Over America

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  • Over America is a spectacular visual essay on the beauty and grandeur that is America. Shot in High Definition, every detail from wave swept coasts to majestic mountains is brilliantly captured to show the awe-inspiring scenic magnificence of our nation. Transcend to some of the nations most beautiful places with this incredible program. Over America will undoubtedly become a treasured addition to

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Get rare views of some of America s most beloved landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. See the Twin Towers in all their glory before Sept. 11. Over America lets you experience the country like never before. Take a tour of some of the most exciting cities in the nation, from San Francisco to New York and Washington, D.C. Get up close and personal with Alaska s spectacular snow-capped mountains, fly over Chicago s downtown and then tr… More >>

Over America

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  1. I see on other forums viewers have said that this disc is not good.Very poor quality and will not do Bluray any good letting this poor quality be sold to viewers.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. The video quality of whatever they are showing is good but it is no way over whole America. If you are buying it thinking you will be able to see whole America in HD than you need to get something else, It misses lots of major regions of USA. Video quality is good.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. If you are a relentless fan of narrator Tom Skerrit, you may love this one hour, not-so-high-definition extravaganza. Or maybe you would enjoy footage of the WTC without jets crashing into them. Quite understandable. But even so, do you really need to add this to your “collection?” No.

    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Unfortunately, they completely missed the mark. I am from Chicago, and I was eager to see their interpretation of the city. Most people who do not know the city, travel guides and tour shows call us the “Second City” and a “small unimportant version of New York”. This dvd plays right into that. Not only do they only show downtown, except for a clip of a museum, but they show suburbs as part of the city. Then to top it off, they show the John Hancock building and label it the Sears Tower. The tallest office building in the world, formally the tallest building in the world, is not even recognized.

    Now I’m not just biased for Chicago, the whole state of California was dwindled down to basically L.A. and a few parting shots of greenery and even New York was only recognized for Manhattan.

    This dvd was a terrible representation of America.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. I bought this hoping it would be something like a metropolitan USA version of Planet Earth, but not even close.

    The Good:

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    1. Nostalgia for Disneyland:

    Vaguely reminds me of the Circle Vision America video at Disneyland back in the 80s.

    2. Good choice of locations.

    Overall, good selection of cities and regions to showcase. Reminded me of how many great cities there are in this country and that I should try to visit them all someday.

    The Bad:

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    1. Poor video/image quality:

    It is hard to believe that this could actually be shot with HD cameras, because it really looks like watching a DVD. Whereas Planet Earth looks gorgeous and breathtaking on my 120″ screen, this video looks pretty shabby. Soft image shot from helicopters it appears, as the video is almost uniformly shaky. No smooth pans here.

    2. Lack of narration:

    There are moments with narration during the different city segments and then long stretches where some narration would be welcome. Also, more identification of landmarks/buildings would be nice so you could tell what you were actually looking at.

    3. Cheap packaging:

    Another problem is the atrocious packaging. This thing is so cheap that it comes in a plastic blu-ray case WITHOUT even a case insert (the paper inside the case that shows the cover on the front and back) shoved inside a lame paper sleeve. Embarrassing to even put this in my blu-ray collection, so I hide it behind the PS3.

    The Bottom Line:

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    Overall, I would not recommend this title to anyone due to the low video quality and poor camera work, not to mention the embarrassing packaging they wrapped this thing in. Worth a watch, but not good enough to add to your collection.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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