In A World of Good Guys and Bad Guys, He Was Both.
Canadian wrestler Ian Hodgkinson has endured more body slams than most people could survive. Childhood abuse, homelessness, exploitation at the hands of unscrupulous promoters, injury, addiction, love found and love lost and friendships shattered. Vampiro Angel, Devil, Hero exposes the seamy underbelly of fame in the world of professional wrestling and traces one mans heart-of-darkness journey from the top rope to rock bottom and back up again. A man who is an angel to his family. A devil to society and a hero to his fans. His name is Vampiro, aka El Vampiro Canadiense, aka Ian Hodgkinson, and his is one of the great, untold stories of professional wrestling until now.
Bonus Features: ٠Photo Gallery٠ Deleted Scenes ٠Alternate Ending
From the Contributor
Vampiro features Canadian-born international wrestling superstar Ian Hodgkinson (aka El Vampiro);
Top Customer Reviews
The documentary provides an intimate look into Vampiro's life - merging in the present and past, showing us where he came from. My initial impression before I saw the movie was that Ian Hodgkinson (Vampiro) was purely an agressive wrestler, but that was before I saw the man behind Vampiro. Never once during the documentary was I aware of how much time had passed, so engrossed in it was I.
I'm not sure who Robert is, but the interviews I've seen with Ian have shown him to be enthusiastic about the movie - and that he was fully consulted with the movie and his feedback incorporated.
His daughter is adorable; his love for her so obvious in this film. Good for Ian; Great for Dasha!
Not sure which was better - the given ending or the alternate ending.
Music score is excellent. Be sure to watch all of the "extra features" they'll add to your enjoyment.
Bob Barnett is right that it could have gone way deeper, but I think fans will be satisfied with it. It would have been nice to see more of his recent work in the Guardian Angels-Mexico.
May God bless Ian Hodgkinson and his family. Thank you for sharing this part of yourself with us.
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This movie is just nothing, revolving around a lame plotline of a failed lucha show Vamp was organizing.
It could have been so much more. But they refused to allow his input.