Well my mate bought one of these last Friday. Whilst cleaning the car out today I found he had left the DVD in the back of the passenger seat, so I thought I would have a watch before handing it back to him. (Part of me wishes it was still there after watching.)
I've whinged about this without seeing it before, and well I'm glad every bad word I have said about it has been true.
It is awful.
There's an awfully edited piece of stock footage overlooking a lake with the skyride, the end of the opening stock footage just ends apruptly and the POV camera on Nemesis? The lens isn't even clean!
The footage of you walking around the park is neat I have to admit, but the on ride stuff (i.e - the point of the DVD) is a complete waste of time. My mate only had Blivy, Nemmy and The Flume on it but...
Firstly whilst the first bit of you on the lift "flat" on Blivvy is ok, but hardly thrilling footage, I must admit to liking the footage as you hang over the edge, but again it's that far away and hazy it ruins it a tad. And the final footage as you get onto the brakes - if your sat on the far right of the shuttle don't blink as you'll miss your appearance!
Nemesis, again what was the point. Three different views of you going up the lift hill, and then a dirty POV stock footage, and the one view of you on the brakes. Bare in mind my friend only had three rides on.. that cost him £5...
And then the Flume, just how far away is that camera for the final drop?! The first lift hill footage is alright, nothing special and then the final part as you float around to the station - almost close to a decent piece of footage - but they miss the point as you go under the showers... which would surely be better footage! Saying that they probably knew the showers wouldn't work all the time.
To me the actual product they are selling is nothing more than extra footage they could put onto a proper DVD as bonus footage.
It should be like rallying - here's your onboard video with a few extra external shots thrown in for a few quid more.
Full on ride videos in HD and the current offering added as bonus footage for a £5 - then you might have a winner.
As it stands it's woefully executed and overpriced. But then that fits the current park ethos like a glove.