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Beautiful Truth (w/Dying To Have Known & Gerson Miracle/Cinema Libre Blu-ray) + Who Do You Think You Are? – Season One (2010/Acorn Media DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+/D     Main Programs: C+/B-



Self-reflective programming, also usually known as special interest releases, ask the viewer to open up in ways that can be good and can also be problematic.  As a sort of confessional without restrictions, this can be helpful, but you have to really question such programming to be on the safe side.


The Beautiful Truth (w/Dying To Have Known & Gerson Miracle) expands the message about cancer treatment we covered on the DVD of Gerson Miracle at this link:





It is more explanation about it, but I am still not totally convinced, though the diet suggested could not hurt.  I still do not take it as a substitute for more serious help.


With that said, the semi-documentary (with a touch of “reality TV) series Who Do You Think You Are? – Season One (2010) has seven popular people (producer Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Emmitt Smith, Matthew Broderick, Spike Lee and Susan Sarandon) going back into their family tree pasts and finding out things they never knew.


Whether you are a fan of a given participant or not, I was impressed that they had the guts to be so open and personal on TV about such private affairs and commend them for having the guts to participate.  Those who you like will impress you and those you did not like or did not know will show you a rare side you might not expect.  This is an interesting set worth your time.


The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition images on the three programs on Blu-ray are not great and much of the footage in each is not exactly the epitome of HD, plus there is very little film footage if any.  The only good thing I can say is that Gerson Miracle is not as soft or noisy as its DVD equivalent, but not dramatically so.  The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image on Think is a full professional HD shoot with only occasional old footage and is sadly the equal of the Blu-ray.  Both have Dolby Digital sound with 5.1 on the Blu-ray and 2.0 Stereo on the DVD set, all again being equal.


The only extras on the Blu-ray are the two bonus programs, if you want to count them and we do, while Think has no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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