Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Impossible to Forget The Story of the '67 Boston Red Sox|
Genres: Sports, Documentary
The 1967 Boston Red Sox are the most beloved, mythical team in the history of Boston sports. Now, forty years later, experience the magic of this season with the special 40th Anniversary DVD. Here again are the "foreve... more »
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Good DVD set...but missing something..THE PLAYERS!!!
Richardson | Sunny California USA | 06/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
I was very anxious to get this DVD set..even though I'm from Southern California I was a big fan of the Red Sox as a young fan and of YAZ and Lonborg etc...and looking forward to this 40th Anniversary set. The extra features are fun but the main program is a scant 48 minutes and while it has good footage and a nice storytelling to it..ALL of the interviewees are Boston area columnists or politicians NO PLAYERS?!!! I was so dissapointed to not have YAZ or Jim or Rico or any of them on the program. The extra features are vignettes (that curiously have the odd player interview?) an old documentary of around 48 minutes that is horribly faded and hard to watch and the second disc is a complete game from the final weekend series with the Twins. They mention that it is the OLDEST complete game in baseball available in color...so its a valuable piece of history. Unfortunately it isn't the clincher with Lonborg...but the game the day before...still a valuable curiosity, and the main thing making me not rate this much lower as its cool.
Sadly I'm not sure I'll visit this set very often ..if more than once on most features..."
Heart-Breaking If You're a Twins Fan
Samalex | 07/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember that weekend like it happened a few days ago. One game up in the standings, two games to play, the Twins had to win only once to go to the World Series. Just one, lousy game...
I've seen parts of the DVD, and will buy a copy for myself. It was great to see Killebrew, Oliva, Yaz, Petrocelli and others of that era again, although I would have preferred to see Sunday's clinching game.
No matter; the late Ray Scott was the Twins'announcer in 1967, and he said he got a gut-wrenching feeling during Saturday's game the Twins would not beat Boston. He said it was one of the most depressing feelings he'd ever experienced as a broadcaster. To us faithful in Minnesota, those losses were as crushing as any a Minnesota team ever suffered. And that includes the four Super Bowls."
Red Sox fan must-have
M. S. Kobernus | Naperville, ill. | 07/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 1967 Red Sox separate the "bandwagon" fans from the real fans. This is where the real Red Sox Nation starts. All the highlights, all the player profiles, all the clips you could possibly want from the Impossible Dream season. This would have been enough but, an entire pivotol gave is included as a bonus disc. In color, no intrusive graphics cluttering up the screen, just as it was broadcast on the second to last game of the season. A "Dream" DVD."
THE MAN WE CALL YAZ
Alan B. Fecteau | VALDOSTA, GA | 02/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one terrific DVD.
If you are a baby boomer from the New England area, or you are just BoSox-curious, you will love this 2-DVD set.
Disc 01 features a tremendous 40th anniversary recap of the 1967 season, which appeared last year on the New England Sports Network (NESN).
Bonus material on Disc 01 features the original "Impossible Dream" show that appeared (in B&W) on Boston's WHDH-TV, after the 1967 season had finished. Also included are three segments from the 1967 World Series highlight film, specifically the three wins posted by the Sox.
Arguably, Disc 02 is even more interesting than Disc 01.
It's a near-complete copy, of the local broadcast, of the next to last game of the 1967 regular season. The Red Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins in Fenway, needing a win to stay in the race. The makers of the DVD claim the copy of this game represents the oldest complete-game broadcast available, of any baseball game, that had been telecast in color. Jose Santiago started for the Red Sox, while Jim Kaat pitched for the Twins. Early in the contest, Kaat exited the game with an injury, giving way to Jim Perry, brother of Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry. The Sox came from behind, hung on, and won, behind homers by Carl Yastrzemski and George Scott. Boston went on to take the final game of the season the next day, clinching the flag, behind a complete game effort by Jim Lonborg.
Just plain great stuff ... get it."