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  • Format: Box set, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 4
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Acorn
  • Release Date: Aug. 18 2009
  • Run Time: 290 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B001O7R76S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,398 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description

Soar over this ancient land of legendary sites and lush landscapes.

Few places on earth have so long a cultural history and so much dramatic landscape compressed into so few square miles as Wales. Visions of Wales offers breathtaking aerial views of this castle-filled country of contradictions, from the southern tip at Cardiff to the summit of Mount Snowdon. From the vantage point of a helicopter-mounted camera, you'll soar over tranquil coastal towns set against bustling cities, farms and pastureland co-existing with the roaring sea, the haunting religious grandeur of Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey, the untouched natural beauty of the River Dee tidal pools-all shrouded in mist, never too far removed from either the coastline or the past.

Shot in high definition and set to traditional music, including the famed Welsh men's choruses, with informative narration about the region's history and culture, Visions of Wales introduces the treasures of Great Britain's western annex, including Chepstow Castle, Swansea, St. David's, and Conwy.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 22 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
DVD: Aprrox 290 min. incl. bonus. dolby stereo. widescreen. colour. subtitles. 2 regular size blu rays in cardboard box. Real size saver over four seperate DVd's. "Includes more than an hour not seen on public television and main program audio options (music and narration or music only."

England: Dover, Hadrians wall, Big Ben in London, Stonehenge, Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Loverpool etc. Complaints about the DVD's narrator previously reviewed made me wait for this version. Narrator replaced w/ a single voice for all four and well modulated.

Scotland: Edinburgh, St. Andrew's the home of golf, Dundee, Loch Ness, Isle of Mull, Glasgow and more. Omits the islands w/ Scara Brae.

Ireland: Galway, Glenddalogh medieval ruins, Blarney castle, the Burren and Dublin in Eire; Giant's Causway, Belfast in Norhern Ireland, and more

Wales: Chepstow, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff, Swansea, Carew Castle, Pembroke, St. David's and more.

I prever the Visions set as a souveneer because it omits the travller tips like Rick Steves or Rudy Maxima. This series is prefect for a souveneer of your trip. The size is optimal for those of you w/ a large collection. It brings back memories better than post cards or film. Cheaper than buying DVd sets seperately. Shot in hi def from a helicopter. Clear narration and appropriate regional music. From the box: "Take an emotional trip to you family's homeland, refisit favorite sights, realize your dreams of discovering these storied lands for the first time -- whatever your inspiration -- you'll never have a better view.
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Amazon.com: 28 reviews
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
STUNNING HIGH-DEF FOOTAGE PERFECT FOR BLU-RAY July 25 2009
By Harold Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
The only thing better than watching "VISIONS OF BRITAIN & IRELAND" is doing the isles in person. This is next best, for sure. I've been to all 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) and this set does a magnificent job of relating the beauty of the country, architecture, cities, and historical places. It offers a vantage point obtainable only from the air. Even if you've been there, you'll enjoy this film documentation.

Each of the 4 DVDs is narrated by a person with the local dialect, but well understood. Closed caption is available on the Ireland and Wales DVDs but not necessary, except for seeing some of the spelling of names and words. The voice of the person describing what you are seeing combined with the background music, which too, relates to the particular country being shown, adds to the soothing pleasure of this travelogue style documentary.

The only warning: Only after watching, this set might influence the budget. You will want to fly to Britain and see it for yourself. It's that enticing.

The product description is deceiving in that it falls short in revealing how very much this set covers in film. For example the England DVD Scene Index lists no less than 69 locations including Stonehenge, Dover, Bath, Harrods, & so much more. 75 minutes, including 19 minutes of "bonus footage" not seen on public television.

Scotland is 88 minutes including the "bonus footage."
Wales is 58 minutes with unseen "bonus footage."
Ireland, both Northern Ireland and Rep. of Ireland, is 75 minutes with the "bonus footage."

Planing a trip to Europe? Watch this prior to setting your itinerary.
Genealogy minded? See where your family originated, these DVDs cover many centuries.
Incapable of travel? Here is dazzling, dramatic visualization of more of the British Isles than one person could visit in months of costly travel.
British book lovers will delight in SEEing locations described in novels.

Every travel agent should have these playing in their waiting room. Every library should offer this set to its users. Great for watching while on the treadmill--walk the skies of the British Isles.

