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Comments about MLB_Home Video A&E Video New York Mets Vintage World Series Films DVD:
For any lifelong Mets fan, this DVD is worth is just for the 1969 highlights -- despite how terrible the 1986 highlights are. For the '69 series, the pictures are clear even on a 50" HDTV, and all the key plays are there (Agee's and Swoboda's catches, the "shoe polish" play, etc.) with good replays and analysis. You'll even get a kick out of seeing the Met fans all dressed up -- with men in suits and ties -- for the weekday day games. (Why do that? Shea had lights -- but I digress.) The only negatives are the obviously dubbed-in crack-of-the-bat sounds they add when batters hit the ball -- although it's almost funny after a while.
But the 1986 highlights are barely watchable -- it's like somebody's home movies of the series, with most of the shots being close-ups of the batters and pitchers taken from the dugout, so you can't really see what is happening. The video quality is so-so at best (though no worse than the full 1986 series DVDs). And the added graphics are completely cheesy; for the "shuttle series," they add a little airplane icon each time one team wins. It's hard to believe these are the MLB's official highlights -- they take one of the most exciting World Series in memory and suck the life out of it. Someone from MLB should use the TV broadcasts and cut a new highlight reel. But until then, just skip this part and watch the Amazin' Mets of 1969.