Fire in Babylon details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Vivian Richards, Sir Clive Lloyd, Desmond Haynes, Michael Holding, Gordon Greenidge, Joel Garner|
|Collections:||Hidden Gems, Sporting Docs, Sporting Movies|
Fire in Babylon
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Jun 2011|
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These men wanted revenge and boy did they get it! Great StuffBy RedValleyJohn (136 reviews) from Biggleswade , 12 Jun 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]When i was growing up , the West Indies were the greatest cricket team in the world. I remember the great Viv Richards smacking the ball all over the place and the ' Blackwash' tour of 1985 when The West Indies thrashed us 5-0 but i wasn't aware of the history of what happened years before then.
Fire in Babylon is a fantastic documentary film that charts the history of how and why these fantastic sportsman remain legends in West Indian sporting and cultural history.
This is the story told from the point of view of the players and some West Indian musicians and famous personalities.
It's a mixture if interviews interspersed with some fantastic old footage.
These men had a grudge and not just a cricket grudge. They wanted revenge for history and i don't think the English realised it - in fact i know we didn't.
A group of people like these come along once in a lifetime and 'Fire In Babylon' documents what they did perfectly.
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Entertaining and enlighteningBy Bassman71 (695 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 25 Jun 2012Excellent documentary about the rise of the West Indies Cricket team throughout the 1970s and onwards and the difficulties and demons they encountered along the way.
Its archive footage mixed in with the players, poets and musicians talking about the events and all are very passionate and have an interesting story to tell.
Im not really a big cricket fan but found this entertaining and enlightening with Viv Richards standing out as a God amongst men.
Awe InspiringBy a customer , 19 Jun 2012Outstanding film whether you like cricket or not. The spirit of the great West Indian Cricket team during the seventies, eighties and nineties goes beyond sport and makes a fantastic political and human point.
Not even a cricket fan...By diigo (13 reviews) from London , 02 Jun 2012This was a highly compelling and dare I say riveting watch. My knowledge and experience of cricket is none existent so was pleased to see the profound effect that this team had on the sport and to the world. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to anyone!
A Great FilmBy a customer , 24 May 2012I remember when the Windies blasted onto the cricket scene in the 1970s and then dominated it for the next 15 years. This film brings it all back. It is a real treat to hear from the men that did it and learn what drove them. The film is a treat for all cricket fans.
Fantastic DocumentaryBy a customer , 26 Apr 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFantastic documentary, fits in with all cultures that suffered at the time. Its a shame some people can call it 'Damp Squib' its not about the cricket game its about the struggle and an avenue to move away from it. They fought on an even ground without using violence and guns by venting there anger through there great sports ability. 15 years unbeatable on the cricket field, amazing. They should be showing this documentary on mainstream tv @ 9pm on bbc and itv.