UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie [Blu-ray]
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In the main documentary portion of this film, the life of the youngest Gracie brother is succinctly chronicled. From his family legacy (which ultimately birthed UFC) to his younger years spent in training to his MMA dominance and even his passing of the torch, the documentary covers all the main portions of Royce's life and is extremely interesting for fight fans.
Also included in this set are all of Royce's UFC bouts (including the latest foray against Matt Hughes) as well as some "bonus" fights in Japan's PRIDE league. For UFC fans who remember those "early years", those UFC 1-5 matches will bring back a wave of nostalgia.
Perhaps the most interesting theme of this whole set, however, is the "contradiction in terms" that Royce was to the UFC. On one hand, his family almost single-handedly created the sport and defined its submission-style fighting that is still widely in use today. On the other hand, however, Royce's pure style (staying in the guard position waiting for a mistake to capitalize in) actually ushered in a system of rounds and stand-up rules to the UFC, as the rowdier-than-the-most-of-us fans of the sport did not appreciate the "ground & pound" fights.
Simply put, if you remember (or especially were a fan of) Royce Gracie or the early UFC whatsoever (or are just looking for a history lesson), this is a must-own collection. You really won't need to own anything else of the kind.
This Blu-Ray set is loaded with extras, not to mention most of his fight including his Pride FC fights! Definitely brought back fond memories of when I watched it on VHS. It's also packaged as a Digibook and has many colorful pages, photos, and facts about Royce. If you're a fan of the UFC I can't see how you can't love this Blu-Ray!
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had to return for replacement, disc 1 didn't work,
Disc 2 was very disappointing. we'll see more when the
but i want to try again and see if a different one will play. Good luck to all all alPublished 23 months ago by shawn
Disc one would not play on any DVD player in my home, nor any computer. This was a Xmas gift for my nephew, and it was a disappointment. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Michael J. Connell
The fights on the disc that worked were great. But the other disc was broken when it came in the mail and wouldn't play.Published on September 24, 2013 by Trey
The product came quickly, the dvd only skips through about 1 minute of footage, so it made it a great deal for the price i paid !!!!!Published on February 5, 2013 by Mark Ryan Hamill Senior