New DVD – "State of Origin: Heritage Collection"

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  1. Gibbsy

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    Stumbled across this by accident when scrolling through Twitter as Fox Footy are running a competition on winning a copy of this new DVD (link here for those interested)

    Would I be right in saying that this is the first time that any State of Origin games have been released on DVD? And probably also the first time that a number of them have been collated?

    I was only young when SoO wound up so I'm not sure if there are any glaring omissions in this 'collection', but please give your feedback in this thread as I am somewhat interested in picking it up. $80 for 10 matches seems reasonable.

    Description is as follows:

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    For many footy fans, the memories of State of Origin football during its halcyon days still burn bright. Parochial crowds, proud players, physical contests, passionate coaches: these were the hallmarks of the showpiece games that helped define a golden era of footy during the 1980s and 1990s.

    While State of Origin may no longer grace the annual football calendar, its legends stay with us forever: a young Gary Ablett Sr making his mark with eight goals against Western Australia in 1984; Gary Buckenara’s miracle snap against the Vics at Subiaco in ‘86; Dermott Brereton, Jason Dunstall and Tony Lockett demolishing South Australia in front of 90,000 fans at The ‘G in ‘89; the boys from Tassie stunning the Big V a year later on a cold wintry day in Hobart; Wayne Carey, Darren Jarman and Tony Modra sticking it to the Vics in the early ‘90s; and Ted Whitten – a man whose mere presence on the sideline embodied all that was good about the interstate contest – farewelling the MCG with an emotional lap of honour in 1995.

    In this special collection, witness 10 of the greatest games of State of Origin footy from the archives, presented in their original broadcast format.

    Contains:

    • 1984: Western Australia vs Victoria
    • 1986: South Australia vs Victoria
    • 1986: Western Australia vs Victoria
    • 1988: South Australia vs Victoria
    • 1989: Victoria vs South Australia
    • 1990: Tasmania vs Victoria
    • 1990: Victoria vs Western Australia
    • 1991: Victoria vs South Australia
    • 1992: South Australia vs Victoria
    • 1995: Victoria vs South Australia
    http://www.beyondhe.com.au/afl-state-of-origin-heritage-collection.html
     
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  2. Mr Ripper

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    1984 & 94 SA v Vic preferable to a couple of those, but not too bad a collection.
     
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    Wonder what the pricing will be on it
     
  4. Gibbsy

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    I already said it. $79.99
     
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    Ah my bad, bit disappointed every game features vic (even though i am a proud Vic), but surely SA and WA played some crackers between them.

    If it was around $50 or $60 i might consider picking it up
     
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    1986 WA v Vic.

    Best game of footy ever.
     
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    SA v WA weren't under SOO rules.
     
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    I wonder why are AFL Videos releasing these classic State of Origin games now on a DVD pack when they should have done it years beforehand. Rugby League has already put out its DVD collections of their State of Origin matches from years gone by.
     
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    I believe that 1984 game has G Ablett kicking 8 from the wing/half forward?

    +1 on the '86 game. Have seen parts of it on YT, pretty amazing.
     
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    My guess is the little official AFL logo in the corner.

    Maybe they have just waited until they could get the rights to publish really cheaply.
     
  11. Howard Littlejohn

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    NSW/ACT v VIC is a glaring omission. Huge upset in the SCG rain.
    But where are the games not involving Victoria? I guess there weren't many WA v SA games, but there were some.
     
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    I'm guessing Rugby League did not record over their historic games from yesteryear like the VFL did.
    So much footage lost.

    A very large percentage of Name a Game titles are games which have come from people who kept their video tapes stored away for years.
    It's been savvy collectors who have hunt down VFL/VFA games and helped recovered these priceless gems such as State of Origin footy.
     
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    Just on the 1990 WA v Victoria State of Origin game, if Victoria had lost to the Sandgropers (to go with the defeats at the hands of NSW and Tasmania that year), would the late Ted Whitten Snr had kept his job as Victorian chairman of selectors and Bill Goggin as Victoria coach?
     
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    Was watching the epic final quarter this afternoon on the AFL State of Origin DVD collection. Without doubt the greatest State game of all time.
     
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