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Pride Fighting Championships: Pride Fighting Legacy, Vol. 2
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Manufacturer: Bci / Eclipse Music
Starring: Pride Fc
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

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Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
Brand: BCI ECLIPSE LLC
EAN: 0787364628995
Format: Box set
Label: Bci / Eclipse Music
Manufacturer: Bci / Eclipse Music
Number Of Items: 5
Publisher: Bci / Eclipse Music
Region Code: 1
Release Date: 2005-09-20
Running Time: 805
Studio: Bci / Eclipse Music
Theatrical Release Date: 2005

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A legendary event in Japan PRIDE matches the world s elite fighters in competitions of honor and art. Imagine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner versus Kick boxer Judo specialist versus Wrestler . . . this is PRIDE. Each match is the culmination of years of training by these athletes the finest representatives of their martial art who not only compete for victory but also to defend their fighting style! From big-time knockouts to punishing submissions you don t want to miss the drama spectacle and excitement of PRIDE!This is LEGACY Volume 2 five events in their entirety from PRIDE S legendary early years (PRIDE 6 7 8 9 and 11). Witness such fighters in action as Wanderlei Silva Carlos Newton Igor Vovchanchyn Guy Mezger Gary Big Daddy Goodridge The Smashing Machine Mark Kerr Kazushi Sakuraba Naoya Ogawa Maurice Smith Akira Shoji Frank Trigg Mark The Hammer Coleman Ricardo Morais Renzo Gracie Royler Gracie Heath Herring Ricco Rodriguez Vitor Belfort and Gilbert Yvel. See these elite fighters make history as they compete in the PRIDE ring!FIGHTCARDPRIDE 6: Carlos Newton Igor Vovchanchyn Guy Mezger Gary Big Daddy Goodridge The Smashing Machine Mark Kerr Kazushi Sakuraba and Naoya OgawaPRIDE 7: Wanderlei Silva Maurice Smith Mark Kerr Kazushi Sakuraba Igor Vovchanchyn and Akira ShojiPRIDE 8: Wanderlei Silva Frank Trigg Mark The Hammer Coleman Ricardo Morais Gary Goodridge Igor Vovchanchyn Renzo Gracie Royler Gracie and Kazushi SakurabaPRIDE 9 New Blood : Heath Herring Carlos Newton Ricco Rodriguez Gary Goodridge Igor Vovchanchyn Vitor Belfort and Gilbert YvelPRIDE 11 Battle of the Rising Sun : Heath Herring Wanderlei Silva Gilbert Yvel Gary Goodridge Kazushi Sakuraba Naoya Ogawa and Igor VovchanchynFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: SPORTS/GAMES/FIGHTING Rating: NR UPC: 787364628995


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Summary: pride legacy vol 2
Comment: class delivery were on time everythink was all good well chuffed

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Summary: Pride Fighting Legacy, Volume 2
Comment: In this, the 2nd installment in the "Legacy" collection, we have Pride 6-9 and 11. Five Pride events for under $30 is a pretty attractive deal for a fan of mixed martial arts.

On these DVDs, we have some memorable fights and some memorable fighter debuts. Carlos Newton and Daijiro Matsui have the first truly great battle of the collection. They fight hard and nearly evenly for 3 rounds and Newton ultimately wins the decision. Mark Kerr has a few fights and is dealt his first defeat by Igor Vovchanchyn. Igor wins with some illegal knees to the top of Kerr's head, but everyone finally got to see that Kerr can be stopped.

Some fighters who were already familiar to us from the UFC and other MMA organizations also appear in this set. Fighters like Guy Mezger, Vernon White and Tra Telligman. Fighters who make impressive showings in their debuts include Ricco Rodriguez, Mo Smith, Frank Trigg and perhaps most notably Wanderlei Silva. I was particularly shocked, though, by Frank Trigg's showing against Fabiano Iha. He shows impressive submission escape and grappling skills, yet it is his aggression and striking that win him this fight.

Other notable moments include Vitor Belfort coming back from an embarassing loss to Sakuraba to win in impressive fashion over Gilbert Yvel. Heath Herring makes his debut and looks very promising in winning his first two fights. Igor Vovchanchyn scores a shockingly impressive KO of Francisco Bueno. Sakuraba submits Royler Gracie in a somewhat controversial fight (this is where he begins his winning ways with the Gracie family, eventually earning himself the nickname "The Gracie Hunter"). There are plenty of classic matchups and exciting fights on this 5-event DVD set.

Pride 9 seems to be where the format became a bit more polished and refined. They finally begin incorporating pre-fight interviews into the shows, which helps to make things a bit more interesting and relatable.
This is a great set to own. It's still not quite as exciting as the UFC, but Pride is slowly winning me over.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Not as good as I thought!
Comment: After receiving this product from Amazon I was a little dissapointed. The fights were a bit boring. Too much g&p; and not much striking. No extra features that are worth mentioning. The old Pride rules had the first round of 10 minutes.
So in a lot fghts the fighters exchange a few strikes and then go to the ground. Not too much is happening there and if there is no submission then you have to wait 10 minutes until the next round starts.

The DVD release is plain and simple and I would have expected more of a show. The other bad thing is that on some DVD`s there are 2 sides and you have to switch the DVD.

OK I heard that from Pride 13 they changed the rules and it is getting exciting.

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Summary: 5 event for a good price
Comment: in this pack you will see the new generation of fighters, the figthers began to be more well rounded then before, and you will see the begining of a new star in wanderlei silva. you will get alot for your money on this pack! you get great matches and with big names, and you get a wider picture of the fighters and how the pride fc become the biggest mma org. a good buy, and a must have for the fans of the sport.
i dont know why the pack have the 11th event insted of the 10th. the 10th event are of many clamed to be one of the best, maybe thats way..

+the price
+5events

-it dont include the 10th event (looks bad in a collection)

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Second Generation
Comment: There's a huge difference between this set and Legacy Vol. 1, as this one is full of action, and includes the debut of some legends in this recently born sport.
This pack includes the events where Pride FC absorbed the best fighters in the world. They took place between 1999 and 2000, when Silva, Sakuraba, Vovchanchyn, Kerr, Goodridge, Goes and Herring helped to slowly establish Pride as the only place where the best fighters could make a name for themselves.
I would say that here you'll find the second big MMA generation, as Royce, Ken Shamrock, Frye, Severn and Oleg constitute the first one. In this second generation, we start to enjoy the first really well rounded fighters, and some very entertaining stand up skills.
During this period of time, UFC had its pick moment, and slowly started to lose it's place. I guess every MMA fan would have dreamed to see Frank, Tito, Randy and Bas, fighting in these events, but they stayed at the UFC.
The only flaw in this box set, is that it doesn't include Pride number 10, surely because is so good that they want to sell it separately. Anyway..., a must have!


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