A League Of Their Own: Special Edition

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Genna Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Jon Lovitz, Megan Cavanagh, Bill Pullman, Tracy Reiner, Bitty Schram
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Directed By: Penny Marshall
Studio: Columbia/ Tri-Star
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I consider League Of Their Own one of the best sports-related movies out there today. It has an all-star cast, remarkable story, funny moments and it’s just a great movie!

If you haven’t seen League Of Their Own by now, here’s the story (Even though you should have see it by now!). The story takes place in 1943, where the male pro baseball players like Joe DiMaggio get sent to fight in WWII. So the team’s owners decide to start up the All-American Girls Baseball League to fill in for that baseball void everyone has. The 2 main characters, Dottie Hinson (Genna Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty), 2 farm sisters who play baseball. Dotti is the older, wiser, more popular, better ball player than Kit is and Kit’s always jealous of that. One day, a sarcastic baseball scout (Jon Lovitz) sees them play and gets them on a train to try out for the new girls league. They make the Rockford Peaches team, and their coach is a drunken has-been baseball player Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks). Jimmy doesn’t really want to coach a bunch of girls, but he wants a paycheck so he can spend it on booze. Once he seems Dotti play though, he starts to come around and see the real potential the team has. Kit starts to get mad at Dotti because she’s the best girl in the league and is taking all the spotlight. She eventually gets traded to another team and they face off in the World Series.

Fans of the movie will want to get this Special Edition DVD set. I think Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz made this movie, and without them it wouldn’t have been so successful. The actresses also did a fantastic job playing baseball and acting at the same time. I’m sure they went through hell to get those jobs so they deserve the recognition as well. I’m also sure they got broken bodyparts playing the roles as well! I probably wouldn’t have known about this event if a movie wasn’t made about it. Go out and get this!

Features:
-Director and Cast Commentary
15 Deleted Scenes with Introductions from Director Penny Marshall
-Exclusive New Documentary “Nine Memorable Innings” Featuring All New Interviews with the Cast and Filmmakers
-Previews
-Madonna’s “This Used to be My Playground” Music Video n- Filmographies

Audio:
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.0 CC
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround

Video:
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic) Standard 1.33:1 Color

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Favorite Scenes: Pretty much every scene with Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz. All the baseball scenes were fun to watch too.
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 128 minutes
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