NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2011: Boston Bruins
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*UPDATE* I watched the extras & the best part is definitely the Stanley Cup segments including the parade celebration. The 'History..' commercials are good (man I didn't realize how many were made for the Bs alone in this year's playoffs!) And as for the top 10s it's cool but gets old after a little while. Still all in all a good buy!
content. The color and crispness of the disc is great. While viewing the disc, I found that often times the camera shots were extremely close and many parts seemed rushed. The entire regular season is completely gone through within the first 15 minutes of the disc. There were numerous moments in the playoffs that seemed to be barely included, like Thomas' great paddle save as he dove back across the crease. Don't blink or you will miss it in the highlights. Much of the commentary in between scenes is done by players Ferrence or Kelly. How about some of the other players reactions? I don't think Sidenberg is even mentioned. The extras were once again gone thru too quickly! The parade and the locker room celebrations were special moments that lose something once translated to this disc. The final extra are the top 10 goals, saves and hits of the season. Not by the Bruins mind you but from the entire league. They show 3 different series or 30 different goals, 30 different hits and you guessed it 30 different saves. YAWN!!! Get rid of that footage and show us more of the Bruins regular season footage. The DVD runs almost 90 minutes but it could have been so much better. They rushed this to the public and what should have been a cherished time capsule is barely considered a local tv news sports highlight real. The Bruins and their fans deserved better!
Secondly, while finally getting to see the B's hoist the cup was worth the long wait. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final and the four games the Bruins won in the final vs Vancouver is all we get to relive? What about the emotional roller coaster of the Bruins/Canadiens series or at least the series clinching game 7? How about a couple of games with the Bruins "exorcising the demons" in the four game sweep of Philadelphia (the very team that just a year prior came back from a 0-3 series deficit to hand Boston a Game 7 Heartbreaking Series defeat)?
This is kind of a let down. I think I can still get the Games on I-tunes which is probably where I will look unless there is a more complete set released.
A&E got it right with their World Series Baseball DVDs. They were a little pricey when first released, but you get all but 1-2 games of a team's championship run. I have the 2004 Red Sox set, and I wish bluray had been the standard format then when those were released, but A&E should be handling the Boston Bruins Championship DVD/BLUray set. A&E should be handling all the NHL's Stanley Cup Team releases.
As is typical with these DVD releases, the majority of the runtime is devoted to the playoffs, with each successive series receiving more and more real estate. In truth, each playoff run is deserving of its own release, but the producers did a good job of telling the stories these games wove: the blood-feud that was the Canadiens series, with Horton's game-winner springing the Bruins from their Game 7 hell; the sweet revenge of the Flyers bludgeoning; the nerve-shatteringly even Tampa series, highlighted by rookie Tyler Seguin's dazzling Game 2 performance and culminating in the finest hockey game of the post-season; and the nasty, hate-filled seven-game title-fight against the Canucks that sported gripping game-to-game drama (the Burrows bite, the Luongo trash talk, the Horton hit).
Boston Bruins: 2011 Stanley Cup Champions features interviews with players, coaches, broadcasters, and journalists to add some color. You also get a generous helping of game footage, candid sound grabs from the players while on the ice (love Ference's taunting), and the post-Cup celebration.
While the feature presentation is well-done, the extras could have been heftier. The locker room celebration is great, but the Boston parade footage is brief, and the featuerettes on the Stanley Cup and the NFL Top 10 plays (almost 30 minutes worth) have virtually nothing to do with this Bruins team.Read more ›
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Perfect! Came on time and is what I wanted. Completes my Boston Championship DVDs (2001-2016)Published 2 months ago by Baggins
My son ordered the video and bought it. I never would have paid the price he did for a DVD. It's an ok video but definitely not worth what we paid for it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jennifer Pugh
I don't want to say this is bad or anything, because it isn't. It's just not as good as it should've and could've been. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Mr. Dana
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This is my review. Best dvd to own. Read more
It's too bad they didn't produce this for Blu Ray, or offer the complete playoffs. Still this is a great collector's itemPublished on January 26, 2013 by Steve
A must for any Bruins fan! To see them overcome their obstacles, to come out of nowhere to win the Stanley Cup is very remarkable. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Tim
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