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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

WWE: No Holds Barred DVD Review

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WWE: No Holds Barred DVD Review

Synopsis: When world wrestling champion RIP THOMAS (Hulk Hogan) refuses to join a competing network, an evil executive creates a new program, "The Battle of the Tough Guys," where rules don't exist and men engage in an all-out brawl for money. After a murdering ex-convict by the name of ZEUS comes out on top as the toughest man, an ultimate title match with RIP is the TV network's best chance for big ratings. But when Rip refuses the challenge and his brother is roughed-up as a consequence, the world champion has no choice but to teach Zeus a lesson in a final No Holds Barred fight to the finish.

Review: No Holds Barred.  Oh, holy crap!  This was one of the highlights of my childhood.  During the height of Hulkamania and the popularity of the WWF (now re-branded WWE) Hulk Hogan stars as RIP, a Hulk Hogan-esque wrestler that has to go up against an evil television network and ultimately the biggest threat of his life...Zeus!

This is the first time that this epic wrestling crossover film has been released on DVD..and its about time!  Whether we see Rip busting through a roof to deal with network goons or we enjoy the awful 80s music running throughout the film, this one is a nostalgia-fest!  It reminds me of a time when I was a far more innocent viewer and films like this..even heroes like these, really appealed to me in a serious way.  This movie is an absolute MUST have for any child of the 1980s and of course any wrestling fan.  And who isn't a wrestling fan, right?

Interest Range: Action, Drama