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|NFL Films - The New York Giants - The Complete History|
This two-disc set celebrates the glorious history of the New York Giants, from the inception through training camp 2004. Bonus disc is the NFL Films production of the 1958 Championship game, in which the Giants played the ... more »
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Big Sky dweller | 10/10/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have loved the Giants for more than 30 years. Therefore, I was very disappointed that most of this footage is recycled from old NFL Film productions. I estimate less than 10 minutes of new footage here. (If you have "Giants Among Men" from 1987 and the 1991 highlight film following Superbowl XXV, you pretty-much already own 75% of this DVD set.)
When I heard they were releasing a "History of the NY Giants", I was hoping for actual game footage, complete with TV-announcers commentary.
I own boxed sets in other major sports: basketball, hockey, baseball, that show complete games as they originally aired on television. These are perfect for reliving some great sports moments as they actually happened. The drama is not created through movie-production, but rather through the course of the actual event: See Mets game 6; the Rangers game 7 etc.
Unfortunately, no luck whatsoever in this area. For whatever reason, NFL Films has always believed that drama is created in the editing room and in the music studio rather than on the field itself. What you get here is standard NFL films: painfully-drawn-out slow motion, and countless (and I mean countless) close-ups of spiraling footballs set to dramatic classical music. The drama and heart pounding memories of Superbowl XXV are reduced to a 20 second overview, followed by the most rediculously drawn-out shot of Norwood's field-goal. (You can basically go to the bathroom and make it back in time to see the ball sail wide-right.) Over and over, the thrill of the moment/memory is completely lost in the over-production.
I would pay good money for high-quality DVD's of actual game broadcasts of the greatest Giant victories of all time. Giant fans will enjoy much of this, so it deserves a few stars. However, ultimately this was a lost opportunity to capture the history of a remarkable franchise."
NFL Fan for 50 Years Writes
Mike Zibnack | Redmond, OR | 07/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another superb NFL Films production. The Giants 1958 and 1986 Championship Games were awesome and exciting. I have viewed the complete History of the NY Giants, Raiders, Cowboys, Packers, & Eagles. I am not a fan of any of thoses teams. But, this production and the others are a must for any NFL FAN. On the bonus disc where as a half dozen retired players are interviewed, Some of the interviews were to short. The Pat Summerall interview will touch your heart. Concerning all 5 teams I've watched, the bonus disc interviews all have some that seem to short. In addition, I feel there could have been another half dozen past players interviewed and added. I'm Very Happy with this purchase and all the other team purchases and I'm sure whomever is reading this and buys any of these will be very pleased with what you get. Myself being an Avid NFL fan for about 50 years, I've seen a tremendous amount of film footage. With these Team History Productions, it seems you get the best of the best footage, along with the memories that go with them."