Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NFL Films - Super Bowl Collections - Super Bowl I-X|
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Live the excitement of the first 10 Super Bowls and the seasons leading up to each big game in this NFL Films 5-disc collector's set loaded with defining highlights, enhanced content and exclusive Super Bowl I-X memorabili... more »
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The best & worst of the big dance
Zagnorch | Terra, Sol System | 01/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've always been a fan of NFL Films' half-hour Super Bowl game recap/highlight shows that play on ESPN2 during the week leading up to the big game, and lamenting the fact that they never bothered to put any of `em out on DVD. Fortunately, they finally came around and put out this collection of highlight shows for the first ten Super Bowls, as well as quick NFL season recaps leading up to the championship. Which is good, `cuz now I won't have to worry about my gradually deteriorating VHS tapes of the episodes I've recorded off of ESPN2 over the few post-seasons getting eaten by my VCR!While I thought the recap shows alone were worth the bucks my mom & pop paid for it as a Christmas present (thanks, guys!), NFL Films added even more value to the presentation by throwing two featurettes in with each Super Bowl game. Included among these mini-shows are brief profiles of the careers of Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Bob Lilly, Jack Lambert, and Roger Staubach. Also showcased: the silent enigma that was Cowboys RB Duane Thomas, the Dolphins' undefeated 1972 season and their famed(?) "No-Name" defense of the early 70s, the legacy of Tom Landry, the fights that broke out between CBS and NBC before, during, and after their simultaneous broadcast of Game I, the Minnesota Vikings setting the standard for Super Bowl futility, and other sideline stuff I never knew about before. Now if only they'd release on CD some of those amazing soundtrack tunes that compliment the game action....Topping off this set's sack o' goodies is a booklet that features images and basic info on each contest, including the date each game was played on and the city & stadium it was played in, program covers, championship rings, rosters, scores by quarter & final scores, and the name & position of each game MVP. A glossy, full-color Super Bowl X ticket facsimile adds a nice finishing touch to it all.But even though I enjoyed viewing just about every single show and featurette contained within this set, being the big-time 49er faithful and Redskin-rooter that I am, I never really appreciated the first decade of "the great American time-out" as much as I do the Super Bowls to come. With luck, this bad-boy will sell well enough to justify the release of the Super Bowls XI-XX DVD box set, which'll cover a few of my all-time fave championships, including the 49ers's victories in XVI & XIX, the `Skins claiming XVII, and the Bears' 46 defense in peak form against the Pats in XX. And don't even get me started on XXI to XXX...`Late"
RDH | Portland, OR | 09/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are expecting uncut versions of the Super Bowl themselves you will be disappointed. This DVD contains 20 half hour television shows created by NFL Films, two from each year of the Super Bowl's first decade. Each year has two half hour programs dedicated to itself. The first is a recap of the season and the second half hour is a recap of the Super Bowl. The footage is priceless. It's a great primer to that era of the NFL. You can see the game not only evolve on the field but you can sense the league gain momentum in the annuals of American Culture.
Many reviewers and people I talked to wish the NFL would sell the complete games as they aired on television on DVD and I wish that too. For those who were fooled into thinking this compilation was indeed that, did you not read the box? The entire DVD is just over 10 hours long. In 10 hours you could barely fit 2 and half games!
If you like the NFL and NFL films, you'll love this box set..
What a waste . . . again
Mean BoDean | Arlington, TX USA | 02/08/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I will not give the NFL a single red cent until they crawl out of their hole and release the complete unedited broadcasts of the entire games. They are wasting a great opportunity. How great it would be to watch every play, with all those great players of the past, to actually relive those great games. Who wants another edited rehash with some overpaid talking head pontificating about things every football fan already knows. Please do not buy this garbage. Make them do the right thing!"
Great DVD's, but lacking a bit.
Jason L. Baucom | Sunrise, Florida United States | 01/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'll try to be quick.
You get the first 10 years. They go through the entire year with a recap of the teams which I did like.
They then show the Super Bowl highlights. I wish they did show the entire game but they don't. They just show certain key plays which is cool but just not enough for me. That's what you get. Don't expect the whole game. Expect what ESPN shows every year during Super Bowl time."