NFL Super Bowl XL - Pittsburgh Steelers Championship DVD
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- Highlights of the Steelers' season, playoffs, and Super Bowl win
- Collectible insert with team record and photos
- Game of the Week: Steelers vs. Colts
- Rolling Stones halftime show
- Wires: 2005 Bill Cowher, 2005 Steelers compilation, Sabol's Shot Willie Parker, Sabol's Shot Steelers' History
- Media day
- The Bus: 2005 Bettis compilation, Bettis retirement announcement
- SB XL promo pieces
Top Customer Reviews
What this DVD is (and actually does quite well as) is a review of the 2005 season. I would call it a deluxe edition of what will probably the Steelers' NFL Yearbook come Summer. As a Steelers fan, I appreciated very much watching highlights and sideline stuff from this past year, quite a bit that I had not seen before and, trust me, I watch a lot of NFL programming.
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Yes, there are annoying movie previews that have absolutely nothing to do with football at the beginning of the DVD.
Other than that, I loved it. This DVD is a game-by-game review of the season that primarily focuses on highlight reel footage with audio from Hilgrove and Tunch dubbed in underneath. It begins with some footage of past failures and ends with some footage of the post-game trophy ceremony. Bettis is prominently featured throughout, but it's not all his show. You get a lot of great clips and bites of Cowher, Roethlisberger, Ward, Parker, Porter, Haggans, Russ Grimm, and Dick Lebeau.
The sideline mikes, locker-room stuff, and behind-the-scenes footage was terrific. This team is a FUNNY bunch of guys -- without this DVD, I'd never have known it. This DVD will make you laugh aloud, cringe, tear up, and cheer. Assuming you do, in fact, love the Steelers.
It's totally worth the twenty bucks. You'll watch it a dozen times before next season. How many other movies have that kind of pull?
The bonus features are somewhat lacking. I couldn't care less about the halftime show, and I don't think anyone is going to buy this because of that. I'd rather have had the team intros or something. The SB40 promos? Eh... Media is ok as well. The Game of the Week for the Colts game is good.
My only major complaint is in the product description on this website. There is no pre-post game analysis, unless you count them saying that Pittsburgh won. And there is also no "cut-down" version of the Super Bowl. You get the highlights in with the main program. So the description is very misleading. But still a worthy purchase, especially for the price. Steeler fans will enjoy it.
It has the feel of a well-conceived, well-setup, and decently written "Game of the Week" episode. The opening sequence, which sets up the recent losses in order to play up the back-story of Bettis returning for one last season, and rallying the team on to toal victory, is very well done.
The telling is totally Steelers-centric, glossing over every potentially image-tarnishing controversial moment of the playoff games and the superbowl win. Steelers fans (myself included) will not mind one bit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
hated the fact that the dvd didn't have actual superbowl gamePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well not much to be said here. I have been a Steeler fan since 1974 and have enjoyed all of the Steeler super bowls except the two we lost. XL I can watch time and time again.Published 12 months ago by Lynn E. Sykes
Best team in the US. We are watching them right now!!!!DVD GreatPublished 21 months ago by David E. Miller
The disk began to go haywire a short time after beginning. Unable to watch all but a few minutes of the disk. Very disappointed.Published 22 months ago by John Hyrne