The critically acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series is coming out on DVD just in time for the holiday shopping season. On December 7, the first half of the series will be released on six DVD’s. In this set includes King’s Ransom, The Band That Wouldn’t Die, June 17th, 1994 among others. Included will be deleted scenes, bonus features and interviews that did not make the final cut.
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ESPN Presents ESPN Films ‘30 for 30’ DVD Gift Set – Volume 1 with First 15 Films from the Critically Acclaimed Film Series on December 7ESPN Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Team Marketing, will release ESPN Films “30 for 30” Gift Set – Volume 1, which includes the first 15 films from the critically acclaimed series, on December 7, 2010 in time for holiday gift buying and the culmination of the series’ 18-month run on ESPN. The six-disc “30 for 30” gift set, the first in a series of a three-part collection, presents extraordinary sports stories from the last 30 years from the creative vision of some of today’s finest directors.From Barry Levinson and Peter Berg to Steve James, Brett Morgen and Ice Cube, each filmmaker brings their unique perspective and a universal love of sports to their film. The films were 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. Additionally, the series is among the highest rated documentaries on ESPN.Among the films in ESPN Films “30 for 30” Gift Set – Volume 1 are: Kings Ransom directed by Peter Berg, The Band That Wouldn’t Die directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson, Muhammad & Larry by Academy Award-nominee Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan, The U by Billy Corben, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks by Peabody Award-winner director Dan Klores, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson directed by Academy Award-nominee Steve James, Straight Outta L.A. directed by Ice Cube and June 17th, 1994 by Academy Award-nominee Brett Morgen. The complete list of films and information included here.In addition to the first 15 films in the series, the six-disc gift set includes more than four hours of bonus features, including deleted scenes, extended interviews, trailers and director’s statements. Total running time is 1161 Minutes.The “30 for 30” Gift Set has a suggested retail price of $74.95 (DVD).Street Date: December 7, 2010Direct prebook: 10/12/10Distributor prebook: 10/26/10Street Date: 12/07/10Pricing: $74.95 SRP (DVD)Run Time: 1161 MinutesAspect Ratio: WidescreenAudio: StereoLanguages: EnglishClose Captions: YesFilm Festival SelectionsOfficial Selection – 2009 Toronto International Film Festival: Kings Ransom, The Band That Wouldn’t DieOfficial Selection – 2010 Sundance Film Festival: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs The New York KnicksOfficial Selection – 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen IversonOfficial Selection – 2010 Tribeca Film Festival: Straight Outta L.A.The gift set release will be supported with a national consumer sweepstakes giving fans a chance to win a trip for two to the 2011 Tribeca / ESPN Sports Film Festival.ESPN Films “30 for 30” Gift Set – Volume 1 DVD cover art
And there you have it. Having all of the screeners thus far and seen most of the series, this would be a very worthwhile gift.