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|NFL Films Super Bowl Collection - Super Bowls XI-XX|
Live the excitement of the second 10 Super Bowls and the seasons leading up to each big game in a five-disc collector's set loaded with defining highlights, enhanced content and exclusive memorabilia.
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E. R. Wilding | Hull, UK | 10/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some people have criticised this title for not containing the entire games. What they fail to understand is that NFL Films does not own the footage from the TV broadcasts and therefore cannot publish such material.
The actual documentaries are of an excellent quality, both in cinematography and in narrative. Of course, with narration from the likes of John Facenda and Harry Kalas, the overall effect is multiplied.
These documentary films really capture the spirit of the big games, and to have ten of them on five discs, and the season review films, plus extras, represents excellent value for money. I very much recommend this, and other titles in the "Super Bowl Collection" series."
Very Nice Collection Of Highlights!
Alexander J. Cervantes | Fresno, CA USA | 10/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After reading the reviews on this item, I can say that if one expects complete games, highly detailed analyses or critical interviews there will be utter disappointment. However, to those who love the NFL, this set is superb. Now let's face it, rabid NFL fans are never really satisfied with these kind of presentations. Rabid fans want complete games, complete player characteristics and commentaries, pregame and postgame analysis and copious amounts of verbage on game strategy. Since this would be an impossible task, a collection set like this one is the next best thing. All the dvds contain footage previously released by NFL Films and broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and the like. NFL fans who have taped many of these programs can now appreciate these episodes in the new dvd format. This collection of highlights puts related items into one chronological presentation. This is an excellent set for all NFL fans and, especially, the fans who favor the victorious teams in their respective Super Bowls. Particularly, fans of the Steelers (2 SB wins), Raiders (3 SB wins) and the 49ers (2 SB wins). Each dvd contains highlights of each NFL season that leads to the Super Bowl and then highlights of the Super Bowl itself. Featurettes (two for each Super Bowl year) pertaining to the players or the teams are also provided. Each featurette is approximately 5 minutes in length. While NFL Films has tried, in later years, to provide more intricate analysis and detailed reviews for the enjoyment of serious fans, most of this set is simply for the entertainment. However, one can see the evolution of season and game commentary with analysis in the later games as in comparison to the earlier games. In other words, Super Bowls XIX and XX are given a more detailed analysis and commentary than earlier Super Bowls. If greater attention to a team is desired, NFL Films has released season reviews and "complete" histories for several of the NFL teams. In all, this is a great set and I look forward to the release of future collection sets in this series, especially, if the trend to present more and better commentaries and analyses will continue. Great memories are rekindled and excitement is relived while viewing some of the greatest athletes playing in the world's greatest game. Enjoy!"
Thank you NFL Films
Alexander J. Cervantes | 06/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a young kid growing up, I always looked forward to a couple of days before the actual Super Bowl to watch these old super bowl highlights on espn. I always recorded them on my vhs tapes. after a while, though, after playing them over and over again, they got worn out. When I found out that NFL films was releasing the first Super Bowl collection (I-X), I was really excited. I bought that set and it really surpassed my expectations. Watching all of the season in reviews and the super bowl highlights in the dvd format was stunning, seeing this with great clarity and stereo sound. NFL Films has done it again with Super Bowl XI-XX. You'll never have to watch super bowl highlights on espn again. It's a joy watching these highlights from the end of the Steelers dynasty, to the beginning of the 49ers dynasty. Can't wait for Super Bowl XXI-XXX."
Not As Good as the First Box Set...
William Fredrick Cooper | Bronx, New York | 03/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"But still very enjoyable. The thing I found most impressive are not the 30 minute clips of past Super Bowls (Though I must say, my favorites are XIII and XIV - Facenda is the man. I Love his recount of Dallas' furious, yet futile finish, as well as that last RAMS Drive.) , but of the seasonal footage. Watching the growth of the "Air Coryell" Chargers, Broncomania, two underrated Tampa Bay Buccanears teams and near miss Houston Oiler teams and the continued excellence of the Raiders, Redskins, Rams, Vikings, Cowboys, Dolphins and of course, the Steelers. You also saw the Origin of those great 49ers teams.
I must say this: I probably won't by XXI-XXX. Though I like Harry Kalas, Jeff Kaye and Earl Mann, the narratives have just not been the same since John Facenda passed away in 1984. Even with his voice sounding weak in his last narration (XVIII) it was still better than all of the voice-overs since.