via press release:
ESPN Films Presents “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” – In Stores September 25th
New Collection Includes Most Popular Titles From ESPN Films and its Acclaimed 30 for 30 Series
ESPN Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Team Marketing, will release the “30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection” on September 25th. 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.
“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 lets fans experience again some of the most celebrated and award-winning cinematic storytelling the world of sports has to offer,” he concluded.
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” will be available in stores September 25th and has a suggested retail price of $59.95.
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
30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection
Street Date: September 25
Number of Discs 6
Number of Films 12
Pricing: $59.95 SRP
Run Time: 1158 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Closed Captions: Yes
About ESPN Films
Created in March 2008, ESPN Films produces high-quality films showcasing compelling sports stories. In October 2009, ESPN Films launched the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated 30 for 30 film series. Inspired by ESPN’s 30th Anniversary, the films that made up the series were a thoughtful and innovative reflection on the past three decades told through the lens of diverse and interesting sports fans and social commentators. Additional projects from ESPN Films include, among others, the critically acclaimed and Television Academy Honor-winning 16th Man, Cannes Film Festival official selection The Two Escobars, and the Peabody Award-winning Black Magic. Catching Hell, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, and Renée, from filmmaker Eric Drath, were featured in the latest ESPN Films series that aired in fall 2011.
About ESPN Home Entertainment
ESPN Home Entertainment is an established industry leader, overseeing the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution of ESPN Films' award-winning documentaries to sports fans across multiple platforms including DVD and digital media via electronic sell-through, streaming, video-on-demand, and mobile. ESPN Home Entertainment is one of many business units within ESPN, Inc., the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 business entities.
About Team Marketing
Team Marketing, a division of Wax Works / Videoworks, is a leading distributor of sports related content on DVD. Headquartered in Owensboro, Kentucky, Team Marketing works in partnership with all the major studios as well as independent producers and suppliers of sports content to deliver top tier releases on DVD to retailers and sub-distributors across the United States and Canada.