Over America [Blu-ray]
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From sea to shining sea in spectacular high definition! Soar Over America in this one-of-a-kind visual essay on the beauty and grandeur that is the United States of America. The film, shot by pioneering filmmaker Marc Pingry and narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Tom Skerritt, captures the nation's every detail, from wave swept coasts to majestic mountains. Celebrate America's diverse and awe-inspiring landscapes from the nation's most beautiful places in this incredible program, previously seen on PBS. Get rare views of some of America's most beloved landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. See the Twin Towers in all their glory before Sept. 11. Take a tour of some of the most exciting cities in the nation, from San Francisco to New York and Washington, D.C. Let Over America's breathtaking cinematography and original music score help you get away from it all.
In this breathtaking home video, some of the greatest cinematographers and photographers working in the industry capture hours of footage of lush American landscapes and cityscapes from the unparalleled aerial perspective. The program flies viewers over such varied areas as New York, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. --Cammila Albertson - All Movie Guide
Topics Entertainment is set to jump into high-def next month with the Blu-ray debut of the acclaimed public television series 'Over America.' Shot entirely in high-definition, the Emmy award-winning series has seen a number of stand-alone and box-set releases on standard-def DVD. This Blu-ray version compiles several of the show's greatest hits in two single disc editions, 'Over America in High-Definition' and 'Over California in High-Definition.' Both volumes have been given a street date on Blu-ray of February 12. --High-Def Digest
Walt Whitman said, One land must be the promise and reliance of the future. Over America captures the promise of our beautiful nation in high-definition. From the wave-swept coasts, through the prairies and mountains, to the forests of the Northwest, the scenery in this aerial film inspires awe. Note: This program contains pre-2001 images of the World Trade Center in New York. --Channel9Store - PBS
Top customer reviews
The footage is "old" - at least from before the World Trade Center was attacked in 2001. The photography is generally beautiful, as is the music track. Image quality is quite good, especially considering that this is early HD footage. No matter what I do, the image is slightly dropped down from the top on my Samsung 46" LCD.
What's wrong with this video?
The narrative is inane and often wrong.
Examples: Over Philadelphia, the narrator says the rowers (in racing sculls) share THE river with tugboats and barges. In fact, in Philadelphia is between 2 rivers. The scullers are only on the smaller Schuylkill River (which the video misspells) and the big industrial river where the tugs, freighters and tankers run is the Delaware River. There is no "river sharing" going on.
Other annoying narration goes way overboard in attempting to be politically correct and historically wrong.
There's a lot of misinformation on this audio track.
If you laugh off the stupid narration and just watch the pretty pictures go by, for $9. it's a nice demo piece for your new HDTV.