ESPN will release a very special box set for fans of its hit 30 for 30 series this fall.
ESPN announced this week that it will release a very special collection of films from its hit 30 for 30 series on Tuesday, November 25th. The box set celebrates the fifth anniversary of the series’ first broadcast and is loaded with plenty of positives for fans of both ESPN and 30 for 30. It features a total of one hundred films spread across thirty-two discs. Online retailer Groupon will make the collection available in a specially packaged metal locker box. It also includes a 30 for 30 shirt, hat, and limited edition book and poster. The specially packaged metal locker edition of the 30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection will be available online via Groupon beginning Saturday, November 1st for SRP of $249.99. The collection will also be available on Blu-ray beginning Tuesday, November 25th for SRP of $199.95. the Blu-ray set will be featured in a special 30 for 30 ticket box.
The films included in the upcoming 30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection include films not only from its primary 30 for 30 series, but also from its 30 for 30 Soccer Stories and Nine for IX series.
The films included in the “30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection” are:
30 for 30
The Band That Wouldn’t Die
Small Potatoes: Who Killed The USFL?
Muhammad & Larry
The Legend of Jimmy The Greek
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs The New York Knicks
April 15th is perhaps the single most hated day of the year every year. It is the deadline to file taxes on time. This year however, ESPN and ESPN Films are giving everyone reason to be happy on April 15th. That’s because ESPN Films will present the latest addition to its award-winning 30 for 30 film series as a reward for enduring tax day.
ESPN Films will present Hillsborough, the first in the 30 for 30: Soccer Stories series, on April 15th at 8pm ET on ESPN. Hillsborough examines what is the single worst sporting disaster in the history of the United Kingdom. The film examines the events in the years, months, weeks, and days leading up to the tragedy, which left ninety-six people dead and hundreds more injured at an FA Cup Semifinal matchup between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England.
Hillsborough tells the story of the tragedy through first-hand accounts of fans in attendance and from police officers. Many of those that appeared on camera to share their stories did so for the first time since the horrific events of that day a quarter of a century ago. Many of those interviewed for Hillsborough are still seeking justice for their loved ones to this day.
ESPN Films’ 30 for 30: Soccer Stories is a mix of feature-length films and 30-minute long documentary films promoting ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The series of films is presented by an award-winning group of filmmakers. It tells stories from around the world of soccer both from the United States and around the world. The complete schedule of films in ESPN Films’ is available online at http://es.pn/1aOGWre. More information on ESPN Films’ 30 for 30: Soccer Stories is available online at http://espn.go.com/30for30/soccer.