I just saw the new DVD about the Williams family and was wondering if anybody else saw it, and what did they think.
As a Williams fan I'm biased, because I enjoyed the stuff I had not seen before. But as a film critic I think the editing could have been a bit more crisp/smooth.
I really respect Richard Williams alot more, no matter how crazy anyone else may think he is. He is one of the most supportive and passionate people that anyone could have in their corner.
And I did not realize how much of a Daddy's Girl Venus was. I always thought Serena was the one. But you can see all the Williams children grew up in a loving enviornment
Feb 14th, 2003, 04:57 PM
What's the name of the dvd? (Please)
Feb 14th, 2003, 05:03 PM
Raising Tennis Aces: The Williams Story (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000714F3/qid=1045241922/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/104-4461059-8824716?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846)
I got mine for $14.44 at Wal-mart. :D
Good DVD but I'm rather biased. You see how they're so good and what techniques they used to improve certain aspects of their games. It focuses a lot on Rich growing up in the south and moving to California later on... some good extras as well.
It was filmed before 2001's Wimby but includes some footage of Ree winning FO and Wimby last year. :D
you guys do know that was a name for a docu about the W/S filmed by a Brit upon visiting them pre Wimby 2001 right? (shown here post Wimby 2001)
is the narrators voice british?
Feb 14th, 2003, 10:07 PM
Yes his voice is british I'm not sure whether his name is Terry Jervis or thats just the guy who made the film not the narrator
Feb 14th, 2003, 10:17 PM
yea its the same one :)
i still have it on video from a year and a half ago
really decent docu i think :)
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:33 AM
I will get a copy I hope it is selling in canada!! THE BEST 2 TENNIS PLAYERS......................
Feb 16th, 2003, 02:00 AM
I just saw "Raising Tennis Aces". I enjoyed it as far as the content, but I didn't think the editing was very good. It reminded me of an underfunded PBS program. Also, it is aptly named because it really centers on Richard's point of view more than the daughters's. I was most interested in their training techniques and the way they feel about the publicity and pressure of being the best in the world.
Venus seems less reserved in the home footage than she is when she is out in the public eye. I have to say, Richard is hard to get an opinion on. He is always "on" if you know what I mean. I have an incredible amount of respect for him.
The interview with Pete Sampras is really weird though. Pete kind of seemed ambushed but he was obliging.
Feb 16th, 2003, 05:50 AM
Yeah I bought it and watched it. Richard is a trip for sure! I liked it though cause any insight is appreciated. Venus is definitely a daddy's girl all the way. The home videos are funny.