The Bottom Line
- Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett have great chemistry
- A few current major league stars should check this DVD out to see what it means to be part of a team
- Decent baseball scenes
- A little slow moving and repetitive, but not annoying enough to make you push the 'Stop' button
- Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
- Extended versions of a few of the scenes from "Mr. 3000"
- Outtakes/blooper reel
- "Everybody Loves Stan" - Sports commentators and other notables discuss the fictional Stan Ross
- "The Making of Mr. 3000" - Behind the scenes look at the filming of "Mr. 3000"
- "Spring Training: The Extra's Journey" - Baseball try-outs with extras showing off their skills
- Commentary by director Charles Stone III
- DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005
Guide Review - "Mr. 3000" DVD Review
Ross wasn't a nice guy while he was playing professional ball, treating the sportswriters and his teammates like trash. Since his retirement, Ross' reputation as a bad guy has kept him from fulfilling his dream of entering Cooperstown. When it finally looks as though there's no way he'll be denied entry, Ross' stats are re-checked and it's determined he only has 2,997 hits. Not wanting to be known as 'Mr. 2,997', Ross re-enters the sport of baseball despite the fact he's old, out-of-shape, and no one (except the team's owner) wants him back.
DVD BONUS FEATURES:
After watching "Mr. 3000," be sure to check out the featurette chronicling the journey of extras trying out to be part of the movie. Hundreds of men with baseball experience (including college stars and former major leaguers) showed up to fill out the movie's baseball teams, all just hoping for a chance at being a part of a team. "Mr. 3000's" DVD also includes a good selection of deleted/extended scenes along with a couple of decent featurettes.