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post #1 of 5 Old 03-12-2010, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Redline America Review

I am a motorcycle junkie. My magazine subscriptions take up a good $50 out of my monthly expenses, so when I saw a new moto-documentary was on the market, I went online to their website Redline America Motorcycle Travel DVD and purchased the DVD immediately. I was a huge fan of the Long Way Round/Down series and have since purchased several other moto-documentaries ranging from an Indian production where most of the narrative is in Hindi to one following a group of motorcyclists as they travel the Silk Road. Redline America is different from any other moto-documentary. The video tells the tale. The whole time I was watching the movie, it was as if I was on the bike discovering America myself. The wide angled lenses and the variety of camera angles gives you the feeling that you are watching a high quality Youtube video. I found myself several times leaning into the curves as Cliff (the camera man) hustles down the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is some narrative but for the most part, the story is in the scenic views from the helmet cam or the scream of the 1986 Ninja 600. That's right, he did 10,000 miles in 21 days on a twenty year old 600cc sportbike!

Quite pleased with my purchase and yet another dull wintry day dispatched watching someone else having all the adventure. The movie seems slightly amateurish since Cliff was by himself for much of the adventure and the soundtrack is atrocious, but I cannot help but want to watch it again...


The movie is $25 shipped and is a great addition to the avid motorcyclist's movie collection.



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Sounds like a good one. I just purchased a DVD called "Cafe Society" from Amazon for the same $25. It is an hour long documentary about cafe bikes and the culture surrounding them. Hope it is a good one too, can't wait for it to get here.

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Thanks, the preview of that movie looks interesting.
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I've been waiting for this one to come out....

Road Less Traveled - A Documentary by James Beatty
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Oooooh Thanks Kristen... Will keep my eyes open for that one.



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