Baja - The Other California

Baja California stretches 750 miles southwards from its famous neighbour, the State of California. On either side of this narrow strip of land lie the rich waters of the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez.
Paul Reddish
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English [CC]
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3.6 out of 5 stars

37 global ratings

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GreenMarineFive-0Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2017
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mute the sound and just enjoy the scenery!! The so-called background music drowns the narrator completely
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Whoever was responsible for the sound engineering needs to find a different profession. I can't think of any other supposed professionally made documentary that had such annoying, mind bending, absolutely obnoxious "background" music that completely overwhelms the narrator. It's pointless to waste your time even trying to adjust or equalize sound settings; this documentary is beyond saving with respect to sound. However, if you are interested in the scenery alone, try the mute button because there is plenty of good visual footage.
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Big BoomerReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
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The foley and music are not ducked under the volume of the narration making it very hard to understand it. However, that only represents a few minutes of the video and the rest is quite good.

What is unreported is the effect of the US taking away so much of the water from the Colorado River. That altered the delta of the river to change from a rich oasis of life to a barren desert where the river mostly never reaches the Sea of Cortez.

Worthwhile watching.
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ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
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Informative and interesting with an abundance of wonderful camera shots, but turn on the closed captioning because the music is too loud and drowns out the narration. If I had not been able to read the dialog, I would have had no idea what was said in about one-half of the documentary.
Christopher BrunatiReviewed in the United States on February 14, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good doc but sound is off.
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For some weird reason, the narrator's voice is quite quiet and is often drowned out by sounds and the score. Weirder still, the version available on YouTube doesn't have this issue (but it's only 480p).
cl loeraReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
beautiful places but what I liked the best was the ...
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San Ignacio, Mulege, Loreto, beautiful places but what I liked the best was the beaches of Bahia Concepcion, clear warm water, you get swaths of beach to yourself. I was amazed by that place, I hope someday I can return.
VolumeBalanceReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sound quality is TERRIBLE!!!
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The narrator was difficult enough to hear through the background noises of splashing, etc., then they would play "background" music which would completely drown out the narrator's voice. The sound editor should find another line of work! I was thoroughly annoyed by the end of the movie, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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Jim MorrisReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this production
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For an inexpensive travel spot, I enjoyed this production. It's dated as so much has changed in the area and some of the out-of-the-way were not even mentioned but the basics were covered.
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Steve SummersReviewed in the United States on February 17, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Raises my expectations for other ORF documentaries
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For a first view of one of the apparently numerous ORF productions, this was surprisingly good. I had no idea there was this much unique wildlife just a few hundred miles South of the border. The mole lizard alone was worth the viewing. I will be seeing more of these.
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