I own almost all of these WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING PANORAMA FILMS of Europe. Now they come as a set with newly released DVDs included that don't seem (as yet) to be available separately. "Visions of Austria" and "Visions of the Great Cities of Europe" are new additions to the formerly available "Visions of Series."
All of the DVDs contain the same fantastic helicopter HD filming that has made them the travelogue, documentary, or scenic film footage that everyone else strives for. The pictures are dynamic, striking, exhilarating, and wonderfully relaxing at the same time.
I have visited all but 2 of the countries available in this set and can honestly say that you get a more complete view of the countries from these DVDs than you do from the ground, even in person. One can even zoom in using the remote for a closer look, often unnecessary. The helicopter cameraman zooms aplenty, and pans when that best suits. The footage cannot be given negative notation of any kind.
Each DVD comes with a feature presentation, complete with background music of the country. The music is as good as the camera work. It is always a mix of classical to folk, soothing to danceable, some instrumental, some vocal. All fine.
Each DVDs feature is narrated by someone with the beautiful accent of the country. The historical, and educational information related as you watch the country pass beneath your view is good enough for any classroom, elementary through college. So the set becomes not just an enjoyable travel documentation but also a fine additional of any European educational experience. You will see and learn of the ancient to the ultra-modern aspects of each country, and many major cities. Even some quaint out-of-the-way places. Sometimes they are the picturesque best.
Each DVD also has extra footage which contains no narration but does have the music background, perfect for waiting room TV play.
This set contains 930 minutes of the most dramatic film footage of Europe that I have ever seen, or ever will see. After seeing "Visions of Series" there's no reason to buy any other.
COST EFFECTIVE. Yes, this set, for those who do not own any of the previous released sets, is offered at less than half the price of individual purchases. Buy them this way, because, once you have seen one DVD, you will desire all of them. They are a perfect, absolute must, set to watch for anyone planning a trip to Europe. Discover ahead of time what you want to see on foot, and save thousands of dollars in travel time by knowing ahead of time your most-desired destinations.
I wish I could personally thank the helicopter pilots, camera crew, musicians, and narrators for these "Visions of Series" and their stunning high definition productions. Yes there is more, like "Visions of Britain and Ireland". Scotland. Wales.