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deltachi8
11-22-2006, 01:14 PM
Just thought I would post this for anyone interested in picking up the 1975 World Series DVD set. I have wanted to get it for a while but was waiting for a good price.

Found it today to Buy.com for $50, BUT they have $20 off $50 if you use Google Checkout. It also came with free shipping. So $30 delivered.

Nice holiday present for that reds fan, like me.

RedsBaron
11-22-2006, 01:28 PM
I bought it a couple of months ago. Great gift for any Reds fan.

Johnny Footstool
11-22-2006, 01:30 PM
My only wish is that they would have included the commercials from 1975.

Ltlabner
11-22-2006, 01:32 PM
Dang it....I bought this for my father for fathers day. He said he'd loan it to me when he was done. Then he bogarted it and I haven't seen it since.

Well, I've got one topic of conversation for tomorows thanksgiving get together.

savafan
11-22-2006, 01:32 PM
My only wish is that they would have included the commercials from 1975.

I imagine those licensing fees weren't easy to get.

Doc. Scott
11-22-2006, 01:47 PM
My only wish is that they would have included the commercials from 1975.

You do get some bits and bumpers of "watch our other shows" promotion- although it's hilarious how crude it all is compared to now (basically yellow characters on the screen). They talk a bit about some crazy new show called "Saturday Night". Wonder what happened to that one.

The other neat thing about these broadcasts is Marty Brennaman appearing as a color commentator when the games are in Cincinnati. Many on this board may very well enjoy the stark difference in his personality and style.

Heath
11-22-2006, 01:50 PM
The other neat thing about these broadcasts is Marty Brennaman appearing as a color commentator when the games are in Cincinnati. Many on this board may very well enjoy the stark difference in his personality and style.

...and his voice. I have the CD's of the old LP's of the 75 & 76 BRM highlights - Marty sounds almost squeaky as compared to today.

Redsland
11-22-2006, 02:18 PM
My only wish is that they would have included the commercials from 1975.
Hey, Juice! Why you runnin' through the airport?

shredda2000
11-22-2006, 03:14 PM
Hey, Juice! Why you runnin' through the airport?


Juice: I am contemplating killing my wife, and need to see if I can outrun the cops!!! :thumbup:

George Anderson
11-22-2006, 03:32 PM
You do get some bits and bumpers of "watch our other shows" promotion- although it's hilarious how crude it all is compared to now (basically yellow characters on the screen). They talk a bit about some crazy new show called "Saturday Night". Wonder what happened to that one.

The other neat thing about these broadcasts is Marty Brennaman appearing as a color commentator when the games are in Cincinnati. Many on this board may very well enjoy the stark difference in his personality and style.

So in the DVD Marty wasnt bitter??

savafan
11-22-2006, 03:40 PM
So in the DVD Marty wasnt bitter??

No, but there are scratch and sniff Marty stickers included.

Matt700wlw
11-22-2006, 04:07 PM
Nice holiday present for that reds fan, like me.

I'm not buying you a Christmas present :D

Handofdeath
11-22-2006, 04:45 PM
Any mention in the set about the season ending injury of Jim Rice being the main reason the Reds won?;)

Doc. Scott
11-22-2006, 04:50 PM
No, Marty wasn't bitter. He also *stopped talking* and let other people say things. Of course, he was only used occasionally. The main PBP guys (which, interestingly enough, changed constantly over the seven games) would throw to him for fifteen seconds about Ken Griffey's speed or the lineup's hitting approach, and he'd hit the mark every time.

However, I must go on record as saying I like his voice better now. It's much deeper with age. He also has a much better sense of dramatic pacing and timing (which was also the only thing I didn't much like about Steve Stewart).

Just let me be clear: he's only in the games at Riverfront. Some of the rest of the time you get Joe Garagiola and Tony Kubek (also Dick Stockton, the Boston radio guy at the time, and some others I don't remember), and Kubek is the worst AL homer because he'd broadcasted almost exclusively AL Games of the Week for so long. The AL homerism struck me as funny, considering the Red Sox were the prohibitive underdogs going in.

Hap
11-22-2006, 07:36 PM
One thing that jumped out at me was the way that Marty was agreeing with the other guys that Armbrister SHOULD HAVE been called for interference. The network must have been telling them to say it.

Doc. Scott
11-22-2006, 07:41 PM
One thing that jumped out at me was the way that Marty was agreeing with the other guys that Armbrister SHOULD HAVE been called for interference. The network must have been telling them to say it.

