Category “Sport & Adventure”

One Night in Vegas

On September 7th of 1996, the WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, set about stripping Bruce Seldon of his WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson at this point was a true cultural phenomenon, so it should be no surprise that himself and rap artist Tupac Shakur were close friends, Tyson is to boxing what Tupac is to Hip Hop. That night however, having been sitting ring side witnessing Tyson become champion, Tupac was later brutally gunned down in the street. In this film with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, we hear the story of that infamous night and also of the remarkable...

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Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a collectable card game, its strategic in nature, its got a little bit of hidden information were your hiding your cards from your opponent and playing them onto the battlefield in order to attack and block, reducing your opponent to zero life. The cards themselves are collected like baseball cards but a strategy game can be played using them and each card is like a chess piece. From the cards you collect you can customise your own deck making it unique to you. In this film we see VICE follow a professional Magic player who dropped out of college in order to have a...

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Don King, Unauthorized

If Don King were a city he would be Las Vegas, flamboyant, awake 24 hours a day, driven by money, routed in gambling and the mob. In March of 1991 reporter John Newfield went to Vegas searching for Don King, the man himself is bigger than boxing, he is a cultural phenomenon, he's been on the cover of just about every national magazine and Newfields purpose was to get beneath the electrified hair and mesmerising personality, but after asking Don King his first question he exploded in anger. The public may see him as a benign rouge but his roots go back to a violent past in Cleveland, Ohio...

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Celtic vs Rangers: Clash Of The Titans

A study of one of the biggest rivalries in football to date, two of Scotland's biggest teams, Glasgow Rangers FC and Glasgow Celtic FC. The rivalry itself is deeply rooted in Scotland's religious divide between catholics and protestants. Originally aired in the late 90's from this film we get a glimpse into this 'Old Firm' rivalry which fuelled many assaults and some deaths, on days were the two teams played against each other. A group that monitors sectarian activity in Glasgow has reported that acts of violence increase ninefold over your typical levels on match...

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Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

"Near the end of Floyd Mayweather's career there remained one epic disconnect, what the public wanted from him and what he promised himself, never to be treated as a peer, in Mayweather's estimation he has none. It was no longer about being the best fighter in the world but the most powerful ever. So why Pacquiao? why now? what changed? Not Mayweather, in the end it all went in his favour, the purse, the protocol, he got everything he wanted and now he has everything to loose." - Showtime releases their four part documentary on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight scheduled for this...

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Mayweather / Pacquiao: At Last

To truly appreciate where we are, this HBO epic starts right at the very beginning, on an island on the other side of the world, were we see the streets a boy would once sat for hours, peddling whatever he could find for spare change, desperate to find a way out. This was the case at least until he discovered a better way, a way that would eventually take him straight to the top, turning a man into a miracle through the sport of boxing. In Mayweather's case, he too came from streets with little promise but were the craft was a family business, a comfort for conflict was embedded in his...

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Champs

This is the epic story of three of the most successful boxers of our time, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins. This film documents their rise from nothing, how they chose the path of boxing as a means to escape poverty, examining our perception of the American Dream. Through various interviews we follow these fighters path from success to self-discovery as they recount their struggle to the top. CHAMPS unearths the unique resilience of these men in the face of life's most difficult obstacles - from personal finance to sustained brain...

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Manny Pacquiao ‘The Pacman’

The MGM Grande in Las Vagas 2009, Filipino Manny Pacquiao destroys Miguel Cotto and becomes the first man in history to win seven world titles in seven different boxing divisions. Few would have imagined that this former run away would one day emerge as the greatest fighter of his generation, even Thai magazine named him as one of the worlds most influential people and called his story a myth equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. Fronted by world leaders and movie stars he is an icon, an congressman and the symbol of h0pe for millions of Filipino's and yet behind the hype and glory,...

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Backyard Wrestling

Backyard Wrestling is a short documentary that began filming back in 1999 and finished up in 2002, it captures the passion and camaraderie that can be found amongst a handful of hardcore wrestling fans who sought a new way of life through wrestling. Looking for professional training these young amateurs wanted to turn a hobby into a reality and shortly after releasing this film a few ended up in promotions such as WWE, NWA, TNA, etc. This was a testament to drive, ambition and love these kids expresses for the sport of professional...

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