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The Official World Series Film Collection
The Official World Series Film Collection
DVD ~ Major League Baseball
5 used & new from $69.95

40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Piece of History for any Baseball fan, December 8, 2009
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Recently ordered and received "The Official World Series Film Collection," from for $90 and I must say WOW!

I am a baseball lifer and enjoy traveling down to watch the Pirates play and when I saw this product advertised on MLB Network I thought there was no way this was affordable. Then I pop up here and its $90. So I figured the set got to be great pick up so I picked it up.

Let me continue to say WOW!

The presentation of this box set is a coffee table format. It is really well made and its something that my friends and family over the past few days have marveled over. The foreward has been written by Bob Costas who anyone knows loves the game. Followed in the Coffee Table box is a pictorial essay of the biggest moments in Series history dating from the first WS between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 to the Phillies in 2008. Woven in this "scrap book" is the DVDs. One improvement is they put the discs in pockets on top of the pages and its SO much easier to access the discs, in the past box sets released in this format have put discs in the middle of the page in tight spots where you can easily scratch the discs. Not so here.

Overall I give MLB and A&E mad props for this excellent presentation of this box set.

The contents of this box set is self explanatory you have the World Series FILM of every WS from 1943-2008. I emphasize FILM because you will get someone who will buy this THINKING they will get FULL games. These are not full games. These are 30-45 minute films highlighting each World Series from 1943-2008. I find it a treat to watch players such as Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Carlton Fisk, George Brett, Jack Morris, etc in this set.

Now the quality of the DVDs are excellent and there are no bonus features and really who cares about bonus features when you have nearly 50 hours of baseball on DVD. This set gives the baseball diehard an opportunity to relive the greatest moments on baseball's grandest stage. I rate these on par with the NFL Films Super Bowl Collection as the finest in Sports DVDs because of the great quality.

I watched the 1979 World Series Film between my Buccos and the Baltimore Orioles and watching the build-up of the Series and watching the big plays and big moments are excellent. I am really looking forward to dive into other Series films.

Bottomline: if you miss the opportunity to get this set for $ are missing a golden opportunity. I find this set to be priceless for the baseball fan. If you are looking for a holiday gift or a birthday gift for the baseball fan I would almost guarantee you will hit one out of the park with this
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WWE: Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection
WWE: Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection
DVD ~ Ric Flair
Price: $5.99
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There Can Be Only One....The Definitive Flair!, July 31, 2009
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This release coming as a sequel to the ultra successful "Ultimate" collection does not or will not disappoint. If you love pro wrestling, if you love Ric Flair, you will find it essential to not only own this DVD, but also the "Ultimate Flair Collection DVD" itself.

I will rate everything on a 10 point scale. 1 being the lowest and 10 perfection.

Disc 1:

Documentary (10/10) - Flair really opens up and isn't afraid to pull any punches and tell it like it is. You really gain more respect of Ric Flair, while the Ultimate Collection was more about Flair's matches this documentary is more about Ric Flair the man. Toward the end of the documentary it becomes more of a tribute by fellow WWE superstars Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, HHH, HBK, Batista, and Randy Orton, but also you see an emotional Flair who really chokes up toward the end. This is a must watch.

Special Features w/Flair Tribute video (8/10) - nothing really earth shattering, but you get awesome 2 minutes vignettes of short stories that Flair tells you about his life. Also is the Flair Tribute video which is really nice put together. Nothing earth shattering but worth checking out.

Discs 2 & 3: Matches

Jack Brisco - Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling 8-18-1982 (8/10) - This was an impromptu bout but what you see is Flair wrestle more of a scientific bout and push his wrestling acumen. It is a really good bout has some down time in it but it is a solid match in this set.

Kerry Von Erich - World Class Championship Wrestling 8-24-1982 (10/10) - This is probably going to be the most under-rated bout on this set. Diehard fans know how great Kerry Von Erich is and Flair and Kerry put on a classic bout which is 2 of 3 falls title match. You will not be disappointed

Harley Race - Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling 8-31-1983 (9/10) - The precursor to Starcade 1983, the fued of Flair and Race heats up here for a classic title bout. You really start to see here Flair take over as a star and Race performs legendary as well

Ric Flair, Arn & Ole Anderson vs. Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA, & Manny Fernandez - World Wide Wrestling 12-15-1985 (10/10) - The match is solid, not great and not bad either but you get a Four Horseman bout in somewhat of a stable match. Flair had injured Dusty Rhodes and everyone rounds their men up.

