Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NFL Greatest Games Series - 1985 Chicago Bears|
Genres: Television, Sports
12 Disc Set : Ferocious. There has been no team before, and no team after, that was quite like the 1985 Chicago Bears. Each week they dominated opponents ? simply mashed them ? until, gratefully, the final whistle blew. Te... more »
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Merry Christmas Bears fans
Sportsguru | Tampa, Fl | 11/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have watched all games from the set, here is what you get:
The video quality is great for games from 1985. The edits are minimal and appear to be related to cutting out any network related promos, or when they cut to the studio for highlights from other games. Also missing is the music. The NBC CBS and ABC music jingles are removed. Other than that though............... you get the complete network games with tv broadcasters, Summerall Madden, Dick Endberg, Frank Gifford, etc. There is some postgame stuff for the nfc championship and super bowl. Most games clock in between 2 and 2 1/2 hours, the super bowl is just under 3 hours. Outstanding! Also this is a 12 disc set, not 5 as this site advertises. these are the games
week 1 vs Tampa Bay
week 3 the thursday night game against Minnesota
week 4 the blowout of the Washington Redskins
week 5 at Tampa bay - close game
week 6 the revenge game against the San Francisco 49ers(my personal favorite)
week 7 the monday night game against Green Bay
week 11 the 44-0 game against the Dallas Cowboys
week 13 the monday night loss to Miami
week 16 the season ending game at Detroit
playoff win over the Giants
championship game win over the Rams
and the Super Bowl over the Patriots with post game ceremonies
I'm sure this set was priced to sell. I would have loved the other games from the season too, but I wont be nit picky. You get a lot here for your money. All Bears fans will be pleased with this. They could perhaps do another box set with the remaining games, super bowl shuffle, and Chicago Bears complete history, and America;s game! I will definately buy future releases of complete games from other nfl dynasties. But if you look closely, this set tells the story. The opening game, last gaem of the regular season, all monday night games, 1 game against each division opponent, The biggest games of the regular season, their only loss, their closest win of the season vs the bucs, and the entire postseason. FANTASTIC!
Someone please buy Sal Palantonio a copy of this set!"
The whole truth about this release
Alan D. Fraser | Look at your Oscar Mayer package - the land of che | 12/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Other reviews are correct, however, the recording method in 1985 came from 1 inch and 3/4 inch video tape with a source from the truck outside of a stadium to the network mastering, usually used for (highlights) sports reports on the newscasts. This is not your usual NFL Films camera on the sidelines recording, but the way a game was viewed over-the-air. One game even has a local station (super) ID (I believe from West Virginia). In these days before FOX came along (about 6 or 7 years later with the broadcast rights to the NFC and decent music), games were loose (and it took forever for the audio person to add music to the bumpers before and after commercial breaks). This is why you'll hear the majority of the in and out cues of the announcers before a quick fade to black / fade back to picture. Think of those early days (if you're older than 40) when we bought our first ($500) VCR and hit the pause button when the breaks came, and unpaused when the breaks ended. That's what these games look like for the most part. Would I complain? Heck no. I've recorded games since 1985 (my first VCR) in SLP, later in LP speed, and recently remastered them to SP DVD, and this set looks better than what I could get from a VHS tape. They even have a ripple or two here and there, but for the true Bears lover (or collector of the Packer/Bear games such as myself), all I can say is 'da Bears' rock (and those memories of the worst Packer Bear game I've ever seen) are re-lived. Yes I'm a cheesehead that also lives in (cough cough) California, hoping to get the H### out of this state and back to where the real happy cows live! (grin)
PS: Don't lose sleep waiting for the other games of the season. Those would be (regional) games and not (network) games, which means the stations of that region would have to sign away their share in the profits of any kind of reissue. Forget it, they're as greedy as the music publishing companies (and why a lot of DVD releases come out with new theme music on tv shows). Only in the U.S.! Ya gotta love it!"
Is NFL Films finally going to offer complete games?
Thomas L. Gerling | zombieduck | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got my DVD set in Last week, and the game quality is the best. However, the set does have some problems.
First: The Falcons Bears game is not included, but is pictured on the front cover.
Second: The Week 1 game chose a photo of Payton vs. the Bucs from the late 70's or early 80's, with Walter wearing the gray facemask.
Third: Week 3 game at Vikings features a photo of Perry and Dent during the Bears Cowboys week 11 game.
Fourth: Week 5 game at Tampa as a photo of the Bears D at home, playing at home.
Fifth: Week 7 vs. Packers as a photo of the Week 9 Bears at Packers game. That game wasn't even included.
Sixth: MNF game at Miami as a photo of the Bears at 49ers Sunday Day game from week 6.
Seventh: Week 16 game at Detroit, as a photo of the Lions playing at Chicago. Even better, it shows Barry Sanders being tackled by Mark Carrier. Carrier was drafted in 1990, Sanders in 1989.
Last: The playoff game between the Bears and Giants as a photo of the early 90's game between the Giants at Bears, showing Rodney Hampton.
These things are minor. But, why couldn't NFL films find photos of these games that match the games on the DVD's? Shouldn't have been too hard to find if they looked. Other then that, great set for any Bears fan."
I've waited a long time for this...
C. TAYLOR | 11/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last time I watched some of these games from the 1985 season, it was on Betamax video cassette. So to see them now, 22 years after the fact on DVD, brings back a lot of good memories. Unfortunately, there are 7 games missing from that season. But that could be due to lost or damaged master tapes. The good news is that the broadcast is mostly un-edited so except for the missing commercials and a couple of late comebacks which missed a couple of plays, the games flows nicely.
Another good point is that they included at least 1 game from the Bears' division rivals of the time: Packers, Vikings, Lions, and Bucs. Plus games against the defending Super Bowl champion 49ers, Redskins, and Dolphins (who handed the Bears their only loss in a Monday Night Football game).
All three playoff games are included as well. My only "complaint" would be that I wish they could have included some more of the pregame segments that would have included the Bears."