WHV Press Release: "SuperBowl XXXVII Champions"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    RELIVE SUPER BOWL XXXVII AND THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS INCREDIBLE ROAD TO
    GLORY WITH
    THE SUPER BOWL XXXVII CHAMPIONS VIDEO
    ARRIVING IN STORES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2003

    NFL Films and Warner Home Videos Release Super Bowl Video in Record Time

    BURBANK, CA, February 6, 2003 - Twenty-six seasons ago, NFL Films produced
    The Birth of the Bucs, a documentary that chronicled the struggle of a then
    NFL expansion team. Now, NFL Films presents The Super Bowl XXXVII Champions
    Video, starring the recently-crowned world champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    The exciting three-hour DVD is available through Warner Home Video, the
    leader in home entertainment, beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday,
    February 11. From the opening kickoff to the hoisting of the Vince Lombardi
    Trophy, football fans have the opportunity to relive the Buccaneers'
    glorious triumph, only 16 days after the final whistle sounded at Super Bowl
    XXXVII in San Diego - a record turnaround for the Super Bowl video.
    "This DVD shows why Tampa Bay had Oakland's number every step of the way in
    its 48-21 victory," says NFL Films President Steve Sabol. "Coach Jon Gruden
    and safety John Lynch agreed to wear NFL Films microphones during the game
    and their combined commentary gives fans a perspective they didn't see
    during the original television broadcast."
    NFL Films producers David Plaut and Todd Schmidt had just days to
    pour over more than 135,000 feet of film captured by 22 camera and sound
    crews and edit it into The Super Bowl XXXVII Champions Video.
    "This is our version of the two-minute drill, but without the usual bye week
    between the Super Bowl and the championship games, it's like we've burned
    all of our timeouts," says Plaut, who has been producing the Super Bowl
    Champions Video since 1985. "Besides the Super Bowl, we have to cover all
    the regular season games and the playoffs. But thanks to advances in DVD
    technology, we've been able to give fans more special features, including
    some we've never been able to offer until now."
    This year's championship release is the most extensive and in-depth Super
    Bowl highlight video in NFL Films history. Besides featuring stunning
    cinematography and exclusive all-access sound, the DVD contains an
    unprecedented two hours of extended programming to complement the
    traditional one-hour highlight of the game.

    For the first time in NFL Films history, the DVD includes:
    * All of the key action from the network
    broadcast
    * Radio play-by-play
    * Pre-game and Post-game analysis by veteran
    analysts Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge
    * Behind-the-scenes coverage from Super Bowl
    Week in San Diego
    * Coverage of the regular season, playoffs and
    Super Bowl

    "Tampa Bay fans, who are among the most passionate NFL fans in the
    country, will love The Super Bowl XXXVII Champions DVD, because it will
    provide them with comprehensive coverage of this amazing season and their
    team's crowning moment," says Doug Wadleigh, Vice President of Marketing,
    WHV. "As Buccaneers fans wait for their team to make another run at the
    Super Bowl, they will be able to keep their championship spirit alive
    through this great memento."
    For Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, NFL Films, the recipient of 82 Emmy
    Awards, utilized a 22-person camera and sound crew, who shot over 135,000
    feet of film. The NFL Films Super Bowl Videos are among the highest-selling
    sports videos of all-time.
    The release of The Super Bowl XXXVII Champions Video marks the
    beginning of a three-year exclusive partnership between NFL Films and WHV,
    which is harnessing its marketing, distribution and packaging resources to
    make the video available to football fans in a record 16 days following the
    Super Bowl. The NFL Films Super Bowl Videos are among the highest-selling
    sports videos of all-time. Through this new partnership, WHV is developing
    consumer marketing campaigns for NFL Films products and is expanding the
    distribution of the NFL Films videos through mainstream video retailers,
    sports retailers and in-stadium stores. WHV and NFL Films also are looking
    to release new titles throughout the year introducing new collectable and
    gift sets for the holidays, as well as a series of products to coincide with
    the kickoff of the NFL season.
     
  2. Ed St. Clair

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    Would have 'loved' this to be released in HD!
    Glad to 'hear' it's contains,
    "All of the key action from the network broadcast".
    Thanks again.
     
  3. Bruce F

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    I'd be quite happy if this was the first of a series of previous bowl games again. It certainly would make me happy to relive the Redskins victories, listening to Sam, Sonny and Frank, something I miss terribly now that I'm no longer in DC.

    I'll be interested to see how much of the game itself is show... all of the plays doesn't seem possible, given their 1 hour time limit, with 2 hours devoted to "extras", but it certainly is a step in the right direction.

    Well done, WHV and NFL Films!

    Bruce
     
  4. Chris_Morris

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    Bruce, 99.9% of the game is shown using the radio play by play for the audio. A kickoff or two is missing, but it flows very smoothly from the end of one play to the start of the next. This is a special feature, the main feature is still the normal NFL Films documentary.

    Chris
     
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    Great. I'll be picking this up too. I'm a Niners fan myself, but I love Super Bowl highlight films. [​IMG]
     
  6. Robert McDonald

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    I picked it up yesterday and love it, but I'm a Bucs fan (and have been since original draft pick of Leroy Selmon, going 0-27, then Doug Williams years getting to but losing the NFC championship game to the Rams, etc.). It has a highlight of the Bucs' season, but also has the SuperBowl game in the "special features" section.

    Too bad it is 4:3, though.
     

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