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Major League: The Turf Edition--The ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S Edi
Dr. Karl O. Edwards | Helena, Montana | 10/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for "Major League: The Turf Edition"
A TRUE COLLECTOR'S PRIZE EDITION!!!
Amazon has changed its listings for the various editions of "Major League," and I cannot say with any certainty that if you order this edition, ASIN: B000MGBTQ6, that you will actually receive the "Turf Edition." My recommendation is to contact the seller before buying. So, if you order and get the "Turf" edition: lucky you!
Having failed (I ordered and re-ordered it three times I believe) to get the "Turf Edition" when Amazon had it listed under a different code, I wrote my very first review entitled, "WARNING!!!! THIS VERSION IS NOT THE ONE YOU GET." Sometime over the last six months or so, Amazon finally de-listed "Major League: Turf Edition," and added my review to the reviews posted for all the various versions of "Major League" except for this one. The picture, as of October 25, 2008, shows the "Turf Edition," so I am writing another review for this version; although my comments are strictly for the "Turf Edition" as pictured.
I managed to locate a copy of "Major League: Turf Edition" through another source a few months after I wrote my review (which I have since edited as well). The short story about this edition is that it is strictly a "collector's version." The only difference between the "Turf Edition" and "Major League (Wild Thing Edition)" is that this edition comes with an artificial sod covering on a slip case that goes over the box with the "Wild Thing Edition" DVD. As a true fan of the movie and the Cleveland Indians, "Major League: Turf Edition" is the ultimate display version of the movie. I keep my copy in an air tight bag, neatly displayed with other baseball memorabilia.
For those not familiar with the film, here is a summary of "Major League (Wild Thing Edition), which I also own and have revised my review on:
A Cleveland fan since 1959, the thrill of "what if" was great--and I own a copy of every version that I am aware exists. But, this movie--no matter what version you purchase--is an outstanding show. The performances by all of the actors show a sincere desire to make a great movie. In particular Dennis Haysbert (perhaps best known for his role as President David Palmer on 24) as Pedro Cerrano is awesome, while Charlie Sheen gives his best comedic performance. Wesley Snipes as Willie Mays Hayes, not quite as well known at the time, engrossingly demonstrates his ability to do comedy--he really needs to do more comedy.
The baseball scenes are all believable and well shot; although more cameos by real players would have been even nicer. Having been to many games, I think that the movie does a very good job of portraying what is is like to attend a professional baseball game. Indeed, with Bob Uecker, I almost thought I was listening to a live game. If you like baseball, Major League is one of the best--for entertainment, not drama--and I highly recommend it.
Bonus features for "Major League (Wild Thing Edition)" include: 1) commentary by writer/director David Ward and producer Chris Chesser; 2) My Kinda Team; 3) Major League: A Look at "Major League"; 4) Bob Uecker: Just A Bit Outside; 5) An Alternate Ending with Filmmaker Introduction; 6) A Tour of Cerrano's Locker; and 7) a photo gallery. How many of these bonus features are on the other editions, I cannot say; although I would hope that these and more are on the two disk edition (ASIN: B0019GO5AU).
If this review was not helpful to you, I would appreciate learning the reason(s) so I can improve my reviews. My goal is to provide help to potential buyers, not get into any arguments. So, if you only disagree with my opinion, could you please say so in the comments and not indicate that the review was not helpful. Thanks."