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Cobra Ferrari Wars double DVD

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  1. bigodino

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    Hi all,

    Is this DVD any good? I'm looking for on track footage. I'm not that interested in long interviews. So has anyone seen it yet? Recommended? Thanks.

    Ciao, Peter
     
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    Peter,
    the DVD is fantastic. The creators managed to capture the feel of a sixties film in a great way. I can't tell you when I have last seen such a well done automotive documentary.

    George
     
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    got a link for the DVD? Amazon?
     
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    I have seen the first DVD, which is an hour-long show for a BBC broadcast.

    I am partway into watching the second DVD, which has scenes that were edited out in the process of making the first DVD and supposedly continues the story on for a number of years more.

    I highly recommend these. Great viewing on a big-screen TV!
     
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  8. bigodino

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    Thanks for the replies. It's my birthday soon so this one gets on the top of my wish list!

    Ciao, Peter
     
  9. bigodino

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    Well I got the DVD as a birthday present and it has an overall nice feeling. The emphasis is very much on the Cobra/Shelby side of the story. I had hoped the Ferrari side would have been given a bigger part. Very nice clour footage though.

    I wondered one thing: the movie is about the underdog Shelby and his SoCal gang taking on the mighty (aristocratic?) Ferrari. So far in Ferrari books a different picture is painted of the big giant Ford taking on the small and troubled company Ferrari. It seems to me both versions are a bit romantisized (sp?) but the Shelby underdog version more so (chickenfarmer and all that). Is that clever marketing? Did Shelby indeed have to fight for resources or was Ford playing a bigger part than he would like to admit?

    Just some thoughts and any feedback is welcome.

    Ciao, Peter
     
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    Also available here, and in stock...
     
  11. Tspringer

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    Ford was going to beat Ferrari if it took Mr. Ford personally using a stick to do so. After Mr. Ferrari threw the Ford buyout offer back into Mr. Fords face it was an honor thing. Shelby was chosen as the weapon of choice. To my understanding, funding was never a real issue.

    I have always found it very funny how the story got spun as the Shelby "underdog" fighting against the Ferrari 500lb gorilla. What a joke! Shelby = Ford and Ford vs Ferrari was anything but Ferrari being the underdog!

    Personally, given the resources and talent Ford could purchase and bring to bear against Ferrari I find it pretty pathetic that it took them so long to really beat Ferrari.

    Shelby, if nothing else, is a master marketer. Chicken farmer..... right. He knows how to spin a tale, self promote AND get the job done. No disrespect intended as I am a Shelby fan but his version of lots of stories is, well..... his version! The funny thing is, as big a self promoter and master twister of events to his own greater glory Shelby was I would have to grade him second rate when compared to Enzo Ferrari! Enzo was after all the master manipulator!




    Terry
     
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