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|NBA Dynasty Series - Boston Celtics - The Complete History|
Actors: Larry Bird, Bill Russell
Over the past 50 years the Celtics have won an unprecedented 16 World Championships including 8 in a row from 1959-1966, making them the the most storied franchise in NBA history. This 5-disc special edition collector's se... more »
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Must have for any Celtic fan!!
V. Pinette | Nashua, NH | 11/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 5 disc set is well done with (6) great Celtic games in their entirity. Good to see two Celtic-Laker games from the '84 Finals, which was the greatest Finals series ever. Disc 1 has a good overview of the teams and championships from the 50 & 60's and 70's along with a segment on the Celtic-Laker rivalry in the '80's. Disc 2 has season ending compilations programs for the '81, '84 and '86 championship years.
'69 Finals Game 7 Celtics-Lakers (4th Qtr only)
'76 Finals Game 5 Celtics-Suns (greatest game ever played)
'81 East Conf Final-Game 7 Celtics-Sixers (Celts come back to win after being down 3-1)
'84 Finals Game 4 Celtics-Lakers
'84 Finals Game 7 Celtics-Lakers
'86 Finals Game 4 Celtics-Rockets
'87 East Conf. Finals Game 5 Celtics-Pistons (Bird steals the ball from an Isiah Thomas inbounds)"
Tired of crap NBA of today? This fills the void.
Jerry Graff | Thornton, Colorado United States | 01/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been waiting for this DVD set with baited breath, and it was well worth the wait.
To be able to pop in a DVD of some of the greatest basketball ever played is a refreshing treat from watching the boring, slow, selfish basketball of today. Watching these games again, it just blows me away how little today's awful, me-me-me players learned from legends like Bird, Magic, McHale, Worthy, etc. This is basketball as its finest.
Celtics-Lakers '84 probably was the best Finals series ever played, and I say that not just because the C's won. It was high intensity, brilliantly played basketball on both sides (Worthy's stolen pass by Henderson notwithstanding). Watching the '81 Celtics-Sixers Game 7 again literally brings chills to me. I was a 16 year old kid at the time, and was literally too nervous to watch the final few minutes. The Sixers led the whole game, and I was getting too discouraged to keep watching. I went into a barn next to our house, which had a converted hoop inside it, and started shooting baskets in nervous energy, imagining every shot to be a comeback by the C's. When I quickly turned the game on the radio, I heard the cigarette-stained voice of Johnny Most gloriously saying the Celtics had just scored nine of the game's last 10 points and had pulled it out, 91-90. Incredible. My gambit worked. I was on Cloud Nine.
Speaking of Most - the most objective, truth-telling play-by-play man of all time ("The gutless way they do things here" - circa Detroit, late '80s), I attended the Johnny Most Basketball Camp in 1977, in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Some of the unforgettable memories include:
-Johnny yelling at his son, Les, to "pick 'em up and lay 'em down" on the court during the many scrimmages of camp.
- Johnny telling us wide-eyed kids of the time "Havlicek Stole the Ball."
-Us asking Johnny what he'd do if we took away all of his cigarettes (he smoked at least two packs of Kool cigarettes per day)? He said he'd "go right back out to my trunk and get another carton."
-Johnny sitting, alone, in the camp's kitchen, watching an episode of "Hawaii 5-O" on a small black and white TV, telling us he couldn't join us yet until he watched the conclusion.
It's all great stuff. I know fans around the country roll their eyes a lot at Boston sports fans, how much they live in the past and think everything of their childhood was the real "glory days", but you simply have no idea unless you were there how special it was to grow up watching this team. In my case, it started with the early '70s era, with Cowens, White, Havlicek, etc., and continued on through the wonderful Bird era. The basketball was incredible, and it will live on forever on this fine DVD.
I would have liked more, of course, including more on the teams that won the '74 and '76 titles - especially the '74 team. That series against Milwaukee for the title, against Kareem, Robertson, etc., was one of the more overlooked Finals ever, in terms of how great it was. Ironically, the best C's team of the '70s was one that didn't win it all. The 1973 Celtics won 68 games, and might have been the best fast-breaking C's team in history. They were a joy to watch, with their passing and teamwork. But Havlicek broke his arm in the playoffs, and the Knicks took advantage with a series win.
Anyway, Celtics fans need to run, not walk, to get this fine set of memories."
You won't see this: Antoine Walker for threeee....CLANG
Shawn Mccullion | Nashua, NH | 01/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If anyone tries to say today's players are the best ever, just pop in the Boston Celtics -- NBA Dynasty Series if you want to win the arguement.
What a great collection of games in this DVD set. The first thing people should realize while watching Russell's final game in 1969 and the tripple overtime game against Pheonix in 1976, is how the game was played before the three-point line was an option. Can you say mid-range game?
Then, of course, we get to watch the 80's, when athleticism and basketball skills clashed for the first and last time. The Lakers, Sixers, Celtics, Rockets, Bucks, Cavs and even the Mavericks of the 80's would absolutely smash the teams of this era. The reason: They knew how to play the game.
This DVD series is a must for any basketball fan over the age of 30 who appreciates and remembers the great Celtics teams."
Amazing NBA Series continues to set standard
K. Golik | 07/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the sports DVD boom continues, the NBA shows it is head and shoulders above all the major professional sports in this field. While MLB and NHL DVD's give you the full games but lack bonus features; the NFL has also done this with the NFL teams and they started strong with the elite teams (Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, etc) they have watered it down and given less bang with your buck.
The NBA through NBA TV created "The Dynasty Series" and its continued excellence wins again with "The Boston Celtics"
When your purchase this set you get 5 dual discs (discs that have material on both sides) which allows you to have close to 22 hours of material.
If you purchase at Wal-Mart or hear at Amazon you will spend no more than $25-$30 for this set. That is a beyond a great deal. Unlike the competitor leagues this NBA series not only gives you documentaries but full games.
This set gives you the "Celtic Dynasty" which is an hour documentary on the Celtics rise to basketball supermacy. You get a bunch of other featurettes that concern Celtic playoff runs in the 1970's and 1980's.
What is the meat and potatos of this set is the games you receive the:
*1969 NBA Finals Game 7 Celtics-Lakers - 4th quarter only
*1976 NBA Finals Game 5 Celtics-Suns - the legendary game that went multiple OTs
*1981 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 Celtics-Sixers - Larry Bird matures and guides the Celtics to an Game 7 victory over Dr. J
*1984 NBA Finals Games 4 and 7 Celtics-Lakers - Bird and Magic's first meeting in the NBA Finals and you get 2 great games
*1986 NBA Finals Game 4 Celtics-Rockets - The Celtics steamroll the Twin Towers
*1987 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 Celtics-Pistons - Larry Bird steals the ball
If you are a new Celtics fan looking for material from their recent championship run with "The Boston 3-Party" you will be disappointed this is an older set, but if you love Celtics and know someone who enjoys great baseketball this is a must buy."