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STUDIO: Warner Home Video
MSRP: $26.98
RATED: Not Rated
RUNNING TIME: 150 minutes
SPECIAL FEATURES:


  • Papa Bear: George Halas
  • Finding Your Inner Butkus


The Pitch

‘Da Bears.

The Humans

Cast: The Chicago Bears

The Nutshell

One of the most dominating defenses of all time is broken down, position by position.


Before…


The Lowdown

This DVD is possibly the definitive Chicago Bears presentation.

On
the first disc is NFL films presentation of the Chicago Bears defense.
The feature is a listing of the All-Team Chicago Bears defensive unit.
The presentation doesn’t just include the top 11 Chicago Bears defensive
players of all-time but also goes into detail on a number of the
runners up. For every Steve “Mongo” McMichael that makes the team there
is a Brian Urlacher or Tommie Harris on the outside looking in. This
entire feature is a celebration of one of the NFL’s all time dominant
defenses.

The footage is spectacular, as expected from NFL
Films. During the 70-minute documentary, NFL Films presents the viewer
with some of the best Chicago Bears footage you will ever see. The
second DVD in the set features a part of the 2007 countdown of the
greatest Super Bowl teams in NFL history. Ranked second place in the
countdown was the 1985 Chicago Bears.

This 45-minute look at the
1985 season tracks the highs and lows (although there were very few
lows that season) of Mike Ditka’s greatest team. The feature is a great
look at a legendary team and brought back a lot of memories for me. I
was 15 when ‘Da Bears won this Super Bowl and the team’s march to the
Super Bowl remains engrained in my memory as a true football dynasty.

How
many people knew the reason Ditka played William “The Refrigerator”
Perry at running back was to seek revenge against Bill Walsh’s The San
Francisco 49ers, who Ditka felt disrespected them the previous year?


After…


The Package

There
are two features, one over George Halas (17:25) and the other over an
artist who specializes in Dick Butkus (11:12). Both are shorter but
still interesting looks at two of the Bears’ all time greats. The audio
and video are great, especially the work done on the classic footage.
Nothing less should be expected from NFL Films.


8.0 out of 10