Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Great game and idea -- poor DVD
Jason Looney (email@example.com) | Columbia, MO USA | 02/17/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a Bronco and DVD fanatic, I had high hopes for this disk. I was greatly disappointed.This DVD was originally only available as a freebie from RCA when you bought one of their players. Now that Polygram Video is distributing it (and asking over $20 for it), the RCA commercial that twice hijacked my player, and the ever-present RCA logo in the lower-right corner of the screen seemed intrusive and out-of-place.The "Game" section of the disk contains a recap that is a little over 19 minutes long. The video quality is no higher than a decent VHS tape, and the icons that alert the user to special features (such as multiple angles) are way too large and distracting.The rest of the disk's content is paltry, and requires tedious navigation to access.NFL Films can do much better with the DVD format. How about a longer, more in-depth recap of the game, or video-intensive player bios (like the Elway: Champion Forever video now available)? Or, better yet, what if the entire game were on DVD, complete with audio tracks from the radio and TV broadcasters, on-field microphones, etc.? Such a disk would require a lot of collaboration, but it would be worth the $20 I wasted on this title."
DVD features: good Content: Poor
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD because I found Super Bowl XXXII to be one of the best football games I'd seen in a long time, and I wanted to watch it again with high video and audio quality. Instead I found a run-of-the-mill NFL Highlights film that's maybe 25 minutes long. It does absolutely no justice to the real game. Yes, some plays can be seen from multiple angles. Yes you can choose to hear play-by-play from the Denver or Green Bay announcers, but only occasionally - what you listen to mostly is hyberbole from the NFL narrator. Finally, this DVD demonstrates a dark side of DVD's: when you pop the DVD in, you are immediately subject to a 3 minute advertisement for RCA - WHICH CANNOT BE SKIPPED. All DVD controls are disabled for the duration of this advertisement. And if you watch the highlights film to the end, you'll get to watch the advertisement again, whether you want to or not! This DVD should have cost 2.99, not 20.99."
Amazing game; incredibly disappointing DVD
Jason Looney (firstname.lastname@example.org) | 06/04/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What's right with this DVD? Well:
+It contains great highlights of one of the greatest games ever played.
+The picture quality is unsurpassed.
+You can listen to team-specific commentaries from the actual radio broadcasts from Denver or Green Bay.
+There are decent extras, including multiple angle looks at each of the big plays in the game.What's not? Pretty much everything else:
-The video itself is maybe 15 minutes long. More than a dollar per minute of the main program.
-There is no video showing how each team made it to the Super Bowl, which is extremely disappointing.
-While there's historical context for previous Super Bowls, it's all basically text.
-The worst part of all: there is about a 5 minute advertisement that cannot be skipped, no matter what, every time you load up the DVD. Why publishers ever decided this was acceptable is beyond me. At least on VHS, you can fast-forward through the previews. Here, you cannot. I'm not sure who the bright guy was who thought it would be effective advertising to force consumers to watch an unnecessarily long ad multiple times, but hopefully we'll never see an utter debacle like this again.
-Given that there is a 5-minute ad for RCA that everyone has to watch, did they really need an RCA watermark on the bottom right of the screen? Do one or the other.Save yourself some money and buy the VHS version instead. It's much better...."
Don't bother with this DVD
Jason Looney (email@example.com) | 09/03/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a lifetime Bronco fan I was hoping for a DVD video of the game. Instead this is nothing more than a highlight film and a poor one at that. There is no continuity and it's hard to follow, even when you already know the plays in the game. A waste of money. Guess I'll have to stick with my own VHS recording for now."