and there have been a few.

Factual errors such as the constant reference to this being Tom Kristensen's last Le Mans and editing which made it look like it rained during the night (it was actually footage...
Published on 29 Sep 2009 by Nick


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2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 29 Sep 2009
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Nick "Nick" (Burnham on Crouch, Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Le Mans - Official Review 2009 [DVD] (DVD)
Not sure who was responsible for the research and editing this year, but this is without a doubt the most disappointing Le Mans annual review DVD I've bought, and there have been a few.

Factual errors such as the constant reference to this being Tom Kristensen's last Le Mans and editing which made it look like it rained during the night (it was actually footage from qualifying), coupled with an annoying and over-simplistic commentary (why they couldn't continue to use the chap who has done the commentary on previous years DVDs is beyond me - he's there on the qualifying part after all...) means this one is best watched with the sound turned off !!

Very poor effort compared to previous years.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worse LM review yet, 11 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Le Mans - Official Review 2009 [DVD] (DVD)
These reviews just get worse and worse - and this one is a substantial further deterioation. The photography is good, but very jumbled - there's no coherent flow at all.

Then there's the commentary. An individual with no feeling for the sport, reading from a badly prepared script while, presumably, watching the video on screen. The delivery is lifeless and un-engaging. Combined with the jumbled video footage, it's a complete turn-off - I could barely watch it to the end.

This CD may be a souvenir for people who went or a substitute for those who couldn't, but is a very poor one in either case and it is certainly worth considering going without it. Radio Le Mans showed how breathtaking these films can be, this one shows how bad.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Missing some key facts, 10 Nov 2009
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S. Jakobsen - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Le Mans - Official Review 2009 [DVD] (DVD)
The video get the story about Tom Kristensen completely wrong. The breaking news in the video is that Tom decided to stop racing at Le Mans but in fact the decision, which he announced just before Le Mans, was to stop racing in the DTM series to concentrate on endurance racing and in particular Le Mans. Sloppy work that an Offical Review can get it sooooo wrong, Tom is not just anyone in Le Mans history. He is the King of Le Mans and possibly the best sports car driver ever
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1.0 out of 5 stars After years of excellent Le Mans reviews, this was a huge let down., 11 Dec 2009
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G. Slevin (Kent, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Le Mans - Official Review 2009 [DVD] (DVD)
I have bought every Le Mans review going back to 2001 and generally speaking they have been excellent with knowledgeable commentary by that posh sounding English chap. The 2008 DVD was good in that you had the option to skip all the qualifying and scene setting stuff and go straight to the race proper. The 2008 DVD seemed to have a lot more race coverage than previous editions too which is excellent, as the whole point of people buying this is to see what happened in the race.

So imagine my disappointment when this drivel arrived. The problems are numerous:

i) Posh English chap does the qualifying commentary, but for the race they have got some dull bloke who sounds like he is desperate for the toilet or something. He also completely over does the fake French accent when pronouncing anything French. At one point, he says that one of the drivers crashes his "Audi Engine" into the wall, which makes no sense at all.

ii) There is significantly less race coverage on the DVD this year. More time has been given to pointless chapters on what was happening in Le Mans town. There is also a pointless section about films made at Le Mans because some movie star was driving one of the Ferrari's - but it wasn't for a film so what was the point?

iii) The continuity does not make much sense and it is difficult to follow what was going on. This isn't helped by footage from qualifying being used during the night sequences.

The whole DVD appears to have been cobbled together in desperation to fill time. It's not at all like Duke who are usually excellent. Please - for next year's race, can we have a decent commentator and more coverage of the race? I'm afraid I cannot recommend this product.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Le Mans - Official Review 2009 (DVD), 4 Jan 2010
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Mr. J. C. Wellsteed (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Le Mans - Official Review 2009 [DVD] (DVD)
A High Class review of the 2009 Le Man race is given within in this DVD.
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