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438...Choke on that Aussies!Was this review helpful?
Reviewed by Mario Steyn from Cape Town on 26 May 2006
445 of 833 people found the following review helpful:
438... It just rolls off the tongue doesn't it! As a proud SA Cricket supporter who had been suffering quite a bit of late, ever since that infamous 1999 World Cup Semi-Final, I must admit that I'd switched my TV off.
Hey, I mean there is only so much pain a bloke can take, particularly since we held a 2-0 advantage and I thought, here we go again, losing another series to the Aussies. The DVD presents an opportunity to watch ALL the action that I had missed before news spread about the amazing game unfolding in front of our very eyes. The interviews with the players are quite entertaining and give quite a nice insight into their state of mind as the game evolved.
South Africa have been unfairly labeled as chokers. You look at say India, who have lost more ODI Finals and crunch games than any of the big teams but the label, given by the Aussies, seemed to stick to the SA Cricket team. Well no longer! Aaah, revenge is sweet.
That ghost has been banished in this remarkable game that can only be described as pure cricketing ecstasy.
All one can say to our long time tormentors, the Aussies, is 438... You must be choking...
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Reviewed by Dave from Cpt on 21 September 2006
357 of 667 people found the following review helpful:
Unfortuntely the greatest game has not been translated into the greatest DVD. All they have done is recorded the entire match without any value adds like chapters, higlights of specific batsmen's innings, expert commentary on the play, interviews with crowd members etc. Overall it seems amateurish and lazy to simply slap the game on a disc and release it on the assumption that loyal fans will buy it regardless of quality.
I am also bought the 2005 Ashes Box set which shows just how this kind of product should be made.
Great game, missing alot...Was this review helpful?
Reviewed by Jaco from Brisbane on 30 September 2006
216 of 419 people found the following review helpful:
I am absolutely stoked about the result, it will give me enough bragging rights for years to come living in Australia.
I am used to higher standards for DVDs. This is undoubtedly the best ODI in history, but it didnt get the best producing company to do it justice. I guess they had to give a young SA company a chance to give them a step ahead in business. They didn't have interviews with any of the australian players. It was a remarkable feat from both teams, and the aussies deserved a bit more in terms of highlights, interviews and pictures. Even other SA team members deserved some airtime.
The black faded corners effect when interviewing players is probably most annoying and shows the amateurism of the producers.
Looking forward to showing the footage to some friends over here.
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