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"Hurricane Higgins"

Running Time 27 mins.   2011   (PAL Region 2)


'Alexander the Great was a person in history, and I want to be somebody remembered, you know, because there's no doubt about it, I'm the greatest at present and for as long as I want to be, so that's probably why I want to be Alexander the Great.'

Hurricane Higgins took the snooker world by storm, singlehandedly establishing its huge popularity in the 80s, and went on to dominate his field, twice winning the world championship. This film captures Higgins in his pomp, 23 year old and a glamorous world champion, who provides fascinating insight into his state of mind, exuberant and confident but sometimes betraying the early frailties which were to dog his life in future years.


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"Understanding Modern Snooker"

Running Time 140 mins.   Released 2010   (PAL Region 2)


Over 2 hours instruction from the sadly missed former World Amateur Billiards Champion. If you remember his television commentary you'll appreciate that his knowledge and love of the game was unsurpassed.

Covers all the basic skills of standing, cueing and striking as well as the geography of the table and knowledge of angles, break-building and tactics. Plus: A fascinating film on the making of a table, a special section for Billiards players, and a wealth of tips on overcoming tension, bad habits and becoming a perfectionist.




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"The Hurricane's Last Hurrah" Higgins v Hendry Irish Masters Final 1989"

152 minutes.   (PAL Region 2)   2010.






A celebration of the last professional triumph of Alex Higgins. The then 20 year old Stephen Hendry led for most of the match, but the 40 year old Higgins doggedly clawed his way back to win in the final frame.





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"Alan McManus & Jimmy White's Absolute Snooker"

Alan McManus & Jimmy White.   65 minutes.   (PAL Region 2)






The first coaching DVD from Alan McManus and Jimmy White giving their professional tips and secrets. Practice the shot-making skills and exercises that Alan and Jimmy demonstrate to help improve your game. Preview available on YouTube.





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"Jimmy White - The One & Only"

Jimmy White.   113 minutes.   (PAL Region 2)   2008.





A year in the life of Jimmy White. Share his triumphs, his losses, and his passion for the Game. In depth, controversial, & uncut - a raw look at the highs and lows of the most popular player snooker has ever seen.




Rating: 18 - Contains extreme bad language!


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"The Greatest Snooker Final of All Time"

Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor.   60 minutes.   2006.   (PAL Region 2)





The 1985 Snooker World Championship final remains one of the most enthralling sporting contests of modern times. Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor talk us through the entire final frame, with the drama and tension building up to the amazing finale.






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"Snooker Superstars - The Matchroom Series Volume 1"

Running Time: 160 minutes.   2005.   (PAL Region 2)


Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, and Willie Thorne. Featuring interviews that give a unique and personal view of the game. Includes footage of some of the most memorable frames ever played, trickshots, and analysis from the players on snooker and how they live their lives away from the table.

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"Snooker Superstars - The Matchroom Series Volume 2"

Running Time: 180 minutes.   Released 2006.   (PAL Region 2)


Interviews and footage from snooker legends Terry Griffiths, Tony Meo and Neal Foulds.

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DVD

"Ronnie O'Sullivan - Ronnie's Snooker Hotshots"

Introduced and narrated by Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Main Feature 62 minutes.   Extras 66 minutes.   2004. (PAL Region 2)




Ronnie presents action from some of the most memorable moments of snooker history. Includes complete footage of 147 breaks by Steve Davis, Cliff Thorburn, Kirk Stevens, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, and Ronnie himself. Concludes with Ronnie's view of the ten best players of all time.





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"The History of Snooker"

Introduced by Steve Davis OBE and narrated by Clive Everton.

Running Time 160 mins.   Released 2005.   (PAL Region 2)


The legendary snooker player Steve Davis presents this documentary about the history of the game, from its origins in British India, through to the first professional players like Joe and Fred Davis.

Includes footage from memorable games and of world-class players like Alex Higgins and Stephen Hendry. With narration from Clive Everton.






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DVD

"The Hustler"

Paul Newman.   Running Time 129 mins.   2005.





"An arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms gets a fleeting chance at fame when he faces the legendary Minnesota Fats in a personal competition. However, when he starts a real relationship with a young woman, he is faced with an extremely difficult situation..."






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