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|NFL Films - Super Bowl XXXVIII - New England Patriots Championship Video|
Actors: New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers
Own the most anticipated and watched sporting event of the year. Complete with highlights from the regular season, playoffs and Super Bowl XXXVIII. The 2004 release will contain 3 full hours of Super Bowl coverage includ... more »
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NFL Films does it better than ever!
Brad | CT | 03/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Two years ago, I laughed at some of the reviews of the Patriots' DVD for that first championship season, as I found it ludicrous that people could actually complain that the DVD did not contain the complete Super Bowl game. As I stated at the time in an Amazon.com review, when had NFL Films ever done that?Well, with this DVD, that has changed. In one of the best "extra features" you could ever ask for on a DVD, every play of the Super Bowl is included--in an edited "world broadcast" that cuts out breaks between plays and commercials. You get to see every play of one of the best Super Bowls ever in just under 70 minutes. Incredible to say the least! Other extras such as "EA Sports", media day before the Super Bowl, and the post-Super Bowl player comments are also decent features, but the "world broadcast" takes the cake.So how about the main feature, which is a highlight film of the entire Patriots season? Well, as usual with NFL Films, the job done with that is top-notch. Sure, diehard fans could always ask for more details to be included at certain points in the season (I can think of a few); but overall I'd say all the best of this amazing Patriots season is there. From the opening day humiliating 31-0 loss to Buffalo through the 15-game winning streak culminating with one of the most exciting and bizarre Super Bowls of all time, all games are covered. For sure, Patriots fans will love this; and diehard NFL fans (who don't hate the Pats, that is) will also likely enjoy it.If this is to be considered the sequel to the first Patriots Super Bowl Champions video, this sequel is every bit as good as the original. Strongly recommended as a wonderful collection of memories and highlights that Patriots fans will want to watch again and again."
Spiehler | 07/12/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First, go pats!As for this DVD, it has 2 major flaws, and these flaws are generally ignored by other reviews (and some even get it flat-out wrong). Both deal with the "World Broadcast."1. While the DVD itself and some reviewers have said that this gives you "ALL the excitement" of the world broadcast, that's definitely not true. Now, I liked the summary of the season, NFL Films-style, but I really wanted this DVD so I could watch the whole game again, since the first time around was a bit stressful (as I'm sure it was for all pats fans). So it KILLED me when I discovered that it is, in fact, NOT THE ENTIRE BROADCAST! It's an abridged version, shortened by cutting down the time between snaps. A four and out takes about 10 seconds, as you seen the panthers line up, run 3 up the gut, and then punt - done by clipping everything after the play until the next snap, with an occasional replay. IT SUCKS! It kills the drama, it's a very clinical, "clean" replay of the game w/o all the excitement. I'm shocked they did this and I'm surprised it wasn't noted more often by other people.2. Another big flaw was the presentation of the game itself. I watched the game on HDTV, and it was gorgeous in widescreen, crystal clear viewing. However, this DVD only has it in standard format and it's definitely not HD. Pretty weak, given that the game was filmed in high def not to provide that widescreen version on the DVD.So, get this if all you really want is the summary of the season and dramatic music for the playoffs. As for the actual broadcast, big thumbs down."
XXXVIII ranked as one of THE BEST now on DVD (3hrs w/xtras)!
forrie | Nashua, NH United States | 02/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"SUPER BOWL XXXVIII was unforgetable (especially if you were a Patriots fan) and ranked as one of the TOP 5 SUPER BOWLS.Now the NFL Productions, Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. and distributed by Warner Home Video Inc. has meticulously assembled over 180 minutes of the Super Bowl Sunday experience for our Home Theatre DVD enjoyment! This is an outstanding effort with no short cuts and plenty of emotional / adrenaline pumping excitement! This Standard Format HDTV DVD is a real joy to watch!!!!!The Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots (2nd Super Bowl Victory in the last 3 years) played a formidable adversary in the Carolina Panthers and through a nail biting 60 minutes squeaked an Adam Vinatari field goal victory in the last 8 seconds of the game. (same scenario in XXXVI)Summary of DVD: (1) A 63 minute recap/highlights of the Patriots 2003 regular/playoff/super bowl victory. This amazing season yeilded a 17-2 record and a 15 game winning streak (only bested by a 17-0 Miami Dolphin run). (2) A 23 minute "EA Sports NFL Matchup" recap show. (3) A 69 minute "World Broadcast" featuring ALL the excitement of the entire Bowl game. (4) "Media Day" candid player/coaches interviews. (5) "Post Game Sounds" of the press conferences and (6) "Quick Hits" A grab bag of Super Bowl Sunday's sights & sounds.This was an incredible season for the "New England Patriots" and their true team dedication has become the bench mark of CHAMPIONS. This is a must have DVD for your Home Theatre DVD libary. ENJOY!!!"
Super Season, Super DVD
Spiehler | Suwanee, GA USA | 02/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge Pats fan (living in Atlanta), so I'm gonna try and put on my objective hat here. That said, this is a dynamite DVD. Even better than the excellent SB XXXVI set from two years back. The images are sharp, navigation is simple, and as always, the narration is texbook power voice-over.The season recap is vintage NFL Films. I wish NFL Films could do my life story. They'd make breakfast seem like a monumental achievement! The NFL is to be commended for not shying away from controversial moments, pointing out bad calls such as the botched out-of-bounds call that went the Dolphins' way in October, or the disallowed TD in the Super Bowl. There is also excellent focus on the regular season highlights: The intentional safety against the Broncos, Bethel Johnson torching the Colts on kick returns, and the brilliant goal-line stand in Indy. The playoff coverage, when NFL films brings more cameras and crew to each game, is stellar.The editing and judicious use of "miked-up" players really brings the feel of the game across brilliantly. I can't say enough about getting to hear Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti from the Pat's radio network. Great calls.The best pure sports part of the disc? The complete "World Broadcast" of the Super Bowl with Dick Stockton. You can watch every down, without the huddles, timeouts, etc. It's also fascinating to compare the shot-on-video World Broadcast with the shot-on-film recap, to see the warmth that film brings to these commemorative discs.Recently (February 26, 2004), the Boston Globe revealed that Tom Brady played the entire season on painkillers and anti-inflammatories for his throwing shoulder, was frequently kept out of practices, and then had arthroscopic surgery just weeks after the big game. Watching this DVD with that information in mind really slams home the point that this was one of the greatest runs in NFL history. Watch the section in the Super Bowl recap that shows Brady taking hits from the Panthers. This is no pretty boy QB. He is one seriously tough customer.For obvious reasons, no haltime show on the disc. You want to see halftime done right? Get the SB XXXVI disc, and watch U2 define "class act."NFL Films has done another bang-up job. It's no wonder they're the kings on Corporate Video.For the Pats fan-Must have.
For the football fan-awesome disc.
For the casual fan-worth it, just for a record of one of the most entertaining Super Bowls ever."