DVD

Borg Vs McEnroe

Model: DJ4626

SKU: 548284 Product ID: 873774

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Drama

Rating ‐ M

Consumer Advice ‐ Coarse language and brief nudity

Release Date ‐ 07/03/18

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Description

    It’s the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe (a perfectly cast Shia LaBeouf).
     
    With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously in his lavish Monaco home, aided by his coach and mentor Lennart (Stellan Skarsgård) and girlfriend Mariana (Tuva Novotny). But McEnroe's explosive confidence and wrecking-ball persona continue to infiltrate Borg's ice-cool and normally unshakable temperament. With each man the antithesis of the other, both players delve into their formative memories as the climactic tournament draws near and anticipation reaches fever pitch.
     
    Visceral and breathlessly tense, the match itself - regarded as one of the greatest of all time - would mark the pinnacle of the ‘Fire and Ice’ rivalry between Borg and McEnroe; an exhilarating battle of personalities that set the world of tennis alight.

Details

    Director - Janus Metz

    Actors - Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård

    Film Genre - Drama

    Label - Universal Sony Pictures P/l

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Subtitles - English

    Running Time - 107

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - M

    Consumer Advice - Coarse language and brief nudity

    Year of Release - 2017

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different mindsets but the same goal If you are a tennis player you will love this film. If you are not, you will still like it. The story is told in a style similar to Michael Mann's "Ali"; no sentimentality, . The reasons for the contrasting psyche of the two men are explained by way of flashbacks strewn throughout the film. The central theme of the story is that tennis is an extremely challenging individual sport requiring incredible mental toughness. To be a tennis champion one must find a way to release nervous tension and play without fear of losing. McEnroe's method was to release tension by admonishing lines people and officials. Borg, on the other hand, chose to internalise his emotions in a way that allowed him to release his emotions on the ball, point after point until he had mastered the ball. A brilliant exploration of the effects of competition on the mind.
Date published: 2019-02-22
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