A classic true story of friendship, dedication and teamwork, the 2001 television production Brian’s Song is coming to DVD this winter from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment – not to be confused with the 1971 production starring James Caan which has been released some time ago.
When Gale Sayers joins the Chicago Bears in 1965, fellow rookie Brian Piccolo, a brash young man whose personality is the exact opposite of the stoic Sayers, befriends the running back. As their friendship begins, the two compete for starting positions on the team, but Sayers’ talent far outshines Piccolo’s and he quickly rises to the top of the game.
When they become roommates, their friendship deepens when Sayers injures his knee, it is Piccolo who encourages him to get back in shape and back in the game – only so Piccolo can compete against him on an even playing field. Both men become better ball players because of – and in spite of – each other.
Like most Columbia TriStar titles, “Brian’s Song” will contain both an anamorphic widescreen and a fullscreen transfer alongside audio tracks in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby 2.0 Surround. Unfortunately, the disc will contain no features outside of a theatrical trailer.
On January 22nd, the inspiring story comes to life on DVD. The suggested retail price of $24.95.