Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows
DVD chronicles Bret Hart and Vince McMahon before during and after the Infamous Survivor Series Screw Job.
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I'm not gonna go into the speel about what happens in the documentary. Many other reviewers have done it already. I'll say it's an interesting documentary especially since it gives an idea into one of the most nastiest incidents in the sport.(more on that later)
A little one sided as far as the screw-job goes and presenting it. But that I guess is to be expected since this is a documentary about Bret. Also it's edited wrong and events are out of sequence. The 10 man tag match in Calgary took place in July of 97 a month before Bret fought the Undertker for the title and in the middle of Bret's anti-american angle(the survival of the fittest comment by wrestler Animal was him saying that the match wasn't about Canada vs the U.S) Bret's anti-American tirade happened the night after he wrestled Austin and before Austin attacked him in the ambulance.
Did the wwf/wwe screw Bret or did Bret screw himself? From the looks of it the answer seems to be the latter. When he went to WCW he went from being one of the top wrestlers to the hightest paid mid-carder in history and to quote Mick Foley's biography "WCW couldn't make Bret a star even though he was already one."
The movie is about the life and career of a very well known and famous wrestler, Bret Hart. It's about his life and his struggles with the WWF. And with Mr. McMahon, of course. Though wrestling is scripted, THIS is not. You also get to see the lighter side of Bret. The family side. You also see the toll his career takes on them.
I was really in awe as I watched "Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows." A very interesting documentary about the dark side of wrestling and the lives it can make....or destroy. Highly recommend this. Even if you don't like wrestling, you still might find this interesting.
In the end, Vince says "Bret screwed Bret." After seeing this, I'm not too sure about that. Don't know what to think. I really do enjoy the WWF, but it's hard to know for sure who was right. This documentary does open you mind to ideas and theories. In the end, it's really YOU who decides is telling the truth.
Whether one takes the sport seriously or as prefabricated entertainment "drama", the documentary offers something for everyone. While the "battles" are short, the insider's look at Hart's life shows that wrestlers are more than the "cartoons" they portray in the ring.
This is one "rumble" that satisfies.
It's pretty clear as to who was the bad guy and who screwed who and gues what?
He's not Canadian.
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Thanks again for the great price and service, guys. Everything was on time and in perfect order. Everything was first class! Always great to see Bret Hart bitching about his life! Read morePublished on April 20 2013 by Luc Durocher
A very honest documentary about the events leading up to Bret Hart leaving the WWE. It is worth while watching to find out what happens behind the scenes in wrestling.Published on Oct. 28 2012 by Harv Rentz
Although yrs. later somewhat dated, it was still a thrill to go back in time.Published on May 7 2009 by Harold K. Errington
This video is basically a VERY one-sided viewpoint on Bret Hart's final days in the World Wrestling Federation. Read morePublished on April 15 2003
Very powerful documentary about the truth of pro-wrestling. If you love wresting or even if you hate it, you'll love this movie. Awesome!Published on Nov. 20 2002 by Rosa A. Carrion
This video takes you behind the scenes and contains SHOCKING footage of what actually goes on backstage in the WWF in 1996-97. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2002 by Behramjee Ghadially