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5.0 out of 5 stars Much better! Thanks for listening Duke., 14 Dec 2010
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G. Slevin (Kent, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Le Mans 2010 Review DVD (DVD)
I wrote a damning review of last years Le Mans DVD and I don't know if Duke read these, but it was a much better DVD for 2010!

Firstly, the posh commentator bloke is back and the commentary is excellent - very informative and free flowing. I like the use of dramatic music to illustrate the important bits - a first for one of these DVDs. I also like the way they have cut the French commentary into the DVD whenever one of the Peugeots went out of the race.

If you are a fan of sportscars, you will have this anyway. But if you are a fan of motorsport and have never seen Le Mans, buy this. There is more to motorsport than F1.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back up to scratch, 16 Nov 2010
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Nick "Nick" (Burnham on Crouch, Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
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Back up to scratch this year after the 2009 debacle.

Good footage, well edited and gives a proper feel for the 2010 race. Yes, there were a few minor bits missing but the story of the race is there. Nice to see decent coverage of the LMP2 and GT classes rather than just focusing on the overall race.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good effort, 3 Nov 2010
This review is from: Le Mans 2010 Review DVD (DVD)
This is the first contemporary Le Mans DVD review I have watched, having attended the event for the first time this year. After reading the negative reviews from last year's review, I was worried about the quality of this year's effort, but these were put to rest by the end of the 90-minute feature.

The review strikes a good balance between accessibility and informativeness, covering most of the key events that occurred during the race in all four classes of racing. Scrutineering, qualifying and the drivers' parade (including a full onboard, multi-camera angle lap with commentary from Tom Kristensen) take up the first half-hour, along with some reflections (with archive footage) on Henri Pescarolo's first non-involvement in the race for the first time in over forty years, the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette's first participation, the 40th anniversary of Porsche's first overall win, and the 10th anniversary of Audi's first overall win. The Classic Group C race prior to the main event is also included, as is the parade of hybrid/electric cars.

The 24-hour race itself is condensed into the following hour, and largely follows the battle at the front of the field between Audi and Peugeot. A nice touch is the inclusion of live French commentary at the moments when each of the "Pugs" hit problems, and there are interviews with Olivier Quesnel and Wolfgang Ulrich, in addition to most of the leading drivers. The other classes are also covered well, including the meagre GT1 category, with the Strakka Racing LMP2 winners getting particularly good airtime. The commentator (who if unfortunately not credited) is knowledgeable and articulate, and his script is well-paced and sounds natural.

The complaints I have with the DVD are minor, but deserve a mention. First, there are a few mistakes in the captions (who is "Gianfranco Fisichella", for example?). Secondly, there are a couple of incidents I would have liked to see included that are not in the review, most notably the retirement of the leading Lola-Aston Martin from the unofficial lead of the "petrol" race in the final hour. Thirdly, a brief team-by-team introduction before the race started would have been useful for more casual viewers who are not familiar with the driver line-ups, as the drivers are usually referred to by surname only during the race, and then only when something happens to them. Thus the winning trio of Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard and Mike Rockenfeller are not mentioned until well into the second half of the review. There are also several typing errors and formatting problems (apostrophes not displaying correctly) on the back of the sleeve - these do not detract from the DVD itself, but it is disappointing to see such obvious errors on an officially-licensed product.

All in all, however, this DVD is a good recap of the 2010 event. It should be an obligatory purchase for anyone who went and desires a souvenir, and will also be enjoyed by motorsport enthusiasts who did not.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great memories, 6 Mar 2011
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Mr. K. W. Taylor "keitht" (Cornwall,) - See all my reviews
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I was there and this is a great reminder of the best motor race in the World in 2010; and you can forget all of that Formula 1 froth,hype and publicity which they serve up at great expense to YOU the paying public.
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