Beyond the Mat
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My problem here is, they removed the director only commentary and also the Mick Foley solo commentaries from the previous disc. I don't see why this happened, as the Terry Funk & director commentary from the previous disc IS still on there. It's not like they couldn't have fit all of it on one disc.
A very solid documentary that everyone should check out if they have not already, but I'd advise picking up the previous release, as the special features are stronger.
For the sake of completeness, I'd give the original DVD relase 4 stars.
I was a big fan of wrestling many years ago and just started watching again this year. The game is more electrifying than ever and things have changed since the 80's of WWF. The focus on certain wrestlers in this documentary was very fun and shocking to watch at the same time.
From Terry Funk getting the doctor's prognosis of his battered body, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and the demons in his life which was a shock to watch and most of all, the segment that really hooked me in was Mick Foley's segment and how his family handled watching him get beat during "Royal Rumble". Also, one of the reasons to BUY this DVD is the comments Mick Foley had in the special features commentary in which he comments about the Rock hitting him and boy, you can tell Mick Foley was pissed at the Rock. Also, you see a few features on a few WWF and ECW stars in this documentary.
Some people may want to call this documentary perhaps "The True Secrets behind wrestling". I'm actually surprised to see the added footage of Vince McMahon...whoah! A lot of things are in this video. From people trying to get into the business, the dangers of the business and the wrestler outside of the ring.
As for the audio and video, the video has good colors, audio...I wasn't expecting digital 5.1 to begin with. As for the special features, it comes with a trailer, production notes...not that much compared to other movies/documentaries but if one thing truly shines in the special features category, it's the commentaries on this DVD which are the big thing. You have to watch Mick Foley's commentary. If anything, after I watched this movie, you have more respect for Mick.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
seen it first time it aired now I own it rock and mankinds awesomePublished 4 months ago by destry prysiazny
Does not seem like it is the full version of the dvd. Slightly disappointedPublished 6 months ago by Amanda M
An excellent and revealing documentary. Wrestling fans who have an idealistic view of the sport will find it disturbing. This is as real as it gets.Published 7 months ago by C. Alfano
I was told it was a new dvd When I played it it skipped and froze When I took it out and looked at the dvd it had scratches and digs all over itPublished 9 months ago by Eda Hart
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