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Jockeys (Animal Planet/Genius DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Episodes: C+



Jockeys is a passable reality TV show focusing on the current state of the little seen behind-the-scenes world of horse racing from those who ride the horses in what has traditionally been seen as the sport of kings.  However, there has also been the dark underside (gambling, shady people involved in some aspects of the events) and this series (give or take the “reality TV” formula) over the episodes on this 2-DVD set.


It is as if what does work here and is worth seeing surfaces by default and the various people who dream of riding the winning horse is actually real, though an outright documentary approach would have worked better.  Nevertheless, if you have some time to waste and are seriously interested, it is worth a look.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is an all HD shoot with some phoniness and motion blur, but it can be clean and we’ve seen worse.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has the usual location audio limits and music score trying to cover it up.  This set actually has extras, including five featurettes and a Q&A.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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