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MLB Official 2013 World Series Film Blu-ray l DVD l Instant
A&E Home Video
RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2013
So you may be saying to yourself, “A sports-related Blu-ray review? On Geeks of Doom? What is this madness?! Geeks don’t like sportball!” And you might just be right. But you’re not. In fact many geeks are not only into sports, but can be quite fanatical about them. Being born and raised in New England, it was nearly impossible for me not to be. And so, as you might have imagined, I was extremely excited at the opportunity to review these two new releases celebrating the Boston Red Sox and their recent World Series Championship victory.
The first release is the MLB Official 2013 World Series Film. The movie, which is narrated by Boston native and Red Sox fan Ben Affleck, begins with a tragedy and ends in triumph. Just a couple of weeks into the season the Boston Marathon bombings happened, and everything changed. When something so devastating occurs, people look for a distraction, something good to latch onto and escape with. The Red Sox were that something.
Earlier this week it was announced that friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were about to close a first-look deal with Warner Brothers that could see the duo working together a lot more, just like the good ol’ days when they were winning Oscars for movies like Good Will Hunting.
According to Deadline Hollywood, a project at WB entitled The Trade — that has already had the attention for Affleck and Damon for a long while now — is beginning to move forward with Affleck already set to direct the film and both actors considering starring in it as well.
The Trade tells the story of the 1973 sex scandal involving the New York Yankees, where two players — Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich — fell in love with each other’s wives and decided to simply trade. If they decided to star in the movie, Affleck would play Peterson, and Damon would of course play Kekich.