Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Television, Sports
Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 09/29/2009
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Get The VHS For Documentry, Get The DVD For The Matches
D.P. | California | 01/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With the recent DX reunion on RAW and the re-release of this video (now on DVD), I popped this into the VCR for old times sakes. I also happen to get a copy of the DVD as a present so I'll review & compare the two.
This was back when WWE was not only the World Wrestling Federation (seems like a long time ago, doesn't it?) but also during the Attitude era. That means that on this tape, it was WWF at it's best. The selling point of this tape, it was all uncensored. You saw some girls flashing & they let the language fly...like I said, UNCENSORED! You get mini-profiles & highlights on DX members (HHH/Chyna/HBK/New Age Outlaws) and highlights of what made DX so popular from their in & out the ring pranks, comedy, interviews and promos including all the times they picked on Michael Cole. You also end up getting some non-televised footage from their invasion of the WCW offices and CNN Towers. Overall, it was just a fun video to watch.
Now the problem with this one was that this was put out by World Wrestling Entertainment which means that all the WWF logos are blurred out. Also, the Attitude era is over which means that WWE censored the video. You don't hear the cuss words & the footage of the flashing girls are edited out of the video. This hurts the video greatly but they try to make it up by adding 8 matches to the DVD...however the problem is that most of these matches are throwaway matches from RAW instead of more high profile matches. For example, DX had a PPV named after them but didn't have one match from it on this DVD. Anyways, here are the matches:
HBK vs. Mankind - Nope, this isn't the match from Mind Games...this is a match from RAW that was very similar to that match but only in a short time period. This match was the one that had "Ravishing" Rick Rude return to the WWF as Shawn's "insurance policy."
HBK & HHH vs. Mankind & Undertaker - This was the first time HBK & HHH teamed up together in this RAW main event, the match was actually going well but it was without a doubt the match that made Shawn a bonified heel when he kept beating up Taker with a chair to the point where he was bloodied.
HHH vs. Bret Hart - This was another average match but the bigger focus here was Shawn being Shawn & goofing around by picking his nose with the the Canadian flag at ringside.
European Title Match: HBK vs. HHH - This really wasn't even a match as it was classic D-Generation X once again playing mind games with the crowd & defying authority. This match was just like WCW's "fingerpoke" between Hulk Hogan & Kevin Nash except this one was actually entertaining & funny.
HBK vs. Owen Hart - Basically another average RAW match that resulted in interference & another beatdown by DX
WWF Title & Casket Match: HBK vs. Undertaker - This was actually one of the two matches on here that wasn't from RAW. This was from the Royal Rumble '98 and was the match that forced HBK to retire for years because of a serious back injury he suffered in this match. Anyways, Taker & HBK never have a bad match & this was no exception.
Non-sanctioned Match: HHH/New Age Outlaws/Savio Vega vs. Stone Cold/Cactus Jack/Chainsaw Charlie/Owen Hart - This was from No Way Out of '98 and was just an all out wild brawl full of weapons non-stop. However the real highlight came after the match when Austin gave a stunner to Chyna.
European Title Match: Triple H vs. Owen Hart - This really wasn't even a match as it was just Triple H insulting Owen Hart (who had a broken ankle) forcing him into a match which was just HHH pulling on Owen's ankle until he gave up. I guess this was here just like the other European Title match just to show classic DX manipulation.
So out of the eight matches put on here, only six of them are actual matches & only two go past the 10 minute mark. Again, they could have included the HBK vs. Ken Shamrock & HHH vs. Sgt. Slaughter matches from the DX PPV, HBK vs. British Bulldog for the European Title at One Night Only, or at least the WM14 matches involving DX. I know there were more matches from the DX involving those like X-Pac & The Outlaws but the focus of this DVD is on HBK & HHH.
As for which ones you want, it depends on what you want. If you want the documentry, get the VHS. If you want the matches, get the DVD.
Clipped Royal Rumble match ruins disc
Michael S. Ford | San Jose, Ca USA | 01/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even though the disc is greatly edited from the original 1998 WWF released tape, i purchased it mainly for the matches. For the most part they were fantastic, until i got to the one i most wanted to see--the Michaels/Undertaker match from the 1998 Royal Rumble in San Jose. About 25 minutes of the match are shown, but inexplicably it truncates the end of the match!! You do not get to see Undertaker tossed in the coffin,or Kane set fire to it. The match also had historical value as it was the one in which Michaels sustained a (thought to be at the time) career ending back injury. I just cannot imagine why they would show 25 minutes and leave out what the match was building towards--therefore i can only give the disc 3 stars.
The good news is that the WWE will be releasing the Royal Rumble anthology this spring and hopefully the match will again get the treatment it deserves."
1956? Damn the years have flown bye!
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 12/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Previously owning the VHS copy released some years ago, i was highly disapointed to find that they still have not included the full DX skits in there entirity for this DVD.
It does not show the full skit they did on The Nation where X-pac plays mark Henery and says, (in a Fat Albert voice)"Hey, hey hey, Rocky!... I smell what you're cooking, quite frankly it smells like s***. But dont matter, think i'll eat some anyway" - that skit was classic and it's not shown in its entirity.
Plus, the original was not censoured, the dvd has bleeps over the cuss words and black tape over the nudity. The bleeping out has completly ruined the DX press confrence speech about what words will and wont be used. The whole thing is just *beep*beep*beep*beep*watch your mouth*beep*beep*beep* it's just not funny when its censoured. And of coarse, the WWF logo is all blurred out throughout the whole thing, tho, its not as annoying as it used to be, there imporving there way of blurring things out, but its still enough to distarct you.
So I cant give this DVD the perfect 5 stars. Not to mention that they didnt continue on and show what became of DX since the video was released. Even tho it wasnt all that great, they shouldve at least added the footage where DX got back together and brought Tori and Stephenie McMahon into the group. Plus the one night reunion's. Sure, it may have ended as the DX group splitting up, but it was still DX. Especialy how the next 3 Disc DX dvd coming out in Feb 2007 is only going to show 2006 material.
Hopefully in future there will be a volume 2 that includes the HBK vs HHH fueds starting from at least the time when HBK was commisioner of the WWF and how all that came about then go into the reunion that happend in 2006 and so on and show the skits in there entirity.
P.S: Amazon, this thing was made in 1998, not 1956!"
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 09/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When D-X returned in 2006, WWE dusted off an old D-X video and added matches and put it on dvd to go with the craze of mega-selling D-X merchandise. This shows just how edgy D-X originally was compared to the watered down friendly D-X of today. I recommend what every reviewer says about getting the VHS for the documentary and this dvd for the matches. I think it's funny on the newer D-X video they dropped an s-bomb but it's edited out on this dvd. Also, the matches are all pre-98 so there is no censors on the classic WWF logo and even though most matches are not classic, still fun to watch. A must own for D-X fans or fans who miss the attitude era of the WWF.