NFL Films: Legends of Autumn, Vols. 1-3
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(Jan 30, 2007)
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1962 NFL Championship highlight film -- Green Bay Packers v. NY Giants
"They Call it Pro Football" (John Facenda narration & Sam Spence music)*
"The Man Behind the Men" (NFL Head Coach)
Lost Treasures of NFL Films (The Beginning)
Lost Treasures of NFL Films (Lost Sounds)
"Legends of the Fall" (fore-runner to 'Best Ever' series)
"The New Breed" (Dickie Post & Tim Rossovich)*
Lost Treasures of NFL Films (The Players)
Lost Treasures of NFL Films (Sundays with Soul)
"Hail to the Redskins" (1971 Redskins)
"The Championship Chase" (1974 season)*
Lost Treasures of NFL Films (NFL Style)
Just push play !!
Can't wait for the next 3-disc set, Volumes 4-6.
with the music from Sam Spence, and then the naration from John Facenda,
when it all comes together ---- poetry in motion.
They take you back to an age when the NFL was humbler and the game was more fun.
You actually get a chance to see what pro football looked like when men named Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, and Jim Brown played.
I have 2 very minor criticisms, though:
1. If you have the DVDs of all the Super Bowls like I do, some of the films are included in those sets. However, these DVDs make accessing them easier.
2. Steve Sabol's intros to the films are too reverential and gushing. Part of me wanted to cry tears of joy, and the other part wanted to laugh at their artificiality.
All of the material on these discs are good, but by far, the highlights are:
"They Call it Pro Football" - the first NFL Films production to join the narration of John Facenda and the music of Sam Spence. This film is a love letter to football of sixties.
"Legends of the Fall" - A "Who's the greatest" among teams, quarterbacks and running backs.
"The Championship Chase" - Chronicles the 1974 NFL season. NFL Films at its best. Great filmmaking, music and narration.
If you're a Redskin fan, you'll love "Hail to the Redskins," the story of the team's 1971 season. The "Lost Treasures" on each disc feature never before seen footage that looks like it was shot yesterday. Most of these focus on the story of NFL Films themselves, which is actually quite interesting, especially the "The Players."
Watching legends like Johnny Unitas, Charlie Taylor, Bart Starr, and Dick Butkus take the field again; or listening to Norm Van Brocklin cuss out the officials, is a real treat. These films show how far the game has come, and how much it has stayed the same.
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Did not whet my appetite quite the way i expected. Not enough gridiron action, but the music was pulsating as always.Published 6 months ago by Tracy Dickerson
The content in this three-disc set is outstanding...if you can view it. The product quality is garbage. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Polynikes