EXCLUSIVE: WWE Planning Owen Hart DVD & Blu-Ray Release With Documentary

May 7, 2015 by Mark D

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Owen Hart WWE DVD Coming in 2015!!!

Here at WrestlingDVDNews.com we are proud to exclusively announce today, on what would have been his 50th birthday, that WWE is currently hard at work planning a biographical DVD and Blu-ray release on the life and career of Owen Hart!

The years of bad blood and ill feeling between WWE and Owen’s widow, Martha Hart, have been well documented and naturally led wrestling fans to believe that Owen’s wrestling career being honored was something they would likely never see…. until now!

Sadly, as you know, the wrestling world suffered a great loss in 1999 when Owen tragically died during the Over the Edge PPV in Kansas City, Missouri. What followed in the subsequent near 15 year period was a slew of litigation between Martha Hart and the company.

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AMENDMENT: Although WDN had initially been advised that this Owen Hart WWE DVD/Blu-ray project would be going ahead with the “backing and support of his family”, Martha Hart has since contacted us directly to state that she and her children were not aware of the project and do not back or support it in any way [MORE DETAILS & PUBLIC APOLOGY].
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A documentary is in the works for the main feature of the set. Earlier this month WWE released a YouTube clip titled “Inside The Hart Family Dungeon” which included some new interview footage with Bret Hart. Right now that’s speculated to be a snippet of a longer interview conducted with Bret, quite possibly shot for the purpose of the Owen Hart documentary.

Owen Hart WWE DVD & Blu-ray Documentary Set

On a day where we normally look back at the legacy of Owen Hart, today we as wrestling fans can now look forward to seeing his wrestling legacy honored. Finally.

Happy Birthday Owen Hart!

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Owen Hart WWE DVD & Blu-ray Documentary Set

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In other interesting news today, we’ve received word that there is limited edition, alternate cover artwork planned for the UK release of WrestleMania 31 on Home Video next month.

Below is a look at the UK exclusive slipcard cover which will be available only at Sainsburys.

ASDA stores will also be carrying their own version of the WrestleMania 31 DVD – the original cover artwork will feature on that, but with a metallic finish to it and an embossed logo.

WWE WrestleMania 31 DVD - UK Exclusive Cover Sainsburys

The UK release of WrestleMania 31 is planned for June 1st with standard editions available to pre-order now at WWEDVD.co.uk. The DVD and Blu-ray has already been released earlier this week to fans in the United States and Australia. It follows to Canada next week.

WWE WrestleMania 31 DVD - UK Exclusive Cover Sainsburys

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74 Comments left on this article...

  1. Coralie says:

    Now I know who the brainy one is, I’ll keep lokoing for your posts.

  2. Anan says:

    Martha Hart doesn’t approve. But Owen’s fans deserve this so I’m glad WWE is giving his fans (myself included) a long awaited doc.

  3. Shane C. Montgomery says:

    Speaking of way past due, how about Owen Hart in the WWE Hall of Fame!

  4. Shane C. Montgomery says:

    I think an Owen Hart DVD is a great idea and long past due. I am looking forward to its release.

  5. Brooks Brown says:

    show me ur weiner?

  6. Charles says:

    Wow as you said this is BIG and GREAT news!! The man deserves a long documentary with a lot of his friends sharing stories and toughts about him.

  7. Bandit says:

    Too bad thats not the cover that we got here in the United States –
    I like when the wrestlers who face each other are next to each other on the cover.

  8. RabidHeat says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Owen was the big name for 2015. People keep saying the Undertaker will be inducted because it was Texas, but I think that’s kinda stupid if he’s wrestling a match on the same weekend, even if it’s his last. Has anybody else been inducted the night before they wrestle a match? That’s silly, because it should come after your big WWE in-ring career is over. He should wrestle his final match in Texas, but be inducted the following year. SO I wouldn’t rule out Owen for 2015.

  9. Barry Davis says:

    Hopefully this will lead to HOF in 2016

  10. RabidHeat says:

    Can any Americans who have the ‘Mania DVD already confirm whether the “b*tch” is bleeped in “Suplex city, b*tch?” I’ve been wondering if that would happen ever since I saw Brock say it live, lol.

    • Justin says:

      Its left in & not bleeped. Alundra Blayze also says ‘b!tch’ during her HOF speech & its not bleeped. The only bleep i can think of is Alundra saying ‘sh!t’ in her speech but other than that,i think the cursing is pretty well left in.

