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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu-ray release
As my title suggests this is a review of the US Import Blu-ray release.
First, and most importantly, for UK buyers....this disc is REGION FREE!!! The back of the box states this and my region-locked player plays it fine.
There are lots of review for the actual film, so in this review I'm only going to focus on the blu-ray release.

The biggest...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average film (spoiler)
Normally I am not one to become involved in watching films where women are the main focus and 'comedy' is used to describe a film they are in e.g. SEX AND THE CITY (2008), but a particular film like this one which combines a group of likable characters, a heartwarming story and a fun American sport is what makes A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) a very genuine success. The...
Published on 4 Jan 2011 by Mr. S. K. Mackie


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu-ray release, 1 Nov 2012
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As my title suggests this is a review of the US Import Blu-ray release.
First, and most importantly, for UK buyers....this disc is REGION FREE!!! The back of the box states this and my region-locked player plays it fine.
There are lots of review for the actual film, so in this review I'm only going to focus on the blu-ray release.

The biggest question: Is this worth replacing on Blu-ray. Answer: A resounding YES!!
The picture on the DVD has never been great, and, while the image on the blu-ray isn't perfect all the time it gets damned close. The opening scenes in the present are the grainiest the film gets; but once the films goes into flashback the picture is excellent. Colours are bright and vivid and the blacks are deep. The film continues in this vein throughout with only a few scenes showing grain or soft focus issues.
Overall, if you're a fan this is a must-own and I'm very please I bought it.

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2.35.1 Widescreen.
Subtitles: Danish, English, Flemish, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedith, Turkish.
Audio: English DTS-HD Master 5.1, and the following in Dolby Digital Stereo German, Spanish, French, Japanese and a Commentary.
Extras: Hour long making of documentary, Commentary, Madonna's music video, deleted scenes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing film, has you hooked all the way through......, 9 April 2001
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Easily my favourite film of all time, something that everyone can enjoy, if not for the film itself, the sport, the genre, there's something for anyone! With a cast of acclaimed actors and actresses, it offers more than the average film and induces you into its tale of happiness, losses and fortune.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd, 18 April 2014
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Love this film not seen it in years and got it at a reasonable price as well. Would recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 22 Feb 2014
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Bought this as a present for someone who had never seen it and had no interest in baseball but they loved this film. The acting by Hanks and Davis is amazing but Lori Petty steals the show!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hit it girls, 2 Sep 2013
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A lovely film,funny,romantic and a little bit sad . Great family film. A great look how girls base ball come to be .
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great film ...... a must have for any collection., 2 Mar 2013
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Quick delivery, good price & excellent quality. Ive watched it a lot and enjoy it everytime. A must for any collection a great chick flick. Very pleased.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For all, 12 Feb 2013
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Watched this with my 20 year old daughter, then bought it for my 80 yr old Mum. Yes its that good. Fab story telling and one of the best Geena Davis roles by far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's film that everyone must see, 9 Feb 2013
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it's just pure entertainment and it show's just how different women were and are treated in the professional world of sport you can knock them down put can't keep them down,it's a real rollercoaster ride
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4.0 out of 5 stars The drunk and the babes., 17 Aug 2011
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It's 1943 and Baseball in the states has been decimated by all the men called up to join the services. Enter the ladies who themselves help to kick start a womens league to keep the Baseball fires burning.

The first thing any prospective first time viewer of this piece should note, is that it's not actually a film about Baseball. It's about friendships, challenges, and differing off shoots to the complications of war, it just so happens that it's the game of Baseball that brings it all together! Directed by Penny Marshall (Big), screenplay by Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel (City Slickers/Parenthood) and featuring Tom Hanks {wonderful as drunken coach Dugan} as the leading male, it's no surprise that A League Of Their Own booms with sentiment and no little amount of comedy. It is to me a very rewarding picture, the sort that wants you to chuckle along with it whilst noting the need for human interaction during a troubled time. The lady actors do great impressions of bona fide athletes, asked to parade in short skirts and entertain the watching public, these gals, led by the always engaging Geena Davis, deliver a sparky picture that never veers into maudlin territory. There are of course some sombre moments, but they are placed nicely by Marshall in the context of the films events, never trite, they serve more as tender vignettes to run alongside the frivolity on offer. Ultimately A League Of Their Own achieves its aims come the final credits, its not taxing and its not purporting to be an intelligent look at a period in history. It's asking us the viewers to feel heartened by what we just watched, and just maybe to give those girls back in the 1940s a piece of our respect, job done. 7/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars "There's no crying in baseball!", 11 April 2011
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After America's (eventual) entry into the Second World War, Baseball was put on effective hiatus as it awaited the return of men from military duty. Chewing Gum millionaire saw a gap in the market and pioneered a Ladies baseball league. This film isn't a historical account of events, instead it uses it as inspiration for a fictional tale which manages to capture the spirit of the venture.

The film primarily focuses on sisters Dottie and Kit, and also former baseball star Jimmy Dugan whose dependency on alcohol cut short a promising career. The personal stories of the individual characters ensures that this isn't just a film about baseball, baseball is simply the common factor which brings a bunch of girls together and encourages them to chase their ambitions. With Kit feeling overshadowed by her sister's talents, Jimmy in with a chance of experiencing some of the glory he missed out on previously, and plenty of stars-and-stripe waving this could very easily have been a soppy cheesefest. However the regular humour and Tom Hanks' portrayal of Jimmy grounds the film in reality and threads everything together in a way which feels balanced and accessible, even if you care little for Baseball or the American Dream.

This is a feel-good film but it doesn't ignore the issues of the day, wives live in dread of receiving a telegram from the forces, and when one such moment does occur it's an emotional scene which unites the team and shows how strong they've become as a group. They also find that their Girls League isn't viewed as serious sport my many, including their coach at first, but through gutsy performances on the field they manage to fight against sexist views and a system which is more interested in their looks than their talent.

The acting in the film is sometimes criticised but I though all the performances were strong. It's clear that efforts are made to give as much screen time to Madonna as possible and but regardless of how she is viewed as an actress she is convincing in the role and a strong cast member. Geena Davies brings her character to life well and along with Tom Hanks is the one we can most relate to, the two are the most rounded of the ensemble and the most believable.

The DVD runs for two hours, but the bonus features contains deleted scenes which extend the film further. Although there's no option to watch them in the film as it would have before they were edited out, they are worth watching separately if you're a fan of the film as they add extra elements to the characters and alter some of the relationships slightly.

In a nutshell: A fictional story which probably contains as much truth as it does fiction. At times this is quite sentimental but it tends to not overdo it, some great performances and a witty script make this compelling film and an interesting snapshot of America in the 1940s.
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