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Cycling DVDs worth buying?(4 posts)

Cycling DVDs worth buying?Me Dot Org
May 22, 2002 7:20 AM
I've become spoiled by the picture quality of DVD and I've stopped buying tapes. Breaking Away is the only cycling movie I've bought. I'd consider The Bicycle Thief, but that's really not about cycling. I rented American Flyers once, which is about one time too many.

So what about the shows that are coming out from World Cycling Productions? Has anyone purchased any of them? Are they worth their rather high purchase price? If you were going to buy one, which one would it be?
I thought they only had a few on DVDColnagoFE
May 22, 2002 7:47 AM
They seem very slow to adopt to DVD...probably because they have a hughe baglog of tapes to sell. Tempted, but the prices are pretty high. The 10 hour version of the last tour might be good though.
re: Cycling DVDs worth buying?bob_vanderhaus
May 22, 2002 8:02 AM
I think that if you decide to buy the DVD's it should be based on features and not quality. Most of these recent videos were shot on video(pal) not film. This means that for the most part the quality of the footage will not be that much better on the DVD. If you are watching on an NTSC television you will get a few more lines with the DVD but the quality will not be amazing.
re: Cycling DVDs worth buying?Alpedhuez55
May 22, 2002 8:56 AM
I have the "Le Tete en Course" and "the Greatest Show on earth on DVD from World Cycling Productions. They age good. Both features came on one tape. My only gripe is they do not seperate the features into chapter so you cannot easily go to a portion of the feature without fast forwarding through the whole DVD.