A Century of Flight: 100 Years of Aviation
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Most of the early archival film clips didn't look as good as similar clips seen on TV, while the newer clips were almost uniformly unsharp or in bad color. The narration was half-decent, but overall the visual quality was so lacking this entire production seemed a distinctly amateur project done on a shoestring.
I had been fooled into thinking this DVD set might be a quality item because of the packaging in a neat metal case. I might as well keep the case and throw away the DVDs. The DVD publisher Madacy is one I DEFINITELY will try to avoid in future.
Ditto everything the other reviewers have written, with the addtion of this note:
For a collection featuring the SR-71 Blackbird on the cover, it is not even mentioned on any of the four discs.
What a disappointment.
While it was reasonably well produced and showed some fun stuff, it was not organized well. The worst is the so-called "hawks and doves" disk that is all hawks.
During the first 100 years of aviation, warfare played a key role in air development, but not as overhwelming as portrayed here. The first two disks are almost entirely devoted to war with very little coverage of the development of civilian aviation at all. And even if it were supposed to be all about wartime aviation, some highly historical airplane episodes, such as the Enola Gay, are not even covered.
The third disk was devoted to space exploration. Moving from the second disk to the third suffered from some of the same sense of uneven treatment.
There must be a better collection than this - but where?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Madacy has exceptional talent for removing any interest and excitement from the subjects they choose create a documentary about. Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. Hunter
A geat chronicle of the advance of aviation, both civilian and military. A great "first see" would be the History Channel's "Technology of Kitty Hawk" which... Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Happy Amazon Customer
This item was bought for my son and will be given to him in a couple of weeks for his birthday. As I wrote in my book soon to be released "BK's Big MOVE:From Philadelphia, PA to... Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Ruth Lott
Can't imagine anyone not wanting their children to see this part of history. Cheaper then gas and a rotten movie house ten miles away.Published on December 15, 2011 by SBNichols
Contains minimum information or scenes about flight. Very limited about aviation. More like a documentary about WW I and WW IIPublished on December 3, 2011 by bahadir
Warning: this is a re-issue of a old Madacy program called '' a century of flight''
Just the fact that it was produce by Madacy is all you need to know about its... Read more