November 11, 2020
Shout! Factory Dec. 8 will release The 2020 World Series, the highlight film of Major League Baseball’s 2020 championship season that saw the Los Angeles Dodgers win the Fall Classic. The film will be narrated by longtime Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who retired in 2016. It will also be available on the same date digitally, to own and rent from all major platforms.
The coronavirus pandemic presented many challenges to the 2020 baseball season, cutting short spring training and forcing the league to adjust to an abbreviated 60-game schedule with expanded playoffs in a quarantine bubble and a World Series played at a neutral site for the first time in history.
Through it all, the powerhouse Dodgers lineup, one of the favorites going into the season, emerged with the team’s first championship since 1988, after coming back from a 3-games-to-1 deficit in the National League Championship Series to win a dramatic seventh game against the Atlanta Braves, then defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series in six games.
The official World Series film features in-depth Interviews with Dodgers superstars including Mookie Betts, World Series MVP Corey Seager and pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
“It was 32 years since the Dodgers won a World Series and the seventh in the history of the organization, bringing great joy to their fans and the city of Los Angeles in particular,” Scully said in a statement. “This is their winning story against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it’s an honor for me to recount just how they did it.”
Bonus features include regular season highlights, clinching moments, featurettes and more.
Dodger fans can also get the 2020 World Series Collector’s Edition: Los Angeles Dodgers Blu-ray Disc set Feb. 9, 2021, featuring eight complete game broadcasts — the six games of the World Series against Tampa Bay, plus the final games of the National League Division Series against the San Diego Padres (Game 3 to complete a sweep) and the National League Championship Series against the Braves (Game 7 to complete the comeback, capped by Cody Bellinger’s home run in the seventh inning).
The games will include multiple audio options — the network TV broadcast, the Dodgers radio announcers, and the Spanish-language broadcast.
The packaging will include a “Sleevestats” insert containing game trivia, official statistics and more.