Stefan C. Bean | Montana | 04/19/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited to see that NFL films had finally released some collected footage of the 49ers' dynasty era. The DVD leaves much to be desired, however, as it glosses over each SF super bowl season. This set spends precious little time developing the great niner teams, and chronicles in shamefully sparse detail the context of these players, seasons, and super bowls.
Example: Missing here from the second SB against Cincinnati was the early Ronnie Lott hit on Ickey Woods, which was a defining moment in the game (and an all-time NFL films highlight). Ronnie later stated, in reference to that play, that "all hits are personal." This oversight (as effective as any other), illustrates the lack of detail and understanding that went into this effort.
Die hard fans will buy this one no matter what. The previous reviews (all negative) didn't deter me, but you should know that this set is a poor collection of reels that doesn't speak to the greatness of those times."
The First To Reach Five!
Alexander J. Cervantes | Fresno, CA USA | 03/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, its true, all the highlights and features of this 2 dvd set is from the Super Bowl Collection series and there isn't any new video footage. If you own the Super Bowl XI-XX and the Super Bowl XXI-XXX volumes of the Collection, you may not "need" this set, because the 49ers won Super Bowls (XVI, XIX, XXIII & XXIV) which are contained in those volumes. And, yes, yes, NFL films could have put more into this set with regards to additional footage. That being said, 49ers fans will love this set because it contains those highlights and features that pertain to only the 49ers championship years and, let's face it, it may be a while before the 49ers ever return to those glory days. Due to the present state of the club, 49ers fans will be dreary for a while, but they can always relive the glory of the past in this set. These dvds will stir up a lot of good memories of one of the most charismatic teams to ever dominate the NFL. Besides the NFL years in review, it's all here: the Walsh coaching influence on the NFL, the Montana magic, the phenomenal Jerry Rice, etc. Since the 49ers were the first team to win five Super Bowls, this dvd set contains plenty of footage to capture the excitement and is worth the money. Recommended."
Not real hilights of 49ers years
Brent Huntsman | 09/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this hoping that I would get to see highlights of each of the five years the 49ers won the super bowl instead they showed highlights of other teams seasons and not the 49ers like I wanted. It was just a general over view of each season and even had segaments talking about other teams and not the 49ers. I did think that the highlights of the super bowls were very good and even the interviews of some of the players were very good."
Could be better
Matthew Mercuri | New York | 10/23/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was underimpressive. It recounted the regular seasons of teams that didn't make the playoffs but not for the 49ers. The coverage for the 1981 season and playoffs was especially lackluster. The only real decent part of the DVD was the coverage of the actual superbowls. That part was in depth. Also, the cover blurb is a bit misleading in that I thought there was going to be actual game footage with announcers and everything. All it had was highlights and a narrator."