Tag: wrestling

To Be or Not To Be DTV: The films of WWE Studios - Part 2

After the WWE's success with The Call, they would stay in thriller territory for the much darker No One Lives (2013), an extremely violent genre movie from director Ryuhei Kitamura. Like The Call, No One Lives only features a wrestling...

To Be or Not To Be DTV: The films of WWE Studios

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is no doubt the most famous wrestling organisation in the world. Formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), the company has gone through many ups and downs before becoming the company it is today. In...

THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE Interview: Jake "The Snake" Roberts And Director Steve Yu Talk Overcoming Addiction

Flamboyant in the squared circle and famously troubled out of it, WWF/WWE legend, Jake "The Snake" Roberts lays bare his battle with addiction and fight for recovery in The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake. Roberts and the film's director, Steve...

Interview: Wrestling Superstars Diamond Dallas Page And Scott Hall Talk Addiction And Recovery In THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE

The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake focuses on one of professional wrestling's greatest stars, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and his fight for recovery from addiction.  Another wrestling legend, Diamond Dallas Page is the catalyst for Roberts' rehabilitation, seeing his old...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: DOGLEGS, An Intimate Look Into An Extreme World

Doglegs is a documentary that examines the inner lives of some of Japan's strangest wrestlers. The name refers to an underground wrestling circuit that pits disabled and able-bodied performers against each other in the ring, often to horrifyingly uncomfortable ends....

Crowdfund This! HotDocs Selection DOGLEGS Needs Your Help To Wrap Things Up!

How's this for an assurance of quality for prospective crowd funders? Not only is Heath Cozens' feature documentary Doglegs very nearly complete but it is already selected to premiere at the prestigious HotDocs festival in Toronto. But don't you need...

Slamdance 2015: Meet The Filmmakers, Part 1

The reason why I consider the Slamdance Film Festival a high priority for any new festival going year can be summed up in one word: Discovery.Now, surely discovery plays heavily into any fest the world over, whether that's finding a...

First Teaser For Live Action THE TIGER MASK

As the superhero genre continues to dominate the summer blockbuster season in Hollywood,  with Man of Steel and Iron Man 3 already box office smash hits, Japan has followed suit with Hentai Kamen and the upcoming Gatchaman.  Also joining in on...