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|Biography - Mike Tyson |
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Actor: Mike Tyson
Genres: Television, Documentary
In the ring and out, see the rage that made him a champion and led to his downfall in this portrait of a man who can't defeat the demons inside him.
A Brilliant But Self Destructive Boxer!!
Phil S. | 01/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fascinating A&E Biography of the reknowned and brilliant boxer Mike Tysonwith an unfortunate self-destructive mean streak!!It's an excellent video!!"
Phil S. | USA | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You don't have to be a boxing fan or historian to enjoy this product. It is carefully assembled from rare footage and well-conducted and edited interviews with friends and co-workers. The subject is a great athlete of with high aspiration; his scientific physical and mental preparation, including an intellectual study of his occupation, bespeak a remarkably disciplined man in his worklife, but the antithesis in his private life. In that light, he should be taken very seriously as a cultural enigma. The reported menacing behavior is also well-documented and intolerable, though it seems that his complexity has been misunderstood by many.
This DVD concludes in the mid-'90s when he was living as a convict, when a future "comeback", or return at some level was just shakey speculation. His re-emergence, including more violence and confusion, of course is not covered. A very impressive production, nonetheless."
Nice but could be better
Michael Williams Jr. | Detroit, MI United States | 02/24/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
Anyone considering buying this DVD should note that it was done in 1994. This DVD gives a cursory review of Mike Tyson and does NOT include his professional and personal battles after prison. The interviews are good and keeps a steady pace, but more could have been said."