Kings of the court VHS, Wow!

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  1. Tenny

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00083AY5K/qid%3D1132160583/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/104-7800849-9687965

    Did anyone have a chance to watch this VHS? I found it at our local library and immensely enjoyed it! From 1997, produced by International Tennis Hall of Fame. 10 greatest players from Bill Tilden to Rod Laver. Great and rare footages and whoa, someone at the hall put a real effort on this-lovely music! The tape is full of very nostalgic sound tracks. Strongly recommended!
    Tilden, Vines, Perry, Budge, Riggs...Hoad, Laver!

    PS) I already tried to find it at e b a y. It gave me a list of lots of "In the court of Crimson King" by King Crimson instead... so don't try.
     
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  2. urban

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    Nice find, Tenny. The problem is, that the video format is not for European video players. I hope, they transfer it to dvd one day.
     
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    "In The Court of the Crimson King" HAPPENS to be V E R Y good music...
     
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  4. Tenny

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    Yeah, still one of my favorite KC album/CD. Don't care much about their Lark's-Red period (but live stuff was very powerful) and 90s' stuff (hate it..:( ). 80s' KC music was fun though. Bruford, Levin, Belew with Bop Fripp!

    Interestingly, they went to the direction of 21st century schizoid man rather than the direction of title song or epitaph...
     
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  5. Tenny

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    Oh... I wish I do have some equipments...that was a VHS copy and it doesn't seem there is a DVD verion in the states.

    One big impression was, their strokes look very different. Serve, overhead look similar, but esp. Backhand! Many of them (earlier people) hit with underspin or kinda flat. From Budge or Kramer, they began to hit sort of topspin BH. Well, I might be wrong because they are all short footage.
     
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