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|NFL Oakland Raiders 3 Greatest Games Super Bowl Victories|
For the first time, the original network broadcasts of three Oakland Raiders games are available to own in this thrilling three DVD set. Relive the excitement of these unforgettable moments in Raiders history: Super Bowl X... more »
This Review Should Prepare You For What You Get
Notelexxsenob | 01/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The complete Super Bowl broadcasts are on these DVDs. Here's what you should know:
Super Bowl XI (Rating: 2 stars) All of these Super Bowls were saved on tape, not film. The quality is poor. The picture is very faded and a bit blurry. However, if you adjust the brightness/contrast and color level on your TV you can get a semi-decent image. This is acceptable for Raider fans who do not have their own VHS copy.
Super Bowl XV (Rating: 3 stars) The quality varies. About 80% of the time the quality is very good, however for an unknown reason about 20% of the time the image quality drops considerably. This is annoying but for Raider fans, you can live with it if, again, you do not have your own copy. One major flaw...near the end of the first half the Eagles are driving towards the end zone and the next thing you know, the Raiders have the ball. Was there a punt, fumble, interception? I don't know as that part is missing from this DVD.
Super Bowl XVIII (Rating: 4 stars) The quality is very good and the game is complete. This was just like watching it when it was orginally broadcast."
Little Commitment to Excellence....
John Poffenbarger | Mukilteo, Washington United States | 03/11/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While it's nice for Raider fans to get a release in this series, it's a little underwhelming. All that is released are the 3 Super Bowl wins, the highlights of which were already included in the "Super Bowl Champions" dvd series release.
The video quality of the games with the Eagles and Redskins is generally very good, but the copy of Super Bowl XI against the Vikings is not much better than the copy that has widely circulated among game traders for a long time.
As other reviewers have pointed out, there are a large number of great games involving the Raiders that could have easily filled a 10 disc release like the ones done for the Packers and Cowboys. Even conceding that it is unlikely that full game broadcasts are still available in commercial quality from the 1960's era team with Lamonica, there are plenty of games from the 1970's and later that should be available.
First and foremost is the legendary "Sea of Hands" playoff win over Miami in 1974. The NFL recently added that game to their 90 minute "Greatest Games" series and made much fanfare in the intro to the show about how they had finally located the long missing tape of the game. It thus seems odd that they would not include it in this set that was released around the same time. (However, from a close viewing of the new show, it appears that what they really found was only the NFL Films sideline coverage of the game, as there seems to be an inordinate number of sideline shot's in the new show, and little if any additional game film beyond the old half hour highlight show often shown).
In addition to the games mentioned by other reviewers, the following games would also have been worth considering for inclusion: 1973 playoff rout of Pittsburgh (the Immaculate Reception Revenge game); 1974 MNF win over Dallas (the Blanda QB game); 1976 MNF rout of Cincy that showed they had no fear of meeting Pittsburgh again (which John Madden has called his proudest moment); 1976 playoff win over Pat's (sorry NE fans, but the roughing call was correct; he hit Stabler in the head); the 1980 "Mistake by the Lake" playoff win over CLE; the 1982 MNF comeback win against SD; and the 2002 AFC Championship win.
One other note - If you have personal recordings of these games that include pre and/or post games shows that you want to keep, hang on to those recordings. The NFL did not include any pre or post game materials in these releases.
All in all, it's nice to get these discs, but a lot more could have been done with this release.
Now can we get more games on DVD?
Deborah Noack | 03/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, now we know NFL games are available, without just being highights. How about releasing more games on DVD, especially the older ones. Football will never be the same as it was in the 60's and 70's."