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Facing Ali [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 9643746
  • Release Date: 12/29/2009
  • Rating: R
$9.99

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • Animated trivia cards
    • "After the Bell" featurette
    • "Bringing the Fights to Life" featurette
    • "Facing Ali: Book to Screen" featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Facing Ali
    Muhammad Ali was arguably the greatest boxer of the 20th century, and that rare fighter whose presence in the culture of the day was equal to (or perhaps even greater than) his remarkable skills in the ring. Ali was a superb fighter who squared off against a variety of gifted athletes during his career, and filmmaker Pete McCormack offers a new perspective on Ali through this documentary, in which some of his opponents speak about their experiences with the man. Facing Ali includes interviews with Joe Frazier, who speaks of the bitterness that still remains of his rivalry with Ali; George Chuvalo, a Canadian fighter who recalls that while Ali defeated him, he went dancing with his wife afterward while the winner went to the hospital; George Foreman, whose memories include a powerful punch that Ali chose not to land; Leon Spinks, whose 1978 upset victory over Ali thrust him into a level of fame he was not prepared to handle; Ernie Terrell, who discusses the technique and strategy behind Ali's approach; and many more. Produced in association with Spike TV, Facing Ali was an official selection at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Joe Frazier
      Joe Frazier
    • George Foreman
      George Foreman
    • George Chuvalo
      George Chuvalo
    • Muhammad Ali
      Muhammad Ali
    • Image coming soon
      Larry Holmes



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow, one of the best i've seen

      Posted
      Tomwadek

      I've seen many Ali documentaries but this one is special. This is not a 3 hour documentary on Archive footage and if your looking for that there is plenty out there of just that. This film is something special because it tells a story about Muhammad Ali through the eyes of those who stepped into the ring to face him. It gives you an amazing insight on boxing and how it changed these athletes into the people we know them today. It gives you a look at a man who changed the world and boxing. You can see the respect these men have for their fellow brothers. The camera work is amazing, the music is bliss, and the editing is smooth. There isn''t a single boring moment and the movie doesn't drag. It's a must have.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty Good

      Posted
      Thrifty
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      I purchased this because my dad is a huge Ali fan. Although I like hearing stories from those who fought Ali, I felt like it was more ABOUT the fighters themselves, than about them fighting Ali. The only one that I thought had some strong relevance to Ali was Frazier. But, it's still a good addition to an Ali collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent and Beautiful story of Ali`s fights

      Posted
      MrCmart
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      Ail live in a nut shell.This is about his most famous fights as told by his opponents , Manager and Trainers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ali fans must have

      Posted
      PoetrynMotion
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      This movie is great in the way it has displayed Ali as not just a great boxer but a great humanitarian.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Jessica34
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I loved this movie about Ali, I love watching anything on his life. My family really loved this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DVD for Ali fans

      Posted
      cmdampier
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      My husband is a huge Muhammad Ali fan and he loved this DVD! The footage is remarkable!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Wasn't what I expected

      Posted
      Pukka2013
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      I thought this would have a lot more clips from Ali's fights. It was disappointing.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderfully done!

      Posted
      Danielle
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      A great film depicting the memories of famous fighters against a legend! Great film!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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