WITH ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR LATE-SEASON SURGES
IN MLB HISTORY, THE ATLANTA BRAVES SEIZED THEIR FIRST
WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1995 AND THEIR
THRILLING RIDE IS CAPTURED IN ONE INCREDIBLE FILM
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST & ATLANTA’S OWN LUDACRIS NARRARATES
THE BRAVES CHAMPIONSHIP RUN IN
“THE 2021 WORLD SERIES” FILM
Two-Disc Blu-ray™+DVD Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Rental
Available December 14
Early Access to Digital Downloads for Purchase Begins November 30
“THE 2021 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION:
THE ATLANTA BRAVES” an 8-Disc Complete Game Set
on Blu-ray Available for Braves Country on December 14
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (November 18, 2020) – For Hank Aaron. For Phil Niekro. For Braves Country. The Atlanta Braves are 2021 World Series Champions, proving that it is anyone’s game once the Postseason begins. On December 14, Braves Country will have the opportunity to relive all the exhilarating drama and unforgettable moments with “THE 2021 WORLD SERIES,” the official 2021 World Series Film from Major League Baseball.
Narrated by Braves fan and multiple Grammy Award®-winner Ludacris, the pulse-pounding film will be available everywhere on December 14, 2021 on a two-disc Blu-ray+DVD combo pack and DVD from Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball. It will also be available for purchase on all major digital platforms two weeks earlier on November 30.
When the Braves capped their championship run with a 7-0 victory over the Astros in Game 6, they completed one of the most spectacular late-season surges in baseball history. Halfway through the regular season, the team had a losing record and were dealt a season-ending injury to superstar and NL MVP candidate, Ronald Acuna Jr., so General Manager Alex Anthopoulos deftly traded for Joc Pederson, Jorge Soler, Adam Duvall, and Eddie Rosario, changing the course of the season in undeniable ways. Braves lifer and Manager Brian Snitker now had his crew, and the Braves caught fire with a 36-19 (.655) finish to claim the NL East Division championship. They then beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS and dethroned the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS to set the matchup with the Astros, a franchise playing in the World Series for the third time in five years.
A singular souvenir from baseball’s biggest stage, the official World Series Film is an annual tradition that dates back to 1943 when the U.S. State Department commissioned Major League Baseball to produce a recap of the World Series for troops overseas. Expertly crafted, “THE 2021 WORLD SERIES” is edited together from hundreds of hours of original, cinematic hi-def game footage delivering the Braves World Series run in incredible fashion. Aside from the official film, comprehensive bonus features include the featurette, “How They Got There”, a compilation of 2021 walk-offs, clinching moments and exclusive footage from the World Series parade, a raucous celebration dedicated to Braves legend Hank Aaron.
Die-hard fans will also be able to relive the team’s entire Fall Classic from the first pitch to the last out with the “2021 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: ATLANTA BRAVES”, an 8-disc Blu-ray set available on December 14 that includes the official film, all six complete games of the Fall Classic, and a bonus disc including the clinching NLCS Game 6 vs. the Dodgers. The perfect gift for any proud member of Braves Country, this special edition includes SleeveStats inserts, which offer official stats and game trivia to enhance the viewing experience. Each game includes four audio options, allowing home audiences to watch the games while listening to the television broadcast, the Atlanta Braves Radio Network, or a Spanish-language version of the broadcasts.
2021 WORLD SERIES FILM (DVD/BLU-RAY)
Street date: December 14, 2021 Genre: Sports
Running Time: 90 minutes Catalog #: (DVD) 8-26663-22106-0 (BD) 8-26663-22107-7
Format: DVD / Blu-ray + DVD(2 Discs) Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Sug. Retail Price: (DVD) $19.98SRP/(Blu-ray) $26.98SRP Language: English
2021 WORLD SERIES COLLETOR’S EDITION (BLU-RAY)
Street date: December 14, 2021 Genre: Sports
Running Time: Approx. 22 hours Catalog #: (BD) 8-26663-22115-2
Format: Blu-ray (8 Discs) Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Sug. Retail Price: (Blu-ray) $74.98SRP Language: English, Spanish
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
Major League Baseball (MLB) represents the highest level of professional baseball and is the most historic sports league in the United States. MLB creates, produces and consults on original content inspired by the engaging personalities and compelling storylines at the forefront of today’s game and throughout its robust 150-year history. MLB’s multi-platform media and licensing projects span film, television, audio networks and digital distribution, including diverse and pioneering programming that taps an expansive media archive to cover historical and cultural subjects. Credits include the Academy Award®-nominated Moneyball; Box Office hit 42; the critically acclaimed 30 of 30 multi-part documentary film “Once Upon a Time in Queens” on ESPN, Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story on HBO/HBO Max and American Masters: Ted Williams for PBS; the FOX series Pitch. Other highly anticipated projects in production include the Nelson George-directed documentary on the life of MLB legend and Hall of Famer Willie Mays with HBO/HBO Max and The Captain, a look at Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame career with ESPN. Each championship season, MLB captures the journeys of some of MLB’s best players on the sport’s biggest stage for its annual World Series documentary. Content is featured on trending and enduring platforms including Netflix, HBO, ESPN, Showtime, FOX, Audacy, PBS, Smithsonian and more. These ventures complement the continued success of MLB Network and MLB digital platforms to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America’s National Pastime and a truly global game.
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