Air Wars – Fighter Aircraft of World War II
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
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