SI Swimsuit 2003 starts off with the gorgeous Rachel Hunter at the famous Hotel del Coronado [San Diego], one of the better selections for host[ess] on these discs as she brings a natural element to the whole presentation and it's enjoyable to sit there and watch her narate, especially in the first few minutes of the DVD as she is being bodypainted..
DVD Content... Once again the SI team has whisked us away to exotic parts of the world. You won't be disappointed with any of the selections made and the scenery is at times breath taking! [it's a given though, right?] In this particular edition it's focused [excuse the pun] more on the models rather than photographers. I felt that with the 2001 edition that they were shooting alot of footage about the photographers and what they do rather than the photographs they were taking. Featuring 19 of the worlds beautiful women including Molly Sims, Bridget Hall, Daniela Pestova, Petra Nemcova, Audrey Quock, Yamila, Melissa Keller and Australia's very own Sara O'Hare you'll enjoy seeing them in a variety of costumes and locations.
DVD Quality... This DVD outstrips the quality in both audio and visual senses in comparison to my review on the 2001 DVD. Images are sharp and crisp with vibrant colours that really reflect the environments these ladies are in. A nifty feature that wasn't utilised would have been mulitple camera angles, which would have made some shoots more intersting and giving a different perspective on what was going on. Audio quality is a vast improvement over the 2001 disc as well. It is mixed rather well with a decent soundtrack and some of the dialog from the models, such as Molly Sims, is at times quite entertaining! The outtakes on the disc aren't that special, it's basically a couple of minutes tacked onto the end of the show that made it onto the cutting room floor by the looks of it. Unfortunately not the "bloopers reel" that i was hoping for.
Overview... In all, this is presentation of the Swimsuit Collection for 2003 is quite a solid effort. Do youself a favour and get this disc if you're a keen follower of the magazine/dvd collection.