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2009 New York Yankees: The Official World Series Film [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Yankees, Phillies, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera
  • Directors: Major League Baseball
  • Format: Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: December 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002NN7EXI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,540 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Yankees Are Once Again World Series Champions!

The Yankees won their record 27th World Series Championship with a thrilling six game victory over the National League Champion Philadelphia Philles. Now you can relive all the excitement with the Official 2009 World Series Film on Blu-ray. From Jeter to Rivera to A-Rod and C.C. its all here. Get all the drama, game action, behind-the-scenes access and in-depth interviews a Yankees fan could want. The Official 2009 World Series Film on Blu-ray features an adrenaline-filled feature-length film, highlights from the entire postseason and incisive bonus features.

Bonus Features

* ALDS Game 2: Mark Teixeira walk-off Homerun

* ALDS Game 2: Alex Rodriguez Homerun

* ALCS Game 2: Alex Rodriguez Homerun

* ALCS Game 2: Yankees walk-off win

* ALCS Game 6: Last out

* World Series Game 3: Alex Rodriguez Homerun

* World Series Game 4: Johnny Damon 9th inning at-bat

* World Series Game 4: Johnny Damon stealing 2nd and 3rd base

* World Series Game 4: Alex Rodriguez 9th inning double

* World Series Game 6: Hideki Matsui Homerun

* World Series Game 6: Hideki Matsui 2-run single

* World Series Game 6: Hideki Matsui 2-run double

* Final 3 outs of the World Series and celebration

* Player reactions

Customer Reviews

He has watched it several times!
Rebecca Dreyfuss
This is a really well done piece chock full of great extra features.
J. L. Garrell
Excellent movie, a must buy for all Yankee fans.
Mr. M. G. Dorgan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Newman VINE VOICE on December 4, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
MLB Productions has done their usual great job of producing this perspective of the 2009 World Series and especially, why this championship is so special to the Yankee franchise. It is themed with the concept of "27" which represents how many titles the Yankees have won to date. It also, plays out how this championship is the first for "new" Yankee Stadium and it is the fifth championship for four of the Yankee mainstays from the 1996 teams. It is obviously a "must-have" for any Yankee fan's video library.

The main downside to this DVD is much less time is devoted to the losing team (in this case the Phillies) then was the case in most of the WS DVDs of the last 10 years. Usually, % coverage is about 60-40 for the winning side but in this case it seemed like it was more 80-20.

There is the usual coverage of the ups and downs of the two teams during the seasons. There seemed to be a lot less coverage of the divisional and league series than in prior seasons and the extras on the DVD appear to only be Yankee highlights from the playoffs and WS. The extras do include a look at each player (as was shown on FOX) on the field individually as the last out was made.

Absent from the DVD was any mention of Harry Kalas, the long-time Phillie announcer who passed away and whose suit was kept in the Philly dugout. This seemed to be a major omission. There are some priceless interviews with Pedro Martinez and some nice video of Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins. Jason Werth, a key cog for the Phillies seems to have been away when the interviews were taped.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By krazedant on December 17, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I watched the entire bluray last night and I have to say that if you are a true diehard Yankee fan, this bluray is a must-have. This is basically a 1-hour 25-minute film documenting the New York Yankees' 2009 World Series win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Here's how the film breaks down...

The first 20 minutes or so documents the Yankees' regular season as they attempt to capture their 27th World Championship. They also have a brief section showing the Philadelphia Phillies and their attempt to defend their World Series crown. But this bluray is really all about the World Series battle between these two great teams.

The rest of the film documents every World Series game along with the key moments from each game. Cliff Lee's game 1 gem and Chase Utley's domination over CC Sabathia... Pedro Martinez's return to Yankee Stadium and AJ Burnett's dominance in game 2... The Yankees fighting back from a 3-0 deficit to win game 3... Johnny Damon's at-bat and subsequent double-steal as well as Brad Lidge's meltdown in game 4... Chase Utley once again doing his best Reggie Jackson impersonation in game 5... And finally, Andy Pettitte (who else?) clinching the game 6 winner... If you are a true Yankee fan and you don't like this film, then something is wrong.

There is also 30 minutes worth of bonus features that show key moments for the Yankees during their playoff run. A-Rod's game-tying homerun off Joe Nathan during the 9th inning in game 2 of the ALDS... Mark Teixeira's walk-off homerun during the same game... A-Rod's game-tying homerun off Brian Fuentes in the ALCS... A-Rod's homerun off Cole Hamels in game 3 of the World Series... Matsui's 2-run single/double/homerun in the game 6 World Series clincher...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MJH on October 13, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I preface this by saying that I am a Yankee fan, and so I was predisposed to want to love the video. And the storytelling aspect of it is excellent. Despite that, I find this video almost unwatchable. My critique is of the filmmaking. MLB productions seems to think that there's a law against showing an entire baseball hit in a single shot, from ball hitting the bat to its landing. So a typical home run will look like this: 1) ball hits bat; 2) quick cut to pitcher; 3) quick cut to dugout reaction; 4) quick cut to crowd screaming; 5) quick cut to hitter watching it; 6) quick cut to ball just as it hits the seats. It seems like every single play in the entire video is cut this way -- even on strikeouts the path of the ball from pitchers hand to home plate on a is typically cut to into several smaller shots, so it's impossible to follow the path of the ball to the plate. By game 2 of the series, I found myself mentally screaming at the director to hold the shot, so I could actually see where the ball traveled as it came out of the pitcher's hand or off the bat. If you want to see highlights of the games themselves, I don't know where you turn, because you certainly don't get it here.

MLB productions has been using this style of filmmaking for a long time -- certainly going back to the late 1990s videos, and judging from the reviews here, I guess that's a popular way of doing it. But since I hadn't watched a World Series video in many years (yes, since the Yankees last won), I was hoping the style might have changed. I was very disappointed to find that, if anything, it was even worse than before.

Overall I give this three stars, because the pictures are beautiful, and the storytelling, narration, use of interviews, etc are indeed very good.
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