If you enjoyed the ESPN 30 for 30 series of documentaries, you can finally get all of them on Blu-ray in one six-disc set at Best Buy starting tomorrow. The set has all 30 films plus five hours of extras. The MSRP is right at $100, but since we couldn't dig up the set on Best Buy's site yet, we don't know if it will be on sale for a lower price. Either way, keep your eyes peeled tomorrow if you're looking for a gift for yourself or for your dad. We'd offer up our favorites from the documentaries but it's an impossible choice between selections like Once Brothers, The Two Escobars or The Pony Excess -- based on the content alone this series is a must-have. The press release with all the details and original trailer with clips from several of the segments is after the break.



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ESPN Films '30 for 30' DVD Gift Set – Volume 2: Final 15 Films from Award-Winning Series to Be Released; Limited Edition 30 Film Collector's Set Also Available

'30 for 30' on Blu-Ray Arrives Exclusively at Best Buy


ESPN Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Team Marketing, will release ESPN Films "30 for 30" Gift Set – Volume 2, on May 17, in time for Father's Day. The six-disc "30 for 30" gift set, with the final 15 films from the critically acclaimed series, presents a fresh take on some of the most extraordinary sports stories from the last 30 years.

Fans will also be able to purchase the "30 for 30" Limited Edition Collector's Set of all 30 films in a collectible box set at key online retailers. This limited edition will include "30 for 30" Gift Sets – Volume 1 & Volume 2 as well as an exclusive retro ESPN hat featuring the company's original logo.

For the first time, the complete '30 for 30' series will be available in Blu-Ray. The six-disc set will be sold exclusively through Best Buy. The Blu-Ray product will be on shelves May 27 and will include all 30 films plus 5 hours of bonus features.

From sports-loving filmmakers with such diverse backgrounds as Barbara Kopple, NBA star Steve Nash, Ron Shelton and John Singleton each film showcases its crafters' unique skill set and point of view. Proving the sports world can be fertile ground for excellence in dramatic storytelling, several films were official selections from the Cannes, Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals. Films from the series were among the highest rated documentaries on ESPN and the final installment, Pony Exce$$ which aired on December 11, 2010 was the most watched documentary in the history of the network (until Fab Five premiered on March 13, 2011).

The first DVD installment of the series included Films 1-15 and was released for Holiday 2010. The "30 for 30" series was honored with the 2011 George Foster Peabody Award and the 2010 International Documentary Association's (IDA) Distinguished Continuing Series award.

Films from the second DVD installment include: The Two Escobars directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, The Birth of Big Air produced by Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze,

Marion Jones: Press Pause directed by Academy Award nominee John Singleton, Jordan Rides the Bus directed by Academy Award nominee Ron Shelton and The House of Steinbrenner directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple. Also included is the never before released on DVD One Night In Vegas by Reggie Rock Bythewood. Complete list of films and information for Volume 2.

In addition to the last 15 films in the series, the six-disc gift set includes more than three hours of bonus features, including deleted scenes, extended interviews, trailers and director's statements. Total running time is 1153 minutes (more than 19 hours).

The "30 for 30" Gift Set Volume 2 has a suggested retail price of $74.95. The "30 for 30" Limited Edition Collector's Set has a suggested retail price of $149.95. The Blu-Ray "30 for 30" Collector's Set will be available at Best Buy for $99.95.

"30 for 30" Gift Set - Volume 2

Street Date: May 17

Direct prebook: March 22

Distributor prebook: April 5

Pricing: $74.95 SRP

Run Time: 1153 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

Audio: Stereo

Languages: English

Closed Captions: Yes

"30 for 30" Limited Edition Collector's Set

Street Date: May 17 (Online Only)

Direct prebook: March 22

Distributor prebook: April 5

Pricing: $149.95 SRP

Run Time: 2314 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

Audio: Stereo

Languages: English

Closed Captions: Yes

"30 for 30" Collector's Set (Blu-Ray)

Street Date: May 27

Direct prebook: N/A

Distributor prebook: N/A

Pricing: $99.95 SRP

Run Time: 2314 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

Audio: Stereo

Languages: English

Closed Captions: Yes

"30 for 30" Gift Set - Volume 1

Street Date: December 7, 2010

Pricing: $74.95 SRP

Run Time: 1161 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

Audio: Stereo

Languages: English

Closed Captions: Yes


Film Festival Selections

Official Selection 2010 Tribeca Film Festival: The Two Escobars, The Birth of Big Air
Official Selection 2010 Festival de Cannes: The Two Escobars
Official Selection 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival: The Two Escobars
Official Selection 2010 Toronto Film Festival: Into the Wind
Official Selection 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival: Once Brothers

ESPN Films "30 for 30" Gift Set - Volume 2 DVD cover art

ESPN Films "30 for 30" Limited Edition Collector's Set DVD cover art

About ESPN Films

ESPN Films presents quality documentary and scripted film projects for television and theatrical release, including "30 for 30," a celebration of the last three decades of sports timed with ESPN's 30th anniversary. For more on ESPN Films: http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/media-kits/espn-films/

About ESPN Home Entertainment

ESPN Home Entertainment, a division of ESPN Enterprises, is a leader in providing sports fans with quality home entertainment products, including critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and instructional DVDs. ESPN Home Entertainment is one of many business units within ESPN, Inc., the world's leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets.

Press materials are available on www.espnmediazone3.com.

About Team Marketing

Team Marketing, a division of Wax Works / Videoworks, is a leading distributor of sports related content on DVD. Headquartered in Owensboro, Kentucky, Team Marketing works in partnership with all the major studios as well as independent producers and suppliers of sports content to deliver top tier releases on DVD to retailers and sub-distributors across the United States and Canada.

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