Friday Night Lights/The Express [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (33 out of 34)

Special Features


  • Fright Night Lights
  • Action-Packed Deleted Scenes
  • Peter Berg Discusses a Scene in the Movie
  • Player Cam
  • Tim McGraw: Off the Stage
  • The Story of the 1988 Permian Panthers
  • Gridiron Grads
  • Behind the Lights
  • Feature Commentary
  • BD-Live
  • The Express
  • Making of The Express
  • Making History: The Story of Ernie Davis
  • Inside the Playbook: Shooting the Football Games
  • From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Gary Fedler
  • Feature Commentary with Director Gary Fleder
  • 50th Anniversary of the 1959 Syracuse National Championship

Synopsis


Friday Night Lights
H.G. Bissinger's best-selling true-life account of a few months in the life of a high-school football team comes to the screen in this adaptation written and directed by Peter Berg. Odessa, TX, is an oil town in the western part of the state that's home to the Permian High School Panthers, the football team with the best winning record in the state. Odessa is a town with more than its share of problems; the decline of the oil business in Texas has set the city's economy into a tailspin, and racial tensions still erupt into violence on occasion. But football is the one thing that brings all the people of Odessa together, and on Friday nights every fall, as many as 20,000 people fill Permian's football stadium to watch Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) and his boys try to lead the team to victory. As Gaines works to build a winning team in a town where victory is prized above all else, however, his players struggle through the emotional trials common to any teenager and ponder the fact that there is little future in their hometown...and that a championship season can be as much a burden as a triumph. Friday Night Lights also stars Lucas Black, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, and country singer-turned-actor Tim McGraw. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Express
Finding Forrester star Rob Brown steps into the cleats of Heisman Trophy-winning gridiron giant Ernie Davis in director Gary Fleder's inspirational sports docudrama. As a young boy reared not far from the northern Pennsylvania state line, Davis dreamed of blasting through the end zone and scoring a triumphant touchdown while fans rose to their feet and cheered. When Davis later became a star running back for the Syracuse Orangemen, his dreams were finally on the way to becoming a reality. Under the wing of coach Ben Schwartzwalder (Dennis Quaid), it seemed as if there is nothing that could stop Davis from entering into the annals of sports history; even during an era in which the civil rights movement was just gaining momentum, this fledgling gridiron giant never once doubted his ability to rise to the top. When Davis was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after being drafted into the NFL, however, his will to survive soon eclipsed his dreams of success. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton - Coach Gary Gaines
  • Derek Luke
    Derek Luke - Boobie Miles
  • Jay Hernandez
    Jay Hernandez - Brian Chavez
  • Lucas Black
    Lucas Black - Mike Winchell
  • Garrett Hedlund
    Garrett Hedlund - Don Billingsley



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two of the best ever football movies!

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    moviereviewer1949
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    The blu-ray provided an excellent picture and sound. These two movies are two of the best ever football movies ever made. Friday Night Lights is about High School Football players and The Express is about College Football. I personally liked The Express best but for the price you can't go wrong. You get two discs and two movies for the price of one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lesson

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    Arod2188
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    Is Maury is good for a number of reasons, First of all it looks good and there's two in one so what else could you ask for and the price I got it for a was great and he can still find it in stock I recommend you buy it you won't regret it to the top football drama I would say out there besides any given Sunday but we like football definitely a movie you want to rent or buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Friday Night Lights/The Express

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    Hoppy
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    Even though these flicks are a bit older they are good builders for the movie library / collection. I think I enjoyed Friday Nights a bit more, but that's not to say the Express was bad, it just that the genre seems too familiar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like football? Get this!

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    Michael
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    Friday Night Lights is well done. The Express is too. You get a chance to see how people in difficult situations handle themselves. A lot can be learned, and the football can be enjoyed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two great true stories

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    Boboso95
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    Quality is great on both movies. Bluray is the only way. Why are they still making DVD s? I've no idea. Even chick flicks are sometimes worth watching only if it's in bluray...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two Sports Movies About Triumph

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    Blacktrinary
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    Two exceptionally well made inspirational sports movies in one package. If you don't "remember the Titans", remember these two. They are in the bargain bin price now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two Movies in One can't beat!

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    Ristababyy13
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    I like the fact that it was a double feature and it was for cheap/good reasonable price. I never seen theses two but they both look real good, can't wait to watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as great as TV series

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    jimbo
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    Friday Night Lights movie was not at all good as the TV series. Kyle Chandler played a better coach then Billy Bob Thornton. The other actors in the movie were dry.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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