Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"The Wrestler" Blu-Ray Review

I told you guys that I'd review my new copy of "The Wrestler" on Blu-Ray, and that it wouldn't be a review of the actual movie, but rather the Blu-Ray as a whole.

Well, there's only two bonus features on the disc and you can find them both on the net without buying the movie. A few days ago I linked you guys to a "Wrestler Roundtable" in which Brutus Beefcake, Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine, Lex Luger and Diamond Dallas Page were on hand to discuss their thoughts on the movie. This entire segment is included on the Blu-Ray. It's really interesting to see these former superstars so humbled by the movie. They discuss their road to success, and make the same comparisons with their lives to that of Randy "The Ram" Robinson's.

The best part of the roundtable for me was the discussion on steroids in professional wrestling. Luger admits to using them, and says that he's now an advocate against performance enhancing drugs. Luger looks sickly (maybe because he's not on the juice anymore), and talks about his regrets in his previous life. I think Lex stands out in this roundtable because we've heard so little about him even though he's been involved in incidents like the one with Miss Elizabeth's death.

The second bonus feature was a music video for Bruce Springsteen's original song "The Wrestler." You can watch the video below. Springsteen hasn't lost it, and this song grabs your heart just like the film did.

All in all, I was a little disappointed with the bonus features for the Blu-Ray. I would loved to have seen a "making of" segment, but because the movie is so damn good, It really didn't bother me that much. I'm happy to have the film in my collection. If you still haven't seen the movie and you're reading this blog, you're seriously blowing my mind, and making me wonder if you live life bass ackwards...

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely loved this movie--a must see for anyone who loves character-driven drama (not only for wrestling fans).

    Thanks for this review!