Fightville 2012 NR CC

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(14) IMDb 6.3/10
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As Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier and other Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) hopefuls fight their way up from the hardscrabble backlands of the American South for a shot at the bright lights of Las Vegas, they learn what it takes to be a champion.

Starring:
Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier, "Crazy" Tim Credeur
Runtime:
1 hour 26 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Fightville

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Product Details

Genres Sports, Documentary
Director Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Starring Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier, "Crazy" Tim Credeur
Supporting actors 'Crazy' Tim Credeur, Derek Gauthier, Gil 'The Thrill' Guillory, Lori Guillory, Corey Judice, Derrick Krantz, Ronny Lis, Dustin 'The Diamond' Poirier, Paul Soileau, Albert Stainback
Studio MPI Media Group
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The informative and entertaining documentary feature "Fightville" pulls no punches. It is a straightforward and candid look at the world of Mixed Martial Arts that can be appreciated by those that love the sport AND by someone looking for an introduction to the topic. It is surprisingly accessible, immensely likable, and presents a very personal portrait of individuals who live for the fight. Set largely in rural Louisiana, "Fightville" showcases the sport from four different viewpoints: a successful promoter, a trainer, an emerging champion and a promising newcomer. Each has a different take on (and stake in) MMA fighting, but together help to define this relatively new sporting phenomenon. What began as illicit cage matches has turned into an extremely lucrative profession that now eclipses boxing in overall popularity.

The heart and soul of "Fightville" belongs to Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier. The filmmakers had access to Poirier before he rose to widespread prominence, so if you are a fan--this is certainly a film you'll want to check out. With single-minded drive and determination, Poirier is shown pursuing his passion and making a name for himself. In contrast to a brash and youthful Albert Stainbeck, Poirier displays uncommon conviction and poise. In many ways, "Fightville" stands as a testament to fulfilling your dreams but also makes the case that it can only be done with seriously hard work. MMA is a discipline and it's not for everyone (although everyone seems to think they can do it).

The documentary does a good job getting at the heart of the subjects profiled. A lot of footage is shot in training, but there is a good deal of actual match time as well (even though many of the fights don't last long). There isn't much superfluous material.
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The informative and entertaining documentary feature "Fightville" pulls no punches. It is a straightforward and candid look at the world of Mixed Martial Arts that can be appreciated by those that love the sport AND by someone looking for an introduction to the topic. It is surprisingly accessible, immensely likable, and presents a very personal portrait of individuals who live for the fight. Set largely in rural Louisiana, "Fightville" showcases the sport from four different viewpoints: a successful promoter, a trainer, an emerging champion and a promising newcomer. Each has a different take on (and stake in) MMA fighting, but together help to define this relatively new sporting phenomenon. What began as illicit cage matches has turned into an extremely lucrative profession that now eclipses boxing in overall popularity.

The heart and soul of "Fightville" belongs to Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier. The filmmakers had access to Poirier before he rose to widespread prominence, so if you are a fan--this is certainly a film you'll want to check out. With single-minded drive and determination, Poirier is shown pursuing his passion and making a name for himself. In contrast to a brash and youthful Albert Stainbeck, Poirier displays uncommon conviction and poise. In many ways, "Fightville" stands as a testament to fulfilling your dreams but also makes the case that it can only be done with seriously hard work. MMA is a discipline and it's not for everyone (although everyone seems to think they can do it).

The documentary does a good job getting at the heart of the subjects profiled. A lot of footage is shot in training, but there is a good deal of actual match time as well (even though many of the fights don't last long). There isn't much superfluous material.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ty on May 14, 2012
Format: DVD
I put this documentary behind The Smashing Machine and in front of Rites of Passage on my personal top three MMA documentaries ever made list. If all goes well on 5/15 Dustin should be fighting for the UFC FW championship this fall or winter, I am holding my breath for a part 2 (Hint Hint Filmmakers)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Myra P. Gavin on May 10, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I was able to catch this movie at a film festival last year and I was thoroughly impressed. This is a great, even-handed, documentary revealing MMA fighters to be human people, and MMA to be a very human sport, complete with flaws and little perfections. Must see for MMA fans, sports fans, and documentary fans.
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By Russell S on March 11, 2014
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I will say that because I would think that if you are into the MMA type of fighting fan you will find this semi-documentary fascinating. I am not but I still found it riveting in some ways. this life is certainly not easy and we get to hear from a variety of fighters, family and promoters who are in this. Sad, uplifting and poignant at times. These men will get to you a bit.
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By Joseph W. Steele on February 17, 2014
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Awesome documentary if you fight train or are around it you will love it. It's a great watch for everyone.
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By galleng on August 28, 2013
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This is an EXCELLENT docu about MMA. It's more than just fighting. It's also the struggle of these men outside the ring. Really compelling. The DVD arrived very promptly and in great condition.
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