  11. Lemo says:

    If only they would put that epic match against Liger ,

  12. Brad Attitude says:

    I’m stoked about this news, good to see a WWE dvd on Owen Hart finally come to life.

    Another good thing will be the amount of old school matches on it and not one of today’s garbage matches so I’m happy 🙂

  13. Martha Hart DID NOT give approval to this DVD and she will never give. If WWE really is producing this DVD it’s against Martha’s wishes.

    I was a very close friend of Owen and I still being in contact with Martha, who’s also a close friend of me.

  14. AD Degreez says:

    I seriously don’t understand the argument that DVD is better? who cares about the video quality it’s already good but the best thing is more content plain and simple!!! I only buy dvd to be a tight ass if I don’t care about the blu ray exclusives.

    • Mark Markson says:

      The blu-ray exclusives is why I buy that format. With the DVD, you kinda don’t get everything.

      But yes, if you don’t care about the blu-ray exclusives, you might as well buy the DVD.

      The only complaint I have about WWE’s blu-rays, is the picture quality of the older footage (pre-2008). If you compare the picture quality to some older movie released on blu-ray, older movies usually have crystal clear picture quality.

      • koberulz says:

        That’s because movies were shot on film, which can be scanned digitally in high definition. Old TV shows were shot on tape, which is standard definition, so that’s as good as it’s capable of looking. The extra picture information simply isn’t there.

        • Mark Markson says:

          Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was because WWE didn’t have the right equipment to process the old footage. I’ve seen some video about how Universal studios scan the old movies for a blu-ray release. I thought WWE could do the same with their old footage, I guess not.

      • Wolfgangs a moron says:

        What the f**k do you want them to do? ITs old. its going to look old. In fact that on Bluray the older stuff looks even a little bit better. Stop being such a whiny little b**ch

        • Mark Markson says:

          Calm down. What is your problem. Bet you don’t have the guts to call me that if you stood in front of me.

  15. victory73 says:

    This is great news. I can’t wait to check out the listings when they are revealed. Hoping for a few Stampede matches.

  16. R&REXPRESS#1 says:

    Personally, being a loyal “WCW guy” I didn’t see much of Owen Hart but I have come to know his story very well in the years since his passing & I would love to see this dvd released….Mr. Hart was a respectable family man & just an overall good guy & I respect the hell outta that, he was also a great wrestler & he deserves to be put in the Hall of Fame in 2016….rest in peace Owen, you are missed…..One match I’d like to see included but probably won’t be is the tribute match Bret had with Chris Benoit ( yes I said Benoit) in WCW, despite Bret’s opponent, it was still an outstanding tribute IMO…..also, I like the UK cover of Wrestlemania MUCH better than what we got here in the states, ours looks generic.

    • attitude.era.4life says:

      The Benoit vs Bret match is already on Bret’s match compilation from the time where it was legit to put on the great Benoit matches..

      Although I like that match a lot, I really don’t see any chance of having it on Owen’s profile release too.. my guess is, there will be some sort of mention regarding the tribute to Owen, but no way Benoit will be mentioned. But.. we’ll see.. absolutely excited bout this..

  17. Jakki Steal says:

    I’m somewhat interested in a Owen Hart DVD set (Please WWE don’t release any lo fi quality Blu Ray set).
    Watching stuff on Blu ray is at best like watching somebody’s very good (4 the times?) copy of something that would of looked great on DVD (but obviously/of course not on Bu Ray)!
    I just hope they don’t disrespect Owen so much as too give him a pathetic @$$ release on a incredibly weakass pitiful @$$ blu ray.
    Wishful Thinking but…
    Owen deserves nothing but the best.
    Please if their is a god don’t disrespect Owen Hart by releasing his set on Blu Ray.

    Justice For Owen Hart!
    No Blu Ray…Keep It Real!

    I’m just sick of people pretending that blu ray is an acceptable form of quality entertainment.
    Obviously (any person w/half a brain, can easily tell) the quality of DVD’s is a million times more superior than the atrocious horrendous blu ray..

    • attitude.era.4life says:

      just buy the DVD edition then..end of story..

