George Best - The Definitive 3 DVD Collection Box Set

Release Date: 08 November 2010 | Certificate: Exempt
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George Best Remembered

George Best died in November 2005, just six months short of his 60th birthday. Widely regarded as a footballing genius and one of the greatest players to have ever graced the game this rare and insightful programme gives an up close and personal look at the life and times of Best, both on and off the pitch as seen through the eyes of the people who knew him best.

Signing for Manchester United at the age of 17 Bests career went from strength to strength going on to win the Football League Championship and European Cup as well as winning 37 caps for Ireland. In 1968 Best was also named ‘Footballer of the Year’ by the Football Writer’s Association’s, the youngest player to do so at the age of 21 as well as European Footballer of the Year.

Ultimately it was his ‘celebrity lifestyle’ that started a steady decline in his career, his extravagant lifestyle leading to problems with alcoholism and his demise in 2005.

In this definitive and in depth programme George's father Dickie Best tells his son's story, charting his journey from sporting hero to alcoholic. Dickie provides a family's unique perspective on one of the rarest and most precious football talents ever seen and one of the sport's first true international celebrities, quoted as saying “"I was the one who took football off the back pages and put it on to page one."

This programme features archive training and match footage as well as first time and exclusive access to the Best families home cine footage and photos. It also features personal and intimate scenes from the actual funeral and extensive interviews with the Best family including George's sister and son Callum.

George Best Testimonial

George Best was without doubt one of the greatest footballers to have graced the game. Over the course of his career he scored 115 goals for Manchester United, was instrumental in helping the club win their first European Cup, played for Northern Ireland 37 times and earned the admiration of players the world over.

On august 8th, 1988 a Testimonial Match was held in Best’s honour at Windsor Park, Belfast. Gathered there was a collection of some of the sport’s greatest players from all over the world such as; Ossie Ardiles, Rudi Krol, Pat Jennings, Liam Brady, Paul Breitner, Emlyn Hughes, Johan Neeskens and Trevor Francis. The game was both exciting and rammed full of goals. An entertaining football event and a fitting and emotional farewell to one of the sport’s most inspirational players.

Relive that historic match time and again, accompanied by original commentary and post-match interview. This is the full event and not to be missed by any football fan!

George Best - Best Intentions

George Best was the most naturally gifted British footballer of modern times. From his first days in England it was evident that the shy, homesick Irish boy was special. The talent he paraded, with his football wizardry, assured George of rapid promotion to Manchester United’s first team. He remained there for that vintage sides most dazzling years; an era that effectively ended in 1968 with European Cup triumph in which he played an inspirational part.

George Best the footballer was practically flawless. He had the assets to be outstanding in any position. And, aside from his legendary skill and speed George was also deceptively tough, could tackle like a full-back and launch sinuous sorties with which he destroyed defences single handedly. Yet, in the end, he was unable to handle the goldfish bowl existence and fame which was thrust upon him.

This definitive biography contains spectacular football action and interviews with some of the greatest football legends including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Sir Matt Busby.

Bests View

Featuring the last interview George Best ever did before his untimely death. George Talks frankly about his life, his loves and his fondest memories of the game in a heartfelt and honest way. George is co interviewed with Rodney Marsh.
Release Date: 08 November 2010
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification

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