Baseball (Chicago Cubs) Movies on DVD
The seemingly innocuous act of reaching for a foul ball became a nightmare for Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman at Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Director Alex Gibney's look at that fateful night and its aftermath examines whether Bartman's actions kept Chicago outfielder Moises Alou from catching the ball, the chain of subsequent events that kept the "cursed" Cubbies from ending their 58-year pennant drought, and the scorn that other Wrigley Field fans heaped upon the hapless spectator-turned-scapegoat. 103 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; deleted scenes; interviews.
While the Chicago Cubs may not be the most successful club, they're still one of the most popular. The undaunted fans from Waveland Ave. will revel in this set that showcases eight great Cubs players in eight of the team's best games in their history, included in their entirety. Relive Rick Sutcliffe's '84 NLCS game 1, Kerry Wood's 20 strikeouts in '98, Sammy Sosa's home runs 61 and 62, Greg Maddux's 300th career win, and more. 20 3/4 hrs. total on eight discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus footage; interviews.
Few pro sports teams embody the dedication and (oft-tested) loyalty of their city and their fans as do the Chicago Cubs. Visit the North Side's venerable Wrigley Field; hear from Cubs Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, and Ron Santo, and such notable bruin boosters as Bonnie Hunt, Joe Mantegna, and George Will; and see vintage game footage (including scenes filmed by Thomas Edison) as you relive the Cubbies' long and star-crossed history. 110 min. Soundtrack: English.
Chicago's venerable Wrigley Field has stood on the corner of Clark and Addison since 1914, and while its ivy-covered walls haven't witnessed a World Series since 1945, millions of dedicated Cubs fans come out each year to support their team. Bob Costas hosts this salute to "Wrigleyville" that features a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved ballpark and the fans who faithfully "wait 'til next year." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; 2003 postseason featurette.
The ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field have seen some unforgettable baseball moments in their nearly 100-year history, and four of the most memorable Cubs contests are featured in a four-disc set. See a July 1969 7-4 victory over the Phillies; 1984's "Sandberg Game" extra-inning comeback against arch-rival St. Louis; Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout, one-hit shutout of Houston in 1998; and 2008's NL Central-clinching win over the Cardinals. 10 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Chicago Cubs fans certainly believe...but how do you keep the faith when your team hasn't won a World Series in over a century? This funny and emotional tribute to the Cubbies and the city they call home follows the action at Wrigley Field during the 2008 season. Interviews with Cubs stars past and present and such ever-optimistic supporters as Dennis Franz, Jeff Garlin, Hugh Hefner, Bonnie Hunt, Joe Mantegna, and others are featured; Gary Sinise narrates. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.