NFL Super Bowl XLVI Champions: 2011 New York Giants [Blu-ray]
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NFL Films takes you down the sidelines, on the field and into the locker room with exclusive access to all the vivid sounds and images of every game in this memorable season – coupled with exciting extra content detailing stores from the year, media day at Super Bowl XLVI, and the thrilling Lombardi Trophy Presentation. It’s all here, every thrilling moment that enabled the 2011 Giants to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to the Big Apple.
Super Bowl Post-Game Ceremonies
Super Bowl XLII Recap
The Eli Manning Conversation
Back To The Future
The Receiving Giants
Catching Up With David Tyree
2011 NFL Shots of the Year
2011 NFL Players Wired For Sound
2011 NFL Coaches Wires For Sound
Top Customer Reviews
My chief complaint with this (and with the Super Bowl 42 DVD) is that the narration fails to TELL THE STORY of the season. It's hard to make this Giants campaign seem flavorless, but they did. The format of the film is such that they'll go over a few highlights of each game rather journalistically, move on to the next one, and lather, rinse, repeat. There is very little commentary and they barely put anything in context. How about beginning with the fact that the team was widely criticized for making no free agent impact, for allowing Steve Smith to slip to Philadelphia, to see Plax return with the Jets? How about mentioning the fact that each of Coughlin's eight seasons in New York have begun with a 5-2 or better record, and late season declines were a pattern that was on the minds of everyone when they seemed to begin another one? How about discussing the emergence of JPP, the contract dispute with Osi, or Justin Tuck's tumultuous season -- rife with personal lose and physical injury -- before returning to strengthen the defense down the stretch? Or Eli Manning's bounce back year, in which he defended his pre-season remarks and reversed a nasty turnover trend to throw a record-setting 15 TD passes in the fourth quarter? No, no mention of any of this. Instead, all you get is "Bradshaw ran for a TD... then Eli threw for one... the Giants won X to Y. The next week, Cruz had two TDs, Corey Webster had an INT, the Giants won X to Y..."
In fairness, the footage is pretty spectacular.Read more ›
What makes this program special is the fact that NFL Films has recently elevated their high definition photography to an art form, so every play is stunning in its appearance and when the players are miked up for sound and they are hit or are hitting, the brutality of the sport is graphically spotlighted. On a good sound system, some of these hits sound as brutal as they look.
Obviously, for the Giant fan, buying this memento of another improbable run is a no-brainer, but even for the casual NFL fan, this feature-length film features some of the best behind-the-scene footage of preseason coaching, banter between officials and players, sideline discussions (including the now-infamous Bill Belichick "make 'em throw it to Manningham" plea during the Super Bowl) and other rare moments that only the NFL Films crew has access to.
The scene selections are divided by game, so if you wish to fast forward through the Giants mid-season swoon and get to the good stuff, just flick the remote and off you go! What I also liked about the program is the highlighting of all players who played an integral part in this championship, like Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul and even Chase Blackburn. Sure, this is Eli's team, but you are not beaten over the head with it, like you were with the Aaron Rogers or Drew Brees love-fest videos.Read more ›
I received the DVD earlier today, in advance of the Tuesday release date. All I can say is...stunning!
The first thing I must say is that to call this a season's highlight package is to sell this production woefully short. "Cinematic" is a more appropriate term. NFL Films, as a production studio, consistently puts out a product that rivals any Hollywood studio and can easily play on the big screen. You will have a greater appreciation of how fast and violent this game is when watching this, or anything from NFL Films. When you see the camera focused on a ball in flight, that is likely from the camera of Donnie Marx. That's his signature shot. He's got to be one of the best cameramen working in any medium. His shot of Tom Brady's "Fail Mary" at the end of the Super Bowl is a thing of beauty.
About this DVD in particular, I got chills and that nervous stomach when watching, even though I knew what was going to happen. If you were already a fan of Giants' WR Victor Cruz, you will grow to love him even more. NFL Films was able to capture him in those moments, and you'll see that he plays the game with a team-first attitude and a childlike enthusiasm (on display when the Giants win the NFC Championship, and sprints across the field). I have to use the world "childlike", because when he is handed the Lombardi Trophy, his eyes open wide and he looks at the trophy as if he's reliving the moment he held his first child a few weeks earlier.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought it as a gift for my boyfriend who is a big giants fan along with some other things and he loves them all.Published 5 months ago by Mary Frontino
These DVDs are meant for right now, the offseasons when we have nothing to celebrate. I give this disc 5 stars because its NFL Films version of the story of the 2011 Giants, which... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Roo
NYG forever-- may the post-Eli era treat us with mercy.Published 12 months ago by Andrew A. (Hudson Valley of N.Y.)
Writing this for my husband who is a die hard Giants fan. He love watching this and was thrilled to have received it! Shipped out very quickly as well!Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer