Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NFL Indianapolis Colts Road to Super Bowl XLI |
EDITED Post-Season Collector's Edition
Actors: Tony Dungy, Peyton Manning
Genres: Television, Sports
Between Peyton Manning's arrival in Indianapolis and the start of the 2006 season, the Colts made six post-season appearances - and failed to reach the Super Bowl each time. But on February 4, 2007, Manning and the Colts s... more »
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It is what it is, but it could have been more
James M. Brining | Torrance, CA | 09/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"**NOTE** This review based after watching just one of the four games in this set**NOTE**
As a long suffering Colts fan it's great to have these DVDs to remember a very special season, especially the AFC Championship game that was one for the ages. As I re-watched that game last night, I found myself cheering and pumping my fist again, even though I already knew the outcome.
That said, I was disappointed in two aspects of this DVD set.
1) While the game was broadcast in HDTV, the footage they used for the DVD set was from the standard definition, 4:3 aspect ratio broadcast. Players looked blurry on my 55" HD-TV. I'm not asking for HD-DVD or Blu-Ray version of the games, but I figure at the very least they could have used the HDTV broadcast footage to create a higher quality DVD and possibly even a 16:9 presentation for the growing number of people with HDTVs.
2) The editing left much to be desired. I would think that people ordering this set would be football purists who want to see the games as they were broadcast, but at times the editors go to a 'compressed game' style, editing out huddles, replays, etc. To their credit, they USUALLY do this reasonably well. For instance, if a team goes three and out on a relatively meaningless drive in the middle of the second quarter the time between plays magically disappears, while late in the game every second--even full time outs--is aired as is. HOWEVER, there were some very key plays in the New England game, specifically Marvin Harrison's fantastic 2 point conversion catch and Reggie Wayne's late-game, almost-fumble that DID NOT EVEN GET REPLAYED ON THE DISC! Additionally, there are times in the presentation when the commentators are cut off mid-sentence to edit out a huddle or a replay. I understand that the NFL does not want to rebroadcast Jim Nance doing an on-air commercial for Rules of Engagement or telling us that the third quarter was brought to us by Sprint, but there's got to be a seamless way to show the full game.
I give it 3 stars because it does allow me to remember and re-live these magical four games. It got those 3 stars before the DVDs even arrived on my doorstep. It failed to earn any additional stars though because of the editing and the decision to use the standard definition feed to broadcast the games."
Nice to have but where's Prince???
Ivan K. Samuelson | OH USA | 09/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overall, it's nice to have all four games that will allow me to relive one of the most exciting times for me as a Colts fan. The picture is nice and the editing is crisp and pretty clean. Each game is around 1 hour and 45 minutes long up to 140 minutes long.
Other than that, no special features. It's strictly the games with the original network broadcast commentary. However, this DVD along with the companion NFL Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts Championship DVD that was released earlier this season as well as the NFL Films - Colts - The Complete History DVD make a nice set for Colts fans.
The one glaring omission is the Prince half-time show. I really wanted to have this as well and I was under the impression from other fans that the Steeler's Road to the Super Bowl DVD included the half-time show, so I'm a little confused as to why the Colts didn't include it, unless I'm mistaken about the Steeler's DVD.
Also, the Steeler's DVD had the radio broadcasters doing the play-by-play. I wish they would have done the same for this one. I really didn't want to hear Chris Collingsworth again during the Chiefs game.
Overall, you can't go wrong with this. I just wish the Prince half-time show was included!
Essential viewing for any Colts fan
Niels Christian Frederiksen | Denmark | 05/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great value: Every play of all 4 playoff games, but without any commercial breaks or TV timeouts."
Great Stuff !!!
Noer Wellington | Indonesia | 03/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is actually what I am looking for !!! A complete game not just highlights.
two thumbs up !!"