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Go Tigers!
     

Go Tigers!

Director: Kenneth A. Carlson, Ellery Moore

Cast: Kenneth A. Carlson, Ellery Moore

 

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Go Tigers!, Kenneth Carlson's engaging documentary about a town obsessed with its high school football team, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes, a 1951 newsreel about the town, updates of the

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Go Tigers!, Kenneth Carlson's engaging documentary about a town obsessed with its high school football team, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes, a 1951 newsreel about the town, updates of the players featured in the film, and original music written for the film. This is a fine disc that will please both genre enthusiasts and football fans.

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All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
All you need to know about the importance of football to the people of Massillon, Ohio, a town of about 33,000 in the northeastern part of the state, is that when the 1999 team profiled here plays their final regular-season game against their archrival, Canton McKinley, the contest is held in the stadium next door to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For 40 minutes, this documentary comes perilously close to a film that boosters for the school that has won 22 state championships would be proud to show, but then it begins to introduce some darker elements: academic concerns, a jail sentence for rape served by one of the team's co-captains, brief interviews with students disaffected with their school's obsession with football, and most importantly, controversy over a local school levy that has been defeated three times. The election to decide the levy is an issue for the entire season, and the coaches aren't reluctant to use as a motivator: So goes the football team, so goes the town's attitude about its schools. Of the three players profiled here--defensive end Ellery Moore, quarterback Dave Irwin, and linebacker Danny Studer--Moore is easily the most interesting, because he seems to have risen above his criminal past. One impression the film leaves is how tied in to religion sports are; there are any number of pep talks given by local ministers, and the team recites the Our Father in the locker room before the start of each game. Though the film does still come off as largely celebratory, it does offer enough evidence of the mixed blessings of high school sports to make it credible.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
UPC:
0767685952030
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
69,088

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Additional interviews with NFL football stars; Interview with director Ken Carlson; Archive news reels; "Where Are They Now" update with exclusive photos; Massillon Hall of Fame statistics sheet; Previously unreleased "Go Tigers!" trailer; Filmmaker biography; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Masillion, Ohio [3:48]
2. Football's the Heart [6:46]
3. Handle the Pressure [7:32]
4. Kickoff Rally [7:04]
5. Destiny [8:50]
6. "Gotta Stop" [12:47]
7. Red-Shirted [8:07]
8. Perry Week [10:54]
9. Levy Week [5:30]
10. McKinley Week [8:24]
11. The Big Game [2:58]
12. Epilogue and Credits [15:15]

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