• 2009 World Series Film DVD

    Posted by on November 24th, 2009 · Comments (7)

    2009 World Series DVD The 2009 World Series Film DVD was released today.

    I had a chance to check it out this evening and, having now viewed this one, highly recommend it.

    This DVD is full of game footage and behind-the-scenes stuff, including interviews, that makes it a wonderful visual chronicle of this year’s World Series.

    The 2009 World Series Film DVD opens up with a 16-minute section that details the Yankees season as well as their ALDS and the ALCS. And, this includes highlights of the many walk-off wins the Yankees had in 2009. This is followed by a 4-minute segment highlighting the Phillies season and road to the World Series. The remainder of the DVD brings you through the World Series – game by game. And, in the closing, you also get some brief highlights from the parade held for the Yankees, after winning, down the “Canyon of Heroes.”

    The 2009 World Series Film DVD also contains “Bonus Features” which are highlights of just about every big hit, homer and play for the Yankees during this post-season – including the Damon “double-steal” in Game 4 of the World Series. What I liked most about these “Bonus Features” was the option where you get to see multiple shots and angles of the Yankees players celebrating after the last out of the World Series.

    My only disappointments in the DVD were that, in the section reviewing the Yankees season (from Spring Training on) there was no mention of A-Rod’s PED issue – and only coverage on his hip operation (and comeback from that); and, in the “Bonus Features” section, all those clips are real-time game stuff with field noises – and there’s no added commentary. (Then again, considering how some feel about FOX and/or John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, maybe others would consider this to be a plus?)

    But, on the whole, I consider the 2009 World Series Film DVD a “must have” for all Yankees fans and a “smart have” for baseball fans in general (to add to their baseball DVD collection). After all, the first World Series in the new Yankee Stadium only happens once – and it’s now captured in video, and nicely done, with this DVD.

    Comments on 2009 World Series Film DVD

    1. GCohen9782
      November 25th, 2009 | 5:49 am

      Hey Steve, where’d you get the DVD?

    2. clintfsu813
      November 25th, 2009 | 8:16 am

      I’ll be picking up 2 today!

    3. YankCrank
      November 25th, 2009 | 9:25 am

      My only disappointments in the DVD were that, in the section reviewing the Yankees season (from Spring Training on) there was no mention of A-Rod’s PED issue

      You had to know that this wouldn’t be mentioned in the video. A-Rod had the press conference and went through the media circus to put the PED use behind him, and nobody in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees or Alex Rodriguez himself want the PED issue to be brought up in any facet.

      I’m happy it’s not a part of it. Out of respect to Alex Rodriguez, if this is the only WS he wins i’m sure when he’s 75-years-old and feeling nostalgic, he’d prefer to look back at his greatest achievement without reliving his most embarrassing moment.

    4. November 25th, 2009 | 9:49 am

      GCohen9782 wrote:

      Hey Steve, where’d you get the DVD?

      I was sent a review copy.

    5. November 25th, 2009 | 4:22 pm

      Would be awesome to have additional audio tracks of the radio guys calling the game – I’m holding out hope for the Blu-Ray edition or possibly the A&E box set…

      Re: the A-Rod PED issue – didn’t think it would be included, just as the Giambi & Pettitte stuff is swept under the rug as well.

      Let’s not forget this is an MLB-produced video, and thus Selig’s fingerprints are all over it. If the Yankees produce something on their own – as they did with the late 90’s championships – it’s possible you would see that at the beginning of a full-season recap.

    6. JeremyM
      November 25th, 2009 | 10:00 pm

      Can’t find this thing in the sticks so I had to spring for it online. I love rewatching these things. Do they focus on a couple of nutjob fans like they did during the 90s films?

    7. Joseph M
      November 25th, 2009 | 10:47 pm

      @ Pete:
      The World Series Special Collector’s edition DVD set is scheduled to be released sometime before Christmas (I’m waiting for that).

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