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Best of Europe: France (BD) [Blu-ray] [Import]

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Best of Europe: France  (BD) [Blu-ray] [Import] + Best of Europe: Italy (BD) [Blu-ray] [Import] + Best of Europe: Beautiful Greece [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Phase 4
  • Release Date: Aug. 7 2012
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • ASIN: B001UJENR6

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Amazon.com: 15 reviews
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Wow! May 12 2009
By A B - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I couldn't wait to see how the Rudy Maxa series would look in hi-def- it was well worth the wait.

Fantastic transfer on the France disc- rich bold colors, excellent detail, didn't notice a trace of video noise or artifacting. Note- the Amazon description lists this series (France, Italy, England) as being in 1:33 aspect ratio- they are NOT! Full 16x9/- glorious!

If you love the Maxa series/and or France, you will love this disc- an absolute no-brainer.

5 stars- highly recommended!
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Stunning video quality, plays perfectly in my PS-3 July 18 2009
By Jerry Garcia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
The images are stunning. It is in 1080i but still looks fantastic. Very informative. Rudy Maxa is interesting to listen to and he gives good tips for travelling in the areas he documents. I felt I had to review this blu-ray when I saw one of the two reviews showing a one star review because the person apparantly didn't update their firmware for their Sony laptop computer and had problems watching the disk and rated this one star. They dinged all 3 blu-ray videos in this series for the same reason. There are other titles in this series including England and Italy which are also filmed beautifully and are interesting. Also video is 16:9 and not 1.33:1. Beautiful widescreen.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Shots & Pacing? NOPE. Dec 20 2012
By Adam Zero MKE - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
All the blu-ray clarity in the world can't make up for inconsistent video editing, rushed pacing and poor camera composition.

If you are buying this (notably) inexpensive feature in hopes of luxurious, stunning footage of French architecture, historical sites and beautiful countryside in 1080p... (like "Planet Earth" quality shots) take my advice and pass.

The pacing is rushed & the vast majority of the camera shots (which move along too fast for this type of feature) show unremarkable views and locations. No slow pans... no long establishing shots... few aerial views... The voice-over narration falls short as well. While he names the buildings/locations and sometimes offers a brief factoid, it fails to intrigue the listener, and only aids in the footage feeling "rushed through".

You can mute the audio, sure, but beware, your host will appear on-camera numerous times (in 1080p!) in stand-ups (that's what they call 'em in the biz) that seem to be the ONLY shots that drag on too long. Insult to injury, mon ami.

Not only would I recommend avoiding this one in the series, but ALL in this series, as I can't imagine it being any better for other locations/countries.

If you purchase it:
-The cover looks great!
-It didn't cost a ton!
-You can donate it to your local library!
-It gets 4-5 star reviews from other people!
-It's really bad
-$12 is still $12
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Gregory P. Jerkich - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I got this back in the summer of 2012 & haven't watched it since, but I do remember that the content was ok,but not the blu-ray quality. I don't get to travel & I do like to watch travel shows on parts of the world I'll probably never get to. If you are going to France any time soon this would be ok to watch to get an idea of what to expect. I bought the blu-ray hoping that I would feel like I was right there. Not the case. I was rather disappointed with the quality & that could be why I haven't re-watched it. The price was right but not the quality.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Europe July 28 2010
By Jay A. Hoyt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Great Show! The series is the best. They will travel all over and hit the hot spots in case you were going to visit.

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