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GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

Emily Dole , Dee Booher , Brett Whitcomb  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Emily Dole, Dee Booher, Angelina Altishin, Jeanne Basone, Dawn Rice
  • Directors: Brett Whitcomb
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A6TMA0S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,510 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The year is 1986. Mike Tyson has just won his first title, the Chicago Bears are Super Bowl champs and unlikely rap stars, and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) is about to burst onto the scene as the first ever all-female wrestling show on television. Like its competitor/frequent imitator the World Wrestling Federation, GLOW was a prime-time wrestling series, complete with elaborate characters, costumes, skits, personalized raps and, of course, wrestling. By 1989, the GLOW girls were an international phenomenon, attracting over seven million viewers worldwide, touring the nation and making big bank for the show's producers. One year later, GLOW was gone.

GLOW: THE STORY OF THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING chronicles the rise and fall of this hit television show through the stories of those who lived it. For some, the show was a brief foray into acting and a short-lived adventure. For others, their time in GLOW would impact and influence their lives for years to follow. For all of the women, working on GLOW was a unique and exciting experience that will bond them forever.

Special Features

  • OVER AN HOUR OF BONUS FEATURES: Audio Commentary with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins; Extended Interviews; Deleted Scenes; Collection of GLOW skits; GLOW Opening Raps; Select Matches; United Film Festival Q&A; Featurettes

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed, Cried & Was Thoroughly Entertained! January 4, 2013
I could watch this documentary over & over again! The women shared a true sisterhood while appearing to despise one another on film.
If you are the type that is moved by a "real" story involving sports, comedy, drama, suspense and action, you will be glad you purchased this DVD & eagerly recommend it to your friends just as I have!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Glowing Gift June 1, 2013
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The quick delivery allowed me to totally surprise my friend before their birthday. Having participated in the documentary, I couldn't resist getting one for myself since the price was too good to pass up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCKY meets "the WRESTLER" April 2, 2014
Wonder women Little Egypt, Lisa Moretti, Ashley Cartier, Hollywood and Matilda the Hun lead the cast of superheroines from the fun & violence that outdid Monday Night Raw in terms of energy and vibe. Everybody is on this DVD--and as intriguing in their civilian personae as in their ring alteregos. Wanna see hot chicks go after eachother with chainsaws; it's here. Beautiful but fearless with so many WILD
action sequences ovelay insightful commentary. This is what Wrestlemania should be and what Pro Wrestling is all about. every single major G.L.O.W girl is there- the Housewives/Heavy Metal Sisters, the Farmer's Daughter, Big Bad Mama, Lightning, Godiva, Americana, Suzie Spirit and you get to see Mt. Figi return in the suprising climax. If you haven't seen GLOW, you are severely missing out! Touching, tragic, and ultimately uplifting!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, nostalgic, and (sometimes) heartbreaking. August 6, 2013
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This is a GREAT documentary! A real snapshot into the early days of modern wrestling/entertainment. It covers the concept, formation, public face and finances of GLOW, and catches up with several of the women today.... All at once, it's fun, nostalgic, and (sometimes) heartbreaking. If you dug the late-70's/80's indie scene, and the very beginnings of WWF's rise, and especially if you were a Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling fan, you'll definitely dig this doc!
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5.0 out of 5 stars GLOW The story of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling March 7, 2014
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This is the best documentary I have ever seen! The stories of these women and there legendary strength of them is so awesome and the movie itself is so professionally done. There should be a movie made as well as to their GLOW stories and on the road tours they did, it would be even better! GIRLS ROCK AND THEY WRESTLE TOO!!! What a flash back to the late 80's!!! O:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars 80's Nostalgia!! April 11, 2013
I loved this show as a kid. Campy as hell, though I didn't recognize that so much at the time. Loved the characters. Great to see what the gals are up to now. This was a great tribute. Unfortunate that the full seasons of episodes aren't available affordably, though after watching the doc I understand why. The extras are plentiful and really made this a treat.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done doc, paid homage to the people involved April 25, 2013
I may not necessarily recommend this doc to people who had no recollection of the show (unless you are a fan of 80s pop culture or pro wrestling in general), but then again I watched it with someone who wasn't even born when it was on the air and she thought it was great.

As someone who watched every Saturday morning on WPIX New York in syndication, I thought this is a well-done film that gives fans a fun glimpse into what it took to produce the show and how hard the talent worked to make it a success. Special thanks to the stars and the filmmakers in case they read this.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Here they are! The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back in the pleasing documentary "GLOW." In the mid-eighties, the campy idea of presenting lady wresting to the masses swept the world. This television endeavor established a colorful cast of characters (aligned into appropriate good versus evil camps) and made them entertainers, products spokespeople, and (oh yeah) athletes. The girls came from different backgrounds and had varying expectations, but were soon bound together in a one-of-a-kind phenomenon that no one could anticipate. This brief film (run time is only 76 minutes) can't hope to unravel the entire story behind this unprecedented journey, but it is good at highlighting the experience from the vantage point of the girls involved. Almost all the content is provided from the GLOW girls themselves and, as I said, that makes some of the more interesting aspects of the story left to speculation and rumor. But as a tribute to this new breed of entertainer, "GLOW" should more than satisfy those that loved the show and also those who are experiencing it anew.

One of the primary pleasures of "GLOW" is to catch up with some of your favorite characters. Not a lot of time, however, is spent on their modern lives. Instead, they share stories about the glory days. It's an interesting look at the rise and fall of celebrity, and the girls were smart enough to enjoy their time in the spotlight. Much of the film's first half gives you history with plenty of clips, skits, and even their infamous raps. It's an entertaining spectacle even today, so awful that (in many ways) it rises to the level of genius. But the documentary does have a more serious side as well. Many of the ladies are affected by the physical stresses of having a career in the ring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars LMFAO Brings me back to my child hood
What can I say GLOW, chainsaw, dementia, some of my all time favorite female wrestlers, I remember watching this late at night when my parents were sleeping. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Avid_Amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars Good documentary
Pretty good documentary, did not expect it to be so sad though, esp. fiji's part, just so sad, she is in the hospital now, very ill.
Published 6 months ago by the og one
5.0 out of 5 stars My order
Growing up as a wrestling fan G.L.O.W was a very important show that I used to watch. Loving the storylines and beauty of the women was amazing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Joseph Gunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome.
Everyone should watch this. While it's completely ridiculous, the wrestlers are mostly self-aware of the camp. Great story, heart-warmer. Highly recommend
Published 8 months ago by Brandon P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful documentary
Having grown up watching GLOW as a child I loved this documentary. It's very well made and centers around Mt. Fiji for the most part. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Anthony J Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome for Nostalgia
I used to love watching this growing up. Hearing the stories, seeing all the bonus features and watching the reunion brought back SO many memories. Love this documentary.
Published 11 months ago by Shannon
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Film
The film was good at tracing the problems, successes and history of the organization. I liked the reunion the ladies had. It was very touching. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Barry Ward
3.0 out of 5 stars Glow wrestling
It wasn't quite the hype I was looking for. The video isn't as great as some of the wrestling videos thats for sure.
Published 14 months ago by Steve Forman
5.0 out of 5 stars Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
I saw the movie and it tells about the girls during the years of wrestling and what there doing now. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Greg Milhoan
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