See Earvin as he earns the nickname 'Magic,' leading Michigan's Everett High School to the State Championship. Relive his memorable march to Final Four glory at Michigan State and then watch Magic bring 'showtime' and five... more » NBA titles to the LA Lakers. Included are exclusive in-depth interviews with Magic as well as exciting highlights of his high school, college and NBA career. Narrated by Danny Glover ('Lethal Weapon,' 'Grand Canyon'). Includes 3 of his greatest games in their entirety and his jersey retirement ceremony.« less
Actor:Magic Johnson Genres:Sports Sub-Genres:Basketball Studio:Team Marketing Format:DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 05/16/2006 Release Year: 2006 Run Time: 6hr 58min Screens: Color,Widescreen Number of Discs: 2 SwapaDVD Credits: 2 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 Edition: Special Edition MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English See Also:
Elgin A. from ATLANTA, GA Reviewed on 12/7/2011...
DVD set contains two discs: First one chronicles Magic's rise to fame and the second shows two of his most historic games. The set was good for my son to see what it takes to get where he wants to go and how much basketball has changed. I recommend it for "Old Schoolers" who want to see games from their younger years and "New Schoolers" who want to learn the history of the game
"Earvin "Magic" Johnson is without a doubt one of basketball's greatest players and one of the greatest winners of his era! This video has some of Magic Johnson's greatest plays and achievements. Follow Magic Johnson as he wins a high school, NCAA, and NBA championship in a four year span, including his legendary performance as a rookie in game 6 of the '80 NBA finals. Follow him in his first historic meeting with Larry Bird in the '79 NCAA championship! Watch Magic run the fast break in showtime fashion from his days with the Lakers making spectacular passes like he can only make! From 1980-1991 (eleven years) Magic has been to the NBA finals nine times and won the championship five times. See how Magic helped revitalize a once dying NBA into one of the most successful franchises it is today. If you are a basketball fan, then this is the film for you!"
arielgs | Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina | 10/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have this one since 1994, and I watch it from time to time and I always get the same good feeling. An outstanding video for all the fans and no-necessarily-fans of the NBA and Magic. Extremely well filmed and narrated -voice of Danny Glover-, this is much much more than just a sports video. I have it on "my golden shelf". If you are a lover of the game or just curious about it or about him, you can't miss this one."
Magic Johnson Always Showtime DVD vs. VHS
Karl Ma | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | 06/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for those who are deciding whether to upgrade from the videotape version to the DVD version. It's not worth it. That was the reason I bought the DVD, I already had the videotape, but was intrigued by the additional footage of Magic's comeback to the NBA in 1996. The only difference between the two is the additional 10 minutes at the end of the DVD. The rest of the program preceding the end of the DVD is the same. The extra scenes on the DVD version goes as followed: Magic announcing his retirement from the NBA in 1991 due to HIV; his 1992 All-Star Game performance in Orlando, Florida; the 1992 Dream Team in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain; Magic's work within the community with his Magic's Theatres; Magic's comeback to the NBA in 1996; the end. That sounds like a lot of material, but each segment was shown in minimal time, giving only a brief description of each event. I bought this DVD with the intention of watching additional footage of Magic's comeback to the NBA in 1996, but all I saw was a minute or two of interviews and game footage, too short for this DVD to worth buying to replace the videotape. The additional footage on the DVD are too short to enjoy, I felt cheated. It's almost as if NBA Entertainment put together that part at the last minute before release and didn't give enough thought and time into it. If you already own the videotape version, I wouldn't bother buying the DVD version because you are not really missing anything."
Magic is Magic, but DVD is not
Laurence | Australia | 08/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD follows the career of the great Magic Johnson. There are highlights, lowlights, college and NBA battles and championship rings. This is one of the NBA greats at his best. In similar format to Sir Charles and Hakeem the Dream and in similar length, the DVD offers good value, but is a little short in length.
It would have been great to have an additional DVD like Larry Bird's or Ultimate Michael with actual games of the great man, not just highlights. While a good addition, not essential."
Karl Ma | 03/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EXCELLENT VIDEO about the BEST and most amazing basketball player ALL-TIME!"