Limited edition souvenir colour DVD of the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, hand signed personally by Sir Geoff Hurst.
Henry Winter, Chief Football Writer, THE TIMES
“Brilliant work. So great to see this legendary game – and my Dad – in full colour.”
This unique film, just published to 5 star reviews, gives football fans the chance to watch the whole of the 1966 World Cup Final between England and West Germany in full colour, for the first time ever. It recaptures the magic of England’s greatest sporting achievement – when England beat West Germany 4-2 and Sir Geoff Hurst scored his amazing hat-trick.
The 1966 World Cup Final was broadcast on TV in black & white and the original colour film no longer exists. It was discarded on the cutting room floor when the tournament film editing was completed. All we had left – until now – was the grainy black & white footage and a few precious colour highlights – a vital reference source for the restoration and colourisation work undertaken in the first half of 2021 by specialists in New Zealand, India, London and the USA – in time for the 55th anniversary of the final in July.
The remastering project was led by the team at Final Replay. Restoration and colour grading was undertaken by Park Road in New Zealand, whose credits include the Beatles film Get Back, The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and the acclaimed WWI film They Shall Not Grow Old. BAFTA-nominated West Wing Studios undertook the painstaking colourisation work.
This new film brings this incredible match back to life – so that fans can enjoy reliving the six goals, extra time and excitement all over again – and help preserve an important element of England’s sporting heritage for future generations. Wembley’s green turf, England in red and white, The Queen in a bright yellow outfit – the new footage is a gem.
3932 of this specially designed souvenir edition are being published – but only 1966 of them will have a numbered slip case signed personally by Sir Geoff Hurst. A unique souvenir, complete with Certificate of Authenticity.
2.5% of net profits over ten years from the 1966 colour project will be donated to our charity partner Alzheimer’s Society.
The DVD is the standard UK format (PAL) and playable in the UK and many other countries. It is not playable in the USA in an NTSC player.
The DVD comes in a specially designed eco-friendly card slip case. The delivery charge covers the cost of second class large item postage, a simple card backed envelope or jiffy-type bag, handling & checking, addressing and dispatch. We contract out dispatch to a small professional team in Lewes who take pride in customer service and carefully process each order.
Please note that Sir Geoff Hurst has signed each of these DVDs by hand on the front cover. The numbering of each DVD is on the inside left side.
We would like to make this souvenir DVD affordable for all – so do please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are on a low income, out of work, or in receipt of state benefits – as we may be able to provide you with a discount code.
Henry Winter, THE TIMES –
Sir Geoff Hurst –
Mark Brindle –
A great piece of history brought back to life. Looks really good in full colour.
Derek Adamson –
Excellent production, my grandson was ‘gob smacked’. I enjoyed the memory of the day, made even better by the full colour.
If you like football and history then this is for you.
Roberta Moore –
Brilliant work and a wonderful restoration of this legendary match – so great to see this game – and my dad! – in full colour. Well done and thank you.
Colin Martyn –
Thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Great colourisation job.
Mr Duncan Wyatt –
It is really fantastic to watch the match and clips of the crowd in colour, as it makes all the difference watching it in colour instead of black and white.
Everything is so much clearer and you can see how soft the Wembley pitch was on the day.
Easily see Alan Ball get a hole in his sock when he is fouled. It is much more obvious when the sun starts to shine than on the black and white footage.
I have always been interested in the World Cup Final and have books and other DVD’s on the match, but to now have the whole match in colour gives the viewer a whole new experience of the match.
Mr Andy Walters –
I have watched and enjoyed the limited original colour film footage many times, but have to say this colourized and restored version is a revelation, & stands up very well against the original. Considering the age and quality of the b&w footage used for the basis of this DVD the result is superb. Well done.
Russell Harper –
A superb job has been made of the restoration. The detail and resolution is far superior on the DVD compared to what was shown on Channel 4 in July. There are so many wonderful little details brought to life in glorious technicolor or whatever the modern equivalent is. The DVD actually gives you a greater appreciation of how comfortable Alfs lads were with the ball at their feet, top notch.
Wayne Bridgeman –
A beautiful job done on this classic match ! Well done to all concerned and thank you !
Mr S Hoskins –
Had this on DVD but in Black & White but when seeing this on FACEBOOK just had to get it. Wonderful to be able to watch it in colour – the colour is fantastic – glad I got it! AN ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE FOR ANY FOOTBALL FAN!
CHRIS GODFREY –
Wow, couldn’t resist watching as soon as I received delivery. Superb colour and detail in the foreground and the background. Loved seeing such detail as the supporters in the stadium, the press around the goals, the corner flags, scoreboard and Wembley itself on such a glorious day. What a superb job of restoration. I would highly recommend to anyone who would like to relive or view for the first time England becoming football World Champions in glorious colour and presented as fresh as the day it happened on this DVD.
Glenn Coltman –
A beautiful thing to watch over again & again, this DVD is closest thing to be there, I would like to say thank you to all the people who made this possible.
M Bucknell –
Delighted with my DVD, fantastic restoration, a big thank you & very well done to all concerned.
Damon Corr –
Like a dream come true to see this as it would have looked for real. Well done to everyone involved.
Tim Kearsley –
Excellent simply excellent to watch the whole game for the first time wonderfully restored in colour loved Hugh Johns commentary with Dave Bowens additional comments who was or would be the Welsh national manager thanks very much and well done to all involved in this fantastic project
Adrian Locke –
My 90 year old Dad has Alzheimers, I bought this to watch with him. It brought him to life for the length of the DVD and a good hour afterwards. His eyes lit up and he was talking about the team, the match and his own footballing days. I’m going to play it again every now and then just to give us both something to chat about. Thank you. The DVD is brilliant.
Liam Kite –
Brilliant! Was really good watching it in full colour and the quality of it is impressive! Thank you!
Doug German –
Absolutely superb. The colour eally brings the game to life. Truly exceptional job by all concerned – you guys should be proud of yourselves. Thank you! 👍