Have you ever wondered how many of the everyday objects we use become the things they are. Watch as How It s Made – Sports reveals the methods and materials of everyday items in a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing process of footballs, golf balls, baseball bats and much more!
Statistics don’t lie. And when it comes to the MLB All-Century Team DVD, you’re getting a scorecard full. Leading off with 100 years of baseball’s best interviews, footage and statistical information on baseball’s top 100 players of the 20th Century. Unforgettable players like Ruth, DiMaggio, Aaron and Mays — just to name a few. Also covered are the thrilling All Century Celebrations at the All-Star Game and The World Series. When it comes down to evaluating the All-Century DVD as a prospect, you’ll have no choice but to go by the numbers. It’s definitely a #1 pick.
Veritas is a feature-length film documenting the senior wrestling season of Jon Trenge as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a National Champion. After undergoing five eye surgeries, Jon ignores the advice of doctors and chooses to wrestle, risking permanent blindness.
This Blu-ray disc will play on standard Blu-ray players & 3D Blu-ray players. To watch this movie in Blu-ray 3D, you will need a 3D-capable television and a 3D-capable Blu-ray player. THE ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI plunges you into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. Ten-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer and a group of friends seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at Tahiti’s famed surf site Teahupo’o. As their quest unfolds, you are plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path. Amidst surfing action, you navigate the cosmos and an ocean storm in a search for the source and nature of a wave’s energy. Exploring mountainous Tahiti, you are thrust into the turbulent volcanic past of the island and its neighbors and discover the seagoing, wave-riding roots of the islanders themselves — a culture still rich in the music, dance and lore of the sea. Beneath the ocean, swimming with surfers, you explore the stunning, fragile beauty of the reef habitat — a turbulent, wave-shaping interface that envelops the island and nurtures the ocean’s multitudes in motion — fish, dolphins, sharks and whales. When the truly big surf arrives at Teahupo’o, surfing play becomes surfing survival as the riders artfully tackle some of the heaviest surf on the planet!
We’ll travel back to the beginnings of the automotive adventure and see the cars that royalty raced. We’ll meet the diehard loyalists who feel Britian’s quirky MGs, Triumphs and Morgans are the epitome of what a true sports car should be. We’ll discover the interesting story of one of the world’s most famous marques, Jaguar and see how this feline’s reputation for speed, style and luxury grew. The story of Ferdinand Porche and his radical rear-engine roadster will introduce us to the engineering precision of the German sports car. While the swagger, power and style of Enzo Ferrari’s twelve cylinder racing dynamos will show us what Italian passion can produce. The first American sports cars appeared on the road before World War I but disappeared by the mid-1930s. Several tried to launch an American sports car but it wasn’t until the Corvette rolled off Chevy’s production lines that the U.S. could claim it had one again. In the 1970s, gas prices soared and emission controls choked horsepower. The sports car looked like a doomed anachronism. But a quirky little import from Japan, the Miata, showed that all was not lost. It was fun, inexpensive, got surprisingly good gas mileage and everyone agreed, it was a sports car. BMW, Porsche, Chrysler, Mercedes, Jaguar all raced into production with new roadsters designed to catch the fancy of the boomers who were flush with their growing 401K earnings. This second coming of the sports car has created a new generation of enthusiasts who will probably take up the argument about what truly constitutes a sports car. We’ll take some of these fabulous machines out for a drive while they bicker.
From the pitch to the locker room and to five continents, the passion for the greatest soccer team in the world is revealed in REAL: THE MOVIE. Five stories illustrating the worldwide passion for Real Madrid are interwoven with exciting action and behind the scenes footage. Part feature, part documentary, this thrilling film is a must for every fan and those who have yet to be inspired by the heroes of Real Madrid.The film features some of the 2006 World Cup’s biggest and most notorious stars, including David Beckham, whose sensational 59th-minute goal in England’s second round match against Paraguay made him the first of his countrymen to score in three World Cups; Zinédine Zidane, sent off the field for head-butting Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the chest after a heated (and highly debated) exchange of words in the Cup Final; Ronaldo, who broke the all-time World Cup Finals scoring record and became the second player ever to score three goals in each of three World Cups; and the disparaged Roberto Carlos, who announced his retirement from international football after Brazil’s disappointing elimination in the quarter-finals.
