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Barbarians V All Blacks 1973 [DVD] [2005]

4.8 out of 5 stars 58 customer reviews

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 25 July 2012
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008NEQCSY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,740 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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There's very little to say about this match that hasn't already been said. Quite simply, that explosive start leading to Edwards's try is rugby at its very best. A better try will never be scored, however long the game is played (though the French came very close at Twickers in 1991). Brilliant and breathtaking stuff, with plenty more to follow throughout the game from an amazing Barbarian team.
Sit back, pour a cold one, and enjoy.
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Whilst the game is one of the best ever televised and a must for all Rugby fans the transition to DVD has not for me been a success. Whether I have received one of a bad batch or not the picture on the left hand side is blurry with a green haze particularly from the main game camera angle. The picture overall has bad definition especially on large modern televisions and is not to the same standard as the video cassette of this game that I bought some time ago. I feel that it may require digitally remastering to come up to the standard of the game it is trying to portray.
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Watching this 28 years on, you can only wonder how brightly some of the extraordinarily talented backs and loose forwards of that time would have shone today. Everyone remembers Edwards's try, but the game is also memorable for Duckham's sidestepping runs, the fine broken play of Slattery and David, the aggressive commitment of JPR and Bevan, and - for the All Blacks - the genius of Grant Batty. Would the Barbarians have won if the All Blacks had kicked their penalties? This was no exhibition game - it was a coda to the Lions' series-winning tour of New Zealand, and you can see how much the All Blacks wanted to gain revenge. Does anyone know what happened to Wilkinson, the uncapped English lock, distinctive on this memorable day in his Cambridge blue socks?
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If you like to see flair in sport,then this is as good as it gets.I watched this game live on the BBC.There is one thing about the opening try that still rankles with me today.The camera producer switched to full on as John Dawes received the ball,denying us the chance at the vital moment to see the potential development of this wonder try.By the time they switched back it was too late.I also agree with Mallmallen when he complains of the green colour down the left hand side of the picture.Very disappointing.Nevertheless I will still give it 5 stars,as the pluses heavily outway the minuses.
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Anyone over the age of 45 who loves sport, and rugby in particular, will enjoy the memories provided by this wonderful match from the days of our youth.
Apart from 'Edwards try' there are some lovely moments. The French referee 'mincing' onto the pitch, the uncertain and less than frightening 'Haka' and the wind blowing through David Duckham's hair, to mention but three.
It is hard not to make comparisons with the rugby played today, which I often find rather static and lacking in flair. Modern players are so fit that there is no room left on the pitch for them to display their creativity.
These were magical days, even if you weren't a Welshman! What a player Fergus Slattery was!
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This is rugby at it's finest
Barbarians on world class form vs the mighty All Blacks
Watch the haka and cringe then watch the best match in rugby recorded history
Cliff Morgan commentates and the supporters sing
Scummaging as I remember it (I am 53) no lifting in line outs and staying on the pitch at half time for oranges.
Even using a handkerchief to blow your nose.
Breathtaking nostalgia.
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This is how the game of rugby used to be played and in my opinion should still be played. Profesionaiism and "power" tactics seems to have taken over - not always to the betterment of the game and more injury to the players. This DVD should be on every rugby-lovers shelf.
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I spent my teenage years in South Wales and remember this wonderful match from way back then. Good grief, it was 40 years ago ! Gareth Edwards, JPRW, Phil Bennett, David Duckham et al put on a fine show against a strong All-Blacks side which included Ian Kirkpatrick, Sid Going and Grant Batty who scored two tries. And then of course there is 'That Try' by Gareth Edwards! Magical teamwork from start to finish. As I'm now an expat (in Switzerland) with two young sons who won't grow up in the South Welsh rugby tradition, I bought this dvd so that at least they'll know about the game of my youth, even though they might never play it. Well worth buying to remind yourself how the sport was played in the old days, when one of the conditions for being selected for the Baa-baas was that you behaved off the field as well as on it.
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