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Inside England Rugby - Sweet Chariot [DVD]

Paul Doyle    Exempt   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Paul Doyle
  • Producers: Paul Doyle
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000C66AL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,198 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

For the first time ever, the true behind-the-scenes story of the England rugby team. Total access to the squad with almost two hours of never seen before footage: in the dressing room, at the hotel, on the training pitch, team meetings, injury treatment, revealing interviews, new match coverage and much more. Sweet Chariot is the film England fans thought they would never see. Includes victories over New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the 6 Nations Grand Slam.

This is the full account – off and on the pitch – of how Clive Woodward’s team became number one in the world. Follow the players, coaches and management through one of the greatest ever periods in English rugby.

Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swing low, sweet chariot... 3 Nov 2003
Inside England Rugby-Sweet Chariot does not purport to be a match highlight film of the 2002 Investec Championship or the 2003 Six Nations: those films already exist. Instead, the film sets out to document the behind-the-scenes of those events and in that vein, succeeds very well. In fact, if anything, the film lags during actual game action because the highlights are quick and sparing indeed. England rugby supporters who want an idea of the preparation and training that goes into test or Six Nations matches will enjoy this film very much. You get to see the press conferences, manager's meetings, captain's meetings, locker room speeches. If there is one criticism from a dramatic standpoint, is that "fly on the wall" sports documentaries are usually only interesting when there is turmoil or struggle within a team. In England's case, the film covers a period where they were undefeated. The closest to adversity you see is some rather poor play in otherwise victorious efforts. That said, the film is more interesting when the players are off duty than in the locker room. The most memorable highlight of the films comes when the players indulge in Trivial Pursuit and spring a question on Martin Johnson. I won't ruin the payoff by telling you it here.
Essential for all true England supporters...
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Viewing 3 Nov 2003
By A Customer
This is a must for all England fans. A fantastic insight into one of the most professional and successful sports team in the world at the moment. Fantastic editing allied with some suitably stirring music will mean you'll want to watch this again and again.
You'll never tire of watching England beat the All Blacks, Australia and South Africa in the space of 2 weeks!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but........................ 16 Feb 2004
By Sloccy
This is a good DVD and will be really popular following the recent World Cup and with the Six Nations just starting. The behind the scenes stuff including the team meetings are interesting but I was disappointed with the way the matches were shown. All that big musical score and close up footage means you can;t really see whats going on. The TV highlights with some touchline scenes (like Living with the Lions)would have made it far more watchable. In my opinion while the match sequences don't ruin the DVD they do detract from its quality.
You get the build up of excitement throughout the week before the game and then the match itself disappoints with many key points of the game also missing (some of the worst excesses of thuggery from the Springboks at Twickenham have been omitted as have other memorable incidents).
Overall though, still worth getting.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World Cup Winners 24 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Great DVD and worth watching if only to see why England are Grand Slam, Six Nations, Triple Crown, Calcutta Cup and World Cup Champions all in one year!!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
When I watched this DVD I was not disappointed. Full of excellent match sequences and behind the scenes coaching talks. It becomes obvious why England ARE the best team in the world given their dedication and clear will to win using the whole team. An absolute definite for Christmas. Get the family round and produce some enthusiasm in anticipation for the 2004 6 Nations!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wait for it - a World Cup Prediction.... 24 Oct 2003
.... watch this DVD and you will see for yourself how the future World Champions did it.....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars rugby dvd
Bought for a birthday for a rugby fan who likes to see the backroom stories of the rugby world cup! Didnt disappoint, great insight into the hard work involved, really enjoyed the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Samantha Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Inside England Rugby
This DVD is brilliant. Why are their not more DVDs made about the motherland nation of rugby? Absolutely excellant. Very insightful and interesting. Read more
Published on 27 Mar 2012 by Noahsway
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
What more could you ask for. All the behind the scene footage that you never thought would ever be released put together in an interesting and watchable way. Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2004 by "dancoe"
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not brilliant
An interesting view of Englands preparations for the 2002 Autumn internationals and the 2003 grand slam, lots of comments from many of those inside the camp, but you are not going... Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2004 by Kborom
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best England Rugby DVD Ever!!!
This is the ultimate DVD!!! Bringing you to the world cup including the six nations it tells you what happens in the changing rooms and at training! Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2003 by "lewishayes91"
1.0 out of 5 stars No sweet chariot here!
What aload of tosh. I was seduced by the marketing. This is a very poor disk and only has the briefest of highlights of the 2002 autumn interntionals and 2003 6 nations. Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2003 by Edward Parsons
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