I don't know how you'd conclude that. Many people thought he should have been called for interference, and it was largely considered a bad call that he wasn't. The Reds would have won the series anyway, of course.

deltachi8
11-23-2006, 01:30 AM
I'm not buying you a Christmas present :D

Santa (in the form of my Visa) got it for me. My son actually still gets into the santa thing and if there is nothing under the tree for me, he wonders why Santa ignored me. So, I had to buy this to save his belief in Santa.

;)

Phhhl
11-23-2006, 02:19 AM
I like hearing Tony Kubek and Joe Garagiola. Those guys broadcasted the NBC game of the week when I was a kid, so it's like turning back the clock.

I love the split screen when a runner is on base, and the view from behind the catcher that you never seem to see anymore. That view actually gives you a great view of the break on the pitches, and gives you a better sense of the velocity than the centerfield view that we always get now. I have no idea why baseball doesn't seem to care about that shot anymore. I mean, it's the most popular view in video games...

The scenes from the crowd are great. Better than That 70's Show.

Ron Madden
11-23-2006, 02:34 AM
I must be gettin' old, I thought Curt Gowdy worked that series with Kubek and Garagiola also.

RedsBaron
11-23-2006, 07:58 AM
I must be gettin' old, I thought Curt Gowdy worked that series with Kubek and Garagiola also.

He did. I still remember a cartoon that appeared in one of the Cincinnati newspapers after the Reds won, mocking Gowdy for supposedly sounding depressed when Yaz's flyball fell into Geronimo's glove for the final out in the Series.
Gowdy probably was rooting for the Red Sox, but I had no problem with his announcing. It was kind of cool to hear his voice again. Growing up, we only got one channel, an NBC affiliate, so every network baseball and NFL game I watched seemed to feature Gowdy as the lead announcer.

Ron Madden
11-23-2006, 05:11 PM
I remember those days RedsBaron. IMHO Gowdy is one of the best announcers of all time. Gowdy and Garagiola were one heck of a team.

goreds2
11-23-2006, 09:09 PM
I remember those days RedsBaron. IMHO Gowdy is one of the best announcers of all time. Gowdy and Garagiola were one heck of a team.

Garagiola and Tony Kubek teaming up were awesome in the 1970's.

Ltlabner
11-23-2006, 10:19 PM
Just watched game 7 with my father tonight. What a game. It was the first time I'd ever seen the BRM in action. WOW. Very special baseball game indeed.

It was irritating to hear about Fisks homerun from the night before about 1,568 times durring the game. I made a comment about they seemed to be stuck on it and my father replied that people have been stuck on it for 30 years.

Perez's home run was simply amazing. He waited 5 minutes for that dipsy-doodle pitch to make it to the plate and then crushed it. It might still be in orbit.

Hap
11-23-2006, 11:50 PM
I've said it before on this board and I will say it again. Many casual fans recall the Fisk homerun and they assume that the Red Sox won that series.

These are the same people that think that Buckner's error cost the Sox the series in '86. In reality, game 6 was already tied when Buckner made the error, and the pitcher was slow in getting off the mound and to the bag, so they might not have gotten a very fast Mookie Wilson anyway. And, game 7 still had to be played.

RedsBaron
11-24-2006, 08:57 AM
Fisk jokes that the Red Sox won the 1975 World Series, 3 games to 4.
A few months after the 1975 World Series Marty Brenneman and Joe Nuxhall appeared at Marshall University. They took questions and played a highlight film from the Series. When Bill Lee began to windup to deliver his blooper pitch to Tony Perez in game seven, everyone in the room started to shout and cheer even before Lee released the ball--we knew what was coming.

redram
11-25-2006, 06:39 PM
Does this set show all 7 games or is it just highlights

RedsBaron
11-25-2006, 08:15 PM
Does this set show all 7 games or is it just highlights

It is primarily the full games, minus commercials, as they were originally broadcast.

Chip R
11-25-2006, 09:44 PM
I was watching Game 2 yesterday and it's funny how much the game has changed since then. Hardly anyone crowded the plate; the Reds' starter (Billingham) was left in till the 7th and didn't get taken out till he gave up a run. Today, there'd be 3 relievers in the game by then. Eastwick - who was the closer - was put in the game in the 8th inning and was allowed to bat for himself in the 9th. No double switches for either team.

RedsBaron
11-25-2006, 10:03 PM
I was watching Game 2 yesterday and it's funny how much the game has changed since then. Hardly anyone crowded the plate; the Reds' starter (Billingham) was left in till the 7th and didn't get taken out till he gave up a run. Today, there'd be 3 relievers in the game by then. Eastwick - who was the closer - was put in the game in the 8th inning and was allowed to bat for himself in the 9th. No double switches for either team.

Sparky Anderson was nicknamed "Captain Hook" back in the 70s, but by the 90s he had one of the slowest "hooks" in the game. Sparky didn't change; the game did.