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The History Of England [DVD]

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  • 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: Ilc
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Mar 2006
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E3LIB8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,851 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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From its humble beginnings in 1870, the England Football team has emerged to become one of the most highly regarded in the world, and has been graced by many of the greatest individuals ever to have played the game. From the first footballing Icons Tom Finney and Stanley Matthews, to modern day heroes David Beckham and Wayne Rooney, many have strived to earn a place in the team that embodies the spirit of football like no other national side.

From the stalemate that resulted from the very first International fixture versus Scotland in 1872, the England team has experienced highs and lows that have kept the nation on tenterhooks for over a century, with the finest hour undoubtedly arriving as Geoff Hurst’s goal nestled in the back of the German net to ensure that Bobby Moore would lift the Jules Rimet trophy in front of a packed Wembley Stadium in May, 1966.

In a decade by decade account, witness curious decisions from Russian Linesmen, Banks’ breathtaking save against a 1970 Brazil team, the fastest ever World Cup goal from Bryan Robson in ‘82, Gazza’s heartbreak in 1990, the incredible 5-1 demolition of Germany in 2002, and many more of the memorable moments that have gripped the nation, including the route to the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany which saw England achieve a seeded place in the tournament.

The amazing tale, recounts the development of the ‘Three Lions’ and features first hand accounts of those who have proudly earned their caps over the years, including amongst others, legendary Captains Bobby Moore, Alan Shearer, and Gary Lineker, who provide a rare insight into the emotion involved in pulling on the famous shirt.

An updated account of ‘The History of England’ released in 2004

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the perfect way to stir up the passions ahead of the World Cup in June -- The Observor, April 2, 2006


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5.0 out of 5 stars A collection standard 25 May 2006
For an overall history of England's international history you can't begin better than "The Three Lions Roared." You'll see interviews with veterans of the side from over the decades, talking about the ups and downs. Geoff Hurst and Sir Bobby Moore recall the Triumph of '66 with a certain level-headed modesty you just don't see in athletes today.

One interesting omission is in Billy Wright's and Sir Walter Winterbottom's recalling England's miserable performance in their first World Cup play in 1950, losing to a Side-That-Must-Not-Be-Named (hint: it wasn't Scotland.)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Official history of England by a different name 12 Nov 2012
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Having already acquired the official history of England dvd, I spotted this thinking it might have a different slant to it with some footage I might not have seen before. What I found was the exact same film as the official history of England, but with a different title, different picture and the 'official' dropped in the subtitle. In other words a duplicate. There is nothing to indicate that this is exactly the same dvd. Just a warning for those who have the official history of England to avoid this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay 7 Aug 2007
I can see what both other reviewers are saying. A bit budget in feel and not a comprehensive history, but a good DVD none the less.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 10 July 2007
No original commentary, hardly any coverage of any matches overseas including all world cups and euro championships. Half of the story and coverage is of meaningless games at Wembley, maybe copyright would not let the creators of this junk show anything outside of the twin towers, and yet there are respected contributions by "legends". I wonder if any of them saw the final product.
If this is the best we can do after a 135 years then we should all give up our day jobs and put together football films as this is complete rubbish.
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