Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$21.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $1.50 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$37.93  & FREE Shipping. Details
actcdc Add to Cart
$39.99  & FREE Shipping. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Visions of Britain and Ireland (2009)

 NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

List Price: $49.99
Price: $37.53 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $12.46 (25%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 6 left in stock.
Sold by MightySilver and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, July 28? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Multi-Format 2-Disc Version $24.99  
DVD 4-Disc Version $37.53  

Frequently Bought Together

Visions of Britain and Ireland + Visions of Europe + Visions of Israel
Price for all three: $119.40

Buy the selected items together
  • Visions of Europe $60.70
  • Visions of Israel $21.17

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: August 18, 2009
  • Run Time: 290 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001O7R76S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,282 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

"The visuals--all from an aerial perspective--are stunning, a visual feast, and unabashedly romantic." --Chicago Tribune on Visions of Scotland

Some of the world’s most legendary cities, ancient sites, and verdant landscapes are captured from a stunning vantage point. Shot in high definition from a helicopter-mounted camera and planned with precision for optimum lighting and angles, these programs offer the ultimate in armchair travel. Rich narrations and evocative regional music enhance the experience. Take an emotional trip to your family’s homeland, revisit favorite sights, or realize your dreams of discovering these storied lands for the first time--whatever your inspiration--you’ll never have a better view.

INCLUDES THESE PROGRAMS
England--Dover, Hadrian’s Wall, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Liverpool, and more
Scotland--Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Dundee, Loch Ness, Inverness, Isle of Mull, Glasgow, and more
Ireland--Galway, Giant’s Causeway, Belfast, Glendalough, Blarney Castle, the Burren, Dublin, and more
Wales (new to DVD!)--Chepstow, Tintern Abbey, Cardiff, Swansea, Carew Castle, Pembroke, St. David’s, and more

With more than an hour of bonus footage not seen on public television


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING HIGH-DEF FOOTAGE PERFECT FOR BLU-RAY July 25, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
The only thing better than watching "VISIONS OF BRITAIN & IRELAND" is doing the isles in person. This is next best, for sure. I've been to all 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) and this set does a magnificent job of relating the beauty of the country, architecture, cities, and historical places. It offers a vantage point obtainable only from the air. Even if you've been there, you'll enjoy this film documentation.

Each of the 4 DVDs is narrated by a person with the local dialect, but well understood. Closed caption is available on the Ireland and Wales DVDs but not necessary, except for seeing some of the spelling of names and words. The voice of the person describing what you are seeing combined with the background music, which too, relates to the particular country being shown, adds to the soothing pleasure of this travelogue style documentary.

The only warning: Only after watching, this set might influence the budget. You will want to fly to Britain and see it for yourself. It's that enticing.

The product description is deceiving in that it falls short in revealing how very much this set covers in film. For example the England DVD Scene Index lists no less than 69 locations including Stonehenge, Dover, Bath, Harrods, & so much more. 75 minutes, including 19 minutes of "bonus footage" not seen on public television.

Scotland is 88 minutes including the "bonus footage."
Wales is 58 minutes with unseen "bonus footage."
Ireland, both Northern Ireland and Rep. of Ireland, is 75 minutes with the "bonus footage."

Planing a trip to Europe? Watch this prior to setting your itinerary.
Genealogy minded? See where your family originated, these DVDs cover many centuries.
Incapable of travel?
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The only thing better than watching "VISIONS OF BRITAIN & IRELAND" is doing the isles in person. This is next best, for sure. I've been to all 4 countries (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) and this set does a magnificent job of relating the beauty of the country, architecture, cities, and historical places. It offers a vantage point obtainable only from the air. Even if you've been there, you'll enjoy this film documentation.

Each of the 4 DVDs is narrated by a person with the local dialect, but well understood. Closed caption is available on the Ireland and Wales DVDs but not necessary, except for seeing some of the spelling of names and words. The voice of the person describing what you are seeing combined with the background music, which too, relates to the particular country being shown, adds to the soothing pleasure of this travelogue style documentary.

The only warning: Only after watching, this set might influence the budget. You will want to fly to Britain and see it for yourself. It's that enticing.

The product description is deceiving in that it falls short in revealing how very much this set covers in film. For example the England DVD Scene Index lists no less than 69 locations including Stonehenge, Dover, Bath, Harrods, & so much more. 75 minutes, including 19 minutes of "bonus footage" not seen on public television.

