- Actors: Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson
- Directors: Jason Hehir
- Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Studio: Team Marketing
- DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
- Run Time: 96 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00EQFFP28
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,789 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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ESPN Films: The Fab Five [Blu-ray]
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They were one of the most famous - and infamous - teams in college basketball history. Arriving on the campus of the University of Michigan in the fall of 1991, the five freshmen -Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson-not only electrified the game, but also brought new style to the masses with their baggy shorts, black socks and brash talk. Forget what you remember about the Fab 5-this film will show them in an entirely new light.
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Above all else, Chris Webber's presence, or lack thereof, cannot be overstated. This was the Fab Five, after all. Every one of the key components back then, from the coaches to the role players, came aboard for interviews. Webber's shocking denial sealed the fate of this documentary from the onset, and never gave this project a chance to flirt with excellence like it deserved to. In terms of sheer popularity, Webber has been, and will always be the unquestioned king of this bunch.
In a way, director Jason Hehir was handicapped from the jump with an incomplete cast at his disposal. Doubling up on the quotes from Jalen Rose was perfectly fine because he's a well-spoken, interesting individual, but let's be real here: This felt like the equivalent of interviewing the '96 Chicago Bulls sans Michael Jordan, with the idea that asking Scottie Pippen most of the questions would supply the crutch of the quotes.
I'm a huge fan of the 30 for 30 series, and secretly hoped this particular topic would end up under the ESPN microscope. I had no problems eating up every minute of this nostalgic trip back to my childhood, but for a two-hour show lacking the biggest star it tries to promote, I could help but feel like many topics were glossed over. Michigan fans should probably go ahead and purchase this DVD as soon as it's available. However, as far as casual observers go this didn't quite reel in the viewers like it could have.