11/21/2017  
Take Me To The River on Blu-ray & DVD Feb 5Phantom From 10,000 Leagues (1956) on Blu-ray & DVD Jan 5Condemned on DVD & Blu-ray Jan 5Broad City: Season 2 on DVD Jan 5McHale's Navy: The Complete Series on DVD No 17Return to Sender on Blu-ray & DVD Sep 29The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney Blu-ray & DVD Oct 13

follow us on twitter

dOc on facebook

NE News Editor

Jennifer Esposito Is Your Newest NCIS Agent in Season 1...
Critics Are Split on Ghostbusters Reboot ...
'Respect is key': The Game, Snoop Dogg lead march to LA...
Kristen Stewart's Sheer Dress At 'Equals' Premiere -- S...
"A Slow Slipping Away"-- Kris Kristofferson's Long-Undi...
Fox News' Roger Ailes Sued for Sexual Harassment by Ous...
Garrison Keillor Retires from 'Prairie Home Companion' ...
Jennifer Aniston is Pregnant: Star Steps Out in Loose D...
Hiddleswift Is One Big Song Promotion -- A Theory...
Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley files for ...





Microsoft Store

Share: email   Print      Technorati.gif   StumbleUpon.gif   MySpace   digg.gif delicious.gif   google.gif   magnolia.gif   facebook.gif
Permalink: Permalink.gif



Buy from Amazon

Buy from Amazon.com

Image Entertainment presents
Glacier National Park (1994)



Review By: Jeff Ulmer   
Published: February 18, 2002

Manufacturer: RGMCA
MPAA Rating: Not Rated for (nothing objectionable)
Run Time: 00h:57m:53s
Release Date: February 19, 2002
UPC: 014381114621
Genre: documentary


Style
Grade
Substance
Grade
Image Transfer
Grade
Audio Transfer
Grade
Extras
Grade
B+ BBB+ D-

DVD Review

Situated high in the Rocky Mountains on the Canada/US border in northern Montana, is Glacier National Park. Becoming the 10th in the country, 1.4 million acres were set aside as a national park in 1910. Split by the continental divide, and housing over 50 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, the park was joined with Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park in 1932 to become the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind in the world, and in 1995 they became a World Heritage site. Highlighted by valleys sculpted by ancient glaciers out of sedimentary mountains formed 170 million years ago, the park features a diverse landscape. Soaring mountain outcroppings, hanging valleys, and lush alpine meadows and lakes all reside here, along with a wealth of wildlife. Our adventure begins at St. Mary's Lake, where spectacular sedimentary upcroppings reflect into her mirrored waters. Elsewhere, gentle waterfalls cascade over terraced rocks, and raging rivers course through narrow gorges lined with moss covered boulders. We visit Many Glacier Park on the Sherburne Reservoir, and Two Medicine Lake in East Glacier Park. Through aerial displays, and time lapse, we watch the changing character of different regions of the park, including much of the wide range of flora and fauna found herein. We'll see big horn sheep, mountain goats, black and brown bear cubs, moose, deer, elk and pocket gophers, beaver, marmots and a variety of ducks and insects along with orange hanging glacier lilies, lupine, Indian paintbrush, asters, and shooting stars.We also travel several hundred miles to the north, into the heart of Canada's Banff National Park, where we visit the glaciers of majestic Lake Louise, then move south into the Waterton National Park. Glacier also houses a National Historic Landmark in its Going-to-the-Sun Road, which cuts through Logan Pass, and took 11 years to construct. Featuring some of the most scenic views in North America, this road forever changed the way the park was experienced when it opened in 1932, and we see the sights as we journey along this stretch of park heritage. In Western Glacier Park, we experience Lake McDonald, both placid and rocked by howling winds and rain. We see the winter snows, and a hail storm in one of the valley forests. The visuals are accompanied by a mix of classical and contemporary soft pop, which is blended with the natural location sounds for a relaxing travelogue throughout this glacier-influenced landscape. Glacier National Park provides an interesting and varied look at the park and its inhabitants throughout the seasons, and makes a fine addition to the National Parks collection.