When I compare the places I have visited; this set provides a better view than what I was able to see from the ground. Also available in REGULAR or NON-Blu-Ray option.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
STUNNING AERIAL VISTAS AND DETAILED CLOSE-UPS MAKES THIS DVD GR. BRIT. TRIP A VALUE July 25 2009
By Harold Wolf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The only thing better than watching "VISIONS OF BRITAIN & IRELAND" is doing the isles in person. This is next best, for sure. I've been to all 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) and this set does a magnificent job of relating the beauty of the country, architecture, cities, and historical places. It offers a vantage point obtainable only from the air. Even if you've been there, you'll enjoy this film documentation.

Each of the 4 DVDs is narrated by a person with the local dialect, but well understood. Closed caption is available on the Ireland and Wales DVDs but not necessary, except for seeing some of the spelling of names and words. The voice of the person describing what you are seeing combined with the background music, which too, relates to the particular country being shown, adds to the soothing pleasure of this travelogue style documentary.

The only warning: Only after watching, this set might influence the budget. You will want to fly to Britain and see it for yourself. It's that enticing.

The product description is deceiving in that it falls short in revealing how very much this set covers in film. For example the England DVD Scene Index lists no less than 69 locations including Stonehenge, Dover, Bath, Harrods, & so much more. 75 minutes, including 19 minutes of "bonus footage" not seen on public television.

Scotland is 88 minutes including the "bonus footage."
Wales is 58 minutes with unseen "bonus footage."
Ireland, both Northern Ireland and Rep. of Ireland, is 75 minutes with the "bonus footage."

Planing a trip to Europe? Watch this prior to setting your itinerary.
Genealogy minded? See where your family originated, these DVDs cover many centuries.
Incapable of travel? Here is dazzling, dramatic visualization of more of the British Isles than one person could visit in months of costly travel.
British book lovers will delight in SEEing locations described in novels.

Every travel agent should have these playing in their waiting room. Every library should offer this set to its users. Great for watching while on the treadmill--walk the skies of the British Isles.

When I compare the places I have visited; this set provides a better view than what I was able to see from the ground. Also available in Blu-Ray option.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A huge improvement over the DVD versions Aug. 26 2009
By Zarathustra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Visions of Britain and Ireland [Blu-ray]
The stars of this new blu-ray set are Ireland and Scotland. Ireland was lacking in the DVD version with a weak narration, poor music selection and a limited set of locations. The narration has been greatly improved, the music is great and many of the added locations have been photographed at street level to give a more balanced view. Five stars for the blu-ray Ireland. I had not seen the Scotland DVD, but this one is outstanding, with gorgeous shots of the countryside and excellent narration and music. Five stars.
England is fine, but it has too many shots of palaces and other buildings and not enough of the countryside. Four stars.
Wales has been added and is very well done, but since it is a very small country, the number of shots are limited. I spent several hours looking for the bonus shots of Wales, so I called Acorn Media and was told there are no bonus shots of Wales. The narration and music for Wales are excellent.
The major advantage of the blu-ray set, since the DVDs were mastered in HD, is the greater capacity of the blu-ray disc. All four countries fit on two disks. I'm looking forward to Greece (maybe Greece and Turkey) on blu-ray and France and Italy. I would like to see a Spain/Portugal set.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A helicopter of a ride over Briittania June 16 2011
By Bill Lockhart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Pleasant, interesting flight over many beautiful sites, not all of which are identified and some of which are redundant. Some concentration of the lens on pretty pictures of no consequence or significance (farm fields, etc.) while unusual pieces of landscape or architecture which look to have historical or geographical interest are blinked at with nary a hint of identification. The Scotland video was lovely; the England video was visually stimulating but was narrated by a voice which seemed artificially breathy, sweet and so quiet as to be drowned out by the "background" music. Might be a good idea to take dramamine first if one is susceptible to the effects of motion on peripheral vision. Truthfully, I expected more but didn't get it. Not quite disappointing; but then again, not first class, either.
I haven't watched Ireland or Wales, yet; if further review will be edifying it will be supplied in an update.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Just Beautiful! June 1 2011
By William Bradley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This set is beautifully filmed and narrated. The music is excellent and unobtrusive, and the transfer is clear and crisp.
But the scenery! Absolutely beautiful. No video can do justice to the beauty of the Irish countryside, but this one comes darned close!
This is available on DVD, but don't do it. Get the BluRay. This is one of those disks that will absolutely justify the extra expense.

I always try to find the negatives in my reviews just to give balance but the only one I can come up with on this is that the narration is a bit outdated. They still tout the "Celtic Tiger" economy for example. But that is the worst I can say about this.

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