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The Best of GLOW??? Hardly...
on November 30, 2006
"Best of Glow" sounds like the ultimate fan's dream but this dvd is far from it. Unfortunately whoever put this dvd together probably didn't know a thing about the show or consult any fans whatsoever. The main feature of this dvd is one complete 40 plus minute episode with Steve Blance's opening office skit when he was "commissioner", opening show theme, matches, skits, etc... from the show's fourth and final televised season. The "rare" bonus matches are also from that same era which is post- David McLane: Thunderbolt and Lightning vs Broadway Rose & Hollywood and a handicap match with Star and The Widow vs Mt. Fiji. These matches are FAR from being the best.
In all, the total running time of the dvd is barely an hour contrary to the description here labeling this as a 2 hour dvd. Here's what's lacking. 1) There's no update on any of the GLOW girls. They could have done a "where are they now" and interviewed some of them. 2) They didn't showcase anything or anyone from the first two seasons (however there are 2 matches from Season 2 on the Volume 2 Best of dvd). 3) They didn't bother making any compilations of skits, rap intros, matches...nothing. 4) Susie Spirit breaking her arm was certainly a moment GLOW fans won't forget 5) The GLOW games of Summer 6) It's missing the music videos "Nasty & Mean" and "Good Girls Don't" 7) No one from behind the scenes was interviewed in terms of talking about the impact GLOW had on women's wrestling back in the 80s 8) No coverage of David McLane leaving the show along with several other GLOW stars...and the list goes on and on about what this dvd lacks. The only small feature thats also on the dvd that I didn't mention is a scrapbook which is nothing more than old articles and photographs taken from the official GLOW magazines that were released back when the show was still on the air. I can only hope maybe Vince McMahon will buy the rights to this series and put out a decent DVD collection to truly represent The Best of GLOW. Having said all this I still recommend the true GLOW fans buy these dvds in hopes that maybe they'll see that the sales are strong enough to actually produce season sets and maybe get some of those extra special features. By the way those bonus matches on Volume 2 are: 6 girl tag team match with Tina (aka WWE's Ivory), Ashley, and Little Fiji vs Angel, Hollywood and Vine with match commentary by Sir Miles Headlock and Ninotchka. The other match is an awesome submission match between Tina Ferrari and Attache with commentary by Hollywood and Sir Miles Headlock.