Sting - Clash of the Champions I 3/27/1988 (10/10) - This is probably the signature bout on this DVD, if I could I would rate this bout 100. It is a personal favorite of mine and you will not be disappointed. It is 45 minutes of mayhem and J.J. Dillon is suspended above the ring!

Terry Funk - Great American Bash 7/23/1989 (9/10) - This is a great bout from two good rivals. You will not be disappointed!

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper - Madison Square Garden 10/28/1991 (7/10) - This is a solid match between two great rivals. Piper who never looked up to anybody and Flair who looked down at everybody. It is a good brawl and is a match more so to remind of how good Roddy Piper can be against the elite!

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat - Spring Stampede 4/17/1994 (8/10) - A Flair/Steamboat bout is as good as a match as any you can have, but it is disappointing that the WWE didn't put the Chi-Town Rumble bout on this match to complete the trilogy of legendary bouts between Flair and Steamboat. While I can rant over and over about why that match should be on here, this match is really the last great match by Steamboat and the two put on a classic bout here.

Hunter Hearst Helmsley - Taboo Tuesday 11/1/2005 (8/10) - You really learn how special Flair can be in this bout for the Intercontinetal title bout in a Steel Cage. In my eyes Flair puts out that last classic match and both get bloody you won't be disappointed.

Shawn Michaels - Wrestlemania XXIV 3/30/2008 (for the match (10/10) for the sentimental value 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000/10) - The match that ended Ric Flair's career is a classic bout you knew Flair couldn't dodge any more bullets but he puts on a great show. You really can not measure how much Flair means to fans and fellow wrestlers. You can argue that you might rather have another match from the 1980's or 1990's from Flair but this match is great.

Disc 3: Special Features

Ric Flair's Farewell Address - I can not score it, it is immeasurable the emotion that night. I remember watching it that night and having a tear in my eye. To me it is not a farewell, but a celebration of excellence and only one man could have commanded that and that was Ric Flair!

Promos (100/10) - I am serious these are hilarious and great. This is what you call mic skills and if you are a wrestler today, or you want to be one, or you just want to learn to be cool watch these. Slick Ric is the the Limousine Riding, Jet Flying, Woman Stealing, Styling and Profiling!!!!!

Overview - While I almost thought is was impossible to top the Ultimate Flair collection, the WWE did. They put together another DVD set that you will not be disappointed in. This set is priceless

WWE: The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection
WWE: The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection
DVD ~ Ric Flair
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOOOOOO!!!! Essential piece of wrestling history, July 30, 2009
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This is the first of 2 collections WWE Entertainment released on DVD on Ric Flair and in my eyes are both essential to anyone who is an wrestling enthusiast, historian, collector, or even a Ric Flair fan. Here is the match breakdown on this set. Ratings out of 10:

Harley Race at Starcade 1983 (9/10) This match is an excellent cage match that Flair regains the NWA Championship for the second time I believe. The match has some downtime that may turn a newer wrestling fan off. But this is a match that I feel established Ric Flair as the man. You also receive the promos leading up to the match, where Race puts a $25,000 bounty on Flair!!!

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes at Starcade 1985 (9/10) The DVD explains the tension between these two stars leading up to this classic encounter with the Horseman taking it to Dusty even injuring him. This match as a lot of emotions and this was the start of a series of great bouts Flair had with Rhodes.

Barry Windham at World Wide Wrestling 1/20/87 (10/10) This might be the most under-rated bout on the set and many people may point to this match as the weak link on here. Once you watch it, it is an execllent 45 minute match feauting Flair facing Windhan both in their primes and excuting moves so fluently.

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat at Clash of the Champions VI and Wrestle War 1989 (both 10/10) - the one thing missing from this set is the Chi Town Rumble to complete the trilogy of classic bouts Steamboat and Flair put on in 1989 (You can get that bout on the Superstars of the 1980's DVD) but you will not be disappointed with either match.

Terry Funk at Clash of the Champions IX (8/10)- Flair shows you here that he can adapt to a different wrestling style in an "I Quit" match. This match though mostly brawling in entertaining and will keep you going. Though after watching so many great bouts early you get spoiled a little.

