ESPN Films Announces “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection"
Award-Winning 30 for 30 Series Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with 100-Film Collection Featuring Complete Set of 30 for 30 Films, in Addition to 30 for 30 Soccer Stories, 30 for 30 Shorts, Nine for IX and More
ESPN Films announced today that they will celebrate the five year anniversary of the award-winning 30 for 30 series with the release of the limited edition “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” on November 25, 2014. Widely credited with revitalizing the sports documentary genre, ESPN Films’ “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” marks the first time the entire 30 for 30 series will be available together in one gift set.
In addition to the complete set of 30 for 30, the 100-title “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” will feature all films in the 30 for 30 Soccer Stories and Nine for IX series, as well as selections from 30 for 30 Shorts and additional acclaimed films from the creators of the 30 for 30 series, including “The Fab Five,” “Catching Hell” and “The Announcement.” In a retailer exclusive, Groupon will offer the “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” packaged in a unique metal sports locker container reminiscent of the classic locker room setting. This 32-disc DVD gift set will also include a 30 for 30 t-shirt, hat, limited edition book and poster, with a total running time of 114 hours. The suggested retail price is $249.95. The locker will be available on Groupon’s site beginning November 1, 2014. The collection will also be available in a 20-disc Blu-Ray gift set, packaged in a custom 30 for 30 ticket box. The Blu-Ray suggested retail price is $199.95.
“Since 30 for 30 launched five years ago, our hope has been to add important new voices and style to sports documentaries,” says Connor Schell, vice president of ESPN Films. “Today millions of fans have viewed the series and each new title continues to attract strong ratings and discussions. On this important anniversary we aim to provide fans of sports and fans of great cultural stories with the ultimate compilation of the best sports films available anywhere with the ‘30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection.’”
Executive produced by Connor Schell, Bill Simmons and John Dahl, ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series launched in October 2009 with the premiere of Peter Berg’s “King’s Ransom.” Since then, the series has continued to combine exceptional sports stories with exceptional filmmaking. 30 for 30 has continuously attracted strong ratings and widespread critical acclaim, winning multiple Peabody, TCA and Emmy awards. The series’ new slate will commence in October 2014.
The films included in the “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” are:
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