The Last Play at Shea [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2010]

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  • Release Date: 11/18/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 10)

Special Features


  • You may be right: live from the last play at Shea
  • Everybody love you know: Live from the last play at Shea
  • Shea in the rain
  • Time lapse: Shea to city field
  • Steve Cohen interviews Billy Joel

Synopsis


The Last Play at Shea
In 1964, when the New York Mets were regarded as little more than a punch line in major league baseball, the team moved into a brand new ballpark, Shea Stadium, which was to become their home for the next forty-four years. Over the course of its history, Shea Stadium became an iconic part of Long Island life, and along with hosting baseball, football and soccer, it was used as a venue for massive open air concerts, with The Beatles playing a legendary show at Shea in the summer of 1965 to an audience of over 55,000 fans. In the fall of 2008, Shea Stadium was closed (in part to create more parking space for a new stadium, Citi Field), and on July 16 and 18, 2008, Billy Joel headlined the final concerts held at the stadium. Filmmaker Paul Crowder and a camera crew were on hand for Joel's shows, and the documentary The Last Play At Shea chronicles his historic two-night stand, as well as exploring Joel's career, his ties to working-class New York, and how his life and career paralleled the growth of suburban Long Island and the beloved ballpark. Featuring appearances by Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler and Garth Brooks and narration by Alec Baldwin, The Last Play At Shea received its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
  • Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney
  • Roger Daltrey
    Roger Daltrey
  • Steven Tyler
    Steven Tyler
  • Don Henley
    Don Henley



Overall customer rating

4.3
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Made for China DVD players, doesnt work in America

    Posted
    Sagitarius
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    I had watched this documentary on TV and thought it was amazing and awesome. My entire family are Billy Joel fans and I knew my Mom would love it, so I decided to order her a copy and send it to her house as a surprise. She got it and was thrilled and couldn't wait to watch it until I got a return call from her that night saying that the DVD didn't work in any of our players at home. When she brought it into Best Buy the next day, they told her that it was formatted for a Chinese DVD player, and not an American one. Additionally, they told her that Best Buy doesn't carry The Last Play at Shea for American DVD players at all. I just think it's ridiculous that Best Buy is advertising the sale of a product that won't even work in the country that it's being sold in; nor does it say anywhere on the website that it is only for Chinese DVD players. Please beware when buying this product that unless you have a DVD player formatted to run Chinese discs, this DVD will not work for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    those were the days

    Posted
    jimmyfromsj

    If your like me and owned the 8 track of "Piano Man" or had ever heard of "Kiners Corner" this is for you. Even the toughest New Yorker or North Jersey Guido will shed a few tears as you watch huge parts of your life re-lived before your eyes....Exceptional quality and sound...I didn't want it to end.....but who ever does.......LIke Billy so appropriately put it so many years ago. "Every year is a souvenir, that slowly fades away."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Can I Say....Billy Joel

    Posted
    Tonytiger711
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    I was at this concert and always talked about it with my friends. Now I get to watch it over and over again. Great sound and video. And you can't beat the price. A must for Billy Joel fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Last play at Shea

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    Polobear
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    The home of the New York Mets. A good way to explain Shea statuim and how Classic it was. Also, the story of the Last Play at Shea. If you are a Mets fan or Billy Joel fan this you will like it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't what I was expecting...

    Posted
    bluesfreak72
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    I thought it was just going to be footage of Billy Joel's concert at Shea Stadium. Instead it was a documentary on Shea with clips of the concert.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    Posted
    Jailer58
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    Billy Joel, The Beatles, The Mets (World Series era) and Shea stadium history! If you love baseball and rock'n roll you can't not love this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great documentary

    Posted
    cb1973
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    A documentary covering the history of Shea Stadium, mixed with concert footage of The Beatles and Billy Joel. A must own for NYC fans and Joel fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Billy Joel

    Posted
    Sip1969
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    Great quality video and audio. I would recommend to anyone that's a fan

    I would recommend this to a friend


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