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Old 07-07-2009, 01:09 PM
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E. has reviewed 'Home.' He says this is a beautiful documentary, but it feels like a guilt trip! This has great video and audio and no extras. This is a rental, a purchase could lead to severe depression.

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Old 07-07-2009, 02:41 PM
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Watched this a couple weeks ago. Agree with the review I am still depressed.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:10 PM
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This in-depth review (I always wait for High-Def Digest before making a purchase if possible, mostly for the technical aspects of the Blu-rays) aligns with all the others I've read of 'Home' - gorgeous, but otherwise a standard-issue leftist harangue that just beats you on the head over and over while totally lacking in scientific backing, evidence or merit. With actual data revealing it's a phony issue, the phrase was simply changed from "global warming" to "climate change". So now, whichever way temps very (and they DO vary), the power-mad politicians and tax-suckers can press for more and more.

Bleh. Too bad; I love beautiful nature Blu-rays.

Once again, it seems the primary effect of "globaloney warming" (other than enriching Algore and other shameless demagogues) is to cause stupidity and a willing suspension of disbelief/common sense.
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I just love Glenn Close!
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I just love Glenn Close!
She does seem to be a good cook; I've been meaning to try her boiled rabbit recipe.
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Wife and I really enjoyed this documentary. I brought it home and the instant my wife say the name, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, she said, "We HAVE to watch this tonight!"

Apparently, she loves his work and has a big old fat book full of his still images.

Aside from the political nature of this film, which neither of us cared for, we didn't feel it was too bad. We actually found it somewhat amusing that they talk about two somewhat contradictory issues of the world, global drought and all the water drying up and then after that talking about global warming causing ice caps to melt and flooding. Regardless, we really loved the imagery and the video aspect of this documentary enough that it wasn't too much of a bother.
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I agree, it's a beautiful looking film -- I'm familiar with Bertrand's photography as well, and this is some of his most stunning work to date.

As an environmentalist and conservationist, I think Bertrand's heart is most definitely in the right place. The problem lies in its delivery, which comes off as very heavy handed and guilt-ridden. As an animal rights activist, I'm really surprised Bertrand sought founding from an awful conglomerate like PPR.

I really would have liked the option of turning off the commentary track and simply watch the images with music. That really would have been great.
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That definitely would've been great to have been able to have just a soundtrack layover the film! Maybe next time I'll just put the film on mute and hum some enchanting music...
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I really would have liked the option of turning off the commentary track and simply watch the images with music. That really would have been great.
Exactly, I thought the same thing.
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I agree, it's a beautiful looking film -- I'm familiar with Bertrand's photography as well, and this is some of his most stunning work to date.

As an environmentalist and conservationist, I think Bertrand's heart is most definitely in the right place. The problem lies in its delivery, which comes off as very heavy handed and guilt-ridden. As an animal rights activist, I'm really surprised Bertrand sought founding from an awful conglomerate like PPR . . .
Who cares where he secured his funding? The important thing is that pro-environment/animal rights' movies are being made and released to the general public. The fact that he made this on PPR's dime just makes me laugh!
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