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5.0 out of 5 stars Real men doing real work really well so even a woman can enjoy it!, 1 Feb 2014
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Bought for a woodsman friend admittedly by a woman who likes big machines, I found this fascinating and enjoyable. Most of these sort of documentaries are more irritation than enjoyment, however insightful they might be.

Great stocking filler for any number of men who work with machinery. Far better than the usual 'machinery media'. Generally producers of factual TV about big kit - trucks, mining eqpt, supersized enginnering etc feels obliged to make Hollywood-style repetitive, slightly nauseating, melodramatic fuss out of the things like this that we want to understand and gawp at.

Hello? Anyone there? - people who know and love the smell of grease and diesel get annoyed by hammy tension-filled sound-tracks and overzealous, patronising narrative better suited to toddlers storybook. It gets to the point you want to watch with the sound turned down. We know what we are watching is dangerous, we know it required great skill. We have seen what a 3'' angle grinder and a brush cutter can do so we sure don't need the producers to big-up the drama quotient when it comes to grown up stuff.

This DVD sticks to the facts which dramatise themselves quite nicely thank you very much without some twit going 'OMG did ya see....he has a wife and small child waiting at home....to the tune of Mission Impossible'

Example: The trees get prep'd standing - cut to length based on an amazinlgy accurate assessment by eye of each section's weight to make sure the bird can lift the log and it is not too light so as to waste flying time and cost per tonne. The bit where the guy is free-jumping between trees in full kit like a giant, demented flying squirrel as he works his way down the tree is jaw-dropping and sphincter constricting.

This DVD is very watchable. Nothing but admiration for the men and women that do this day in and day out and their partners who, although they have the fortune to live with the real deal, also have all the worry that goes with it.
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