Tuesday, February 21, 2012

UFO's Are Real (Which has NOTHING to do with Flying Saucers are Real despite what IMDB says)

This is the best of the many UFO documentaries that cropped up during the 1970's and 80's, before Discovery Channel and home video made it so much easier to get footage of the strange things that maybe flying over head.

Rational and reasoned this film puts out the footage and the photographs with as much information as was known at the time and lets you decide what is what. There is no real hyperbole, just "the facts" as they seemed to known at the time. Actually its more controlled and rational than some of the Discovery Channel shows like UFO Hunters which is good TV but probably not good science.

I really like this film a great deal. Its a shame that it seems to have gone out of print and is only available from sources that charge an arm and a leg for it. I'm reduced to watching my well worn VHS copy now converted to spotty DVD the TV nonsense gets to be too much and I want to see a film on the subject thats rational and well thought out (something even many of the films from the period are not).

This is a must see for anyone interested in the subject. Its one of, if not the best film on the subject. Its a perfect primer on the subject and after seeing it you'll know enough to go on to other films and books on the subject. Its rational and reasoned and nowhere as over the top and silly like we've come to expect.

(IMDB has combined the original UFOs are Real post with the one for called Flying Saucers are real. They are NOT the same film...sadly I think I'm one of only a very few who would even care about that.)

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