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The Cincinnati Reds 1975 World Series (Collector's Edition) (2006)

Carlton Fisk , Johnny Bench  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, Boston Red Sox
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
  • Run Time: 1033 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009PLM6W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,256 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • All seven historic World Series games between the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox
  • Clubhouse celebration and downtown rally
  • Pre-game interviews
  • Introducing the Big Red Machine
  • Rare interviews with Tony Perez, Pete Rose, Sparky Anderson, Ken Griffey, Sr., Don Gullett, Marty Brenneman, Bernie Carbo, Carlton Fisk, and Fred Lynn

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

The 1975 World Series is treasured by baseball fans and historians as one of the most exciting, dramatic, and important events in the history of Major League Baseball. The mighty Cincinnati Reds lineup was stacked with players who would win the MVP award six times between 1970 and 1977. The Boston Red Sox defeated the three-time World Champion Oakland A's and were led by Fred Lynn, AL MVP and Rookie of the Year. For eleven days these stellar clubs staged an unforgettable performance that capture the attention of the entire sporting world, and in the process created some of the most indelible baseball television images in memory.

This unprecedented seven-DVD collector's edition preserves all of the remarkable history of the 1975 World Series with the actual broadcast of each game! It was unbelievable the first time--today the game action and heroics are even more exhilarating. Intensify your viewing of each game with the official stats, data, and game summaries on SleeveStats, the perfect companion to the ultimate baseball DVD experience.

Product Description

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the big Red Machine April 19, 2008
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This has been put up there as the greatest or one of the greatest World Series ever played. It has all the credentials. Sparky Anderson had put together a great team that would remain great for many years. They had Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and more. The Red Sox had Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Carl Yastremski for an outfield and Carlton Fisk for a catcher. Yet it is the little known player not destined for Cooperstown who sometimes have a big moment in the World Series. Billy Martin and Bobby Richarson for the 1952 and 1960 Yankees respectively. Al Gionfreddo for his catch on Joe D. in 1947. Sandy Amoros for his catch on Yogi Barra in 1955 and many others. In this series there was a very clutch home run by Bernie Carbo of the Reds.

Of course the most famous home run of th series was Carlton Fisk's because
(1) It won game 6 for the Red Sox and (2) it took the series to a decisive 7th game and (3) it was so close to the left field foul pole that Fisk went down the first base line and tried to "wave" the ball fair (a very familiar sight every time the home run is shown).
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful
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SOME RIGHT-OFF-THE-BAT DVD STATS:

Number of DVDs -- 7 (Single-Sided).
Video -- Full Frame 1.33:1. (A few of the bonus interviews are presented in Widescreen, approx. 1.78:1.)
Audio -- English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Re-Mixed From Original Mono Source).
Color or B&W -- Color.
Subtitles -- None.
Packaging -- 7 Slim Cases With Outer Slipcase.
Any Separate Paper Enclosures Included? -- No.
DVD Marketers/Distributors -- MLB Properties Inc.; A&E Home Video; New Video Group Inc.
DVD Release Date -- June 13, 2006.

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It's hard for me to imagine owning a better collectible keepsake of the stellar 1975 World Series than what A&E Home Video and Major League Baseball Properties have put together for baseball fans here -- a 7-Disc DVD compilation featuring all seven games from the original NBC-TV network telecasts (with Tony Kubek, Curt Gowdy, Joe Garagiola, and Reds' play-by-play man Marty Brennaman, among others, at the microphones calling the action).

All of these games are presented complete and uncut, with two exceptions -- a half-inning of Game 2 (top of the 2nd) and 1-and-a-half innings (plus one additional batter) of Game 3 are missing on these DVDs. Evidently that video footage could not be obtained by A&E/MLB for this collector's set.

The missing moments of Games 2 and 3, however, do not involve either team's scoring. So no big home runs, RBIs, or crucial plays are part of the AWOL footage.

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THE 1975 WORLD SERIES:

The Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox battled each other over the course of seven memorable baseball games during the fall of 1975.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliving the 1975 World Series Gem August 9, 2006
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The 1975 World Series featured an incredibly talented Cincinnati Reds' squad that won the first of consecutive World Championships and would be included among the best that the sport has ever seen.

They met a Boston Red Sox' team that swept the three-time defending World Champion Oakland A's in shocking style. The Reds, too, swept their League Championship defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates setting up what would be a roller-coaster of emotions and civic pride as the Reds had not won a series since 1940 and the Red Sox since 1918.

