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If you want to see practice and qualifying, get the blu-ray
, 14 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Formula One Season Review 2012 Blu Ray [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
A lot of people are just reviewing the DVD and therefore complaining that the review does't talk about practice and qualifying much. As an exclusive extra on the blu-ray version, there is a 2 hour extra feature entitled: "The Story of 2012" which is basically the pre-race, practice and quali news and reviews, narrated by Will Buxton as in previous years. I assume they did not fit it onto the DVD version for space reasons, as the 2011 DVD included a full review (including the Buxton pre-race segments) but zero extra features, whereas for the 2012 DVD, FOM have opted for a half-way house approach for the DVD - cut down the main review so more extra features can be fitted onto the DVD, while stick the bits that were cut out of the main review onto the blu-ray as an extra feature. Even with this though, it's a bit of a confusing approach, and for that i'm knocking off a star. However, aside from that, the review is excellent, plenty of nuggets of information, and the extra features are also worth watching, innovative on-board laps, and plenty of interviews, team radio and unseen footage. Bottom line: Get the blu-ray version if you can, the "deleted scenes" from the main review narrated by Will Buxton are excellent. A small problem I have noticed is that on Disk 2 of the blu-ray, the first half of the onboard laps feature has de-interlacing turned off, reducing quality quite significantly, I presume it was an error in assembling the disc, and will report to Amazon. It's still watchable however, and I haven't come across any other problems.
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