Large Dangerous Rocket Ships DVD

SKU ID #267182
$19.95
The Large Dangerous Rocket Ships DVD appeals to anyone who remembers the child-like joy of building rockets. And they donít come bigger, wilder or crazier than those at the 29th annual LDRS in California. The LDRS video features the rockets and personalities that make the event great viewing.

In the Large Dangerous Rocket Ships DVD, Kari Byron (MythBusters) hosts the 29th Annual LDRS, the premiere event in high-power rocketry. The event is simply known as Large Dangerous Rocket Ships, and that's just what it is. The LDRS video follows the most fearless and hardcore amateur rocket builders from every corner of the globe as they launch the biggest, the baddest and most cutting-edge and innovative homemade rockets in the galaxy.

The LDRS video features the crowds of Rocket enthusiasts who gather in Lucerne Valley, California, to watch hundreds of "flyers" launch more than 2,000 rockets into the sky. The rockets go so high, in fact, that the FAA is left no choice but to divert all air traffic around the entire event. The LDRS DVD follows wild drag races where countless rockets all speed into the sky at once. There's a race to 1,000 ft and even a low altitude contest that opens up the competition to unconventional rockets of all shapes and sizes (think flying port-a-potties and washer/dryers). From Science Channel DVDs come the insane science and process behind these machines to the crazy characters and personalities who create them, to the history, stakes, and rivalry of the event, thousands of rockets will light up the sky, but only the fastest-flying will be crowned king of L.D.R.S.

Buy the Large Dangerous Rocket Ships DVD, and bring home the riotous fun of high-flying rockets and the personalities behind them.

Read MoreLess
More Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 46 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • DVD Release Date: August 20, 2010

Quantity:

Availability: In Stock

Ready to ship in 2 - 3 Business Days

Share
Email Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You Might Also Like
Reviews
8 Reviews
4.3

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SonyLarge Dangerous Rocket Ships DVD
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (6)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Informative (5)
  • High production value (3)
  • Original (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (6)
    • Adult viewers (4)
    • Younger viewers (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual viewer (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-8

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    Big Rockets have Big Fun

    By John

    from Del Rio, Texas

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      These are not the little rockets you buy at a local store. These are really large rockets! They fly really high or explode very big. Great show.

       
      4.0

      Rockets and Kari - Gotta be good

      By Shamrock Mommy

      from Jefferson City, MO

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • Younger Viewers

        Comments about this product:

        I hope they cover the LDRS competition again and let Kari host. My son (he's 4) LOVES rockets. And he loves Mythbusters, specifically he has a crush on Kari. Put the two together and you have a DVD that is watched several times a week in our house. The competition itself is not as exciting as it could have been, but the show is done in an entertaining enough way that you enjoy watching even though the actual rocket launches themselves are often disappointing. I think they could have covered more of the competition - there are many events only mentioned in passing, but overall, this is pretty entertaining stuff. Especially if you have younger kids who are into rockets.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A real blast....off

        By Mr. B

        from Sherman Oaks, CA

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • In the classroom
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          This was a good introduction to the field of Advanced Model Rocketry. Although it only quickly went over the basics of rocketry, almost none of the Physics, it still whetted my appitite for rockets that are larger, and much more powerful, than the Estes models rockets I built as a child. I plan to use this video, and any additional versions, in my Physics classes. I think my students will love it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Movie did not disappoint

          By Veets

          from Nanuet, NY

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • High Production Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At school

            Comments about this product:

            I use this video in my 6th grade technology classroom to go with my students building and launching their own rockets.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            DSC@LDRS29

            By James

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Avid Moviegoer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Cinematography
            • Informative

            Cons

            • Not What I Expected
            • Poor Plot Development
            • Unoriginal

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            This should be titled DSC at LDRS29, because it is mainly about the Discovery Channel events and is not documentary of LDRS29. The DVD tries to show some sort of competition between the fliers and misses the great cooperation that is actually present. It would be nice to show several of the projects from start to recovery and data analysis. This DVD is very superficial and really misses what happened at LDRS.

            Also, there are no special features with the extra footage that was shot.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good, but ...

            By Sparky

            from Rochester, Michigan

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • Entertaining

            Cons

            • Not What I Expected

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home

            Comments about this product:

            I was hoping this was a DVD of a show called Rocket Challenge that Discovery ran several years ago. It isn't. But it seems to cover the same rocketry event. The earlier show gave details on the contest that are lacking in the current one.
            It is always nice to see Kari Byron, but worn cutoff jeans don't suit her.
            Whoever directed the LDRS show must have encouraged people to act goofy for the camera. That makes it less enjoyable than it could be.
            This show doesn't mention the "fly a bowling ball" event the other one featured. I would have liked an update on that. But, the rocket "drag race" is a new and entertaining event.
            If Discovery releases another LDRS disk next year -- yes, I will buy it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Of course it was awesome

            By metalwizard

            from Hurricane

            About Me Avid Moviegoer

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original
            • The guys were cool

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              Anything with a countdown is just cool. throw in some awesome eye candy like Kari what more could you ask for,

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Show

              By the baum

              from san jose, CA

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Younger Viewers

                Comments about this product:

                I think this would be a great show to show people about rocket science

                Displaying reviews 1-8

                Back to top