The feature program chronicles the Globetrotters' legendary upset of the World Champion Minneapolis Lakers in 1948, as well as the team's historic trip to Berlin in 1951. Their story will be told through former Globetrotte... more »rs, current and former NBA coaches, as well as celebrities, and others. Chuck D, of the pioneer rap group, Public Enemy, will narrate the documentary. Bonus material includes: Tricks of the Trotters, Totters Today, 1950 World Tour Uncut, College All-Star Highlights, Washington Generals Feature and Outtakes. DVD Features:
Documentary:1950 World Tour Uncut: This exclusive, never before seen footage, offers a first person narrative of Abe Saperstein's travels on the Harlem Globetrotters World Tour with incredible footage and narrative when they visit Argentina, France, Germany, Brazil, and even Japan.
Featurette:Tricks of the Trotters: How'd they do that: Everyone marvels at the Harlem Globetrotters basketball magic, but really how do they hit the half court shots, spin the ball on the finger and execute all of those amazing on court routines. We'll take you behind the magic curtain to reveal the tricks and basketball tips from the wizards of the hardwood.
Interviews:Includes celebrity interviews (Phil Jackson, Henry Kissinger, David Stern, Larry Brown, various NBA players)
Other:College All-Star Highlights The Globetrotters have defeated the NCAA College All-Stars 4 of the last 5 years during Final Four weekend. This recap will highlight the competitive side of the Trotters and the big names they've upended along the way, with high flying highlights of some of today's premiere NBA players during their last amateur competition.
Outtakes:Many of our star powered guests had incredibly interesting tidbits and anecdotes that hit the cutting room floor. This feature will offer fans content that has never been heard and relates to the Harlem Globetrotters.« less
"I found this DVD dull. I had expected to see actual games, not just snippets of a great shot or great dribbling here and there. This DVD spends way too much time showing people remembering the GlobeTrotters and not enough time showing actual play (and beloved Globetrotter antics).
Very disappointing (unless you are a history buff)."
Must have history
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 01/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the Harlem Globetrotters transended the game of Basketball so many times over. the thoughts of seeing Meadlowlark Lemon doing His Magic is incredible. when Wilt chamberlin calls you the greatest player that speaks volumes unto itself. this is a must watch.entertaining&very educational. the Globetrotters are timeless.enjoy the History."
Great Production Effort!
Basketball Fan | Cincinnati | 11/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This documentary brings a great piece of American history to life, and gives kids of today's generation an incredible perspective of how professional sports, especially basketball, has profoundly effected society as a whole -- in a good way!
Great effort by the producers; even greater effort by the incredibly valiant Globetrotters!"
Not bad, but
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 06/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The history aspects of this DVD are okay and cover the main issues with the Trotters, especially with the 1948 Lakers game, the 1952 Berlin Game with Jesse Owens, and the Trotters place in history. However, they could have included some profiles on the classic Trotters such as Goose Tatum, Meadowlark Lemon, Geese Ausbie (who is interviewed) and WHAT? Nothing on the beloved Curly Neal? Like hot dogs without the weenies!
These items would have made good extras, along with some stuff from the HG cartoons of 1970 for a complete portrait."
Huey Newton | 02/18/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If I could give it no stars I would. No Curley Neal. Trotters history? Give me a break. I'm still waiting for the definitive Globetrotter History. Needless to say, I'm not going to hold my breath."