The first championship for any franchise always delivers a satisfying celebration. But when it happens during the recovery from a natural disaster, it generously serves as a welcome and exhilarating distraction for its fans and city. By embodying the resilience and strength of their hometown, the Houston Astros delivered the very first World Series Championship in team history. And, this December, fans will thrill to two ultimate home entertainment collectibles, celebrating the team’s unforgettable postseason run: the official documentary “THE 2017 WORLD SERIES”, available on two-disc Blu-ray+DVD combo pack (with digital copy) and DVD (with digital copy) and the “2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: HOUSTON ASTROS”, an 8-disc collection on Blu-ray and DVD, both available on December 5, 2017, from Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball.
Under the leadership and direction of Owner & Chairman Jim Crane, General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Manager A.J. Hinch, the Astros staged one of the most successful rebuilding efforts Major League Baseball has ever seen. And the 2017 team, personifying the resilience of their community, rewarded their fans with a riveting and fearless Postseason run through the Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers. Winners of 101 games during a challenging, tremendous regular season, the team was led by Jose Altuve and bolstered by the late-season acquisition of Justin Verlander. Meanwhile, homegrown heroes Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr., and Willie Mays World Series MVP George Springer made the team especially potent and exciting. The offense smashed 27 home runs to tie the Major League record for homers hit by one team in a single Postseason, including 15 smashes in the World Series. And when they overcame the 104-win Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the Fall Classic to capture the first World Series Championship in team history, it was the undeniable outcome for the ever-confident, nonstop-believing Astros.
Chronicling Houston’s mesmerizing run, “THE 2017 WORLD SERIES” documentary is expertly edited from hundreds of hours of original breathtaking, hi-def footage plus game broadcasts and the MLB Film & Video Archive. An extraordinary memento certain to thrill Astros fans and baseball aficionados alike, the pulse-pounding documentary features comprehensive highlights, exclusive access and interviews, delivering viewers directly to the ballparks. Championship-caliber bonus features include Regular Season Highlights, Clinching Moments, World Series Highlights and the World Series Parade which brought the city together for an emotional celebration.
Day-and-date, die-hard fans will be able relive the team’s entire World Series run with the “2017 WORLD SERIES COLLECTOR’S EDITION: HOUSTON ASTROS”, an 8-disc set that preserves every inning, every play and every gripping moment from the 2017 Fall Classic. Home audiences will be able to relive all seven complete World Series games, as well as revel in the pennant-clinching ALCS Game 7 at Minute Maid Park. Each disc features a SleeveStats™ insert, which contains official stats, game trivia and more; also included are four audio options, allowing viewers to watch the games while listening to either the television broadcast, Astros or Dodgers Radio Network announcers, or a Spanish-language version of the broadcasts.
Celebrating a unique team which delivered a World Championship to a city in turmoil, both Astros World Series collectibles are #Strong, and should be treasured by Houston fans for years to come.