Summary: Wickedly well done!
Comment: The re-release of this event could not have been done better than this! The production value is on par with the recent 'Shockwave' release. The interfaces are fantastic and it is full of special features. The event itself is an absolute MUST OWN for any MMA fan. This clearly is one of the very brightest moments in the history of Pride as far as I am concerned. All of the fights are interesting (I never even had to hold down the FF button on my remote, which is an all to common thing with Pride DVDs). BUY THIS!
Summary: It's pretty good, but
Comment: These guys who are ranting on about how Pride is superior to UFC have NO idea what they're talking about. I bought this DVD because of the rave reviews and discovered a few things:
1. The Pride rules calling for 10 minute rounds tend to slow the action down significantly vs. UFC 5 minute rounds. It's as if the fighters in Pride know they have plenty of time and often nothing much happens for minutes at a time. In contrast, UFC fights are often non-stop action crammed into 3 or 5 five-minute rounds. UFC is much superior in this regard.
2. Pride referees often let the fighter stall in locked up positions for minutes at a time without breaking them apart to re-start the action. In UFC, this kind of non-action is not tolerated and the ref will break the stalling much quicker and get the fight back to action again. Again, UFC is superior.
All in all it's a pretty good DVD but after all the superlative ranting about how this is "the best"- please, give me a break!
Summary: Perhaps the Greatest MMA Event of All Time
Comment: PRIDE 10 is one of the greatest events ever released, put on by PRIDE Fighting Championships, the greatest MMA company in the world.
This event has it all: brutal knockouts, incredible submissions, and the greatest fighters in the world. Above all, it showcases MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba in his prime and in all his glory. Sakuraba is regarded not only as the greatest fighter in history, but also the most colorful and entertaining. It is not hard to see why in this event.
This is a must-own event for any hardcore fight fan.
Summary: Pride Fighting is on the map!!!
Comment: I have been an MMA fan for a long time; UFC, KOTC, etc. I have occasionally watched Pride. After I saw this event I have become a true fan of pride fighting. With so many big names on this card it was hard not to love every minute of the action. Vitor Belfort shows why he is still the "Phenom" by dominating his opponent the entire fight. Yvel wins with one of the most punishing kicks I have ever seen. Watch as Mark Kerr's opponent has to be carried out on a stretcher. And don't miss Sakuraba defeat yet another Gracie with the sickest Kamura I have ever seen. This event put PRIDE FC on the map!!!
Summary: A must-have for MMA enthusiasts
Comment: Simply, Pride 10 "Return of the Warriors" is one of the greatest mixed martial arts cards ever assembled. Other than one complete mismatch (Kerr vs. Igor), this DVD shows why Pride Fighting is so respected and closely followed by legions of onlookers all over the globe.
Whether a fan of ground and pound, stand-up striking, powerful knockouts, or submission manuvers, you will not be disappointed with the action from Pride 10. Watch as Silva and Mezger exchange blows in a battle that would make "Toughman" promoters green with envy. See one of the most underrated fighters of all time, Kazuyuki Fujita, exhaust Ken Shamrock. Pick your jaw up from the floor after witnessing one of the most spectacular knockouts in MMA history, as Gilbert Ivel kicks Gary Goodridge into a deep sleep. And what better a way to end this show than with Sakuraba's kimura from hell; a spinning fury of a move that turned Renzo Gracie's left elbow inside-out.
By all means grab "Return of the Warriors" and enjoy. Top to bottom, this may be the most exciting card ever compiled for the Pride Fighting Championships.