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Review of Key System Empire D-123 Charles Smiley Presents

 4.7 of 5 (3)
See the Key System from its early days with ferryboats to the Bay Bridge era. Learn the history from start to finish of the great East-shore Empire. Visit all the lines and cross the bay by ferry and bridge-rails to San Francisco. Streetcars, Bridge-articulated units and many surprises, plus cameo appearances of early Muni and IER make this a transportation story.Featuring: Pre & Post WWII Action, Street Car Lines, 1939 World's Fair, Ferryboats, Bridge Trains, Color & Black and White.Relive history on the Eastshore Empire built by Borax Smith from numerous streetcar lines. Follow the rapid build up of the area from the real estate and building days of the builders of the Key System. Ride a train to the ferry terminal. Witness the new Bay Bridge and the 1939 World's Fair. Ride the bridge trains and see early views on both sides of the bay .Lots of pre and post WWII action. Film in color and black and white with maps, graphics history, period music and narration

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In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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