Vice Guide to Travel
The VICE GUIDE TO TRAVEL is the first installment in our new DVD series. We'll be doing these four times each year according to a different theme. It's a lot like Vice Magazine, except it moves. For this first one we dispatched correspondents all over the world to vist the planet's weirdest and most dangerous places. We went to such farflung locales as the Pygmy villages in the Congo, the radioactive ruins of Chernobyl, and the illegal arms markets of Pakistan. We looked for mythical beasts, met the PLO boy scouts (suicide bombers of tomorrow), chatted with a man who sold black market nuclear warheads and hung out with Osama bin Laden, and got shot at in the slums of Rio. This is travel at its most bizarre, equal parts LSD and adrenaline, and sometimes we can't believe we made it back.
Top Customer Reviews
vice... you have let me down with this one. Don't think I'll be purchasing another DVD from you in the near future but I will keep all your mags as they rule.
The segments are too brief and superficial to give you any real sense of how 'dangerous' these places are. It feels like they did these things just for their trophy value ... standing still long enough to take a snapshot and then jumping on a plane back to NYC. Rather than cramming 8 segments into 90 minutes, they'd be better advised to spread these out into 30 - 40 minutes pieces each over multiple releases. I'm not looking for Frontline-type production on this, just something with a little more depth than "See what I did?".
This guide is composed by bad and short articles that lead to nowhere, I really don't think this is up to the quality I am used to from this guys.
Don't spend your precious money on this.. you'll be seriously disappointed ! That's what I would have wanted to read before buying this dvd.
Vice's writing always had this weakness: they start with a good idea, and ramble until they run out of steam. If they do any more videos, I suggest they hire professional TV producers to come along. Some of the ideas are good and its disappointing to have them lame out halfway through the bit.
THis video is not gonzo its boring.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The North Korea one is pretty awesome because it's one of the only real documentaries which show an American getting into the country. The rest are pretty much worthless.Published on January 1, 2011 by Stanley
Guess what? The third world is filled with guns, drugs, and prostitution, all fueled by desperation. Who knew? Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by cxlxmx
This was a cool DVD but it could have been much better. Some interesting parts, worth the money.Published on February 1, 2010 by MLP
The Vice Guide to Travel is a unique compilation of short segments relating to Vice Magazines coverage of some of the most dangerous spots on earth. Read morePublished on June 5, 2009 by Bryan A. Pfleeger
I gave this DVD to my 19 year old son. He really enjoyed it.Published on January 18, 2007 by Roxanne M. Sztapka