Guess what popped through my postbox this morning? Yep, the new Maxing Out video.
I loved the video except for one complaint that I will mention at the end of this quick review
Living in the UK I expected that I would have to play the NTSC video on my computer but no, it was accepted by my DVD player and TV and s I was able to witness it in all its glory on a 50 inch plasma screen.
I have promised Lesley that I will not watch it all until she has come back from a trip when we can watch it together but I could not resist watching the first 20 minutes. So this is my initial review.
First of all this DVD offers a proper professional picture/sound quality rather than the deplorable quality of most cruising DVD's. So its was off to a good start. Great images and sounds about a great experience is what it is all about.
Being filmed, produced, directed, edited - in fact everything done by the same person gives the production a heart that many high budget TV documentaries miss and you gain some understanding of what it is like to be on the cruising on Maxing Out with them.
The graphics, the narrative, in fact the whole production is worth every cent and at the price charged it puts to shame many DVD's costing twice as much and of nowhere near the quality.
So what is my big complaint? Well its that this is only one DVD instead of the set of DVD's that should be produced to describe the Maxing Out experience! That means that I have to wait for the others to be produced
Its a great video that transported me from a damp, cold day in Wales to cruising aboard Maxing Out in the Red Sea - pure nectar. The best cruising video to date from any source and should be on the shelf of every one who shares the cruising spirit even if only in dreams.
I know how much work went into this video and the best compliment I can give is that the work does not show because it is done so well that you just watch and share the experience and that is what any such video should try and achieve..