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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a professional product, 3 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Football's Great Rivalries Manchester United Victories over Liverpool [DVD] (DVD)
I want to start with the last line of the synopsis: "Matches featured with extended highlights include Manchester Utd 2-1 Liverpool 17/04/85 Manchester Utd 3-1 Liverpool 01/01/89 And many more". How many more? Well, if you look at the menus, it's two more, one from 1981, and one from 1999. On watching the DVD, you'll also see one from March 1980, so it's five. Therefore, the word 'many' apparently equates to three. But that's just the tip of the ice-berg - the whole set-up of this DVD is bizarre, it's a really unprofessional product.

I bought a video in 1991 called Manchester United's greatest victories over Liverpool, which contained highlights of games from '68, '69, '77, '80, '81, '83, '85, '89 and 1990. It had muzak, graphics and was narrated by the late great Brian Moore. It was a professional piece. I expected this to take the best of those and add some crackers from the next 20 years. It is, after all, build as a collector's set. Instead, the absolute bare minimum here. Little more than half the games for a start, just five, and arguably only two of these have any historical significance at all. They're not even in chronological order, starting with an FA Cup game in 1985, then going back to 1981.

The whole thing has a feel of an ESPN Classic package that you catch when you're bored. There's nothing wrong with that for TV, but when I buy a DVD, especially one bearing the names of 'Manchester United' and 'ITV Sport' - both of which have a pedigree in producing DVD's - I have a different expectation. I expect someone to come up with a fully-rounded product. This really is nothing like that. It's amateur. It's worse than your average YouTube compilation. It's as poor as Gary Bailey's goalkeeping.

My advice is to see if you can get another look at the original video from 1991. For all the advances in media over the last 20 years, the old video is miles ahead of this.
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Initial post: 7 Sep 2011 08:27:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Sep 2011 08:29:30 BDT
G. Thompson says:
Thanks for your review. I was poised to click the add to basket button until i read it. I too own the video you talk of and assumed like you that this DVD would at least be that with more games on. Heaven knows there's enough material to go at ! It seems everything is done on the cheap these days and it seems this product is no different. I'll have to bring out the old video player and continue with the tape.............

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 21:15:55 BDT
Thanks very much, glad my little rant was useful!
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