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By Dominique Derrenger. We are very pleased to announce the highly anticipated release of the ALL FOR ONE: IN THE SPIRIT OF THE RACE Special Edition DVD. It features: • 50% Sharper Picture (the film has never looked better) • Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound (gets inside the boat) • 22 Chapter Selections (great for coaches) • New Olympic Scrapbook Section • Special Edition Packaging • The Same Classic Movie ALL FOR ONE is now available exclusively on DVD, and this NTSC version is designed to play in U.S. & Canadian DVD players. In consideration of our growing international audience, we have made this DVD 'All Region', which means that even though it might not play on your PAL (European) televisions, it will play on almost any computer in the World. Take an intimate look inside the oldest intercollegiate sport in the world and follow legendary coach Stephen Gladstone through a century of rowing history as his California Golden Bears endeavor to rebuild the once dominant rowing program. The Rowing News: "Many in rowing view Gladstone as something of a mystery, a coach with the magical ability to produce winning crews anywhere he goes, and ALL FOR ONE does a creditable job of revealing him as a man of intensity and drive... Anyone who has rowed in college - or raced on any level for that matter - will understand the nuances that it such a good film. It is not the rowing scenes, but the points right before and right after the races, whether won or lost, that establish the type of credibility that stirs emotions. Tension, disappointment, and elation are the common experiences of the collegiate rower and Derrenger has caught them all on film." --The Sentinel-Record (Reviewed at The 2002 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival): "Passion, pride and poetry: these are some of the elements that personify the spirit of the race... In a time when selfishness, self-centeredness and singularity seem to be acceptable as strengths, this film reminds us that teamwork and loyalty are so much more gratifying and rewarding. ALL FOR ONE is a refreshing study in those philosophies that struggle to maintain themselves as valuable mores and foundations during these turbulent times. Produced, directed and edited by Dominique Derrenger, the film smoothly mixes several components that produce a tight and interesting format. It also successfully toggles back and forth between University of California-Berkeley's Olympic-winning crew coach Ky Ebright, one of his esteemed gold medal-winning students Don Blessing, and the young UC Golden Bears of today." Sports Illustrated October 20, 2003: "For those filmgoers whose only exposure to crew was Rob Lowe rowing down the River Thames in Oxford Blues, first-time director Dominique Derrenger has produced a terrific documentary on the United State's oldest intercollegiate sport. In 1998 and 1999, Derrenger shadowed California's crew team and its coach Stephen Gladstone, who was rebuilding the nation's most storied college program. ALL FOR ONE: IN THE SPIRIT OF THE RACE, which takes viewers into the Cal boat during the Golden Bear's dramatic drive to the 1999 national title, drew rave reviews at the biggest documentary film festival in the country. Derrenger is shopping it to networks. ‘It's a story people can relate to,’ says Derrenger, 36. ‘A group dedicates itself to a common cause and does it all for the pure passion of it.’”