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NFL Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Championship DVD
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The short version? Overall, it's friggin sweet. Be forewarned, this does NOT contain any full games - I knew that when I bought it. But it does contain pretty extensive highlights and retrospectives of the season and the big game. Let's face it, you're probably buying this because you want to re-live some of those great moments from this unbelievable season down the road. This should pretty much satisfy that.
The real meat is, of course, the main featurette, which is your typical NFL Films recap of the season. I have to say, I really enjoyed it, as it's very well done. It runs about 75 minutes start-to-finish, including some preseason stuff and an overview and highlights from each game. It has most of the big plays/memorable moments from the year, (i.e. the dramatic goal-line stand against the 'Skins in Week 3). The final 20 minutes focus solely on the Super Bowl, and that's one of my minor complaints. I would have liked a bit more on the big game, but it's very well put together regardless. I got the chills watching the multiple angles of Eli's Great Escape in the fourth quarter. Thankfully, no Joe Buck.Read more ›
This dvd has segments on all the games played during the season as well as all the playoff games. In addition two of the extras include a game of the week segment on the playoff games against Dallas and Green Bay but no game of the week for the Super Bowl.
I would have gladly done away with all the extras to have a full half hour or hour on the actual plays of the Super Bowl. My dvd player showed the section with the game coverage of the Super Bowl lasting approximately fifteen minutes. There were extra segments commenting on the game but I wanted to see more of the game.
Part of the Super Bowl game coverage shows the game officials commenting on the game. This is nice but considering the time devoted to the Super Bowl it takes away from the actual game coverage.
The dvd showed only five plays of the Giant's game winning drive. The plays are as follows: a near interception by New England, the fourth down conversion by the Giants that kept the drive alive, a brief clip of a sack of Manning, the amazing pass by Manning to Tyree and the final pass to Burress.
The dvd then has extras including the half time show, post game interviews and analysis and segments on Manning, Coughlin, Kiwanuka and Strahan. All this is nice but I want to see more of one of the greatest Super Bowls ever.
I heard that a dvd focusing on the Super Bowl may come out later in the year. I don't know if this is true. I hope it is.Read more ›
It certainly could be a lot better but after watching it before bed, I was pumped up enough that I couldn't fall asleep for two hours.
It gives you a couple of minutes of each regular season game, then the playoffs and finally the Superbowl. Not a lot of coverage on any game - even the Superbowl. It is produced for fans of Big Blue. The Giants look good even in the games they lost. They use Bob Pappa and Carl Banks mixed in with the normal "NFL" voice over. It also has some great camera shots. The video quality is top notch.
So yes, I wish it had more of the games, but then again I wish men's magazines had more pages of pictures. This disc does contain the Tom Petty halftime show - why? I would have prefered to see the whole final drive of the Superbowl (It does contain Jacobs forth down run and, of course, Tyree's catch!)It has footage of media day and the post game NFL Network show too.
I'm glad I bought it. I will watch it over and over I'm sure. If you love Big Blue, buy it too. It's not perfect, but you will enjoy it.
2 minor gripes with the FILM, not the DVD.
1) The Eagles game that came down to a field goal miss wasn't shown. I mean, the game was there but the video shows the sideline's reaction to the miss not the actual football. I found that to be odd.
2) The wonderful run from BRADSHAW wasn't shown to the full extent. I remember watching that play and how the "N" from his helmet came off and I thought that would of made a good 30 seconds or so talking about how funny it was.
Besides those 2 little complaints, it is a great Buy. I've been a Giants fan since birth and it was a great season and they truly played like a TEAM, no super stars running the show, the way a sport should be!
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Being a Giant fan, how can I not like it? It's a classic that I will be keeping for years, especially for those years the Giants don't make the Super Bowl.Published 8 months ago by Brian P. Salmon
I just loves it because they took those amazing undefeated cheaters from Boston & jammed it down their throats!! Read morePublished 9 months ago by #21
excellent , being a New Yorker and a fan of NY Giants it brought back a lot of Memories !Published 15 months ago by Thomas Marone
Brings back great memories. The quality was excellent.Published 18 months ago by Mark Anthony Smith
Well each time we view this...they win! Well documented about the game.Published 19 months ago by Susanlydia