September 26, 1997 in Seven

New Nfl Videos Have Humor, History, Action

Martie Zad The Washington Post
 

NFL Films has recently released several enjoyable videos, packed with that special kind of action that Steve Sabol and his crew of cameramen deliver year after year.

Three of them are “NFL Talkin’ Follies,” “NFL Throwbacks” and “NFL Greatest Moments.” Two others are original telecasts, “Ice Bowl” and “Super Bowl III.”

“Talkin’ Follies” ($14.95, 45 mins.) ties imagination and humor with video blooper material, putting words into the mouths of players and coming up with what “might” be overheard in those on-field conversations as well as celebrated pep talks from the coaches.

“Throwbacks” ($19.95, 45 mins.) compares yesterday’s greats with today’s stars, noting the profound impact players from yesteryear had on today’s powerhouse players. The guts and guile of Deacon Jones, Fred Biletnikoff, Ray Nitschke and Joe Namath comes through on the likes of Brett Favre, Jerry Rice, Chris Spielman, and Jerome Bettis as they play with the same intensity, courage and passion that carried their idols to fame.

“Greatest Moments” ($14.95, 40 mins.) chronicles the most outstanding plays available on film from the league’s 77-year history, from the gutty era of Bronco Nagurski and George Halas to today’s artistry of Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders. Included are many plays that will never escape a fan’s memory.

Also, for the first time, NFL Films is releasing original telecasts of the legendary “Ice Bowl” game in which Green Bay beat Dallas; and “Super Bowl III,” in which the New York Jets and Joe Namath upset the Baltimore Colts ($19.95, 73 mins. each).

The videos can be ordered at NFL Films (800-635-4438).

From Amsterdam’s new arena, where for three nights Tina Turner sang many of her hits before 150,000 fans on her “Wildest Dreams” tour of Europe last year, comes Fox Lober Home Video’s 90-minute concert. “Tina Turner Live in Amsterdam” includes many of her most memorable hits over the years as well as her new releases ($24.98, 112 mins.).

The video of the 1966 European tour, which drew 3 million people to 150 shows, includes a bonus 22 minutes of “Backstage With Tina.”


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