(March 23, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – It was a year to remember in the Steel City as the 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers brought home their record-setting sixth NFL championship - one more than any other NFL franchise. Now, Warner Home Video (WHV), the National Football League (NFL) and NFL Films are teaming up to give Steelers fans a commemorative gift documenting their post-season playoff run to glory with the release of the “Road to Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers” DVD. Black-and-gold supporters will race to stores on June 2, 2009 when the “Road to Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers” DVD hits shelves for $39.92 SRP and on Blu-ray™ hi-def for 49.99 SRP. Order due date is April 28, 2009. Nothing is easy when everything is on the line. Four times during the 2008 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fate hung in the balance. Each time they withstood the challenge and the result: their NFL-record sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. The “Road to Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers” DVD features the original network broadcasts of the Steelers’ four most memorable victories of the 2008 season: their Week 15 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, AFC playoff victories over the San Diego Chargers and Ravens, and finally their breathtaking win over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. Against their AFC North rival Ravens in Week 15, the Steelers displayed their classic toughness as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit Santonio Holmes for a game-winning touchdown catch, foreshadowing things to come, as the Steelers clinched the division with a hard-fought 13-9 road win. In the AFC divisional playoffs, after falling behind early to the San Diego Chargers, Holmes again would spark the Steelers’ comeback with a long touchdown that would propel the black-and-gold to a 35-24 win. In the AFC title game, the Steelers would once again go up against the Ravens and their vaunted defense led by all-pro linebacker Ray Lewis. The pivotal play that would seal the win, however, would be made by the Steelers’ #1 ranked defense and their top playmaker, safety Troy Polamalu. Polamalu picked off Ravens rookie QB Joe Flacco and scampered in for a late touchdown that sealed the Ravens’ fate and sent the Steelers off to Super Bowl XLIII. Super Bowl XLIII would turn out to be one for the ages as the Steelers would triumph over the upstart Arizona Cardinals. Defensive player of the year James Harrison set the tone going into halftime with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, halting a Cardinals scoring drive. The underdog Cardinals would fight back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. The Steelers would not be denied, however, as Roethlisberger would put together a masterful final drive culminating with a spectacular six-yard touchdown catch to eventual Super Bowl XLIII MVP Holmes that would catapult Pittsburgh to their record-setting sixth NFL championship. “The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers made NFL history and now WHV is proud to honor this record-setting black-and-gold team with this new collectible DVD commemorating their post-season run,” said Don Polite, Executive Director, Sports and Fitness Marketing, Warner Home Video. “Steelers fans will be able to relive and enjoy every key play and classic moment with the sights and sounds from the original network broadcasts compiled specially for them in one DVD set.” The Credits About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. About NFL Films Since 1965, NFL FILMS has revolutionized the way America watches football and set the standard in sports filmmaking. Exclusive all-access sound, stunning cinematography, stirring orchestral music and poignant storytelling are the trademarks of NFL FILMS. Winner of 95 Emmy awards, the 44-year-old production division of the National Football League is widely recognized as the most honored filmmaker in sports.
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