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Fire in Babylon

Fire in Babylon

Format DVD
DVD Regions U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
Actor(s) Ian Botham, Colin Croft, Jeffery Dujon
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Cricket! Beyond the confines of being a sport many people love, it is a religion most follow so passionately, it is their purpose of existence. Not just India, this is the case with many a nations - Cricket is a fever irresistible for them, and a win or a loss of their team is worthy of life's joys and distresses for them. One such team is the West Indies - the dominant cricketing participant of the 80s and 90s who shook and awed the world with their immense talents and never-say-never attitude. Fire In Babylon is a British documentary on the team's superb performances during the aforementioned 20 years time span and reveals exciting details about the same.

The Calypso Cricketers were not just extremely talented, fitness enthusiasts and technically unbeatable, but they were entertaining with their game too. The most astonishing fact about this team being that it belonged to no single country, but a group of nations in the Caribbean, added to the charm. The documentary shows their rise to world dominance in cricket, the cultivation of new crop of cricketers who could compete and win against the set teams like Australia and sorts, and the struggle with the team's board for better facilities for the players. Many cricketing incidents that altered the course of history are shown in great detail with stock footages and interviews of noted West Indies players of yore.

If you are interested in world cricket scenario and its development over the years or an enthusiast who like collecting cricketing memorabilia, this is a great item for you to buy online. Order online and avail many benefits like quick home delivery.

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Product Details
Publication Date October 18, 2011
Theatrical Release Date January 1, 2010
Format DVD
DVD Regions U.S., U.S. Territories, Canada, and Bermuda
Actor(s) Ian Botham, Colin Croft, Jeffery Dujon
Director(s) Stevan Riley
No of Discs 1
Runtime 95 minutes
Studio Tribeca Film
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 19.1 cm x 14 cm x 1.3 cm

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  1.  Cricket, Apartheid, Calypso, Marley - a documentary rich with history, drama, politics and a feel good endinging 2 August, 2013 On
    One of the best documentaries I have ever seen. Never before has the story of the rise of West Indies cricket been narrated so well. It''s a great story about leadership and change. The visionary thinking, ruthless execution and understated style of Clive Lloyd's leadership had a lot to do with the rise of West Indian cricket. They way he channeled the humiliation of prior defeats in Australia to hunt for the best talent and turn it into a winning unit which singularly dominated world cricket for 15 years is truly exemplary. What makes the movie fascinating more than the cricket and Clive's leadership is the circumstances which propelled the team - the humiliation in Australia, Mandela's movement in SA, Marley's music. Super story, already seen the movie 3 or 4 times.
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