Rating for Style: B+
Rating for Substance: B

 

Image Transfer

 One
Aspect Ratio1.33:1 - Full Frame
Original Aspect Ratioyes
Anamorphicno


Image Transfer Review: The image here is quite good, given some limitations of the source. Colors are bright and vibrant, though do tend to bleed in places, and some of the whites are a little blown out. Blacks are well defined. There are areas that exhibit a fair amount of shimmer, and the occasional momentary dropout. Compression artifacts are limited and minor. Detail is quite good, save for a few select shots. On the whole this is an enjoyable transfer, comparable to the other shows in this series.

Image Transfer Grade: B

 

Audio Transfer

 LanguageRemote Access
DS 2.0Englishno


Audio Transfer Review: Stereo audio provides a nice mix of natural location recording and the musical score that accompanies it. Separation and definition are good, tonal balance even and frequency coverage lacking only extreme low end. Some of the fadeouts of the location audio seemed a bit abrupt, and these sources will exhibit more hiss and background noise appropriate for what they are. The musical segments are well produced, and the overall effect is pleasing.

Audio Transfer Grade: B+

 

Disc Extras

Static menu
Scene Access with 16 cues and remote access
Packaging: EastPack
Picture Disc
1 Disc
1-Sided disc(s)
Layers: single

Extras Review: There are no additional features.

Extras Grade: D-

 

Final Comments

I'm quite enjoying the diverse range of scenery offered in Wilderness Video's National Parks collection, and here we have another nice addition. Highlighting the majestic, glacier-carved landscape of northern Montana's Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park offers a scenic overview of this natural spectacle, and the forays into Canada's Lake Louise and Waterton National Parks display their common heritage.

 


Back to top

Search 10,000+ titles:

or Advanced Search

DVD REVIEW ARCHIVE


Get FREE Shipping on all orders at TimeLife.com! - 120x90

 



Microsoft Store

Keywords

television, jennifer esposito, blue bloods, ncis, mark harmon. duane henry, wilmer valderrama, michael weatherly, bull, movie, ghostbusters, comedy, chris helmsworth, melissa mcarthy, kristen wiig, celebrity, rap, game, shoop dogg, jayceon terrell taylor, alton sterling, kristen stewart, equals, jonathan simkhal, nicholas hoult, music, kris kristofferson, country music hall of fame, alzheimers, lyme disease, fox news, gretchen carlson, fox and friends, steve doocy, roger ailes, the real story with gretchen carlson, radio, garrison keillor, a prairie home companion, jennifer anniston, baby bump, justin theroux, taylor swift, tom hiddleston, calvin harris, lisa marie presley, michael lockwood, riley and benjamin keough, danny keough, michael jackson, nicolas cage, tom affleck, boston fan, bill simmons, hbo show, any given wednesday, tom brady, deflategate, hamilton, lin-manuel mianda, periscope, heart tweet machine, hamilton mixtape, cable, hbo, curb your enthusiasm, larry david, bernie sanders, saturday night live, maya and marty, christina grimmie, murdered, plaza live, before you exit, marcus grimmie, nashville, cmt, president brian phillips, the tonight show, jimmy fallon, president obama, the roots, hillary clinton, tim mcgraw, faith hill, maggie mcgraw, humble and kind, ellen degeneres show, titi pierce, coldwell banker robbins & free realty, hairspray live!, tracy turnblad, york theatre company, john waters, jennifer hudson, harvey fierstein, martin short, derek hough, j.k. rowling, harry potter and the cursed child, noma dumezweni, emma watson, judd apatow, paul freig, melissa mccarthy, romance, history channel, roots, remake, anika noni rose, t.i., malachi kirby, josh duhamel, transformers, fergie, black eyed peas, axl, double dutchess, abc, music city, grand ole opry, chip esten, lennon stella, the voice, alisan porterm, christina aguilera, ceelo green, ariana grande, sia, the little big town, 2016 billboard music awards, pink, just like fire, pamela neal, warrior princess, send my love (to your new lover), billboard music awards, adele, patrick daughters, bryan cranston, lbj, all the way, melissa leo, frank langella, todd weeks, hard sell, kristin chenoweth, wicked

On Facebook!
digitallyOBSESSED!
digitallyOBSESSED!
Promote Your Page Too

Visit:

Zarabesque.com

Original Magic Dress.com

Susti Heaven

Become a Reviewer | Search | Review Vault | Reviewers
Readers | Webmasters | Privacy | Contact
Microsoft Store