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Formula One 2000: World Championship Review (Full Screen) [Import]

3.4 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Format: Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Release Date: Sept. 25 2001
  • Run Time: 255 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005MKN8
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Product Description

Product Description

All the excitement and exhilarating drama of the F1 Grand Prix 2000 season is contained on this disc featuring over 4 hours of footage. Every race is featured, starting with the pre-race build up. Select the interactive option and you can use the On Board Camera, join the action in the pits, or see the race data on screen. With cameras trackside and mounted on the cars facing front, rear, and at low level, action is captured from every angle. Put yourself in the center of the greatest motorsport event, hang on, and enjoy the ride!

Hours of fun for F1 addicts, this official Formula One 2000 World Championship Review has neat interactive menu options that let the viewer switch back and forth between a number of perspectives during each race. First select the race you want to see, then choose either the "Continuous Version" (which runs highlights of each race) or the "Interactive Version," which is the really interesting bit. This lets you select the view from the on-board cameras or the trackside cameras, watch the reactions in the pit lane, or even see continually updated race data statistics. Gimmicks aside, this was a vintage F1 season anyway. From Australia to waterlogged Silverstone to the first American F1 race since 1991 at Indianapolis and beyond, 2000 was the year that Michael Schumacher gave Ferrari the Constructor's Championship for the first time in 20 years, not to mention winning the Driver's title for himself. --Mark Walker,

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Okay, this DVD cannot allow you to view every race summary of the 2000 F1 World Championship Series continuously. It's a minor flaw, in my opinion, and it's why remote controls were invented!
The race summaries may leave you wanting, panting, even drooling for more, but to actually GET more, you'd have had to acquire a PADDOCK PASS for every F1 track on the calendar. (And, if you had that kind of access, what the heck are you doing online? Shouldn't you be in Monaco playing baccarat against James Bond?)
Yes, this DVD is far from perfect, but it is still an awesome disc for any Formula One fan, and the very minor flaws are not enough to ignore this quality product.
When you pop in the disc, you must first click the flag corresponding to the 2000 F1 race you wish to view. Then, you are directed to a menu for "CONTINUOUS" or "INTERACTIVE" viewing. "CONTINUOUS" plays every feature from beginning to end on that circuit, while "INTERACTIVE" allows you to watch any of the features at any point of the race. I usually choose "CONTINUOUS." At the next menu, you can choose to watch a summary of the race, a wider view from secondary cameras, an in-car camera, coverage of cars pitting during the race, or highlights of the "onboard computer" that shows the order of the cars during the races.
Let me tell you that I watched this DVD with great enthusiasm and satisfaction. I devoured the video highlights and the other extras, and it will take you some time to get through them all. The sounds are top notch, the picture is digital-quality, and the summaries give you a great sense of being there that many of us did not have in 2000.
Others have criticized this DVD for being what they felt it SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
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What a wasted opportunity. I don't know about you but I can't get enough of in-car footage. Unfortunately you rarely get any on the live broadcasts. This product could have provided that or at the very least should have had one full flying lap around each circuit. (Wouldn't it have been phenomenal to have been on board for each of the pole laps of the season? Wow that would be worth owning.) If you have ever seen Lap Of the Gods or Ayrton Senna's lap around Monte Carlo in Racing Is In My Blood, or the first 30 min of Grand Prix you will know what I am talking about. Instead we get a few measly disjointed in-car scraps.
Ok as far as the rest of it, it does a very good job of recapping the 2000 season. It hits a lot of highlights from each race. The narrator does a descent job and tries to build suspense as to how each race and season is going to turn out.
As far as the menus go and the dynamic camera changes they are both executed poorly. Everything moves to fast to be able change the camera on the fly. I was also disappointed that there was no widescreen version. Imagine having a picture of the track on the side showing where the cars are located while the racing is playing. Or just anything to take advantage of DVD and HDTV technology. With a little creativity this could have been a product the every F1 fan simply must own, instead we get an uninspired rehash of the season.
I for one will not be getting the 2001 review and think I wasted my money on the 2000 review. For anyone looking for some amazing F1 footage, I recommend the 3 titles listed above. Each has its own shortcomings but there are images in each that simply cannot be seen anywhere else.
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The FIA Formula One season review has been around for quite a long time and has delivered solid quality reporting as far as the highlights of the championship season go. Until the advent of digital TV (or Bernievision) in F1 and the new format of the DVD those reviews were clearly limited to what you could put on a VHS and make available basically in movie format.
The 2000 review DVD makes use of the menu and interactive capabilities by offering different angles on every race, the pitstops, the on-board cam, etc. Unfortunately there is the same (soemtimes lame) commentary associated with each angle, and each race report overall is pretty short.
There are also no additional faetures, interviews etc. that follow the major off-track developments of the season.
Overall the great advantages of more storage space and interactive cababilities of the DVD medium have not been used to their fullest
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I have to say I'm a little disappointed. I was under the impression that this DVD contained the full races. Instead, you are provided with a narrated highlight reel of the race....not even the original announcer is heard. I has also hoped for at least one full lap shown "in-car", but again, they only show highlights for a few seconds of a lap. The interactive portion is confusing at best, and it's difficult to know if you are missing things and you end up watching the same clips multiple times as a result.
Overall: Come out with a DVD of the entire season, showing each race fully. Comment on the off-track events of the season. Show some behind the scenes F1 footage. Show some full lap in-car scenes. This DVD has none of what I just described, and will now sit and gather dust.
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