The 2009 Fall Classic was the searing face-off many had hoped for the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies against the New York Yankees. Eighty-six years after opening the original Yankee Stadium in 1923 with their first World Series title, the Yankees celebrated their inaugural season in the new Yankee Stadium with a record 27th championship.
Celebrating the excitement and captivating moments of this years Fall Classic, Major League Baseball Productions and Shout! Factory are offering baseball fans the ultimate insiders look at the Yankees quest to win this years World Series title in a taut, six-game series victory over the Phillies. The official 2009 World Series Film: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees, available nationwide on DVD on November 24, 2009, and on Blu-ray in High Definition on December 15, 2009, grants fans the opportunity to relive the long-awaited record-breaking 27th World Series title in Yankees history, the teams first such victory in nearly a decade.
The collectible 2009 World Series Film provides extensive coverage of this years Fall Classic and will be sold at the New York Yankees Clubhouse Shops, the official team stores of the New York Yankees; online at MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, as well as Yankees.com; and at retailers nationwide. The official DVD and Blu-ray editions are available now to preorder at MLB.com, Yankees.com, Amazon.com and various online retailers. The official DVD has a suggested retail price of $19.99, and the Blu-ray is being offered at the suggested retail price of $29.99.
The 2009 World Series Film on Blu-ray and DVD features more than 80 minutes of main program presentation and nearly 30 minutes of bonus footage, including highlights from the American League Championship Series, American League Division Series, World Series, clubhouse celebrations and championship parade. Using elements captured through the unparalleled access of Major League Baseball Productions, the official Blu-ray and DVD provide unique, adrenaline-filled game-by-game coverage of the 2009 World Series, exclusive sound via wireless microphones, as well as interviews with players, coaches and team personnel, allowing fans an exclusive passport to the clubhouse during the Yankees postseason run. For the seventh consecutive year, MLB Productions captured both on- and off-the-field elements of the World Series with high definition (HD) cameras, ensuring that every facet of the Fall Classic is presented on Blu-ray and DVD in pristine, digital-quality video and audio.
Both the Yankees and Phillies teams featured game-changing players, elite pitchers and a knack for late-inning comebacks. No team had won more road games than the Phillies. No team had won more home games than the Yankees. Each team cut their way through the Division Series and League Championship Series with the same goal in mind. But when the final out of the Fall Classic was recorded, it was the New York Yankees who prevailed.
The official 2009 World Series Film provides a comprehensive look at the amazing journey the Yankees made toward winning their record 40th American League pennant and their return to glory by capturing their 27th World Series title in club history from Matsuis heroic hitting to A-Rods postseason resurgence to captain Jeters clutchness to Mos incredible domination all culminating with a ticker tape parade before a huge crowd of fans in Manhattan.
DVD and Blu-ray bonus content includes:
- ALDS GAME 2: MARK TEIXEIRA WALK-OFF HR
- ALDS GAME 2: ALEX RODRIGUEZ HR
- ALCS GAME 2: ALEX RODRIGUEZ HR
- ALCS GAME 2: YANKEES WALK-OFF WIN
- ALCS GAME 6: LAST OUT
- WS GAME 3: ALEX RODRIGUEZ HR
- WS GAME 4: JOHNNY DAMON 9TH INNING AT-BAT
- WS GAME 4: JOHHNY DAMON STEALING SECOND AND THIRD BASE
- WS GAME 4: ALEX RODRIGUEZ 9TH INNING DOUBLE
- WS GAME 6: HIDEKI MATSUI HOMERUN
- WS GAME 6: HIDEKI MATSUI 2-RUN SINGLE
- WS GAME 6: HIDEKI MATSUI 2-RUN DOUBLE
- FINAL 3 OUTS OF WORLD SERIES AND CELEBRATION
- PLAYER REACTIONS