Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Binding: DVD EAN: 0683904506252 Format: Color Label: Mill Creek Entertainment Manufacturer: Mill Creek Entertainment Number Of Items: 2 Publisher: Mill Creek Entertainment Region Code: 0 Release Date: 2008-03-18 Running Time: 609 Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Customer Rating: Summary: Rumble on the Rock: Rocks!!!!!! Comment: I have been wanting to get these hard to get fights for a long time. The price was great! I am very happy with this video set. Customer Rating: Summary: Great price for 5 events, just don't expect Pride/UFC quality Comment: I just received these last week and while I was disappointed in the quality and some of the match ups, the price makes them worth while. ***NO SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW***
The Good: The production quality, fights, and recognizable fighters get better with each event. Notable names from Pride and the UFC show up more and more frequently (Penn,Gomi,Gracie's,Tank,Cabbage,Kimo,Trigg,Silva etc.). Hawaiian rules allow for knees on the ground, ouch. Lot's of fights, each event about 2 hrs. each. Great value.
The Bad: Still nowhere near Pride/UFC quality dvd's (better than King of the Cage dvd's). Early events are mostly unfamiliar Hawaiian fighters (granted the event is in Hawaii) that aren't all that great and make for some lackluster fights. The referee makes some questionable calls. He'll stop the fight alot to check cuts that aren't that bad and stand up fights when there's action on the ground. He looks like a poor mans John McCarthy.
The Ugly: The commentary on ROTR 4 is absolutley awful, among the worst I've ever heard, but it get's better with each event. The atrocious editing and camera work in ROTR 6. In the main event Penn vs. Gracie, the camera man moves from the fight, not once but TWICE to see a fight in the audience when the main event fight is still going!!! And the fight before that one has a great TKO finish but we don't get to see it as we're given a nice shot of the referees butt in front of the action. Both of these screw ups thanks in part to the wise decision to have only one camera shooting the action. Can you say amateur hour? The pre fight interviews on ROTR 7 are hilariously bad too.
The Verdict: I can't tell you how disappointed I was when I fist popped in ROTR 4. The audio/video quality was terrible, the majority of the fights were no names and boring and I thought I'd been suckered in to buying a KOTC clone. But the events, fights, and production quality really do get better with each event. I'll save you some time on ROTR 4, just watch the Paul Buentello fight and the Penn/Gomi main event. The Penn/Gomi fight is awesome and one of the better fights you'll find anywhere. The price saves this set and warrants a recommendation. If it cost much more, the rating would only go down. Customer Rating: Summary: A Must Purchase Comment: I seriously can not imagine why you would pass on this. A outstanding package, 5 events for under $10 (currently). This wouls still be a bargain at $40, in my opinon. Unlike a lot of the current wave of lesser known (i.e. non-Pride or UFC) releases, this one really delivers with quality fights and a ton of "known" fighters. It doesnt feel cheap and isnt loaded with a ton of poor quality fights just to bulk up runtime (I'm looking at you King Of The Cage). As someone else mentioned, the Penn/Gomi fight is worth the price of admission alone, but there is so much more here. I'm shocked at how little this is selling for, and really encourage any MMA fan looking to branch out, or looking for something to tide you over until the next Pride/UFC release, to purchase this. You cant go wrong, and I PROMISE you wont feel burned like I have in the past with other "bulk" MMA releases (Cage Rage, KOTC, etc). This is pure quality and I am really happy to have in my collection. BUY THIS!!! Customer Rating: Summary: Quality MMA for Any True Fan Comment: For those hardcore MMA fans this is a must have. The Lightweight match up of Takanori Gomi v. Bj Penn makes this set alone worth much much more than the purchase price, but you throw in 4 other events in full with the likes of Tank Abbott, Anderson Silva, Yushin Okami, Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, Carlos Condit, and so many more establish MMA veterans and young prospects and this is a steal. The production quality is great and the dvds themselves are put out by ProElite, which hopefully will put out many more mma dvds. I would recommend this to anyone. Customer Rating: Summary: Awesome Set Comment: This is the best MMA compilation (in terms of big stars and amount of content) I've ever seen for such a low price!!!