Category “Sport & Adventure”

The McGregor Effect

UFC 189 was the biggest event the UFC ever put on, whether it was the number of pay per view sales,  tickets sold, media coverage, Sinead O'Connor and Aaron Lewis preforming live as entrance music for the main event, all this was for a man who made his UFC debut two years prior, having only had 4 fights since, this is the The McGregor Effect. In this episode of UFC Beyond the Octagon we see journalist Gareth A Davies take us behind the scenes in order discover what it is that has made the young 27 year old MMA fighter so popular. We see interviews from McGregor's family, coaches,...

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Evolution of Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is routed in the tradition of self improvement, both in terms of body image and self worth, with a subculture rich in history, these men have given rise to a world of intense competition, driving competitors to bring their bodies to the absolute physical peak. Explore the lives of these individuals and what it takes to be selected to be the best in the world, Mr. Olympia and how that criteria has developed  and changed over the years. Defining what the best means and how the sport has evolved over the last 50 years. This is the evolution of...

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The Unexplored

In the winter of 2012, after 7 months on the sailing ship ATI, an unusual group of friends came to the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The Yucatan Peninsula is home to the largest and longest flooded caves in the world, tourists regularly visit to enjoy the water holes scattered around the area, but few of them realise that only a few meters underground lies an immense maze of submerged passageways of unimaginable beauty, hundreds of kilometres long. In this film we follow the ATI Cave Exploration Team and features extreme 'no-mount' exploration cave...

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Catch Me If You Can

Investigative journalist Mark Daly, is a keen athlete but for more than a year he had embedded himself into the murky world of doping in athletics. It's an investigation like none he has done before, having to push himself to his physical limit in order to truly understand the world he's entering, he even goes as far as becoming a doper himself. The story includes tales of coverup and hypocrisy, that have spanned some 30 years and include a few of the biggest names in sport, such as a British olympic legend. Daly asks do the cheats themselves still retain the upper hand in their...

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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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