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2 80's Wrestling Comedies that need to be on DVD

Old 09-03-03, 06:20 AM
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2 80's Wrestling Comedies that need to be on DVD

Does any other wrestling fans want Body Slam & Grunt released on DVD as much as I do? I am a huge wrestling nut & have both of these on VHS, but they are in pretty bad shape, so I am hoping for DVD releases. I know MGM owns the rights to Body Slam, but Grunt was a Vestron release & I have no idea who has there catalog now. I wish MGM owned them both & would put out a Double Feature of them, I don't need extras with them, just a good widescreen transfer will do. I know Joe Bob Briggs gave Grunt a 8/10 on the vomit-o-meter so maybe he will get the rights to it for his new DVD line.
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Old 09-03-03, 06:56 AM
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Don't forget-all the marbles-starring Peter Falk-movie about women's wrestling.
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Old 09-03-03, 06:58 AM
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While we're at it, why not also release the A-Team episode with Mr. T and Hulk Hogan?

Or the Hogan movie where he's an alien...
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Ummmm Suburban Commando has been on DVD for exactly one year now. It came out Sept. 3rd, 2002.

Unless Hogan was in another movie as an alien...


While on the subject of Wrestling movies, where's No Holds Barred?!?!
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Old 09-03-03, 08:44 AM
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I forgot about No Holds Barred, There is also a Women's Wrestling movie starring Gerard Depeardeui (sp?) I only remember it because the female wrestler in the movie loses her top during a match, funny stuff.
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What about the Henry Winkler wrestling movie? Is that on DVD? I really enjoyed it.
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Old 09-03-03, 09:36 AM
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What about the Roddy Piper/Jesse Ventura cop show... Tag Team?
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lets see, GRUNT: The Wrestling Movie was released by Vestron Video, which is now owned by Artisan Entertainment, and I can garuntee you thats not high on Artisan's list. I could be wrong but whatever.

Henry Winkler's Movie is called "The One and Only" and is currently owned by Paramount Entertainment...I know Martin Blythe posts here...so try asking him.

I wish No Holds Barred were on DVD, it was released in theatres by Columbia Pictures but it was made by New Line Cinema, so they would now hold the rights.

All The Marbles, which is VERY good was released by MGM in 1981, so it could be a part of the Warner Brothers library now, but there is a possiblility it could still be within MGM's holdings.

Body Slam is an interesting one, it does not appear that it's owned by MGM, however it is owned by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, which of course is Dino De Laurentiis' group, they have a strong relationship with both Anchor Bay & Universal...so who knows.
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I agree with Body Slam, they play it quite a bit on cable, and i always watch when it's on..

Where did you find out who owns the rights to the films? Website?
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If we are going Body Slam, please lets get a Hal Needham commentary boys. And to be a completist, but not necessarily talking quality here, what about Lyle Alzado's late 80's show, "Learning the Robes" which was syndicated and featured him as a school teacher(I believe) wrestling under a mask(and he somehow turned into the Revolting Blob in Billy Madison). Lots of wrestler cameos in that one from the NWA.
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