Posted Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 06:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Giants fans will have something to be thankful for in early December!
Shout Factory will be returning to the outfield with '2010 World Series Film: Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants' on Blu-ray on December 7.
The 2010 Fall Classic proved the “Year of the Pitcher” to be true when the San Francisco Giants rode their power staff and timely hitting to vanquish the Texas Rangers. Fifty-two years after moving to San Francisco from New York in 1958, the Giants won their first World Series title in San Francisco and sixth overall in franchise history, the team’s first since 1954 when the then New York Giants bested the Cleveland Indians in a series best known for Willie Mays classic over-the-shoulder catch.
Celebrating the excitement of this year’s Fall Classic, Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory are offering baseball fans the ultimate insider’s look at the Giants’ quest to win this year’s World Series title with a four-games-to-one series victory over the Rangers.
Narrated by actor Rob Schneider, the collectible 2010 World Series Film provides extensive coverage of this year’s Fall Classic and will be sold at the San Francisco Giants Clubhouse Shops, the official team stores of the San Francisco Giants; online at MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, as well as Giants.com; and at retailers in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide. The official Blu-ray and DVD editions are available now to preorder at MLB.com, Giants.com, Amazon.com and various online retailers.
The 2010 World Series Film Blu-ray and DVD editions feature more than 80 minutes of main program presentation and nearly 30 minutes of bonus footage, including highlights from the National League Championship Series, the National League Division Series, the World Series, clubhouse celebrations and the championship parade. Using elements captured through the unparalleled access of Major League Baseball Productions, the official World Series Film provides unique, adrenaline-filled game-by-game coverage of the 2010 World Series as well as interviews with players, coaches and team personnel, allowing fans an exclusive passport to the clubhouse during the Giants’ postseason run.
Both the Giants and Rangers teams featured game-changing players, elite pitching performances and a knack for the dramatic home run. The Giants became only the second team to clinch all three playoff series on the road. Of all the teams in the post season, the Giants had spent the shortest amount of time in first place, 37 days. Each team cut its way through the Division Series and League Championship Series with the same goal in mind. But when the final out of the Fall Classic was recorded, it was the San Francisco Giants that prevailed.
The official 2010 World Series Film provides a comprehensive look at the amazing journey the San Francisco Giants made toward winning this year’s World Series. The Giants silenced the powerful Texas Rangers in five games to capture their sixth World Series title and first since moving to the city by the bay in 1958. Languishing in fourth place the first week of July – just a game better than .500 – the Giants staged a great second-half run, winning the National League West Division on the final day of the season before blowing past both the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies to reach the Fall Classic. Key in-season additions Cody Ross and Pat Burrell fueled the offense and nicely complemented seasoned vets like Juan Uribe, Aubrey Huff and World Series MVP Edgar Renteria. But there’s no doubt that it was the Giants pitching staff – guided by the deft hand of talented rookie catcher Buster Posey – that stole the show. Matt Cain did not allow a run in 21.1 brilliant innings of postseason play. Twenty-one-year-old Madison Bumgarner defied his age with a cold-as-ice performance to win Game 4 on the road. And two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum twice bested Rangers ace Cliff Lee, including a stellar performance in the clinching game Game 5 showdown. With the unflappable Brian Wilson always there to close things out, the Giants pitching staff held the powerful Texas offense to a meager .190 batting average.
The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo and will feature 1080i video, a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, and supplements include: This Week in Baseball: Buster Posey; Giants Clinch NL West: Final Out; NLDS Game 5: Last Out; NLCS Game 1: Cody Ross HRs; NLCS Game 6: Juan Uribe HR; NLCS Game 6: Last Out; World Series Game 1: Juan Uribe HR; World Series Game 2: Edgar Renteria HR; World Series Game 4: Freddie Sanchez Defensive Plays; World Series Game 5: Lincecum Strike Outs; World Series Game 5: Edgar Renteria HR; World Series Game 5: Final Out and Celebration; and World Series Parade.
The Giants are World Champions – San Francisco fans can say it loud and proud. And they are the proof in the pudding that good pitching and timely hitting will bring you a ring.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.93.
You can find the latest specs for '2010 World Series Film: Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 7.
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