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Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs + 30-Day Slim Down (Sony DVDs)/The Story Of Math Collection (Acorn DVDs)


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



Now for some special interest releases…



It has been a while since we had exercise discs of any kind, but a new pair of effective-enough releases have arrived in Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs + 30-Day Slim Down from Sony DVD.  The TV host is a new entry into popular figures trying their hand at the still-serious exercise home video market and at just over an hour a piece, both programs are effective enough with two music tracks, one of which has instructions.


She is in great shape for her age and though nothing groundbreaking, I could find nothing wrong with these programs in their instructions, routines or the way they were shot.  There are no extras, but it turns out they are part of a larger series that apparently is in progress and these can only help them all becomes more popular.



If counting reps is not enough for you, you might want to go all out and try The Story Of Math Collection from Acorn which combines the following solid previous Athena/Acorn releases we previously reviewed at these links:


The Code DVD



Story Of Math DVD




Extras are the same as well, including the always handy mini-booklets included with each volume.  The cases are regular and not slender cases.



The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image on the Math set is better on the Math series than Code series, which is more a little softer overall than I had expected.  The Burke DVDs are somewhere in between with good color and some depth, but still soft and lacking the detail that is likely in their original HD shoots.  All also have lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo that are on par with each other, well recorded enough for new programs and though not spectacular, are professionally recorded and edited, so you should have no problems with it.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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