The Official Major League Baseball: World Series Film Collection
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This magnificent DVD Collection elegantly displays the iconic moments, thrilling heroics, triumphant favorites, and breathtaking upsets across seven decades of World Series Films, plus a narrative and pictorial essay on the Fall Classic since its origin in 1903.
This beautifully-packaged, digitally-preserved celebration of the Fall Classic is a timeless treasure that will become the ultimate centerpiece of any baseball fan s DVD library. Records and seasons change with time, but the legends and lore of the World Series on DVD will last forever.
Fall Classic film highlights showcase extraordinary players including:
Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Tom Seaver, Johnny Bench, Willie Stargell, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, and many more.
The drama and unforgettable images of baseball are the World Series moments etched in our minds and celebrated from generation to generation. These dynamic events are preserved and commemorated in this one-of-a-kind collection.
BONUS FEATURES: 58-Page World Series Pictorial and Retrospective with Foreword by Bob Costas
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For instance, for some unexplained reason, the 1966 and 1970 World Series films are in letterbox format with the top and bottom of the screen blacked out, there are problems with the sound quality of numerous World Series films, and even the ending music from the 1979 World Series film has been switched out from the original to "We Are Family". If you want to get those World Series films the way they were originally intended to be seen, I'd suggest getting the Baltimore Orioles WS DVD set for the 1966 and '70 World Series (which also includes the '83 Series), or the old VHS tapes from when these films were first re-released from Blockbuster in the early 1990s for those World Series prior to 1993. There are likely other problems as well with films/videos I haven't seen in this package, but those are notable problems from just the ones I've seen.
For what's supposed to be a digital quality package of the World Series, some of the films are lacking greatly in video and sound quality. The sound qualify for the 1966, '72, '79, and '83 WS films left a lot to be desired, for instance, and those are among just those I've seen. There may be similar problems with other WS films in this package.
However, I do give it 3 out of 5 because every World Series from 1943, when MLB first started putting out a WS highlight film, through 2008 are a part of this package, and there certainly is nothing wrong with acquiring such a great and thorough history of a sporting event, but if you're looking at this package for just a few select years, I'd recommend getting the individual years, which you can get through the team collections that were released or the Blockbuster VHS tapes from 20 years ago. But if not for the vast amount of content, I'd give it no more than a 2 on a scale of 1-5.
I am a baseball lifer and enjoy traveling down to watch the Pirates play and when I saw this product advertised on MLB Network I thought there was no way this was affordable. Then I pop up here and its $90. So I figured the set got to be great pick up so I picked it up.
Let me continue to say WOW!
The presentation of this box set is a coffee table format. It is really well made and its something that my friends and family over the past few days have marveled over. The foreward has been written by Bob Costas who anyone knows loves the game. Followed in the Coffee Table box is a pictorial essay of the biggest moments in Series history dating from the first WS between Pittsburgh and Boston in 1903 to the Phillies in 2008. Woven in this "scrap book" is the DVDs. One improvement is they put the discs in pockets on top of the pages and its SO much easier to access the discs, in the past box sets released in this format have put discs in the middle of the page in tight spots where you can easily scratch the discs. Not so here.
Overall I give MLB and A&E mad props for this excellent presentation of this box set.
The contents of this box set is self explanatory you have the World Series FILM of every WS from 1943-2008. I emphasize FILM because you will get someone who will buy this THINKING they will get FULL games. These are not full games. These are 30-45 minute films highlighting each World Series from 1943-2008. I find it a treat to watch players such as Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Carlton Fisk, George Brett, Jack Morris, etc in this set.
Now the quality of the DVDs are excellent and there are no bonus features and really who cares about bonus features when you have nearly 50 hours of baseball on DVD. This set gives the baseball diehard an opportunity to relive the greatest moments on baseball's grandest stage. I rate these on par with the NFL Films Super Bowl Collection as the finest in Sports DVDs because of the great quality.
I watched the 1979 World Series Film between my Buccos and the Baltimore Orioles and watching the build-up of the Series and watching the big plays and big moments are excellent. I am really looking forward to dive into other Series films.
Bottomline: if you miss the opportunity to get this set for $90...you are missing a golden opportunity. I find this set to be priceless for the baseball fan. If you are looking for a holiday gift or a birthday gift for the baseball fan I would almost guarantee you will hit one out of the park with this