Soccer Movies on DVD
The fascinating life story of Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona is explored through his own words in this powerful documentary. From his upbringing in a Buenos Aires slum to his scandalous problems with drugs and his controversial friendship with Fidel Castro, this film provides a look at the incredible career of a true original in the world of sports. 72 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; featurettes; trailer. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Soccer superstar David Beckham is profiled in this entertaining documentary. Who knows Beckham best? His friends, fellow athletes, and wife Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham, of course! In interviews, they offer revealing insights concerning Beckham's life and his arrival on the U.S. pro soccer scene. 60 min. Soundtrack: English.
50 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Spanish; Subtitles: none. In Spanish; no subtitles.
Gooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaalllllll! Major League Soccer presents this action-packed program that celebrates some of the greatest players ever to take the field. Includes footage of such soccer superstars as David Beckham, Lando Donovan, Taylor Twellman, Juan Pablo Angel, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, and many more. 68 min. Soundtracks: English, Spanish; bonus programs; featurettes.
Have you ever seen "the Blanco Bounce"? Get ready for the story of one of Mexico's biggest soccer stars. Coming from humble beginnings, Cuauhtemoc Blanco carved out a place for himself among the world's great soccer players, competing in the Olympics, the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the America Cup, and more. Loved, hated, and above all respected, his place in the game's history is secured. 59 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Spanish; Subtitles: none. In Spanish; no subtitles.
Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal! Goal! The world's most popular game is presented in all its glory in this impressive seven-volume series. Trace the history of the sport, hear and see its most exciting moments from its players and archival material, and experience the excitement of playing in front of 100,000 people through action-packed footage. Terence Stamp narrates. 15 hrs. on seven discs. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; additional footage; interviews; more.
The popularity of Major League Soccer in America has been explosive, and growing each and every year. This program celebrates the first 12 years of the MLS Cup championships (founded in 1994), dropping you right in the midst of the action with footage never before broadcast, plus locker room moments and interviews with players that reveal the enthusiasm they take onto the field. 85 min. Soundtrack: English; bonus footage.
New insight into why soccer has become such a global phenomenon is featured in this pair of documentaries. First, highlighted by rare footage of soccer great Artur Friedenreich, "Brazil" explores the country's sometimes-tumultuous history with the game. Then, "South American Superheroes" analyzes the many reasons why the region has changed the course of the sport's history. 139 min. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English, Spanish.
Under the guidance of manager Gerard Houllier, the Liverpool Football Club began the 2001-2002 season with hopes of regaining some of their past glory. This winning documentary examines the highs and lows of the team's year--from Houllier's devastating on-field heart attack to their highest ever Premiership finish. 79 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
This rousing soccer documentary tells the story of England's national team as they prepared to compete at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. The state of the game in England was in complete disgrace at the time due to the violent hooliganism of some of the country's fans. But, led by coach Bobby Robson and star player Paul Gascoigne, the squad of so-called "donkeys" uplifted a nation, advancing to the semi-finals in Turin. Gary Oldman narrates. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; behind-the-scenes footage; audio commentary; storyboards.
Supercharged with energy, this hybrid narrative-documentary feature produced by Spanish soccer squad Real Madrid is an anthology film celebrating the global appeal of the popular game. Integrated with behind-the-scenes footage of thrilling games, narrative stories dramatize the lives of characters whose lives intertwine through their love of soccer. Real-life soccer stars featured include David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, and more. 90 min. Soundtrack: Spanish, English, French, and Japanese; Subtitles: English; behind-the-scenes footage; interviews; more. In English, Spanish, French, and Japanese with English subtitles.
As one of the most successfully "crowd funded" feature films, this documentary about the life and times of soccer star Jay DeMerit shines a spotlight on how a single individual's dreams can be realized through hard work and good fortune. Follow DeMerit's unusual rise to prominence as this film chronicles his journey from Wisconsin high school athlete to "football" player in England, to the heights of the Premier League and the World Cup. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Roy's keen! Manchester United team captain Roy Keane opens up about his thrilling--and often controversial--life and career in this riveting documentary. Along with featuring Keano frankly discussing his notorious temper and disciplinary record, as well as his various injuries, the program also features dramatic match footage and interviews with such colleagues as David Beckham. 74 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michael Apted and narrated by Pierce Brosnan, this exciting documentary captures the magic of the 2006 World Cup Finals. Held in Munich, Germany, the event featured a shocking attack upon Italian defender Marco Materazzi by French captain Zinedine Zidane (in his final game before retiring) that resulted in penalties leading to Italy's eventual victory. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo, Thai Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai.
John Cleese...football expert? Across the pond, that's what they call soccer, and though the "Monty Python" star may be more a veteran of cricket and boxing, Cleese knows the great moments and players when he sees them. This amazing compilation includes highlights of incredible kicks, saves, penalties, and more, plus the famous Python skit "Philosophy Football." Dave Stewart, Dennis Hopper, Pele, and others appear. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Are you ready to kick some grass? Winning program celebrates the legacy of the U.S.A. National Women's Soccer Team. From their visit to China for the 1990 World Cup through to their legendary 1999 season, such hard-kicking heroines as Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Michelle Ackers, and others inspired millions with their charisma and teamwork. 60 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.