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Legend of the Crystals (Based on Final Fantasy) Complete Box Set: Volumes 1 & 2 [VHS] (1994)

Naoto Kanda  |  NR |  VHS Tape
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Directors: Naoto Kanda
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 2
  • Studio: Urban Vision Enterta
  • VHS Release Date: November 17, 1998
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 189060335X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #397,960 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Based on the Japanese hit "Final Fantasy 5".

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent weight workout for the upper body December 8, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I really like this video. It uses weights and/or barbells and targets specific upper body parts. It's a no nonsense video. The routines are challenging with 12 repetitions and 3 sets of most exercises but you can make it work for you by decreasing/increasing the weights you use. The video requires a bench that you can sit on and also use to lie on for a couple of exercises. I use a step with two risers and a chair for the seated work. I use a barbell and two different sets of weights since I can use a higher weight for the bicep work but need to decrease for the shoulders. Cory's workout partners show various possibilities for what you can do. There is a short warm-up and cool down as well.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Workout for Most Anyone! June 14, 2000
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I was afraid this would be too difficult for me but was pleased to discover it was fast paced and was an absolutely wonderful workout.
Age doesn't matter with this workout. If you're a woman of a "certain age" or a man of middle age you'll get a lot out of this video. And it won't hurt you.
Cory carefully instructs you in three sets of each lift and twelve reps. You can use different size weights --- whatever is suitable for you. And you can use dumb bells or a bar bell for all but two exercise. For those two, I made up my own routine based on routines for the triceps.
I found this video to be easy to follow and found Cory a delight. You can go at your own pace and improvise where you must. But believe me, the next day you'll know you had a workout. And you'll look forward to the next.
I highly recommend this video. And I'm hard to please when it comes to exercise videos. Most I do once and that's it. If you want to gain muscle and/or strength or simply get fit, you need this tape.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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After working out my upper body at a beginning level for quite some time, I was finally ready to move on to something more challenging. Although Cory's workout was highly recommended, I was a little nervous about working out with a former Ms. Olympia. I need not have feared, however; the workout, while quite challenging due to the high number of repetitions, is also quite accessible to various exercise levels. Even most advanced beginners would be able to make it through this routine using lighter weights and completing less sets of each exercise. Furthermore, Cory is extremely non-threatening; rather, she's a smiling, laughing "workout buddy" (her words).
After a brief warm up (3 1/2 minutes), the routine is divided into three sections: shoulders, biceps/forearms, triceps. Each section starts with a strength building move, which means 3 sets of 12 repetitions using the heaviest weight you can manage. For shoulders, it's the shoulder press, for biceps, the bicep curl, and for triceps, it's a lying tricep extension. Next comes a "tri set"--3 different exercises, each performed for 12 repetitions, and then the entire series repeated twice (3 times total). I generally lose light weights (5 lbs.), but I often have to sit out a few repetitions in order to keep pace with Cory. A brief stretching segment is a nice conclusion to this tough workout.
Cory uses various equipment, including dumbells, barbells, and an exercise bench, but I've been able to get by with dumbells alone and no bench (I use a chair or the floor instead). Clocking in at exactly 30 minutes total, this is an excellent, challenging workout for the entire upper body.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Tape! December 25, 1998
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is THE tape that will change the shape of your arms. It's hard, and it works. The good news is that it goes by pretty quickly -- instructor Cory Everson doesn't waste a lot of time. She gets right down to business, and in about 30 minutes, your arms are PUMPED. Extremely challenging, but well worth the time. You need a couple of sets of dumbbells for this tape. Highly recommended!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent storyline and action-packed June 20, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I happen to be a big fan of the Final Fantasy game series, and this is a perfect movie translation. The movie is based on FF5 (I've never played it, but it looks cool). I don't know how they managed to put a LONG game into a two hour movie, but they did, and they did very well. If you like Japanese Animation movies, or are a fan of the game series, this is a fantastic choice.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent focused workout! June 29, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I really enjoy this tape. Cory Everson's personality really shines through as she encourages you to complete each segment of this tape. A 3 minute warm-up preceeds segments devoted to shoulders, biceps and triceps; a short cool-down follows. She counts out each set for you, goes at a pace which is challenging without being too hard for us non-Ms. Olympia types, and explains why you are doing each exercise, the exact muscles you are targeting and how to vary the exercise if your goal is to gain muscle instead of define it.
A good, solid workout which is easy to follow with some motivating chatter but not too much. Just what I wanted!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best upper body workout June 20, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I have been an avid exerciser for about 18 years - it's routine for me. During that time I have viewed a lot of exercise videos. Cory's videos are absolutely the best. This upper body workout is intense, but not to the point that you become dismayed and want to give up. I have noticed more sculpting in my arms after just 2 weeks (and I have been doing weights for a long time!) There is a bit of fluff in her videos, but in my opinion, it just makes it more interesting and engaging. The important thing is that the workout is serious and is obviously choreographed by someone who knows a great deal about fitness. I highly recommend this video for a great upper body!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy
I got the product sooner then told which is always a nice surprise and it was in perfect, "like new" condition. Read more
Published 6 months ago by brenda smith
5.0 out of 5 stars No Worries
It shipped quick and was exactly what I wanted! What more can you ask for? Does not hold up well at all though. Just for nostalgia's sake.
Published 6 months ago by Lucas M. Layton
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Spectacular, But Enjoyable
The words Final Fantasy and weird go together like PB and J. This entry from the franchise is no different. This is very old. Also only available only on VHS. Read more
Published on March 28, 2012 by The Man With No Name
5.0 out of 5 stars So that is what a muscle looks like
I love this video. It is actually, my second. I had lent my first to a friend and you know how that goes. So I searched and luckily found it on Amazon. Read more
Published on January 19, 2007 by K. Bruno
5.0 out of 5 stars What an Inspiration!!
Even though this tape was made in the 90's, the routine that Cory uses is time-tested and effective. I love working out with Cory. Read more
Published on January 11, 2007 by MBaker
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
I feel it is only fair to preface this by saying that I paid very little for this (less than shipping will cost you on amazon) and that probably shifted my expectations. Read more
Published on December 10, 2006 by Gagewyn
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great arms workout!
I met Cory Everson YEARS ago when she was competing and appearing at body building shows and competitions. Read more
Published on March 4, 2006 by M. Black
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrific arms workout....
I just received my 2nd copy of this video, my VCR ate the first one. It is a great video, parts of it are a little cheesy but it is well worth the money. Read more
Published on December 24, 2004 by Teedums
3.0 out of 5 stars Too fast paced for me
I've bought a few of Cory Everson's videos recently, this being one of them and I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed in this video as I found Cory doing her reps too... Read more
Published on February 12, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great personal training in a video!
Very easy to follow. Slow, precise movements. Go through all the weight lifting exercises and repitions with Cory Everson. I feel fantastic after the workout. Read more
Published on July 19, 2002 by Kay Fielding
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