“You Cannot Be Serious”: The Borg vs McEnroe Movie is Now Available on DVD!
The story of two 80s tennis legends and an era of casual classics is brought to life by Janus Metz Pedersen.
If you didn’t manage to catch the iconic tennis movie, Borg vs Mcenroe at the movies back in September 2017, budding tennis fans and 80s casual admirers will be pleased to know the film is now available on DVD. That means you can sit back in your Fila dressing gown and enjoy 2 hours of 80s tennis nostalgia and the story of one of the games fiercest rivals. Starring Shia LaBeouf as the American tennis legend John McEnroe and his rivalry with the Swedish superstar Björn Borg played by Sverrir Gudnason. Its the summer of 1980, a pinnacle point in casual fashion where Italian sportswear has become more than just centre court get up thanks to tennis greats like Borg & McEnroe. Top of their game on the court and living the playboy dream off it, the film captures the build up to the Wimbeldon final as Borg looks to take his fifth consecutive Wimbledon glory.
The legendary tennis rivalry is brought to life for the first time in film format thanks to the Danish Director, Janus Metz Pedersen, who previously worked on Armadillo and True Detective. Nowadays its more like grumpy Andy Murray throwing his tennis racket about when things don’t go his way, but when McEnroe ruled the court we saw real aggression with the famous words “You cannot be serious” as McEnroe challenges officials after his shot is ruled out. The famous scene would go on to become one of the most legendary in the entire history of the racket sport.
Above: From the film, Björn Borg played by Sverrir Gudnason lifting the ultimate tennis title.
Above: Give us a kiss then! Björn Borg lifts the Wimbeldon trophy in 1980 sporting the all time 80s casual classic the Fila MK1 Settanta Track Top.
Did we also mention we actually supplied the wardrobe for the Borg vs McEnroe Movie? Well who else was going to do it? Although the actual brand labels were removed for the filming, the actual stock itself came from the 80s Casual Classics HQ here in the UK with classic Fila and Sergio Tacchini. 80s sportswear classics from the film included the iconic Fila MK1 Settanta Track Top and the Sergio Tacchini Ghibli Track Top both synonymous to each player and the whole original casual movement.
Above: On Set. Janus Metz Pedersen sets the scene.
The Borg vs McEnroe DVD is available to purchase now from hmv.com and is also set to be released for streaming on Netflix shortly. But don’t worry about that as we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.