MONSTER TRUCK CLASSICS Set
Collector's 3 DVD Set
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Never before has there been so much classic monster truck action and historical moments packed into one DVD collection! Plus, the mud, dragster and truck pulling action is very exciting to watch. Suitable for all ages. --Satisfied Customer
MONSTER TRUCK CLASSICS - BATTLE, WAR AND RETURN OF THE MONSTER TRUCKS 3 DVD SET over 90 Minutes $19.95Monster Truck Classics relives monster truck's simpler times Besides big hair, neon colors and Transformers, monster trucks are a part of the popular culture of the 1980s. What helped make these 4X4s on steroids become the car-crunching phenomenon that it is are three videos, Battle of the Monster Trucks, Return of the Monster Trucks and War of the Monster Trucks. All three videos are included in the three-disc set Monster Truck Classics released by Marshall Publishing & Promotions, Inc. These videos show the crazy, we'll show anything attitude that the 1980s was known for. Jan Gabriel, producer and host of all three monster truck videos, helped create these videos. If it was not for him, monster trucks would probably not be as big as they are today. All three videos cover events held by the United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA), which still holds monster truck events as, the biggest monster truck touring circuit in the world. The first video, Battle of the Monster Trucks, covers more than just Bigfoot, USA-1 and the other monsters. It also talks about tractor pulls and funny car pulls among other vehicles. Gabriel and actor Claude Akins covered the events. Gabriel seems very enthusiastic and genuine while Akins seems to be reading off a teleprompter. He got better in the second video, however, providing an excellent description on what made 1980s monster trucking amazing. He says it's drag racing and demolition derby all in one. Never heard it described better. The second and third videos, Return of the Monster Trucks and War of the Monster Trucks, focus almost exclusively on monster trucks. In Return, a cool event happens where the trucks start off pulling a sled, then drive over a huge dirt mound, then cars and finally end by going mud bogging. This needs to come back as it shows the versatility of these behemoths. Besides showing car crunches, other monster truck events are shown such as monster truck boat racing. You read that correctly. Since these monsters have large tires full of air, they float. Besides seeing these big boys float, Bob Chandler, the father of monster trucks with Bigfoot, showed off Bigfoot #4, a truck with tires bigger than houses! Freestyle, one of the featured events in modern monster truck events that is similar to a freestyle motocross event, makes a rare early appearance in War. The stellar 80s synth music, seeing a young, energetic Jack Arute and watching monster truck events in their infancy make these videos worth watching. For old videos that are nearly forgotten and over 20 years ago, the image quality is very good and better than many mainstream releases. If you love monster trucks or have small children who do, show them Monster Truck Classics as it will open eyes as to what monster trucks are capable of. - (c) 2008 Creative One,Inc. Re-mastered and now distributed by Marshall Publishing & Promotions,Inc. - Reviewed by Steven Diggs, Jr. Geek Lifestyle Examiner, October 2011 --- Steven Diggs, Jr. Geek Lifestyle Examiner October 2011
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Second disc has slight dithering crap when text effects are in use.
Third disc was fine.