Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WWE WrestleMania - The Complete Anthology 1985-2005|
Actors: Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Greg Valentine
Directors: Jack Simon, Kevin Dunn
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Television, Sports
Every Ring, Every Bell ? Every Single WrestleMania Moment. From Hall of Famers like Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant to The Rock and Undertaker to Mike Tyson and even NFL great Lawrence Taylor. See immortals collide and ti... more »
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Beware of disk and packaging errors.
P. Abramoff | Moorpark, California United States | 12/22/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This 21-disk set does contain all 21 Wrestlemanias.
However, be warned about these major drawbacks:
*You will notice on several of the Wrestlemanias,
especially the later ones, that there is fuzzing out
on the screen. This is blotting out of the "WWF" logos
throughout, on signs, turnbuckles, cameramen's shirts,
and elsewhere. This is very annoying, and it is very
pervasive on Wreslemanias 14-19. Even sound is edited,
whereby verbally saying "WWF" is silenced out.
*I have now, to date, had to return this box set three
times due to packaging and disk errors (once here to
Amazon). The first time, disk 5 had a freeze point.
Amazon would not replace the defective disk, but required
that I return the entire 21-disk set. In other words, if
you watch all the disks, and one is defective, you have to
return the WHOLE SET, and you have to watch them all over again.
(At least Amazon let me return the box set for a refund.)
The second set I bought, I had to return because it had
two Disk 1's and no Disk 2. The third time, disk 20 had a
freeze point. Buying this box set has been a buyer's nightmare.
*Having three defective box sets in a row makes me feel that
this is more than my just being unlucky. The WWE did a downright
LOUSY JOB of putting this set together. I'd like to see some
statistics here on Amazon as to how many of these box sets had
to be returned due to packaging and disk errors.
The Music and the Edits- Still not a bad set.
D. Carroll | Northern Virginia | 11/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wrestlemania: The Complete Anthology is a huge step forward for WWE. I hope this leads to releasing box sets for Royal Rumbles and Survivor Series etc. I would even love to see boxed sets realeased for Starrcade and other old WCW and NWA events. As far as this box set, I have watched most of it and here is what I have seen.
1) These have not been shortened (like previous versions). All of the action, promos, and celebrity moments are there. They are as close to there original broadcast form as the WWE could get them.
2) Like everyone else, I HATE the blur...on WMs 15 to 18, the blur is all over the place. Vince will have to figure out a way to strike a deal with the environmentalist whackos at the WWF. He should buy the right to the "WWF" scratch logo on all old footage even if he continues to promote the current company as WWE. When they have to blur out the turnbuckles, the t-shirts of the cameramen around the ring...the belts and everything else, it really detracts from the action.
3) Personally, I can handle some of the music being replaced. It was done well in some cases. They do a decent job of embedding the new music into the background with the crowd noise. You can still hear the commentators talking during the music. Don't get me wrong, it is annoying that they don't have some of the old music on these like "Don't go Messing With a Country Boy", "Demolition" and "Bird Bird Bird" but for me, I get over it once the match starts...this is unlike the blur which detracts from everything.
4) Jesse Ventura's commentary is in-tact. The only parts of anyones commentary that I have noticed being edited are the references to "WWF" and instead, what you will get is "WW....." but again...this is not a major annoyance like the blur.
5) In some cases, they split the Wrestlemanias up onto both sides of the disc. On some of the longer events, you will have get up and flip the disc over. This is only the case on a few of them though (don't know which ones off of the top of my head...I am at work right now)
All in all, this is a good set to have. I have been ready for the WWE to start releasing the old stuff on DVD for years...and while there are a few areas where improvements can be made, I will take this over nothing any day. People come on Amazon and complain about most of this stuff like the music edits, and the Jesse commentary all the time. They have to understand that WWE is a business. Each time they go out pay someone for rights to use a song, or a logo, or Jesse gets royalties from a DVD...that takes away from the profit of a DVD...almost to a point where it isn't profitable anymore. Why should WWE engage in ventures that aren't profitable??? If you owned a business would you sell your product and what it was costing you to make your product?? No, you would invest your time in selling a produt that makes you money. Just keep in mind...the more of these DVDs we buy...the better the quality will get each time...because the more we buy, the more WWE can drive the cost of making them down...then it may make good business sense for them to buy the rights to the old logo back.
All in all...WWE is making great strides in what they choose to put out on DVD. I hope this continues...personally, I will keep buiying."
How can you be so stupid?
D. Carroll | 08/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the guy who said that each Wrestlemania has the last five matches missing, you're supposed to FLIP THE DISC OVER!!!! Wrestlemania IV, V, VI, VII, all of Volume 4, and 21 are double sided discs. If you look closely at the center of those discs, they say Side A and Side B. You need to pay attention. Trust me on this because I have the set and I've seen each one in the entirety on this set."
It's pretty good
S. Gorman | Medfield, MA | 12/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
1. It's great to finally have the older ones on a quality format like DVD. This is the first time they've been released on DVD in the U.S.
2. As awesome as Wrestlemania can be, there have been a lot of bad matches over the years and it's nice to be able to skip through the chapters quickly.
3. As best as I can tell, all the events are in their entirety. I don't know how the rumor about Ventura's commentary got started (probably the Internet), but none of it is true. It's all here.
1. Granted, the blurred logos make some shots look pretty bad, but that only occurs in numbers 14-18. I don't know why people are blaming WWE for this. They lost the court case, the decision applied to previous years they were in violation, and the blurring legally needed to be done. It's something that fans are going to have to live with and get used to during these few years of footage. If it bothers you that much, you'll have to find the original DVDs.
2. Some of the music is edited, most notably anything from the Piledriver album. Again, blame the lawyers for this one. It's about rights and licensing, which WWE clearly didn't have and couldn't get. Some reviewers seemed upset about this, but it happens infrequently on the discs and honestly didn't bother me.
3. Yes, anytime anyone says "W.W.F." the sound mutes. This applies to every disc. It's the same on the 24/7 Channel. Get used to it because it's doubtful this will ever change. Again though, it doesn't happen often and didn't really bother me.
1. The quality of the packaging and discs probably could have been better, but it's not horrible as some people say. It's decent, but not great. Do the math. You're paying roughly $10 a disc. They did have to make it affordable to the general public.