The 2002 Ateneo-De La Salle Championship Games On Limited Edition VCD
Available: since December 2002
Reminisce what was to be the fitting cap to the cinderella-story of a first time champion (after 13 years) Ateneo Blue Eagles over their arch enemy 4-time champs De La Salle Green Archers in this 3-disc (one disc per game) VCD set produced by Studio 23 and Star Recording Inc.
At P 650 (almost the same price of a P 100-ticket during the series) from Music One GB3, it was my favorite Yuletide gift to friends, both Archer and Eagle, alike for Christmas. Images are not as crisp as the actual TV broadcast and stats and analysis are shown as limited as Jun Jun Cabatu is sent in a game for La Salle.
There are no celebrity interviews, no pre game prayers, no cheerleaders, and very limited shots of the gallery. Its just no-frills video of the whole game, with no breaks, no timeouts, and no time to take a breather. This video is not recommended for the faint hearted.
*- if you are from La Salle, Game 2 discs are available for the same price. Discard Games 1 and 3 discs for your own good.
** - if you are from Ateneo, please cherish this VCD set as it may be a collector’s edition in a short while. Some rare gems are going to be high-priced soon.