Monday, February 25, 2013
DVD Review - Undefeated
A true story about courage and character, UNDEFEATED follows the Manassas Tigers – a severely underfunded and underprivileged high school football team – as they endeavor to reverse their fortunes with the help of a volunteer coach, Bill Courtney. Heading to retail on February 19, 2013 for an SRP of $24.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $19.98 for the DVD, UNDEFEATED is a one-of-a-kind sports movie that will thrill and inspire – a moving affirmation of all that is best in us and all that is possible.
UNDEFEATED is “Irresistible,” said New York Times film critic, Manohla Dargis. Wrote Marshall Fine in his STAR Magazine review, “This is a sports movie with heart! You’ll be cheering until the end.” Added Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, “Suffice it to say that the agony of defeat in this movie is every bit as transporting as the thrill of victory.”
No hope. No future… Until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. UNDEFEATED, an Academy Award®-winning documentary (2011 Best Documentary Feature – Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin and Rich Middlemas), is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.
The UNDEFEATED Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include an Audio Commentary with directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin; Deleted Scenes; a Black and White Teaser Trailer; and a “The Making of Undefeated” featurette. Note: Special features are subject to change.
Learn more about UNDEFEATED at: www.undefeatedmovie.com
My Take on the DVD
This was an inspirational story of a great group of players that overcome so many obstacles to achieve so much both personally and as a team. This is a movie that will leave you wanting to watch it again and you can see very quickly why this movie won an Academy Award for being the Best Documentary in 2011. While I had never seen this, I am a big high school football fan in our own home town, so I was excited to watch this and see what it was all about. The movie definitely did not disappoint as I mentioned and it lives up to its' Oscar win. If you too love football, or simply love to see a story of people working through the challenges that life throws at them, then this is definitely the movie for you! I highly recommend this to all!
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