The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is composed almost entirely of interview clips from an array of audio sources. This 2.0-channel Dolby Surround transfer presents them in fine fashion and provides impressive clarity. Documentaries of this nature are difficult to review in terms of picture quality due to the variety of interview sources included from past years. Much of the material on this full-frame transfer stems from historical baseball clips and conversations from many years ago. Overall, this presentation does its best to offer a clear picture, and the result is an acceptable transfer.Aviva Kempner grew up in Detroit and heard many stories about Hank Greenberg from her family. Her feature-length commentary highlights a nice selection of supplements on this disc. Kempner speaks constantly throughout the feature and provides an interesting background to the events occurring on the screen. This disc also contains several pages of text notes from Kempner that briefly describes the origins and concepts for the film. The other major inclusion is a collection of 25 minutes of additional interviews that failed to make the final cut. There are more comments from son Stephen Greenberg, pitcher Hal Newhouser, Alan Dershowitz, and others. The information presented could easily have been in the film, but time constraints forced some deletions. The remaining supplements include several glowing film reviews, bios for Greenberg and Kempner, Greenberg's statistics, and the full-frame theatrical trailer.