Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
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Actors: Vince McMahon, Steve Austin, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Stephanie McMahon
Just who is Vincent Kennedy McMahon? To some he is the sports entertainment innovator and visionary corporate leader of a multimillion dollar company. To others he is evil personified- the manipulative sadistic boss of a... more »
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Entertaining, but lacking....
William T. Whitehead | 08/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD hoping to find out much more then I knew about Vince McMahon, especially concerning his life early on, and working in the "old world" of wrestling. The DVD begins with Vince taking over his father's company and uniting the wrestling territories into one national Federation....it then jumps to him as an announcer and Survivor Series '97.....?!?!
Basically this DVD truly is about "Mr. McMahon", the character....and leaves a lot to be desired in terms of learning about Vince McMahon the person. I admit, there are some great stories in here, and you do find out some things about Vince that most people do not know....but it's often brought up casually in the conversation as if the viewer already knew about it. For example, Vince spent the early part of his life in a trailer park and on/around military bases...this helps give the viewer an idea of what motivated him to work so hard,etc yet is completey glossed over...it would have been nice to spend some time on details like this, so when a story comes around, the viewer already has an understanding of Vince's roots.
The formula here is "McMahon vs Wrestler X; Was it the character or the person?" next...."McMahon vs Wrestler X; How much of Vince is in that character?"...."McMahon and Winning: He likes to win". Very surface level stuff here...they don't REALLY get into depth on the good stories either....ie the infamous court case about steroid use where Hogan and McMahon had a falling out; they simply bring up that they had a beef but now work together again. Lame. Vince, if you truly aren't afraid of anything, tell us what you REALLY think...us fans do want to know.
WWE has had some great DVD sets, and I was looking forward to this one, but the content fell a bit flat for me...it easily could have been 3-discs....1 for the real McMahon, 1 for the Character, and 1 for the extras.
With that said, it certainly is entertaining at points, but 80% of it the general public could have learned somewhere else, or already knows. I definitely would recommend a rental...then decide for yourself. The extras are worth it if you do not own the matches already, and some of the deleted stories are better then what was kept in the main program...a solid package that will entertain, but WWE has done better."
Jekyll and Hyde Have Been Fused Together For One DVD Only!
R.A. McKenzie | New York | 06/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't understand what everybody's problem with "WWE: MCMAHON" is. Yes, Vince McMahon is an egomaniacal businessman who's made some questionable decisions. But when somebody takes control of an ambitious enterprise and runs it 24/7 for over two decades, what do you expect? Trust me, this 2-disc treatment on the WWE's head maestro is not the self-congratulating borefest we feared it would be.
The DVD mainly focuses on Vince McMahon's role during the creation of the WWF, and during the Attitude Era (late '90s). Some obvious topics like WCW, the Montreal Screwjob, and the Stone Cold Steve Austin feud are given plenty of coverage. Enough interviews from many people bring a good mix of nostaliga for us hardcore fans. However, newer viewers should be able to jump right in. Many WWE documentaries discuss topics that only longtime fans will understand, but the "MCMAHON" program is incredibly easy to follow. For example, when discussing the creation of the WWF, a map shows who owned which territory, and how Vince McMahon made the global entertainment possible.
Some unexpected topics like the XFL, Triple H's marriage into the family, and Vince's in-ring prowess (or lack thereof) are addressed. The amount of detail given to each chapter is impressive, but even better news is that none of the "MCMAHON" feature is done in "kayfabe" (character-speak).
Another pleasant surprise is that the "MCMAHON" documentary shows a very human side to the family. Seeing Vince's warmth when talking about being a grandfather, or admitting that certain storylines went wrong, or listening to his fierce determination to the business, or why he misses the Monday Night Wars --- it's rare to see Vince speak plainly and humble (he occasionally seems caught off-guard). Before I watched this DVD, I wouldn't have thought maybe Bret Hart deserved a little bit of a screwjob, or that maybe the WWE Chairman needs to be on TV from time to time. You won't see a more normal Vince McMahon anywhere, except maybe on the "SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM" DVD.
I have very few criticisms for the documentary on Disc One. I wish the we got a little more info on Vince's commentary days, or more from his childhood and role models. Also, there's no mention whatsoever of Owen Hart's death. Maybe that subject would bother some people, but I agree fellow Amazon reviewers that the tragedy should've been discussed at least briefly. My last gripe is that there is a segment highlighting the McMahon Family's dysfunction on TV, and it goes on for a very long time. It's great that Linda, Shane, and Stephanie all speak plainly about their storylines. However, we see clip after clip after clip after clip...I think the chapter clocked in at 15-20 minutes. Keep in mind that these are very small complaints, and that no WWE documentary is perfect.
The main theme on most WWE documentaries is the duality of their talent. Jake Roberts was a gifted psychologist with insufferable demons. Bret Hart was the best wrestler ever whose potential was cut short by 3 years of horrific tragedy. The Ultimate Warrior was a charismatic physical specimen who couldn't get a grasp on his purpose or personality. Billy Graham was way ahead of his time and went through many years of addiction, but is now a man who loves God and is grateful for his contributions.
Vince McMahon is an ambitious entrepeneur whose ego is what drives him to unparalleled success and to equally shocking failures. Could I be drinking the Kool-Aid of "Mr. Mac-Man"? Yeah, I might be...but doesn't that speak volumes about how persuasive he can be? Watch the "MCMAHON" DVD and its Extra Features...its as entertaining as it is encyclopedic.