Royal Rumble 1992 (6/10) - This is monumental because Flair wins his first WWF Championship. But the Royal Rumble match itself was dull in my opinion. Personally if you were going to use a Flair match from early WWF era go with his first bout with Hogan, or with Randy Savage at Summerslam. Or even in losing efforts against Mr. Perfect, Bret Hart. Its nice to see a whole Royal Rumble match.

Sting at Clash of the Champions XXVII (7.5/10)- Flair and Sting put on many classic bouts and I understand that you want to kind of show Flair all over his career, but this match maybe the 3rd or 4th best match they put on. Would have preferred the Clash of the Champions I bout (which is on the Definitive Flair DVD) or the bout at Great American Bash 1990 where Sting cradles Flair for the title, but this was big for Flair to unify the belts and Hogan at Bash at the Beach.

Hunter Hearst Helmsley at Monday Night Raw 5/19/03 (7/10)- The match was solid but most of the gravy points come from the tribute which is on here.

Pete Sanchez in 3/1/1976 (match 3/10; historical significance 10/10) - Flair's debut match

There is some bonus material about a life altering plane crash, promos, and about being in the Four Horseman. While the DVD misses out on fueds with Magnum T.A., Nikita Koloff, and Lex Luger or some debate on some selections of matches there is plenty to choose from as a fan.

NBA Dynasty Series: Boston Celtics - The Complete History
NBA Dynasty Series: Boston Celtics - The Complete History
Price: $47.99
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing NBA Series continues to set standard, July 28, 2009
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As the sports DVD boom continues, the NBA shows it is head and shoulders above all the major professional sports in this field. While MLB and NHL DVD's give you the full games but lack bonus features; the NFL has also done this with the NFL teams and they started strong with the elite teams (Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, etc) they have watered it down and given less bang with your buck.

The NBA through NBA TV created "The Dynasty Series" and its continued excellence wins again with "The Boston Celtics"

When your purchase this set you get 5 dual discs (discs that have material on both sides) which allows you to have close to 22 hours of material.

If you purchase at Wal-Mart or hear at Amazon you will spend no more than $25-$30 for this set. That is a beyond a great deal. Unlike the competitor leagues this NBA series not only gives you documentaries but full games.

This set gives you the "Celtic Dynasty" which is an hour documentary on the Celtics rise to basketball supermacy. You get a bunch of other featurettes that concern Celtic playoff runs in the 1970's and 1980's.

What is the meat and potatos of this set is the games you receive the:

*1969 NBA Finals Game 7 Celtics-Lakers - 4th quarter only

*1976 NBA Finals Game 5 Celtics-Suns - the legendary game that went multiple OTs

*1981 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 Celtics-Sixers - Larry Bird matures and guides the Celtics to an Game 7 victory over Dr. J

*1984 NBA Finals Games 4 and 7 Celtics-Lakers - Bird and Magic's first meeting in the NBA Finals and you get 2 great games

*1986 NBA Finals Game 4 Celtics-Rockets - The Celtics steamroll the Twin Towers

*1987 NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 Celtics-Pistons - Larry Bird steals the ball

If you are a new Celtics fan looking for material from their recent championship run with "The Boston 3-Party" you will be disappointed this is an older set, but if you love Celtics and know someone who enjoys great baseketball this is a must buy.

NFL Pittsburgh Steelers: Road to XLIII
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers: Road to XLIII
DVD ~ James Harrison
Price: $20.79
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Road To Near Perfection...A Must for Steeler-Nation, June 2, 2009
I am a diehard Steelers fan through and through. For any Steeler fan this is a must have to your collection of Steeler DVDs. I went to the Steelers Sideline Stores which have it priced the same as Amazon for it. The DVD consists of....

