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Fastpitch

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Director: Jeremy Spear, Juliet Weber

Cast: Jeremy Spear, Juliet Weber

 
This documentary, which looks at one of the less-examined corners of American professional sports, gets a tidy presentation for its DVD release. Fastpitch has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The interviews and narration are in English, with no multiple-language options

Overview

This documentary, which looks at one of the less-examined corners of American professional sports, gets a tidy presentation for its DVD release. Fastpitch has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The interviews and narration are in English, with no multiple-language options included. As a bonus, this release includes an essay on the origins of fast-pitch softball, as well as trailers of coming attractions.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
UPC:
0767685948231
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
17,469

Special Features

Section describing the origins of fastpitch softball; Docurama previews; Interactive menu; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Small Town Ball [6:19]
2. Once Upon a Time [3:56]
3. Rag Tag Ball [7:04]
4. The Smokers [4:26]
5. The Love Shack [10:00]
6. Legends of the Game [7:15]
7. Tournament Time [6:07]
8. It's In Your Blood [7:37]
9. Passion for the Game [7:39]
10. The World Championship [8:47]
11. 29th Place! [10:44]
12. Year End [6:03]

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Fastpitch 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic effort to capture the purity of the sport. I have played and coached men's fastpitch for many years and have seen the sport's popularity decline due to many of the issues that Spear brings to light. The film gives a fair (if somewhat overly optimistic) treatment to the subject of this lost American pastime. Some will undoubtedly question the glowing nature of many of the portrayals, but the film is true to the spirit of the game. Having met Jeremy Spear once, I can atest to his passion for the game. He is still out there getting dirty every year and that is more than most of the people sitting around complaining about the state of the game can say. If more people would, like Mr. Spear, make the effort to expose our game to the masses, maybe men's fastpitch would return to the public conciousness. There is a good deal of action footage that captures the game being played at it's highest level. No offense to the girl's, but 70mph pitches are change-ups in the men's game. How about 85mph from 46 feet? All in all, he captures the beauty of a game that, while struggling to stay alive, is still a pure representation of the ideals of American sport.