Extreme Series – Behind
The Monsters (Trucks) + Family Moto Cross
(Special Interest Sports DVDs)
Sound: C Extras: C- Main Programs: C
Many cable networks + many home with home video
playback make all kinds of programming productions possible. This includes hyper programs on recreational
sports and even as HD approaches, many are still being made in analog video or
low def digital as it is assumed fans could care less yet. Extreme
Series – Behind The Monsters offers oversized trucks that run over anything
they can, while Family Moto Cross is
about the fun families can have with ATVs and not get killed.
Tamara Apted hosts both, getting an assist from the
also pretty Adrienne Haitz on the truck disc.
At this point after over 30 years of VHS and Beta, followed by their
successors, I expected a more informative show and got the same old same old
formula of pretty hosts with lots of gas burning vehicles that rip through
things. They last about an hour each
average and are for diehard fans only.
The 1.33 X 1 could have been softer and does have
aliasing issues in both releases, but color is consistent enough. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo on the other
hand can be either loud and shrill, or have bad location recording. Stills and a preview for the opposing DVD are
extras on both, while bloopers and driver profile are included on the truck
disc to no avail.