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Chicago Blackhawks: Great Moments And Classic Games

Warner Bros. // 2010 // 700 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // April 2nd, 2010

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson got two minutes for tripping. Total BS.

The Charge

Hockey. And lots of it. From Chicago.

The Case

Warner Bros. and NHL Studios team up to wrist-shot this big, fat six-disc compilation of noteworthy Chicago Blackhawks games and moments into your face. The first five discs contain complete games; the sixth has a selection of segments that largely occur off-ice.

Here's what awaits you:

Disc 1
Blackhawks vs. Jets (2/24/1994)
Jeremy Roenick plays good.

Disc 2
Blackhawks vs. Maple Leafs (4/23/1994)
Tony Amonte plays good.

Disc 3
Blackhawks vs. Red Wings (6/8/1995)
Denis Savard plays good.

Disc 4
Blackhawks vs. Flames (4/18/2009)
Jonathan Toews plays good.

Disc 5
Blackhawks vs. Canucks (5/11/2009)
Patrick Kane plays good.

Disc 6
Last 14 minutes of the 1961 Stanley Cup championship.
Bobby Hull retirement ceremony.
Glenn Hall and Tony Esposito retirement ceremony.
1991 All-Star Game Lineup and anthems.
Chicago Stadium closing ceremony.
Denis Savard retirement ceremony.
Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita Night.
Pierre Pilote and Keith Magnuson retirement ceremony.

And there you go, a buttload of content, presented in mediocre full frame. I presume this will appeal to Blackhawks fans, but as a random guy who doesn't really watch hockey and knows squat about the Blackhawks, I'll say this much…Huh? Of the five games selected, only a couple are genuinely thrilling, with the winner in doubt until the end. Some games are total blowouts, so unless you can't get enough of watching your team pummel their opponents mercilessly, I don't see the draw. The extras on Disc 6 could have used some more game highlights (aside from the 1961 championship footage); how many times are you going to soak in the sights of retirement ceremonies and the All-Star lineup announcement? I've reviewed far better team retrospectives.

The Verdict

I wanted to jam a skate into my head, but fans will surely find more value. Not Guilty I guess?

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 70

Perp Profile

Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 700 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Sports
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Memorable Moments

Accomplices

• Chicago Blackhawks
• NHL








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