Official 2004 World Series Film
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The film starts with a recap of that curse thing and refers to it a couple more times before the end, but guess what? It doesn't bother me any more. During the season highlights, there is a brief segment on the Nomar trade. There is also a brief look-back at the two previous Red Sox-Cardinals World Series. Narration is by Massachusetts native Denis Leary, who does a fine job.
The clips are fun to watch, and the interviews make them even more exciting. Unfortunately, I only heard about half of what was said because of the frequent and enthusiastic applause of the audience, myself included. Can't wait to watch it in the quiet of my living room. From what I did hear, many of the interviews were done during the playoffs, so for example you see Johnny Damon talking about having to go into St. Louis and try to win 2 games on their home field. It's a peek into what the players (and Tito and Theo and Larry and JWH and the fans and...) were thinking as the story was unfolding, before we all knew the ending.
The production quality is excellent. The studio interviews were done against a black background, so there is nothing to distract the viewer from the interviewee.
While we saw only the main movie, the MLB Productions representative who introduced it said that the many extras on the DVD are "must see."
"We didn't want to show a highlight reel of the postseason." said Gavant. "We wanted to show a film, a movie, and I hope we delivered in terms of a great story arc that we followed. We wanted to differentiate this production by really making it a documentary that could have been a theatrical release, more so than a highlight video.
"We could have even gone longer on this program," said Gavant. "It's 90 minutes long with an additional 20 minutes of bonus footage. There were really so many more stories to do. What we aimed to do is give fans an inside look at what was going on behind the scenes while they were watching the World Series."
Some of the DVD highlights include:
A look at the Red Sox Nation: A breakdown of the Red Sox season and highlights from their Division Series championship over the Angels.
An in-depth look at the history of the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry and highlights of the Red Sox's miraculous ALCS with New York.
In-depth highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from all four games with the Cardinals.
Highlights from Boston's championship parade following the series.
Interviews with most of the Series' stars, including Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Johnny Damon, Curt Schilling, Derek Lowe and manager Terry Francona.
Bonus footage includes: Ortiz's walk-off ALCS home runs, the ALCS celebration, postseason pregame radio and TV commentary and a section called "The Storytellers," containing historical interviews with Smokey Joe Wood, Joe Garagiola, Tim McCarver, Fred Lynn, Carlton Fisk and Dwight Evans.
The tape is rescued because of the coverage of the Yankee - Red Sox rivalry and the highlights of unbelievable ALCS. Members of the Red Sox Nation will love it. I am disappointed because the Yankees let a sure win slip away. Also it is kind of boring to watch the Red Sox steamroll the Cardinals and their star first baseman Albert Pujois. It was disappointing to see a good team like the Cardinals unravelled by the Red Sox.
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I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday. The 2004 Red Sox season was special to all of us. *I Believe*Published 16 months ago by Raskopoli Family
Official 2004 World Series Film
This was a World Series that made history with historical comeback by the Red Sox. Excellent DVD & arrived in perfect shape.
It is exactly what I expected it to be, not highlights but almost like an ESPN documentary. I love it and love reliving the days of bliss after overcoming the curse lolPublished on July 24, 2014 by Shane M
For most of us, we were in front of the TV, listening to sports radio, or if we were supremely lucky, we were in a Ball Park (too bad that last game wasn't at Fenway, but the sweep... Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by K. Varraso
I would highly recommend this film to any Red Sox fans who are looking to expand their "Sox" library. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Adrienne B.