Content! Content! Content!
StrippedAGear | Colorado, USA | 12/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was plesantly surprised by this DVD primarily because I expected it to be little more than an hour-long version of 'Cool Shots.' NHL Productions actually does live up to the behind-the-scenes idea with this DVD. The entire program isn't all locker room, coaches, and trainers, though. Those bits are mixed in with the program highlights on Gretzky's retirement, Mario Lemieux's comeback, Patrick Roy's 448th win, and Dan Moriarty's brief stay with the Minnesota Wild. There are also chapters on game preparation for officials and coaches, as well as on-ice communications, hits, and discussion on the fast and spontaneous nature of the game. Beyond the actual program, there are also a ton of bonus chapters to check out along with an interactive section to access with your computer. For fans, this DVD is well worth its purchase price because NHL Productions didn't skimp on it. It doesn't have a lot of game highlights, but what it does have is a refreshing change to NHL Productions' usual product."
A great look at what happens behind the scenes at the NHL.
Brian M. Benway | Madison, WI | 01/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"NHL All Access, hosted by NHL veteran and ESPN analyst Bill Clement, is an entertaining, albeit short, look behind the scenes of the NHL. From on-ice chatter, to a look at the unsung virtues of the referees and linesmen (that is, BEFORE all this obstruction nonsense), All Access affords hockey fans to get a better feel for how the NHL works. It's short length is the only thing recommending against a purchase."
Forgettable. Time for something NEW!
tao spirit | Atlanta, GA USA | 01/06/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Quick shots of the normal crash-bang you see at most games. Short on player comments and experience. I expected more in depth commentary from the players to balance out the presentation fluff which amounted to a lot of flash shots of guys snapping at other guys who may or may not be playing in the same game (the uniforms didn't match up). Don't try and get a full sense of what the players are doing or saying in the locker room; you'll be disappointed. This movie proves the need for a better, more in-depth, and dare I say, hard-core film on the behind-the-scenes exchanges in hockey on and off the ice."
Behind the scenes
tao spirit | 05/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From riding in Mario's car to the Igloo, to Gretzky's farewell at MSG, to Dan Moriarty getting hazed (and I mean hazed!) by the Minnesota Wild, it's a fun look at the other facets of the NHL. This is not a highlight reel -- it's a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes stuff. Lot of fun extras as well."