Disc One includes some deleted scenes that all would've been worth being on the main documentary. My personal favorite is William Regal thanking Vince for helping him overcome his drug problems. Disc Two includes 8 matches. I only liked a few of them, but I don't think anybody will be surprised by that. I wish they included his VENGEANCE 2003 match against Zach Gowen because it's (arguably) the best example of McMahon's ring ability, but otherwise it's the best selection you could ask for."
Mr. McMahon dvd is a 5 star dvd
lex Fryling | PA | 09/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
Let me start off real quick before i review the matches and say that the story of vinces life was preatty well told so that is a plus to the dvd.
1. Stone Cold Steve austin vs. Mr McMahon for the wwe title- This had the crowd on the edge of its seat the only problem was the match never started basically a segent between vince and stone cold and looked like stone cold was going to have his hand tied behind his back but the match never started because mick foley came down and beat the [...] out of austin. I wont rate this becauyse the match never started buit a okay segement but could have been used for a match instead. Winner no contest. match Rating Not Rated.
2. Stone COld vs. Mr McMahon in a steel cage match for the number one contnder for the wwe title- This was a nice way to kick off disk two of the dvd. The matrch did not take place in the ring that much but there was alot of outside action. One spot that i got to give up for vince was he took a sick bump off the steel cage through the table sweet stuff. ALot of this match austin dominated till the big show came out. A surprise ending which helped this match as well. Winner stone OCld steve Austin. Match RAting 8/10.
3. The McMahons vince and shne vs. Stone cold in a handicap ladder match- This was a preatty good match could ahev been better but for the experience of the mcmahons theyt did a good job. Lots of work near the ladder near the satge and shne took some sick shots to the ladder. ALso as nice table spot with stone cold and shane were austin jumped off the ladder through the table. Preatty good match. WInners The McMahons vince and shane. Match RAting 7.5/10.
4. Vince McMahon vs HHH in a street- This is proboly my second favorite match on this card ias i will say that vince and hh did a awsome job here a great 30 minutes of action and a great storyline to go with it. This was a absolute blood fest. Started out a little slow but than mankind brought down a whole cart of items. Lots of items including a trash can 2 by four Steel pipe strret signes sledgeham,mer and alot of more stuff. This was even taken out into the parking lot. VInce took a sick bump inb this match when he climed up and fell 15 off the stageing equitment. The end was awosme and a huge surprise turn by stephine great match. WInner HHH. Match Rating 9/10.
5. Vince McMahon vs. SHane McMhon in a street fight- to floow up a great match this one was even better. I would have to say that the way that they built this match was awsome the storylines and everything> anyway this amtch was awsoem it had everytinhg trash cans sreet signs a table spot a kendo stick and when linda arose from her chair i was schocked. A nice van terminator that i think was a first ever in hte wwe. Great match. WInner Shane McMahon. Match RAting 9.5/10.
6. Rick Flair vs. Mr. McMahon in a strret fight- This was no were near as good as the last two street fights on this disk. There was alot of blood but not that many items. There is not alot to say it did have a good storyline but these twos age could not carry an awosme match but it was not horriable. WInner RIck Flair. Match Rating 7/10.
7. Hulk Hogan vs. Mr. McMahon in a strret fight- This was another awsome street giht. Unlike the flair one this had all the hpye and the wrestrlemania enviroment. Great storyline as it was true in real life to. Started out a little slow but than they brought a chair into it but there were some sick shots including mcmhon taking them hardest one with a sick shot off his skull. Then they borught out a ladder and a awsome table spot were vince jumps off the ladder through a table. He gets a steel pipe and the look on his face is like sating it was awoms.e match finshes off with alot of near fallsa and a appreence by roddy roddy piper. Winner Hulk Hogan. match Rating 8.5/10.
8. Stephine McMahon vs. Mr McMahon in a i quit match- This was not my favoite match and i would say that it is my least favorite on this disk. I can say that it had a good storyline but for an i quit this match was sad. Only one weapon used a steel pipe the rest was not that good. WInner Mr. McMahon. Match Rating 5/10.
9. Undertaker vs. Mr. McMahon in a buried alive match- This was a pretty soild match. I kind of liked it. Right from the get go this match was brutal. McMahon was busted open inn like the first 10 seconds of this match. Lots of blood and some nice weapons used including a steel shovle steel steps tv monters. A sick part in this match were taker slammes the steel stpes on mcmahons leg look like it broke his ankle. Winner Mr. McMahon. Match Rating 7.5/10.
Well that raps up another. I would give the Mr. Mcmhon dvd a grade of 62/80 whcih is a 77% which means this is a perfect dvd. I would say that there are 3 mqtches that make this dvd awsome and others that make it good and the documentry was good to. If you can tell me if my review was helful or not i would appreicate that. Thanks for your time."
Nice view on who Vince McMahon is and his alter egos!
D. Ernst | 08/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ok... Well... I see that there is only one review for this dvd and so I decided to write this review since watching the dvd as I got it today. This dvd is a two disc set that gives you different views of Vincent Kennedy McMahon, The business man, Mr. McMahon the ruthless boss and the family man.. The first dvd has a biography part that is 3 hours long that also includes some funny extras. The biography portion gives you alot of insight about past incidents approved/disapproved storylines, Ted Turner taking Vince to court, points of views from various wrestlers and agents with much more entertaining scandals including Katie Vick that have never been heard about.
I rated this dvd a three because I felt I pretty much got duped into buying another dvd that I have all the matches of, on previous dvd's. They could have added much more and made this set a three disc instead of two with different matches.
All in all it is well worth the money just for the first disc. I've been a wrestling fan for quite a long time already and can say, there are some stuff on this disc that I haven't even heard about. The extras on it are funny as well..."