Anthony Bourdain Collection
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(Jun 05, 2012)
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Disc 1 - Sweden, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Mexico/US Border
Disc 2 - India ( Rajasthan), India (Kolkata/Mumbai), Korea, Indonesia, Ireland
Disc 3 - Ghana, Namibia, Lebanon, Pacific Northwest
Disc 4 - Russia, Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Disc 5 - French Polynesia, Cleveland, Brazil, Argentina
Disc 6 - Singapore, South Carolina, Berlin, Tuscany
Disc 7 - Vancouver, New Orleans, London/Edinburgh, Greek Islands, Jamaica, Hawaii
Disc 8 - New York, Laos, Tokyo, Uruguay, Colombia
Disc 9 - Spain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Washington D.C., US Southwest
Bonus features include: Promo trailers, a Behind the scenes featurette, Tony and friends: Chats with Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and more.
So you are getting the previously released Collections 2, 3, and 4 in new packaging. This does not include collection 1. Still, a great deal though.
A solid collection of about 42 episodes, and some bonus features, for a decent price. The packaging is a little sparse however, they did not simply re-package the old collections- the nine discs come on a single spindle cheap plastic insert inside the box. The box itself is fine, nice pictures, but they cheaped out on the plastic insert holding the discs.
So, this is a solid purchase for any No Reservations fan who hasn't purchased any of these DVD's before.
Perhaps someday Travel channel will release the entire series on Blu-Ray. Now that, I'd pay a premium for.
Without a doubt, this is the most entertaining food travel program blowing any other program out of competition. It includes a good balance between covering food and covering the sights of the country, but more on the food side. Each episode would roughly follow the same formula: 1- a traditional or national dish in a middle class setting, 2- eating in a budget restaurant or home meal, 3- Eating in a gourmet upscale restaurant with a known chef. The local guides that Anthony relies on are usually very knowledgeable.
For the price of the package, you get 33 hours for only $20, that's roughly 100 minutes per $1. You can't get a better bargain than this! You can sample some episodes on other video sites then buy the collection from here. Highly recommended!
Currently hosting some rancid ABC cooking show, having left smaller Travel Channel for the grown-ups table at CNN, marrying a younger woman who'd not have the slightest interest in him prior to his stardom, and becoming an aging dad and parody of himself have all added up to a disturbing trend. Even Bourdain admits he's a sell-out, but doesn't seem to mind. He may be able to look himself in the mirror each day or laugh all the way to the bank, but I have no interest in watching his shtick anymore.
All that said, these clips reminds me of why I fell so hard for a show that spoke to me and encapsulated all that is awesome, joyous, and fascinating about this world. The best of his work was when he connected to the locals on common ground and avoided the predictable celebrity chef schmoozing that is endemic to foodie television. Sadly, it seems like that's all he does now. These are indeed the dark days of the Bourdain Franchise. I'm waiting for him to break down and start endorsing cutlery or some kitchen ware collection on QVC.Read more ›
Way to go Anthony.....Seriously NO RESERVATIONS!!!!
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I love ever season of this show and it is something I can watch over and over again. I want the whole collection.Published on March 10, 2014 by C. Harvey
I got this as a gift for my bf and he loved it. It has a great selection of Bourdain's travels and is really a good show.Published on November 8, 2013 by CC
Tony is the man if you want to travel, and eat all over the world from your couch. I recommend it.Published on August 13, 2013 by David Shaw
9 DVDs for ~$20? You can't beat that! A good sampling of the show, with plenty of AB goodness. He makes me feel like a casual drinker... :-)Published on July 6, 2013 by mp3mixrMD