Explore the science, innovation, and sheer genius it takes to transform the most basic ingredients into the world’s most awe-inspiring machines. Raw to Ready goes deep inside factories to uncover the hard work and craftsmanship it takes to build these incredible machines and reveals the hidden stories of human ingenuity that have transformed the earth’s most essential raw materials into monumental marvels of modern technology.


“Raw to Ready” is an in-depth look at factories and forges that build the best in transportation and engineering. We get to take a look at everything from the Komatsu Earth Mover to the Mack Truck to the Bentley and the Bombardier CRJ-1000. From there, the crew breaks down the elements that are necessary for the construction of these mechanical titans. I know that this might seem like a sleeping pill to a lot of readers, but you’ve got to be able to be fascinated by the outside world. Not everything is fantasy and Hugh Jackman acting straight.

The two discs present four hours of content. Human ingenuity is so fascinating, but I feel that the series tip-toes among the dynamics behind the creation. When we break down these creations to their Utilitarian purpose, then we dehumanize the product. That irks me, but I can see why they did it for the purposes of cohesive shooting. Still, that direction almost seems to make this series short-lived. That being said, I’ll enjoy what I can watch right now.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is strong with a supportive transfer and a Dolby audio track. The Dolby track doesn’t get much back channel action. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans of amazing mechanical finesse.


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