    • Nicolas Hébert says:

      After the guy who hates YouTube, now the guy who hates Blu-Ray Disc LOL

      • attitude.era.4life says:

        maybe the one and same…undercover..? -lol-

        • LP1 says:

          Not the first time this person has done this, bashing blu-rays. It’s one thing to say you dislike blu-ray, but to go out of your way to make a ridiculous post like that just confirms my theory from months ago that we’re dealing with a troll here.

    • RabidHeat says:

      What’s this nutter on about? Isn’t the point of a Blu-Ray that it’s better quality than a DVD?

      • Jakki Steal says:

        I’m very sorry, that wasn’t me.
        I had some friends over earlier & we were drinking & they were messing w/me cause they know I hate the quality of Blu Ray.
        I was telling em earlier today about how for some unknown reason the people on this website seem to love Blu Ray.
        One of my “friends” typed that message under my name, trying to be me.
        My bad, that will never happen again.
        They did the same thing to me on my Amazon account w/the forums there & I am pissed.
        Thankfully on Amazon I can just delete the whole message but not so much the case here.
        I hate that that whole stupid fake post is on here under my name.
        I’m very sorry.

        Believe me I know better than to talk abut blu rays w/you guys here.
        I completely regret ever bringing it up in the first place.
        I’m very sorry & I promise I will never bring it up again.
        I originally had no clue you guys were being serious when discussing your love for blu ray.
        I never thought it would ever be a big deal w/you guys.
        I’ve already learned my lesson on that issue.
        I honestly don’t understand your guys love for blu ray but I know enough to just shut up when it comes to that here.
        So I’ll gladly shut up now & again apologize for my so called “friends” stupidity & horrible attempt at a joke.

        FYI: For the record though, I love wrestling & am anxiously awaiting the releases of the Monday Night War & WCW Nitro Vol 3 & the Sting set.

        • Mr. Q says:

          So you hate quality? Do you still watch movies in full screen? Wow, the ignorance. You do know DVDs can only fit near 4.7 gig whereas Blu-ray fits 25-50gigs, ensuring superior film and audio quality. Wrestling isn’t ideal for the format unless it’s been shot with HD, but you do get more space for more matches and exclusives.

          Holy f**king shit… wow.

          • SRB says:

            “I’m very sorry, that wasn’t me. I had some friends over earlier & we were drinkin…”

            When my friends come over and we drink, the first thing they also do is hack my WDN account too. Happens every time.

  18. Ryan says:

    If this is done right, it will be a day one purchase for me. Owen Hart was my favorite wrestler back in the 90’s, and I’ve been hoping for something like this for awhile. Ideally, the match selection will be a mix of his well-known classics and some rare gems stuck in the archives.

  19. John Peterson says:

    About time Owen gets a Set.He was the first heel I ever cheered for.Miss him very much.

  20. RabidHeat says:

    I bet nobody’s happier about this than Booker T, lol.

    Loving the ASDA cover for … WrestleMania 2015? Huh? Lol. Much better cover though.

  21. Nicolas Hébert says:

    One WORD: FINALLY!!! Must first day buy!

  22. Lemo says:

    oh my God , a dream coming true.

  23. James says:

    This is amazing news! Also, nice to see its being done with Martha’s support (I would have felt weird about them releasing a DVD without her support). Hopefully this means we get him in the HOF in 2016!

  24. Jayke1981 says:

    As Motorhead said – Hell has officially frozen over! If we have Martha’s backing – I think the odds of Owen joining the HOF in 2016 has improved dramatically! Unless Wrestlemania 33 is in Canada, I would put Owen as the headliner there. This is going to be the most wanted sold out DVD in WWE’s history I reckon.

    On a side note – its a shame Jeff Jarrett is still at loggerheads with Vince, cos I’d have loved to have seen an interview with him for the documentary.

  25. motorhead says:

    HO-LY SHIT…. Hell has officially frozen over…

    • LP1 says:

      Not the first time. There was a lot of ice in hell when Bruno came back into the company’s good graces. Same with Warrior. HHH is on a mission to make things right with a lot of people who have been on the outs with WWE. If he keeps it up Punk is going to be on that list by himself. And even he will eventually get in the Hall Of Fame one day. But not any time soon.

  26. RCS1988 says:

    That is good news. They should include these 2 rare matches on the Owen set.