A GREAT AND GREATLY LOVED BASEBALL PLAYER, JOE DIMAGGIO IS ONEOF THE FEW MEN TO TRULY DEFINE THE SPIRIT OF BASEBALL AND, IN SODOING, CAPTURE THE HEARTS OF A NATION. INCLUDES INTERVIEWS WITH BASEBALL GREATS BOB FELLER, REGGIE JACKSON AND PETE ROSE, HIS TEAMMATES JERRY COLEMAN, PHIL RIZZUTO AND TOMMY HENRICH.
Paradise won’t ever feel closer than it does in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience. Join supermodels Julie Henderson, Alyssa Miller and 2011 SI Swimsuit cover girl Irina Shayk as they explore the natural beauty of Maui — and see it in breathtaking 3D on Blu-ray. Featuring exclusive interviews with the models and amazing photo sessions on some of the most pristine beaches in the world, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience is so vivid and lifelike you’ll almost be able to feel the sand between your toes. So join us on our little trip to heaven. (Sunscreen not included.)
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (DVD)For years, the passion they shared for winning made Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird the most bitter of rivals. It also made theirs the most compelling rivalry in sports, driving the NBA to new heights of popularity in the 1980′s. This all-new documentary tells the riveting story of two superstars who couldn’t have been more different — until they forged an unlikely friendship from the superheated rivalry that had always kept them apart.]]>
Michigan vs. Ohio State: The RivalrySince 1897, the universities of Michigan and Ohio State have faced off in what has become the most hotly contested rivalry in college football, if not all American sport. This HBO Sports documentary takes a look at the origins of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry, as well as how the contest evolved through the decades into the all-encompassing rivalry it has become today. No matter what the ranking, the football programs at these two schools gear up every year with a common goal: to beat their archrival on the third weekend in November, and gain bragging rights for a year. The Rivalry: Michigan vs. Ohio State arrives just in time for the 2008 showdown!]]>
Samuel L. Jackson and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis narrate this look at America’s tumultuous civil rights movement through the lens of basketball and the lives and challenges of its African-African players, including Avery Johnson, Ben Wallace, Pee Wee Kirkland, and many others. This ESPN production offers a unique approach to and an uncommonly large scope on one the most important eras in America’s history.
The bank may have failed, the crops may still be in the field but the only thing that matters on Friday nights is 100 yards long and filled with Power, Passion & Glory. An unprecedented powerful behind the scenes story of the winningest team in the history of Texas hight school football and the controversy surrounding a small towns passion for its team.
In celebration of the ESPN 30th anniversary, ESPN Films presents 30 for 30, a critically acclaimed series of films from some of the finest directors of today. From Barry Levinson & Peter Berg to Steve James, Brett Morgen and Ice Cube, each filmmaker brings their unique perspective to an extraordinary sports story from the last 30 years. The New York Times calls the films entertaining and Time Magazine says it s a thrilling collection. ESPN has nailed it with this gripping series (The Los Angeles Times). Multiple films have received official selections from the Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and South by Southwest Film Festivals, making this collection of remarkable films a must-have for any film fan. ESPN Films 30 for 30 Gift Set Collection, Volume 2 Contains : The Two Escobars (Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist), The Birth of Big Air (Jeff Tremaine) (Producer: Spike Jonze & Johnny Knoxville), Jordan Rides the Bus (Ron Shelton), Little Big Men (Al Szymanski & Peter Franchella), One Night in Vegas (Reggie Rock Bythewood), Unmatched (Lisa Lax & Nancy Stern Winters), The House of Steinbrenner (Barbara Kopple), Into the Wind (Steve Nash), Four Days in October (MLB Productions), Once Brothers (NBA Entertainment), Tim Richmond: To the Limit (Rory Karpf), Fernando Nation (Cruz Angeles), Marion Jones: Press Pause (John Singleton), The Best That Never Was (Jonathan Hock), Pony Excess (Thaddeus D Matula), and hours of bonus features!