From the Back Cover
Load this disc into your computer or DVD player, sit back, relax, and luxuriate in EARTHLIGHT'S beautiful digital video and original 5.1-channel instrumental music. It's heaven!
The thundering liftoff of Atlantis
The brilliant blue of the Pacific
The majesty of the Himalayas
The vast red dunes of the Sahara
- Global locations in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Korean
- Continuous play for hours of pure relaxation
Top Customer Reviews
I also really like the stills they provide, BUT I must take exception with the locked stills - they provided some very nice stills for free, but locked away many of the more interesting ones (Mt. Renier, Grand Cayman) in the bundles you have to pay for - which I can't even see on my (video) DVD player. I rather wish they had an option to buy a DVD with all the stills unlocked as I don't have a DVD player on my PC yet. Still, it's well worth getting if you want many beautiful images of the earth from space...
This set of overflight views is extremely repetitve. If I had made the DVD, I'd not be at all proud of it. It is just clouds, clouds, more clouds, a couple minutes of desert, back to clouds, clouds, clouds, clouds ..... It could make a beautiful 15-minute video. At 85 minutes, it's a joke.
As example, the 3 overflights of Brazil take almost 15 minutes alone and the entire time you can scarcely see a single ground feature. Just clouds. And clouds, and clouds ... for 15 minutes!
Maybe if you view this stoned, the views set to fairly nice music would be entrancing. But I wasn't stoned and my normal-speed brain kept wondering when I'd actually get to see something!
Maybe that's what the whole view really is. Probably. But I was expecting much, much more. With modern telephoto photography a spy satellite can see you mailbox from space. There was no real telephoto camera work here. A few zooms such as a amateur videographer could do with cheap equipment. That's all.
Bummer. Any commercial crosscountry flight is more interesting.
PS - After writing the above, I have had a change of heart.
1) I finally started looking at the screensavers. They are among the best I've seen. I like them all. These views are just exactly what I'd expected from the 85-minute video. They are maybe worth the price of the DVD, though rather pricey.
2) Also, the view of the earth, though as stated in my main review as boring and needing huge editing, it is nevertheless instructive. That is to say: we DO live on a water planet with a very thin envelope of habitable space. It is a view everyone needs to understand viscerally. Maybe it WOULD be a good idea to view the whole series of overflights, but preferably stoned or somehow in a deep meditative state. Once.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A FANTASTIC CHANCE TO SEE OUR WORLD FROM SPACE THANKS TO NASA'S AMAZING WORK ,LET 'S HOPE AN HD VERSION WILL COME OUT OF IT ALTHOUGH IT IS ALREADY A BREATHTAKING WORK;Published on December 26, 2010 by IVAN
This is not exciting or awe-inspiring. The pictures are repetitive though well-photographed. The music is mundane and boring. Read morePublished on August 23, 2003 by Telstar
In the MIR clip on this DVD, You can clearly see an object (UFO) fly right through the shot. Mind-blowing UFO footage. It looks like it is phasing in and out... Read morePublished on March 14, 2003
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