Muhammad Ali: A Film By Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon (DVD)
Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th Century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali spoke his mind and stood on principle, staying true to his Islamic faith and refusing induction into the U.S. Army, even when it cost his livelihood. Banished for his beliefs, he returned to boxing an underdog, reclaimed his title twice, and became the most famous man on earth. An intimate portrait of a larger-than-life global icon, this four-part, eight hour documentary tells the story of an exceptional athlete whose influence transcends sports. "He was," the novelist Norman Mailer wrote, "the very spirit of the 20th Century."