Week 15 vs. Baltimore - Steelers clinch division
AFC Divisional Playoff - vs. San Diego
AFC Championship Playoff - vs. Baltimore
Super Bowl XLIII - vs. Arizona

This collection is a near perfect collection...what I don't like is

*You have 2/3 of the classic matchups with Baltimore this past season. EACH game was a classic. Why did they omit the Monday Night thriller against Baltimore? This series has done this before. For the Giants Road to XLII DVD which I have they added the Week 17 loss to the Patriots and the 4 playoff games so the 5th disc has happened and I would have added that game

*You have minor hesistations in the presentation of the Super Bowl and some minor skips in the other games but they are not big enough to complain about but you will notice them (esp. SB XLIII) but it should not disappoint

*There are no special features...which is terrible...what I loved about the Road to XL DVD was the featurettes about the Steelers, the Giants Road to XLII DVD for the Super Bowl had an option of Michael Strahan doing his commentary on the game..there are no Special Features on this DVD

What I like about this....

*Those Steeler fans that bought Road to XL remember the Steelers Radio Team of Bill Hillgrove, Tunch Ilkin, and Craig Wofley do the play by play well its not the case, you get the TV annoucers so you get John Madden's last game as an analyst, historic there. NFL Films started this with the Colts Road to XLI dvd

*These are the actual games...not NFL Films cutting material or NFL Films tapes like the "Road to XXXIX - Patriots"

Overall - If you love the Steelers, if you love football, if you love John Madden this is an absolute must and for $25 - $30 you get to relive in my eyes 2 great games with the Week 15 Baltimore and Super Bowl, and two ok games in the AFC Championship (which you can relive the Troy Polamalu touchdown return) and San Diego game.
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The Sopranos: The Complete Series Gift Set
The Sopranos: The Complete Series Gift Set
DVD ~ James Gandolfini

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Landmark Series deliver solid box set, January 10, 2009
The Sopranos is one of American Television's landmark series and this box set contains all 86 episodes.

There is no doubt that the actual episodes there makes it 5-star material but lets judge the box set in itself.

The actual box set is neat and well crafted and is a great coffee table display along side my Seinfeld box set. It is great packaging and in scrapbook formation that makes it awesome. The scrapbook comes in a cloth sleeve which is phenomonal and the book is sweet just like the Sex and the City set.

The Bonus Materials on this set is solid, its not earth shattering but not bad either. The soundtrack is really really good. A nice mix, my favorite mix is the Mr. Ruggerio's Mix of The Peter Gunn Theme/Every Breathe You Take (Henry Mancini and The Police). The soundtrack is 3 discs. The 2 DVDs contain the bonus materials. The David Chase Interview is awesome. The dinners between cast members Adia Turturro, Robert Iler, Terence Winter, David Chase in one and Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, David Chase, and others in another are very slow but worth watching. The let down for me was the Deleted Scenes I figured there were be some real nice alternate endings but most of them are pointless, none though are earth shattering and worth discussion. One comes from Season One from the pilot and its Tony ranting about John Gotti and F*** Rudy Guiliani.

Finally in this scrapbook there is a 16-page episode guy built in. Gives a little synopsis of the episodes. Also before each season there is a contents of the epidsodes that are on each disc which helps a lot.

Bottomline: I would not spend $400 on this box set, not in a million years. I paid $140 at FYE for it I traded in my Sopranos sets I had which is a good economy route. If you know a Sopranos fanatic this is a GREAT gift! If you are a Sopranos fan this is a great piece to your DVD collection and would find a way to make this purchase. The bottom line is this set is essential to any diehard Sopranos fan. If you are a casual fan this is not for you and enjoy DVR censored re-runs off of A&E!
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NFL Greatest Games Series: Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowls
NFL Greatest Games Series: Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowls
DVD ~ NFL Greatest Games Series
Price: $24.99
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Super Bowl Edition, October 17, 2008
With the holiday season approaching and if you have a Black and Gold fan in your family this is a great gift idea. I personally picked it up myself for $22 at the Steelers Sideline Stores and this is just great. You get 5 (near) complete broadcasts of the Steelers SB wins. As I noted earlier with "near" you are missing pre-game, Network Intro, halftime, and postgame which I am overlooking but if you watched Super Bowl XL and watched the intro into Ford Field with Terrible Towels going nuts you get chills and that is not on this set so you feel kind of cheated. If you bought the Road to XL DVD set you are getting a second copy of Super Bowl XL, but buy it for the 1970s broadcasts. The Super Bowl XIII game is IMHO one of the greatest Super Bowls ever between Dallas and Pittsburgh. When you breakdown the product by price you realize that this is a steal and a great edition to your video collection!!!
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