Roller Coaster Adventures DVD

Sunday, March 6, 2005 4:25 PM

I am thinking about buying this set of DVD's. I am just curious if any of you have seen any of these? If so, are they worth it? Are they music videos or what? Do you suggest me buying them? Thanks.

Edit: I spelled it wrong in the topic title. Haha. Roller Coaster Adventures DVD. :) *** Edited 3/6/2005 9:26:19 PM UTC by coasterfreak11***

Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:05 PM
I suspect some of those aren't entirely legal.
Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:29 PM
I have all very good got 25 different dvd about roller coaster & amusement parks
Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:39 PM
Not sure about the legality or quality (not to say either way on both accounts). Do a search on here for Horse Creek or Horse Creek Productions and you should find some older topics discussing these DVD's.
Monday, March 7, 2005 12:46 AM
I do not care for their products. They were all very "home made" looking. Don't fool your self into thinking that because they are DVDs that they are high quality.
Monday, March 7, 2005 1:04 AM
$112 for 10 coaster DVD's? (cost plus shipping). I'm almost sure you could find the set for less. I'd need to see a list of the coasters included and a list of the features (multiple angles? interviews? commentary?) on the DVD's before I considered buying it.
Monday, March 7, 2005 1:18 AM
Well, the original poster ended up buying, so maybe he'll be kind enough to let us know how they are once he gets them. :)

I'd need to see a list of the coasters included and a list of the features (multiple angles? interviews? commentary?) on the DVD's before I considered buying it.

Hehe. I doubt you'll get most of the above. These are home movies.

There are clips here - I think the same general stuff is on the DVD's (which, IIRC, were burned DVD-R's, not commercially produced DVD's - that may have changed, who knows?)

Monday, March 7, 2005 1:38 AM
I thought I read somewhere that some of those videos are mostly made up of videos from the parks PR departments.
Monday, March 7, 2005 1:41 AM
Yes, I did end up buying them. I looked at past topics about these movies and there were people who were very satisfied with the first two volumes. They said they were looking forward to the 3rd volume to come out. I personally thought $10 for each dvd was pretty good. I will let you guys know what I think of them! :) *** Edited 3/7/2005 6:41:55 AM UTC by coasterfreak11***
Monday, March 7, 2005 1:51 AM
Yes, the DVDs looked awfuly DVD-R burned, but I couldn't tell for sure.

And yes, most, if not all, the footage is from B-Rolls that the Park's PR department released.

And even more baffeling is the Badnitrus animation used as the on-ride portion of Batman: Knight Flight.

Monday, March 7, 2005 10:21 AM
Read the old thread on Horse Creek Productions....there's MANY opinions. My summary: I don't know anything about the videos, but when I found one of MY copyrighted pictures on a box of theirs, I was Pi**ed. And I wasn't the only one to find something like that.
Monday, March 7, 2005 10:52 AM
Which is all the more reason not to support crap like that.
Monday, March 7, 2005 11:44 AM
I don't care much for the movies. In volume 5, for the on-ride videos of Millennium Force and CP, the footage was from the "Roller Coasters of Cedar Point" video that you can buy at the park. Also, the soundtracks were horrible and the on-ride video of Kraken (volume 1, I believe), was aimed backwards at the riders' faces instead of the track. They weren't very well-made at all.
Monday, March 7, 2005 11:48 AM
Wow, and they've sold two of the $100 set and a whole bunch of other ones.

Why didn't I think of selling home movies mixed with B-roll footage packaged in covers full of unauthorized photos?

That's some pretty easy money right there. :)

Saturday, March 12, 2005 2:08 PM
I just got them in the mail today. All 10 of them! :) I have watched one of them already. I loved it. Even if you guys said they didn't take all the footage, it's still great. I love the music. I can't wait to watch the other 9 dvd's!! $10 for each DVD is not bad at all. I also got 5 park brochures.
Saturday, March 12, 2005 4:18 PM
I'm sure they paid the licensing rights for that music too ;) Just like they paid me for my picture on the old VHS box of the first volume.
Saturday, March 12, 2005 7:14 PM
And the witch hunt begins...


Saturday, March 12, 2005 7:53 PM
What witch hunt? You think it's ok that the tape I have has MY copyrighted picture on the box? And why would I lie about such a thing? There's nothing for me to gain by doing so. If one thing is taken without permission what am I then to think about everything else? It wasn't just mine too. Two other "well known" coaster picture sites found the same thing on the same cover! One was from a "joyful" picture site and the other was from the owner of a sort of "data" site. Think they would like about it too? And that's just the ones that I recognized.

And when we all contaced the person responsible you wouldn't believe the response we got. If you really want to know, you can contact one of us in private.

If you think the intellectual property theft (which solid proof exists) of several folks is a witch hunt, then I encourage you to look up "witch hunt". *** Edited 3/13/2005 1:01:00 AM UTC by Peabody***

Saturday, March 12, 2005 8:28 PM
Is there an echo from five months ago in here?
Saturday, March 12, 2005 8:40 PM
Sure is

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