Scotland is 88 minutes including the "bonus footage."
Wales is 58 minutes with unseen "bonus footage."
Ireland, both Northern Ireland and Rep. of Ireland, is 75 minutes with the "bonus footage."

Planing a trip to Europe? Watch this prior to setting your itinerary.
Genealogy minded? See where your family originated, these DVDs cover many centuries.
Incapable of travel?
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A huge improvement over the DVD versions August 26, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Visions of Britain and Ireland [Blu-ray]
The stars of this new blu-ray set are Ireland and Scotland. Ireland was lacking in the DVD version with a weak narration, poor music selection and a limited set of locations. The narration has been greatly improved, the music is great and many of the added locations have been photographed at street level to give a more balanced view. Five stars for the blu-ray Ireland. I had not seen the Scotland DVD, but this one is outstanding, with gorgeous shots of the countryside and excellent narration and music. Five stars.
England is fine, but it has too many shots of palaces and other buildings and not enough of the countryside. Four stars.
Wales has been added and is very well done, but since it is a very small country, the number of shots are limited. I spent several hours looking for the bonus shots of Wales, so I called Acorn Media and was told there are no bonus shots of Wales. The narration and music for Wales are excellent.
The major advantage of the blu-ray set, since the DVDs were mastered in HD, is the greater capacity of the blu-ray disc. All four countries fit on two disks. I'm looking forward to Greece (maybe Greece and Turkey) on blu-ray and France and Italy. I would like to see a Spain/Portugal set.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wish there was more narration June 22, 2011
By RKC
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
So when I purchased this, I hadn't seen it on TV and with all the glowing reviews, I thought, it would a great purchase. I will admit that the visuals are stunning. The problem is the narration. There is very little of it. I would say that it is only narrated 25% of the time with 75% being music. The product description and the blu ray itself have the music only and narration as choices so I assumed the narration track would be extensive. It unfortunately wasn't. I'm not saying I wanted someone to be talking 100% of the time but there are more shots of sites, where nothing is said (only a title at the bottom telling you the name of the site) than sites that are narrated. There are some nice little facts thrown in every once in a while but not enough to really keep our attention. I felt like I needed to get on the internet to look up the sites, just to get an idea what we were seeing. We want to the UK for a family vacation one of these days and I can see this being a nice reminder once we had gone, seen (and learned) about the sites already. But there's no substance, it's just pretty. Maybe my expectations were too high. In the end my wife fell asleep about 1/2 into Britain. It felt more like a teaser or trailer...which is probably what it's meant to be...a teaser to get you to want to go to the UK.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, Very Fast!!
Very Good, Very Fast!!
Published 4 days ago by Won Myong, Cho
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 24 days ago by irogusta
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific
Excellent quality and content presented well with complementary musical accompanyment and narrative. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John A Gartner
5.0 out of 5 stars VISIONS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
The DVD is just wonderful, the photography is truly excellent and the accompanying audio is perfect. Read more
Published 6 months ago by AD
5.0 out of 5 stars We love these!
Beautiful scenery, nice music and good commentary. We have checked these out from the library several times before buying them. They are fantastic!
Published 6 months ago by TH
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this is a great series. I can not wait to go to britain as a result of this video. I will buy more.
Published 9 months ago by Patti
5.0 out of 5 stars These make BluRay and big screens worthwhile.
These aerial tours are simply gorgeous. The BluRay quality is first rate and you see the countries in a way the on-the-ground visitor never could. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kenneth Youngstrom
5.0 out of 5 stars What Beautiful Footage
The footage and commentary are wonderful. They even have a section with footage that wasn't used and it is great too. I only wish they would do more countries. Read more
Published 13 months ago by lowcountry cyclist
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a complement of Visions Of Europe
It's great Complement its Higly recommend to all fans of relaxing and SPA'S, enjoyed this Images, with the Family, and friends.
Published 13 months ago by Gmo Vel
4.0 out of 5 stars Great video
Would have given it five stars except the music tended to drown out the narration at times. There are four seperate videos on the disks (England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales) The... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Al Smith
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions


Look for Similar Items by Category

MightySilver Privacy Statement MightySilver Shipping Information MightySilver Returns & Exchanges