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Go Tigers! [DVD] [2001]

Release Date:09/24/2002
Go Tigers!, Kenneth Carlson's engaging documentary about a town obsessed with its high school football team, comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes, a 1951 newsreel about the town, updates of the players featured in the film, and original music written for the film. This is a fine disc that will please both genre enthusiasts and football fans.
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    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes
    • Additional interviews with NFL football stars
    • Interview with director Ken Carlson
    • Archive news reels
    • "Where Are They Now" update with exclusive photos
    • Massillon Hall of Fame statistics sheet
    • Previously unreleased "Go Tigers!" trailer
    • Filmmaker biography
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene selection


    Go Tigers!
    A first-hand account of young athletes in the high school football-obsessed town of Massillon, OH, this first feature by director Kenneth A. Carlson was shot on high-definition video over the course of the 1999 football season of the Massillon Tigers. At the beginning of the season, the team is nursing a "four-and-six nightmare season" and want to redeem themselves. Meanwhile, school officials attempt to raise funds though a tax levy after defeats at the polls, but if the levy is rejected again, it may mean unemployment for much of the school personnel, including the coaches. In retaliation, the players assume a winning season which puts extra pressure on them to earn scholarships and work much harder than a standard season. Among the handful of players depicted are Ellery Moore, a black defensive end with high ambitions to get out of his small town, especially after it is revealed that he has a shady past which may have included sexual assault. The film also candidly looks at the players off the field, as they drink and taunt fellow classmates who believe that the town has a misplaced sense of priorities. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

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      Ellery Moore - Himself

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