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Air Wars – Fighter Aircraft of World War II


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



Eagle Media has a series of double-DVD compilations under The War Zone banner that offer a diverse mix of older programs and new materials that make for better reference material that you might think.  Air Wars Offers two sets of famous fighter planes form the British and Germans.  Disc One offers The Supermarine Spitfire, about that great fighters powered by no less than Rolls-Royce engines, while The Hawker Hurricane gives a relatively lesser-known winner more credit.


Disc Two offers the disturbingly successful Messerschmitt Bf 109 and crafty Focke-Wulf FW 190.  Sadly, though the material in important, these programs tend to add montage filler and recycling of music to pad-out the shows too often.  Add the awful, very digital-looking full-screen images, and the varying quality of such programs in the first place goes right out the window, all looking bad.  The box credits the sound as Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, but it is often feeble, with the lame music having “air superiority” over the more important content.


Extras included are also slim; including a quiz and section of frequently asked questions (FAQs) misnamed Ask The Experts.  These help the set, but do not expect any websites or e-mail addresses to offer more information.


Fortunately, this is the exception of the four initial releases in this series quality-wise, so only the most strongly interested should apply to get this one.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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