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Remove ALL reviews please Amazon,
This review is from: London 2012 Olympic Games [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)As many have said before me, there is no way anyone should or could speculate about the quality, content or otherwise of this DVD. If you had wanted a blow by blow account of the Olympics perhaps you should have thought about recording it yourself. There are plenty of mediums through which this can and could have been done.
Quite obviously this will be as good as record that can be obtained from the BBC archives but there is so much content it will not satisfy everyone. It cannot in reality.
I for one feel the BBC coverage was fantastic and almost futuristic with 24 streaming channels, great reviews and superb collages or montages put together with great music and mood.
Anyone who criticised the BBC coverage should have watched CNNs coverage in America. Nuff said.
I, for one will buy it regardless.
But please, Amazon, stop reviews before a product has even been released.
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2012 23:15:40 BDT
Just a small correction: the crap coverage in America was NBC, not CNN. NBC is also releasing a DVD from the Olympics, but I wouldn't spend a penny on it. I'll be pre-ordering the BBC's version because ANYTHING has to be better than the garbage we saw in the U.S.!
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 10:39:25 BDT
Pam jen says:
Does anyone know if this dvd as the song 'London Calling' from the Olympic advert in it?
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 08:24:08 BDT
jannik tuffel says:
Posted on 26 Aug 2012 10:17:11 BDT
Please remove all reviews that ask for all reviews to be removed. Mine is brilliant, unlike the godawful closing ceremony.
Posted on 26 Aug 2012 21:24:21 BDT
Michelle Sarf says:
It's a bit weird that Amazon have left this DVD open to be reviewed. They can easily close comments off for review until a product is released (for example >album title goes here< isn't released till next month and you're not able to leave any kind of comment).
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 18:05:35 BDT
Mr. Robert A. Davies says:
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the actual coverage (filming) of the games was done by the OBS(Olympic Broadcasting Services)not the BBC.The BBC simply bought the rights to show their coverage.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 14:12:49 BDT
S. Ball says:
Laugh? I nearly bought a round of drinks. "Sports people care about" to include swimming and basketball? I don't think so. Who wants to watch genetically modified Americans hooting and crowing about the world's second most boring ball sport (after baseball, in case you are wondering) and swimming, which is tedious beyond reason. I'd rather watch the race walk than that. At least it's funny.
Posted on 30 Aug 2012 23:10:58 BDT
A. Messenger says:
Like many I have to agree that no reviews should be added until a product is available. This I sent a message to Amazon about this and received a very wishy washy, sit on the fence reply.
Disappointed with Amazon
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2012 22:21:36 BDT
J. A. Turburfield says:
A typical narrow minded Yank moron who thinks basketball is a better sport than rowing or cycling....you don't even know what's happening in the State next you, never mind the rest of the world which is why you are oblivious to reality.. The only sports you watch require excessive protective clothing, shed loads of adverts between 'quarters' and which you label yourselves as 'World Champions' in, despite being the only country daft enough to play them. Wake up, you're the kind of fool that makes people dislike Americans so much when they travel outside their own country.
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 14:27:27 BDT
A. Pearce says:
I thoroughly agree with the comment that no reviews can possibly be made of this DVD before even the DVD(s) themselves (presumably it needs to be >1 DVD's worth of material?); or its proposed contents have been published. We must wait and see. By then the price may reduce?