Here is a great gift idea for the holiday gift-giving season rapidly approaching? Why not consider purchasing the “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” during your Black Friday holiday shopping experience.
“30 for 30 has quickly become an iconic brand among sports fans and film buffs alike,” said ESPN Films Vice President Connor Schell. “This curated collection from the 30 for 30 series offers the most popular, talked-about titles and let’s fans experience again some of the most celebrated and award-winning cinematic storytelling the world of sports has to offer,” he concluded.
ESPN Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Team Marketing, recently released the “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” last month. The release comes just one week prior to the return of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning 30 for 30 series on ESPN in October 2012. Combining the most exciting sports stories of the past 30 years with award winning directors including Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys), ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series has revitalized the sports documentary genre.
The six-disc “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” will feature twelve of the series’ most popular titles, including The Two Escobars, The U, Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, and The Best That Never Was. The collection will also contain more recent ESPN Films releases such as The Announcement, Catching Hell, and The Marinovich Project. As an added bonus, the set includes the 30 for 30 Short, Here Now, for the first time on DVD. Directed by Eric Drath, this short film follows baseball legend Pete Rose and his life today.
Check out what an amazon customer had to say about her purchase of 30 for 30, “I purchased this box set after catching a few of these films on TV on ESPN and was taken back by how great these documentaries were. It tells 30 of the most compelling, controversial and tragic stories in all of sports. I’ve seen about 4 on TV and I’m excited to catch the other 26. This is a perfect gift to give any and all sports fans and for more than 30 hours of great sports history the price is great. A must have.” Nelis Perez
Together, the films in the collection document the stories and personalities that have transcended the world of sports to indelibly alter American culture at large. Each director approaches their subjects in their own unique style. With topics ranging from Magic Johnson’s historic announcement of his diagnosis with HIV, to the dominance of the notorious Miami Hurricanes’ football team in the’ 80s and ’90s, the collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and film fanatics alike. In addition to 12 films, the “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” will feature nearly three hours of bonus footage.
The “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” is currently available and has a suggested retail price of $59.95. The films in the collection include:
- The Announcement, dir. Nelson George
- The Best That Never Was, dir. Jonathan Hock
- Catching Hell, dir. Alex Gibney
- The Fab Five, dir. Jason Hehir
- The Marinovich Project, dir. John Dorsey and Andrew Stephan
- Once Brothers, dir. Michael Tolajian
- The Real Rocky, dir. Jeff Feuerzeig
- The Two Escobars, dir. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist
- The U, dir. Billy Corben
- Unguarded, dir. Jonathan Hock
- June 17, 1994, dir. Brett Morgen
- Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, dir. Dan Klores
- Bonus Short: Here Now, dir. Eric Drath
For more information on 30 for 30, click here. If interested in purchasing the collection click on the following on ESPN Shop, Amazon, iTunes and Netflix.