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Pride FC - Hardcore Knockouts, Vol. 1

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The Japanese PRIDE Fighting Championships are the premier event of mixed martial arts an extreme sport that incorporates elements of judo karate jiu jitsu kickboxing and wrestling into a no-holds-barred style of fighting. Designed to be played on portable Playstations this collection presents nothing but nonstop action with clips of the greatest knockouts in PRIDE history including fighters Wanderlei Silva Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and Fedor Emelianenko.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES Rating: NR UPC: 787364688999

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  • Actors: Jay Glazer, Frank Trigg
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bci / Eclipse
  • DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000M8NMWS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,851 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Pride FC - Hardcore Knockouts, Vol. 1" on IMDb

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By robbypark on July 10, 2006
Format: DVD
PRIDE or PRIDE Fighting Championships is the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world. It is based in Japan and currently promoted by Dream Stage Entertainment (DSE). Its inaugural event was held at the Tokyo Dome on October 11, 1997, promoted by Kakutougi Revolution Spirits (KRS). It is the most popular MMA organization in the world based on the number of event attendees: the PRIDE Final Conflict 2003 event had over 67,000 people in the audience. The audience record is 91,107 people on the PRIDE and K-1 co-production Shockwave/Dynamite, held in August 2002. It is considered to be the premiere MMA organization on the planet.

PRIDE Bushido is the branch of PRIDE FC that showcases the lighter weight fighters. Since its inception, early Bushido shows were often criticized by the Japanese media for not having enough action. In my opinion, Bushido 4 was the turning point that placed Bushido on the path to becoming the hottest event in Mixed Martial Arts today.

Unlike many MMA fight events, you get a ton of bang for your buck. There are 10 fights on the original PPV fight card with an 11th bonus fight in the Extra Features section of the DVD. Here is a spoiler-free breakdown of the fights:

Luiz Buscape vs Hiroyuki Abe - 7/10

Dokonjonosuke Mishima vs Marcus Aurelio - 9/10

- a tremendous fight between two top Lightweight fighters.

Amar Suloev vs Dean Lister - 4/10

- What looked like a decent match on paper, turns out to be a terrible snoozefest.

Hayato Sakurai vs Brady Fink - 6/10

- A pretty large mismatch as the legendary Hayato "Mach" Sakurai takes on an upstart American in Brady Fink. Sakurai's original opponent Crosley Gracie, was forced to withdraw due to injury.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By M. G Watson VINE VOICE on May 3, 2007
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Most knockout compilations suck. It's just a plain fact. You get ahold of them, usually after forking over a lump of hard-earned dough, and after one or two viewings of a string of badly edited, often poor-quality KOs presented without any context, they gather dust somewhere on a back shelf until the inevitable yard sale. Bo-ring.

PRIDE FC - HARDCORE KNOCKOUTS VOL. I is a pleasant exception to this rule. It is a slickly packaged, well-produced and reasonably well commentated 110 minutes of some of the nastiest KOs to occur in the legendary PRIDE ring. Fans of MMA and of PRIDE fighting in particular will not be disappointed in what I hope is the first of a several-volume series.

The DVD is hosted by current IFL representative and former MMA legend Bas Rutten, and PRIDE's ringside commentator, Mauro Renallo. Rutten is maybe a bit too caffinated to give his best performance here, but nobody at the Kraft Services table was gonna tell "El Guapo" he couldn't have that sixth cappucino. Renallo, with his Brent Mussberger voice and Jim Lampley diction, is slightly annoying as always, but otherwise does his job of lobbing semi-rhetorical questions at Bas with skill and aplomb.

Now for the good stuff. HARDCORE KNOCKOUTS is a densely-layered highlight reel combining random one-punch KOs, the career-best KOs of various marquee fighters, and several important PRIDE fights in their entirety.

The disc starts with a series of brutal knockouts from various PRIDE cards, including some stunners by Ken Shamrock, Gary "Big Daddy" Goodridge and Gilbert Yvel. It segues into the best performances of Fedor Emilianenko, Wanderlei Silva, Mirko Cro Cop, Quinten "Rampage" Jackson, Chuck "the Iceman" Liddell and Igor Vovchanchyn.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By fco mardones on March 20, 2006
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There's a huge difference between this set and Legacy Vol. 1, as this one is full of action, and includes the debut of some legends in this recently born sport.
This pack includes the events where Pride FC absorbed the best fighters in the world. They took place between 1999 and 2000, when Silva, Sakuraba, Vovchanchyn, Kerr, Goodridge, Goes and Herring helped to slowly establish Pride as the only place where the best fighters could make a name for themselves.
I would say that here you'll find the second big MMA generation, as Royce, Ken Shamrock, Frye, Severn and Oleg constitute the first one. In this second generation, we start to enjoy the first really well rounded fighters, and some very entertaining stand up skills.
During this period of time, UFC had its pick moment, and slowly started to lose it's place. I guess every MMA fan would have dreamed to see Frank, Tito, Randy and Bas, fighting in these events, but they stayed at the UFC.
The only flaw in this box set, is that it doesn't include Pride number 10, surely because is so good that they want to sell it separately. Anyway..., a must have!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Edward Dunlap on June 1, 2007
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This is a great introduction to Pride and the greater world of mixed martial arts. Unlike other knockout compilations, they don't just show knockouts, but good fights as well (a few end in decision or submission). There is also a fluidity to the presentation, unlike the UFC's compilations, which usually only show us a few seconds of the fight.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By shivatrance VINE VOICE on September 17, 2005
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While the first Legacy set seems to revolve around Sakuraba (obviously not meant to purposefully since it is simply the first five events), this set represents the rise of the Axe Murderer.

See his first fight in the PRIDE ring to work his way up to legendary status.

There is also some great fights here for the Sakuraba fans too. For instance, Royler Gracie vs. Saku in PRIDE 8. Classic fight. Let yourself judge it.

Get this DVD as soon as it comes out; certainly seems to be the best way to collect the PRIDE Fighting Championship events.
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