This disc is a weird one in that I have never seen anything quite like it
before and much to my disgust, I found it fairly enjoyable and informative.
Why disgust? Well you can pretty safely file me under the group that truly
could not care about cricket one way or the other and I sure as hell have no
interest in going to a game. This disc, I believed would put my disinterest to
the Test (pun intended). Steve Waugh, former Australian captain, left the
cricket world in triumph after announcing his impending retirement during the
fifth test in the 2002/03 Ashes tour.
an announcement that some would have deemed to be overdue as the batsman's
form had been somewhat disappointing in the previous innings. Would he leave
his beloved game in triumph or tragedy? As history tells us, triumph won the
day. This disc tells us the story of that day from the horse's mouth himself,
would say that this disc is only going to wind up in the hands of fanatics as
the average punter is not going to buy or rent this title out of curiosity
which is a genuine shame. It's very good to watch and the commentaries by
various players are very interesting. As a DVD it doesn't set the world on
fire, of course it looks fine, however it's just a commentary of one man
hitting a leather ball. It's for that reason that only Dolby 2.0 was used,
however nicely enough, it's also in widescreen.
disc lends itself even more heavily in favour with the amount of interviews
and information that it presents. I did find however that I was most
interested to hear what Steve thought of the innings more than anyone else. It
is insightful and well presented and leaves you wanting to find out more.
are even vaguely interested in cricket then this disc is definitely worth the
purchase, otherwise if you have some free time, see if your video shop has the
disc and give it a hire. It is a good disc and certainly marks a definitive
point in Australian Cricket history and the career of one of Australia's
Steve Waugh: A
Perfect Day Features
- Countdown to History: The final 8 overs