Seabiscuit: Lost Documentary

Seabiscuit: Lost Documentary

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Director: Martin Mason

Cast: Martin Mason

     
 

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Before the novel and award-winning motion picture, this "lost" documentary was filmed in 1939 by the real Seabiscuit's owner, Charles Howard. The film shows footage of Seabiscuit's birth, his early life in the stables, racing workouts with trainer Tom Smith, and even his very first race, which won Howard a then more than respectable purse of $50. The film also

Overview

Before the novel and award-winning motion picture, this "lost" documentary was filmed in 1939 by the real Seabiscuit's owner, Charles Howard. The film shows footage of Seabiscuit's birth, his early life in the stables, racing workouts with trainer Tom Smith, and even his very first race, which won Howard a then more than respectable purse of $50. The film also documents some of the horse's most thrilling races, among them including the photo finish at the Santa Anita Handicap, and the now legendary match race with War Admiral. Though the original 1930's version was filmed in black and white, Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary has also been restored in a colorized version. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
UPC:
0844503000460
Original Release:
1939
Rating:
NR
Source:
Legend Films
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
0:50:00
Sales rank:
14,083

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Prologue [:14]
3. Color Feature [1:19]
4. Epilogue [:19]
5. Original Black & White Feature [7:44]
6. Credits [12:21]

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Seabiscuit: Lost Documentary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seabiscuit The Lost Documentary is an extraordinary piece of horse racing history. This original documentary was made in 1939 by Seabiscuit¿s owner, Charles Howard, in honor of Seabiscuit winning the coveted title of ¿Horse of the Year¿. You¿ll see Seabiscuit¿s birth, his early life at the stables, and Seabiscuit¿s first race where his fourth place finish earned him $50. Watch Charles Howard purchase Seabiscuit after a claiming race, and trainer Tom Smith put Seabiscuit through workouts. This action-packed film chronicles Seabiscuit¿s most thrilling races including the heart-stopping photo finish at the Santa Anita Handicap, and the legendary match race with War Admiral. You¿ve read the bestselling novel and seen the major motion picture ¿ now you can experience a rare authentic journey back to the 1930¿s, when the sensational Seabiscuit was in his prime. Expertly restored in the original black-and-white format, and expanded to include a vibrant color version, this fast-paced film will appeal to horseracing aficionados, history buffs ¿ and anyone who¿s ever loved a champion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This documentary is the perfect collectors edition that will add historically accurate and genuine footage of this athlete in all of his history making races. I recommend this DVD to every Seabiscuit fan. The music is icing on the cake.