One of the best pieces of entertainment to come out of 2020 was The Last Dance, Jason Hehir’s epic 10-part documentary event celebrating the career and legacy of Michael Jordan. With a particular focus on his final season with the Chicago Bulls, the series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, offering a remarkable glimpse at this historic period for basketball.
Winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the acclaimed and celebrated series was one of the most binged shows during 2020’s COVID-19 lockdowns thanks to the series’ availability on streaming giant Netflix. But now, thanks to ESPN and Disney, the masterful production is available on Blu-ray, exclusively at Zavvi.
This beautiful release – presented in truly luxurious packaging befitting its legendary subject – is a must-own for fans and newcomers alike, offering the mesmerising series across 3 discs with an incredible wealth of special features that Netflix cannot provide. One of the extras – Game 6: The Movie, more on that later – is a phenomenal film in its own right, and makes this set worth the price of admission alone.
This is truly the definitive and only way to experience The Last Dance, and serves as a reminder that there really is no substitute for physical media. The ritual of taking the discs out of this impeccable packaging design and experiencing the series with its compelling supplemental features is an experience that cannot be matched, by Netflix or anyone.
In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their quest to win a sixth NBA title in eight years. With a film crew following them all season, “The Last Dance,” as coach Phil Jackson called it, would be shadowed by tension and an overwhelming sense that their storied run was coming to an end.
Inside the beautifully luxurious digipack packaging you’ll find a glossy episode guide booklet with notes from Andy Thomson and Jason Hehir, and a fold-out timeline showing key events from the 1984-85 season to the 1997-98 season.
Spread across the 3 Blu-ray discs, the following special features are included.
- Game 6: The Movie
Perhaps the most exciting selling point of this beautiful release is Game 6: The Movie, a cinematic and immersive presentation of the iconic 1998 showdown between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. Shot on film and presented in 1.78:1, the film is shot with all of the intimacy and flourishes of a concert film. It’s a truly compelling document that captures all of the energy and atmosphere of that momentous sporting event, and is worth the price of this set alone.
- Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Bonus Interviews
Extra interviews offer added insight into The Last Dance story.
- Stuart Scott & Michael Jordan 1998 Interview – Never-Before-Seen Uncut Version
This rare uncut version of Stuart Scott and Michael Jordan’s in-depth interview covers a wide range of topics and offers a remarkable snapshot of Jordan’s career and legacy.
- “In-the-Moment” Vintage TV Pieces
This selection of archival TV pieces from the 1990s is a stunning and valuable addition to The Last Dance offering more historical context.
- SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt Roundtables
These recaps and interviews hosted by SportsCenter’s Scott Van Pelt look back on the series’ key moments and discuss the series’ structure, construction and COVID’s impact on production, among many other subjects.
- The Jalen & Jacoby Aftershow with Jason Hehir
More interesting insight into the series’ production through an in-depth interview with director Jason Hehir.
THE LAST DANCE is available on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on 09 August 2021, exclusively at Zavvi
Studio: ESPN, Disney
Runtime: 619 mins
Starring: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, David Aldridge
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Programme Release Year: 2020
Main Language: English
Number of Discs: 3