2011 World Series DVD Review
Last night I got to re-live the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series run in the form of the OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES DVD! Let me start out by saying this DVD was awesome. The actual DVD set is a 2-disc set with both the full WS production and the full game NLDS Game 5. You can get this DVD set here.
So I sat down with my 8 year old son to watch this. We were both super pumped to dive back in and rehash some of these memories. As we were watching we both found ourselves cheering, staring and even shedding a small tear here or there. The manner in which the Cardinals won the 2011 World Series was absolutely ridiculous and this video set captures it all PERFECTLY!
It basically starts out with a season intro to capture your attention and then briefly touches on regular season "moments". Like expected, it then spends more time on the NLDS, NLCS and World Series games and moments that we all want to remember. I thought the DVD did a great job of capturing the things that we all want to remember. For instance:
- big injuries in the middle of the year and the Cardinals (led by Yadi Molina) fought through.
- Just how unreal the big comeback to win the Wildcard was.
- The Rally Squirrel
- Carpenters domination of the Phillies in Game 5 of the NLDS
- Freese heroics in NLCS action.
- All of the big moments in the World Series games.
The DVD was just a perfect combination of entertainment, drama, highlites, interviews and more. I'm truly excited that I own a copy of this and can re-live this World Series anytime. Some day I'll show my kids about the "Comeback Cardinals". Again, you can buy your DVD set here or if you are lucky - try and WIN YOUR DVD SET HERE!
After this DVD was over I just shook my head in amazement at three things.
- David Freese may have had one of the best post season performances EVER IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL! Again and again he came through for the Cardinals. He broke all sorts of Postseason records as well.
- Chris Carpenter was absolutely clutch EVERY TIME!
- The 2012 Cardinals are going to be really good. With Craig and Freese back along with the core - this team is stacked. Get Pujols to stay put and add Wainwright back in the mix and we might have ourselves another contender.
Alright, enough from me. You have two options right now to get this Cardinals DVD set yourself:
- Check out our contest. We are giving away 3 DVD sets this weekend. CONTEST DETAILS
- Buy the official DVD here.
I'd love to hear from you all after watching this - what are your thoughts?
A special thanks to A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions for sending me the DVD and offering up the giveaway sets as well!
2011 World Series DVD Press Release
Below is some the official press release about the 2011 World Series DVD set.
In the OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES FILM, the annual, crowning program from Major League Baseball Productions, St. Louis native and narrator Jon Hamm (Mad Men) delivers the redoubtable Redbirds championship run, from first pitch to last in a pulse-pounding documentary format. Providing comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, plus breath-taking footage and sounds captured by MLB cameras and microphones throughout the series, this DVD is a perfect way to relive the epic battle against the Texas Rangers.
The OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES FILM will be released as a 2-disc set, featuring an exclusive bonus disc containing the complete NLDS Game 5 vs. the Phillies, a taut 1-0 pitcher’s duel which propelled the Cardinals to the NLCS and, ultimately, the World Series. Additional extras include behind-the-scenes interviews and bonus programming. Just in time for the holidays, the OFFICIAL 2011 WORLD SERIES FILM 2-Disc DVD will be available on November 22 and will also be available in the crystal clarity of a single Blu-ray disc on December 6, both currently available for pre-order on worldseries.com.
Bonus Material: This Week in Baseball - Dave Duncan n This Week in Baseball - Lance Berkman n Prime 9 La Russa Segment n NLDS Game 5 Last Out and Celebration n NLCS Game 6 Last Out and Celebration n WS Game 3 - Pujols 3 HRs n WS Game 6 - Freese Triple to Tie n WS Game 6 - Berkman Single to Tie Again n WS Game 6 - Freese Walk-off HR n WS Game 6 Postgame - Berkman and Freese Presser n WS Game 7 - Freese Double to Tie n WS Game 7 - Last out and Celebration n WS Parade