Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NFL Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Championship DVD|
Actors: Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Plaxico Burress
You can look back at New York's historic run from wild card to Super Bowl champ by watching this Warner Brothers Giants Super Bowl XLII champions DVD. The DVD features over 3 hours of widescreen action-packed footage from ... more »
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Mattman | Northern Virginia | 02/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so it's pretty clear that few if any of the other reviewers have actually watched this thing. I preordered in the days after the Super Bowl and literally just got it today. I watched most of it, and since no one else has offered a real review, I figured it would be helpful to fellow Giants fans if I shared my impressions.
The short version? Overall, it's friggin sweet. Be forewarned, this does NOT contain any full games - I knew that when I bought it. But it does contain pretty extensive highlights and retrospectives of the season and the big game. Let's face it, you're probably buying this because you want to re-live some of those great moments from this unbelievable season down the road. This should pretty much satisfy that.
The real meat is, of course, the main featurette, which is your typical NFL Films recap of the season. I have to say, I really enjoyed it, as it's very well done. It runs about 75 minutes start-to-finish, including some preseason stuff and an overview and highlights from each game. It has most of the big plays/memorable moments from the year, (i.e. the dramatic goal-line stand against the 'Skins in Week 3). The final 20 minutes focus solely on the Super Bowl, and that's one of my minor complaints. I would have liked a bit more on the big game, but it's very well put together regardless. I got the chills watching the multiple angles of Eli's Great Escape in the fourth quarter. Thankfully, no Joe Buck.
The rest includes a mixed bag: Two 20-minute chapters about the playoff games against Dallas and Green Bay (both good); post-Super Bowl coverage and interviews from NFL Network (some fun stuff there); Media Day highlights (eh), the Super Bowl halftime show (I like Tom Petty and all, but I doubt I will ever watch this); and a quartet of ten-minute profiles: Strahan, Coughlin, Eli, and Kiwanuka.
So, there you have it. Overall, I'm glad I picked it up, as it's a nice way to revisit the season. I could have gone with a little more game footage and fewer extras, but what are ya gonna do. I imagine you can buy the complete Super Bowl uncut somewhere, if that's more what you're looking for...?
Oh yeah, one more thing: I REALLY wish they had included footage of Tom Brady laughing about Plaxico's "17 points" prediction. Hey Tom: you done got punched in the mouth."
Good season overview but not enough game coverage of the Sup
scesq | New Milford, New Jersey USA | 03/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a lifelong Giant fan I am glad I bought the dvd but I am extremely disappointed in the lack of footage of the Super Bowl game itself. The Super Bowl was the greatest game of the season. It was better than the Giant Super Bowl victories in 1986 and 1990 and is one of, if not the greatest, Super Bowls ever played.
This dvd has segments on all the games played during the season as well as all the playoff games. In addition two of the extras include a game of the week segment on the playoff games against Dallas and Green Bay but no game of the week for the Super Bowl.
I would have gladly done away with all the extras to have a full half hour or hour on the actual plays of the Super Bowl. My dvd player showed the section with the game coverage of the Super Bowl lasting approximately fifteen minutes. There were extra segments commenting on the game but I wanted to see more of the game.
Part of the Super Bowl game coverage shows the game officials commenting on the game. This is nice but considering the time devoted to the Super Bowl it takes away from the actual game coverage.
The dvd showed only five plays of the Giant's game winning drive. The plays are as follows: a near interception by New England, the fourth down conversion by the Giants that kept the drive alive, a brief clip of a sack of Manning, the amazing pass by Manning to Tyree and the final pass to Burress.
The dvd then has extras including the half time show, post game interviews and analysis and segments on Manning, Coughlin, Kiwanuka and Strahan. All this is nice but I want to see more of one of the greatest Super Bowls ever.
I heard that a dvd focusing on the Super Bowl may come out later in the year. I don't know if this is true. I hope it is. I will buy it in a second.
(I just purchased the Giants' Road to the Superbowl dvd. It was worth the wait. It has the all the Giants' playoff games as well as the last game against New England. It has the complete games. The two dvd's go perfect together.)
This dvd is a nice reminder of the season. If you are a Giant's fan I would definitely buy it. Still, I wish the dvd had more game coverage of the Super Bowl.
Carmelite | Carmel, IN USA | 06/16/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"NOT the Superbowl. What does the Amazon title say?
NFL Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Championship DVD (2008)
CHAMPIONSHIP! Hello? Where's THE GAME???
BS. NO STARS. $20 down the drain. Thanx for nothing."
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll enjoy it!
TiredOfLiving | Raccoon City, NJ | 02/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD and watched the main Feature twice already, it is entertaining and done as well as any other NFL film.
2 minor gripes with the FILM, not the DVD.
1) The Eagles game that came down to a field goal miss wasn't shown. I mean, the game was there but the video shows the sideline's reaction to the miss not the actual football. I found that to be odd.
2) The wonderful run from BRADSHAW wasn't shown to the full extent. I remember watching that play and how the "N" from his helmet came off and I thought that would of made a good 30 seconds or so talking about how funny it was.
Besides those 2 little complaints, it is a great Buy. I've been a Giants fan since birth and it was a great season and they truly played like a TEAM, no super stars running the show, the way a sport should be!"