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Hitters On Hitting
review by Zach B.
Finding The Sweet Spot
Running Time: 98 minutes
Retail Price: $19.95
Features: Bonus Footage featuring Home Run Derby
highlights, DVD-ROM: Weblink
Specs: 1.33:1 Full Frame, English Dolby 2.0, Chapter
QVC now has their own home video company that seem to
take the place where USA Studios left off with their sports
titles. Now, you won't have to order it directly from QVC or
wait till it pops up on the channel to order, you can buy it
in your local store which does make sense. Their premiere
title, "Hitters On Hitting: Finding The Sweet Spot" offers
an interesting look at baseball. I do enjoy the sport, so I
was pleased to check out this DVD.
This DVD release features forty-seven minutes of non-stop
baseball, plus an additional fifty minutes of bonus footage
that covers Home Run Derby highlights and "The Science Of
Swing". Basically, all of these have a lot of clips from old
pro baseball games and a slew of interviews with major stars
such as Cal Ripken Jr., Mark McGwire, Tony Gwyn, Mike
Piazza, Edgar Martinez, Barry Bonds a few others. Those guys
and many other young and old baseball players talk about
their skills, their techniques and their ways of playing the
game. This is not really fluffy, but rather, it's pretty
in-depth. I'm not sure how many baseball fans are going to
enjoy this, I think you'll really, really need to be in the
game since this can get a bit dry and a bit technical.
Still, it's incredibly informative and rather interesting.
There's a lot of good tidbits and interviews to enjoy about
the sport, not to mention pros talking about other pros. I
think the math and science aspects will turn people off
though. Still, baseball fans and those really, really
interested in players thoughts on the game and techniques
should really check this out.
"Hitters On Hitting: Finding The Sweet Spot" is presented
in full frame nd looks pretty decent. The source material
looks fine depending on the clips. There is some noise and
shimmering on the video portions, I noticed some slight
grain at times during the course of the feature. The older
clips of course show their age with blemishes and whatnot,
but in either case, this transfer is pretty sharp.
The disc's 2.0 Dolby Digital audio in English is
surprisingly good. The music has a nice background touch to
it, while dialogue is not distorted and muffled. Everything
sounds rather clear and comes out quite well. The smacks of
the bat, crowds and other noises also pack a nice punch to
the sound. Overall, you're not listening to a 5.1 mix at all
or trying to blow your speakers out, but this is a good
track that suits the material well. No captions are
This DVD features fifty minutes of bonus footage as I
mentioned earlier that's not included on the VHS release.
Each are chapter encoded which are nifty so you can jump
right to a certain spot. You get info on The Science Of
Swing and you can watch Home Run Derby
Highlights. Plus, if you search around you can find a
While I'm not sure how baseball fans are going to like
this feature, I found it interesting and pretty in-depth. If
you're a die hard baseball fan you'll eat this up, more
casual fans I'm not sure about. I think the "technical"
parts will turn people off. Still, with bonus footage and a
good presentation, if you're interested check it out.
(3.5/5 - NOT included in
(3.5/5, NOT an average)