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Visions Of Germany (Special Interest/Travel)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: B-



The fifth HDTV Visions series installment of a major country from Acorn Media and WLIW is Visions Of Germany, a new two-DVD set covering the great country and all of its lands and architecture, both past and present.  The first volume is Along The Rhine, the second, Bavaria.  The two shows are very similar since so much of Germany has its own unique style town by town.  It is amusing to watch the modern roads and even various trolleys, light rail transit and trains cut their way through these beautiful lands without spoiling anything.


Produced in 2004, the show is equal to the other solid programs in the series that have been slowly hitting the market.  As usual, beautiful and related classical music accompanies the footage while occasional, informative narration tells us about the history and highlights of each town.  When all is said and done, you just have to sit back and experience the shows as intended.  Overall, this is a travelogue series hat is always interesting.


The anamorphically enhanced 16 X 9/1.78 X 1 image once again has some detail troubles for whatever reason, but the color is very nice and scenery is consistent.  Only the installments from Italy and England have looked better of the five we have now seen to date.  The extra footage is also anamorphic this time.  The sound is Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo throughout and has no surround information, despite a really pleasant music score.  For a recent production, that is still odd.  Outside of the extra footage for both segments running just over 20 minutes each, there are no other extras.  The plethora of small towns here overall seem more like living museums at times, but Visions Of Germany is as compelling as the previous sets, which you can access at the following links:















-   Nicholas Sheffo


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