NCAA March Madness: Greatest Moments, DVD Review

March 18th, 2009

NCAA March Madness
The Greatest Moments of the NCAA Tournament

Jeff Fox

If for some strange reason you need prodding to get excited for this year’s NCAA tournament, grab a copy of the newly released DVD, NCAA March Madness: The Greatest Moments of the NCAA Tournament. Even if you are properly motivated for this year’s edition of the Madness, you’ll probably still want to check out this film.

Narrated by Jim Nantz (whether this is a positive or negative will be left up to the viewer’s discretion), the film is broken down into four sections: Great Comebacks, Buzzer Beaters, Cinderella Stories and Legendary Performances. Sprinkled within these sections are some of the NCAA’s biggest stars and teams, including Bill Walton, 2006 George Mason and Dwyane Wade. Along with retro interviews with some of the subjects, the film is also bolstered by current sit-downs with some of the key participants reminiscing about the good ole days. Unfortunately this doesn’t include current commentary from the modern age hoops world’s Holy Trinity of Magic, Larry & Michael.

Where the DVD falls short is the fact that it is too short. The Madness can’t be summed up in only 75 minutes, so you’ll be left wanting more once the main feature ends. This is remedied somewhat by the bonus footage, which consists of extensive highlights of the 1979, 82 & 83 championship games and an uncut interview with Coach K. But the length of the film is probably fitting, since most NCAA Cinderella runs tend to end prematurely.

3.5 out of 5 stars