Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|New York Yankees 1977 World Series Collector's Edition|
Actors: Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner, Mike Torrez
Genres: Television, Sports
From every perspective, pundits and fans alike anticipated nothing less than an amazing World Series? Championship in 1977 as classic rivals the New York Yankees? and the Los Angeles Dodgers? faced off for the ninth time i... more »
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The Weary Professor | NJ, USA | 05/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This review is based on having viewed Disk One of the set. The DVD starts with a disclaimer saying the quality will not be good but the best available masters have been used. What that means is the bottom of the image is cut off (often making the last line of the player's stats unreadable) and the image is shifted down slightly, leaving a slight black bar at the top of the screen. Yes, my TV is adjusted properly. The MLB logo has also been watermarked into the top right of the image, but that was to be expected after viewing previous MLB releases. The video is fairly grainy, but even more troubling is the complete loss of sound for nearly a minute during the middle of the game. Other notes: This is the ABC broadcast with Howard Cosell and Tom Seaver doing the play-by-play, but without the bumpers, pre-game etc. Bottom line: Definitely worth watching for historical reasons, but you may want to rent before buying."
Worth it for Yankees fans, but picture really annoying
M. Johnson | Buffalo, NY | 05/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As mentioned, the picture in almost every game chops out the bottom part of the on-screen graphics. It is rather frustrating. Game Six of the World Series and Game Five of the ALCS are the best as far as seeing the graphics. Unfortunately, the video quality isn't very good for Game Six and the ALCS game is missing parts of the game. It isn't missing much, but enough so you'll notice. Also, the audio fluctuates during games. Keith Jackson, Tom Seaver, and Howard Cosell handle announcing duties during ABC's broadcast of the World Series. As a nice touch, A&E and MLB Productions placed the local Yankees telecast of the ALCS game on this set. The announcing for that game is handled by Bill White, Frank Messer, and the one and only Phil Rizzuto. Bottom line, this DVD set is a worthy purchase, but you might not want to pay full price."
For those who remember and those who will never forget...
EF Critical | Long Island, USA | 06/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!"
Those who love baseball or even just like it often have that one era that absolutely defined the game for them; for me, it was, and always will be the 1977 New York Yankees - the time of Thurman Munson (R.I.P.), Bucky Dent, Lou Piniella, Graig Nettles, Billy Martin and my all-time favortie baseball hero (to this day), REGGIE JACKSON!!!
From my perspective and my memories, I recall that in 1977, the eyes of the world seem to momentarily focus on New York City - some crazy mountain climber (can't remember his name) decided to scale one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and was fined $1.10 for all 110 stories of the building, the Son of Sam serial killer was still at large, NYC nearly tore itself apart during the summer blackout, disco and Studio 54 ruled the night and, oh yeah, Jackson's three (3) legendary home runs during Game 6 of the World Series against the L.A. Dodgers. They would repeat their World Series victory against the Dodgers once again a year later in 1978.
Despite the poor picture quality at time (these TV telecasts are 30 years-old; what more can you expect?), I was in awe of watching my classic baseball heroes take the field again. I had also completely forgotten that when Game 6 ended and the Yankess won it, Reggie had to literally run for his life off of the field in order to avoid being mauled by the joyous fans who swarmed the field.
I'll always remember and I'll never forget!"
The Picture is Really Not that Bad....
Mr. Red | 11/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Regarding the other numerous complaints about picture quality (widescreen format) on this DVD release.... I think that unless one is really OCD about these kind of things, it's not really that bad. Yes, a few of the primitive 1977 graphics get a -little bit- chopped off at the bottom (of game 1), but by game 2 the formatting is much better. One must remember that these game tapes are now 30 years old, and getting them in any format is better than nothing.
Unlike the 1975 World Series boxset, every minute of the games are here, and it's a delight for fans of classic baseball. I'm not even a Yankees or a Dodgers fan, and I'm having lots of fun going through the games here on this DVD set."