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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 5 Part 1


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  • Actors: Anthony Bourdain
  • Directors: Zero Point Zero Productions, Inc.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Travel Channel - Gaiam
  • DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
  • Run Time: 529 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VADRVK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,544 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Chef, author, and world traveler Anthony Bourdain knows that in the world of a cook, an understanding and appreciation of how others eat is akin to discovering secret societies and cryptic subcultures cooks have special access. In his Emmy winning series, No Reservations, Bourdain goes local once again, unearthing the simple centuries old food traditions in a disappearing Venice, salivating over the sensual, appetite-whetting delights in Food Porn, and fantasizing about the days of New York culinary yore in Disappearing Manhattan.  

12 episodes plus bonus episode!

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Mark Lindsey on September 8, 2010
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In Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 5/Part 1, travel with Anthony as he goes local once again, unearthing the simple centuries-old food traditions in a disappearing Venice, salivating over sensual, appetite-whetting delights in Food Porn, and fantasizing about the days of New York culinary yore in Disappearing Manhattan. This collection of episodes also includes Romania, So Long Summer, Mexico, Azores, Chicago, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam: No Place like Home, and Chile. This disc set includes 12 episodes and bonus features never before seen on TV. It carries an SRP of $24.98, with a total runtime of 629 minutes. Street date: September 28, 2010.

So to list them out...

Venice
Food Porn
Disappearing Manhattan
Romania
Labor Day Special (So Long Summer)
Mexico
Azores
Chicago
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Vietnam (No Place Like Home)
Chile
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DougP on December 4, 2010
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Not sure if the other reviewers have a different version or what, but here is the episode list from the set I just bought. Note: this collection does NOT contain the "Vietnam: No Place Like Home" episode...

Romania
So Long Summer (Labor Day clip show)
Mexico
Venice
Azores
Chicago
Food Porn
Philippines
Disappearing Manhattan
Sri Lanka
Sardinia
Chile
Bonus Materials: "Alternate Universe" (short animated sketches)

I'm a huge Bourdain fan, but this collection does have a few stinkers. The non-destination shows (Food Porn and So Long Summer) are waste. And some of the destination shows fail to deliver - The Azores is not interesting enuf for an hour long show; in the Philippines show Tony seems genuinely bored and uninspired while the viewer who is supposed to his "guide" adds almost nothing; and the Chicago show is pretty dull.

However, there are some true gems. Standouts for me are Sri Lanka (check out how terribly uncomfortable AB looks the beginning - clearly feeling ill); Romania, which is like a wacky buddy movie, with the antics of Tony and Zamir making for a really damn funny show; and Venice which is like an inspired little art house film, with brilliant narration and cinematography. Few TV series can go from laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy and gluttony (Romania) to genuine artistry (Venice).

The bonus materials are garbage. Just a few animated bits. In the age of DVR and HDTV, there's not much here to justify purchasing low-res DVDs other than just to have the complete collection anytime you want it. All in all, still pretty brilliant and in another universe form 99% of the other excrement on TV.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Red Xala on January 11, 2012
I generally have ambivalent feelings about Anthony Bordain. When I saw that season 5 of his show was available at my local library, I decided to give it a chance. I enjoyed it, but it definitely reinforced my belief that Bordain is a bit of a smug you-know-what; at times he waxes eloquent about food and cultural identity (such as in his episode featuring Sardinia), and at other times he spouts infamous lines such as "well, our chances of being ßutt rogered here by Tim Curry are fairly low" (i.e., upon approaching a remote castle in Romania). However, that seems to be the beauty of his shows - being able to easily move between high-brow and low-brow aesthetics. This concept also applies to his gastronomic situations as well; in one scene he'll be eating a loaded hotdog on the streets of Chicago or Chile, and in the next, he'll be consuming toro in a fine dining scenario. I can understand, however, how some people may have a little bit of difficulty with some of the scenes in his shows. Specifically, he seems to have a penchant for showing the viewer the gory preparations for roasting whole pigs. While I wasn't personally offended by this, I did find it a bit eye-opening. Moreover, he also seems to relish the opportunity to eat foods that would turn many American's stomachs (bile soup anyone?) Finally, as an end note, I would have to say that Bordain wears the crown when it comes to the copious amount of booze that is consumed in every episode - No other cooking or travel show can boast such bacchanal levels of consumption.

My top 5 episodes (in no particular order) are: 1) Romania. 2) Venice. 3) Disappearing Manhattan. 4) Sardinia. 5) Chile.

Despite my minor criticisms, I very much enjoyed this series; I look forward to watching more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 15, 2010
No Reservations Collection 5, Part 1, collects the first episodes from season 5 of Anthony Bourdain's excellent travel/eating show with the infamous Romania show from season 4 also included. This show is a bit of train wreck with Mr. Bourdain's old Russian friend Zamir celebrating his birthday and getting totally smashed during one sequence. This is counterbalanced with the superb Disappearing Manhattan where Mr. Bourdain goes to classic New York places and wonders how long these types of establishments will survive in the ever increasing chain restaurant mentality the city seems to be adopted. You also get a glimpse into Mr. Bourdain's family life on a trip to his wife's homeland of Sardinia as well as return trips to Mexico and Vietnam (where Mr. Bourdain is house shopping), a great episode in Chicago and a funny look at the die hard foodies of the blogging world in Food Porn.
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