Super Bowl XXXIX - New England Patriots Championship Video
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- Patriots season, playoff and Super Bowl highlights
- Live Super Bowl broadcast - every play of the game
- Collectable insert with team record, photos
- Half time Show featuring Paul McCartney
- Interviews with key players and coaches
- Behind-the-scenes look at the Super Bowl
- Pre-game predictions and post-game analysis
Top Customer Reviews
This video is essentially an hour-long highlights reel of the New England Patriot's 2004 season. It has highlights of each and every regular season and playoff game, and of course a more detailed highlights package of the Super Bowl itself. The video is interspersed with sound bites from player and coach interviews and the sidelines throughout the season.
The video does not do a great job of building drama throughout the regular season and the playoffs. But of course, there wasn't all that much drama given New England only lost two games and went 14-2. It does, however, do a decent job spotlighting the impact of the regular season loss to Pittsburgh and the mounting injuries to the team's defensive backs. It also does a good job of profiling Cory Dillon's impact on the Patriot's running game during the regular season and playoffs and gives Troy Brown's defensive back play some much deserved airtime. Like last year, I wish the video had more highlights, more commentary, and more inside information. But overall, it was a mostly complete package.
The best part of the DVD was it has the entire international game broadcast on it. It is awesome to have the entire game on DVD as a keepsake, even though I also taped it on VHS. This year the announcers for that broadcast were Dick Stockton and Darryl Johnston, who I thought were excellent. It is without commercials, of course, and includes key statistics during the game and shots of fans and replays. It's a surprising well-edited film of the game given the speed with which the DVD was produced.Read more ›
One important thing to note is, the Superbowl is considered an extra feature. My father and I were extremely disappointed at first because we thought the Superbowl broadcast wasn't on here. I tried looking in the bonus features and there it was. Kind of strange, but oh well.
Well, I am a HUGE Patriots fan, but even the recap on the disc and the whole DVD has that feel where it's kind of just run of the mill now that the Patriots win all the time. If you are a Patriots fan you will enjoy watching the good guys run to their 3rd title, but you won't get the goosebumps that you do when you pop the Super Bowl XXXVI DVD in (albeit it's much shorter). The special features get better every year, but I didn't enjoy this DVD as much as the 2001 and 2003 editions, but it's still worth the price of admission.
It's true, the Patriots somehow pieced together a team that, despite a string of injuries that seemed to defy all rationality and managed to finish a second consecutive campaign as Super Bowl champions with a 17-2 record (which just as easily could have/should have been 18-1)...but the 2004 Boston Red Sox completely sucked the oxygen out of the American Sports atmosphere and somehow the 2004 Patriots season just doesn't seem to measure up to the previous title years of 2001 and 2003. Part of the reason is that the previous years seemed to have their own personalities (2001 having 9/11, the coming-of-age of Tom Brady, the Snow Bowl, and the unbelievable finish of what was probably the most exciting Super Bowl ever. 2003 had the release of Lawyer Milloy, the early stumbles to Buffalo and Washington, the birth of the winning streak, winter weather in Foxboro, and yet another thrilling Super Bowl finish); 2004 just seemed like an anticlimax by comparison, like you were watching a scripted performance that was always going to end with the "W" on the Patriots' side of the field.
This is not to say that there were not intriguing challenges that made for good storytelling...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am so glad I ordered this item.....it is an awesome DVD and brings back so many wonderful memories!!Published 6 months ago by Mark Cohen
Perfect gift/buy for the Patriots fans (like me). Great quality! It has all the season's highlights and the whole super bowl game!Published 8 months ago by Glee
This has been the best give I've given to my hubby he loves it. It was diliver on timePublished 8 months ago by Damaris Pitre