Game 1 featured the dazzling performance of Boston's Luis Tiant who baffled the Reds in a 6-0 complete game shutout. The game was scoreless until Boston swatted in six runs in the bottom of the 7th.

In Game 2, Boston was one out away from a commanding 2-0 series lead but consecutive two out hits by Dave Concepcion and Ken Griffey provided a pair of ninth inning runs that gave Cincinnati a 3-2 win.

Game 3, one for the ages, was highlighted by a controversial play at home plate featuring contact by Cincinnati pinch-hitter/runner Ed Armbrister and Boston catcher Carlton Fisk which resulted in Fisk throwing wildly to second base and eventually leading to a game-winning run. The Reds blew a 5-1 lead in the game and Boston scored twice in the 9th to set up the controversy.

In Game 4, Boston scored in just one inning but that was enough as they tallied five times in the fourth to hold off the Reds 5-4 thanks to another complete game by pitcher Tiant.

In Game 5, the last of three straight in Cincinnati, the Reds' Don Gullett was masterful before tiring in the 9th inning in a 6-2 romp over Boston.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Way To Relive Old Series! August 21, 2011
By Bossac
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The World Series (Collector's Edition)s are the only way to relive the Fall Classics because they include every game broadcast on seperate DVDs, that's the entire broadcast of each contest now, and they include some pre or post game highlights, comments, interviews, etc.; in this case mostly first pitches and, usually, the end game wrap-up with disc 7 showing the triumphant Reds locker room. The half-inning breaks inlclude minimal announcer chatter and this series was interesting because of the announcer musical chairs they played between network broadcasters Joe Garagiola and Curt Gowdy (with Tony Kubek on the field) and team announcers Dick Stockton (Red Sox), Ned Martin (a seasoned sports commentator for New England area professional, and even college, sports) and Marty Brenneman (Cincinnati).

Because of the memories of the children begging mom to let us stay up and see the ends of the schoolnight games, the long school day afterwards, the head-lolling (and balk-move to first) of Luis Tiant - not to mention 3 rather impressive 100+ pitch appearances by the "pith and guile" veteran - because there were some guys playing baseball who might be out on a construction crew, or telling at a bank, or sacking groceries, or driving truck, to make ends meet the next week, because of a love of "The Big Red Machine" (because the Cubbies were never available to root for in the post-season), because my sister had a crush on "Davey" Concepcion, well, you get it... because this was one of the great Series of all time when ML baseball was "still a game" I made this my first World Series Collector's Edition purchase and have completely enjoyed watching it a couple of times (so far). I love seeing it in color as we had to settle for B&W in the day.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best World Series EVER!!!
This video goes back to an era when players were paid to play the game they loved and they actually put that love out there to win the gain! Read more
Published 26 days ago by Babycakes Memaw
5.0 out of 5 stars the big red machine set
this was a gift which arrived in excellent condition and the reciever has not had any problems an has loved every bit of wathing the 8 dvd set
Published 8 months ago by frances beck
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
Shocking is the best word to describe the experience of going back in time and watch anew what sports programming looked like in 1975 but that is the only issue even close to being... Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. HARMON
5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Red Machine
This series reviews one of the most exciting World Series ever played. No silly graphics that we are forced to watch today. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David Damron
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhh, what memories? If you love the Reds, you'll enjoy this!
I grew up in Ohio during the time of the Big Red Machine.... Joe Morgan was my favorite player. Watching the '75 series again on DVD was so much fun! Read more
Published 14 months ago by mara8
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most memorable World Series ever!
Great memories for those who witnessed this epic World Series. Favorite game was Game 6 when Carlton Fisk hit the walkoff HR to force Game 7. Read more
Published 14 months ago by D from Philly
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop whining and throw to first Carlton
This is GREAT set. So many awesome moments. Highly recommended. Favorite moment is in game 3 when NBC's Curt Gowdy says of Pete Rose: "Will he get 3,000 hits? I think so. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Shaun Tatarka
5.0 out of 5 stars The Godfather of the World Series!
To all who saw and experienced on TV every seven dramatic games where such luminaries converged Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, Dave Concepcion, Luis Tiant, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez,... Read more
Published on October 18, 2011 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest world series ever
Im so glad to have this dvd set or to even see this footage because i was born 5 years after this 1975 fall classic was played so without this dvd set i would of never seen this... Read more
Published on November 28, 2010 by jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars No Game 6!
The production is wonderful, but unfortunately, I didn't watch all the games for quite some time. When I went to watch Game 6, the case was empty. Read more
Published on November 4, 2010 by Mark Wilczek
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