2009 New York Yankees: The Official World Series Film
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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 DVD. 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 DVD features an adrenaline-filled feature-length film, highlights from the entire postseason and incisive 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
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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...Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
what can i say, the last hurrah for Jeter and the last World Series of interest.Published 21 months ago by Paul Giannandrea
Bought this for my grandson, big time baseball fan, especially the New York Yankees, great buy, Item delivered on time, was as described, highly recommended.Published on July 13, 2014 by mirrakidz
2009 was an excellent season for the Yankees. In their first season in their new house, the Yankees won their first championship in 9 years. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Young baptist
This is a World Series worth seeing again and again. After winning the World Series, the Phillies are there again bringing their best!Published on May 23, 2013 by Samuel H.