    WWF @ Glens Falls, NY – Civic Center – October 19, 1993
    Wrestling Challenge taping:
    Owen Hart defeated Sabu

    WWF @ Johnstown, PA – June 7, 1995 (2,000)
    Wrestling Challenge taping:
    WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart defeated Chris Benoit

    I’ve always heard that these were 2 of Owen’s great matches from watching Sabu’s YouShoot, he said it was a great match that he & Owen had and should be seen. As for the other, they don’t need to hype it, but should include it. I’m sure the set would have his matches as the Blue Blazer and maybe a match or 2 from his WCW days. I wonder if they would include his dark match with Kurt Angle from the 5/10/99 RAW taping?

    • Ryan says:

      Those two matches sound very interesting. I’m not expecting Benoit to be included, but hopefully that Sabu one is.

      • Tommy D says:

        It is funny that you mention this. I was actually at that taping in Johnstown when I was 10 years old. Front row center. I would LOVE to see this match, but sadly, because of it including Benoit, I doubt we would see it.

  27. Fostma says:

    i don’t have a issue with wwe doing a Owen hart dvd . But I don’t understand the issue of why the wwe won’t do a Andre the giant dvd . SMH

    • motorhead says:

      Really? How the hell does that figure into this?

      “DAMN! I’d really support this set”, says some random jock sniff, “if only they’d do a King Kong Bundy set. F**k WWE Home Video.”

      Dumbass…

  28. attitude.era.4life says:

    Great news.. guess, the Undertaker will happen in 2016, although he was my pick for closing 2015, since he has 25 years anniversary for WWE debut…

    But..Owen release is at least just as fantastic.. Vince really on a “tour of making things right with the past” these years: Warrior – Macho Man – and now the King of Harts..

    good for us fans..an Owen doc is kind of the missing link from the most exciting and important era and time period, imo..

    • LP1 says:

      It’s not Vince. It’s Triple H. He is the one that has been rebuilding bridges with guys Like Bruno, Warrior, etc. I haven’t always been the biggest Triple H fan, with all the BS he’s pulled backtage over the years, but lately he’s been doing a lot of good. Between what he’s doing with NXT and going out of his way to mend fences with guys that Vince was never able to. Triple H is really doing a lot to cement his legacy in a much different way. I commend him for it.

      • attitude.era.4life says:

        at the end of the day, has’nt Vince the final Yay or Nay on most things?

        • LP1 says:

          Yes, that wasn’t my point. Vince wasn’t the one who actually got in touch and talked with Bruno, Warrior and the others. Vince would’ve loved to have those guys back, but it wasn’t going to happen if they had to deal directly with him. Triple H was the one that got them all back on the same page. So he deserves the credit.

  29. RK Morton says:

    I picked up the WM 31 DVD Tuesday at Wal-Mart, and I felt the sleeve needed that embossing and chrome.

    …Wait, OWEN HART is getting a doc!?

  30. Paul says:

    Fantastic News! Hopefully he will be going into the WWE HOF as well in the near future.

  31. Alex Doriot says:

    Wow – that is a huge scoop! Owen truly was my favorite wrestler growing up and I was devastated when he passed, so I’ll be happy to see this if it comes to fruition. That said, there have been plenty WWE DVDs which were “confirmed” but never saw the light of day, and I have a feeling this could be one of them. Still, I’d be happy to just see a WWE Network special on Owen, so maybe we’ll at least get that (like we did with the Booker T special).

  32. SRB says:

    Incredible news! This is wonderful. What a great addition to the WWE home video library on a guy who truly deserves it.

    I’m unsure if this will happen, but I really hope they open up about his death and discuss the impact of it, what went on backstage, and the decision to keep the show going. I want to hear from Vince on these subjects. I hope his death is discussed and given the proper time it deserves of course along with his wonderful career. So sad. But, I’m happy Owen gets to live on!

    • David says:

      I think his death will be covered…they did go into some detail on History of WWE 50 years, so they might go into more detail with comments from Martha and their kids and the lawsuit and as you mentioned the impact – which I believe also caused the death of Helen Hart due to the legal battle with WWE and losing her youngest son.

      • SRB says:

        Very true that they did discuss it on the 50 years set. I forgot that. For some reason, Owen’s death has always been (like Benoit) one of those closed door subjects that WWE seems to have wanted to distance themselves from. I remember “Raw is Owen” being very emotional. It was so great to hear the wrestlers talk about him and get emotional. I’d love to get that whole episode on the set as an extra. That would be great. Doubtful though.

  33. Mark Markson says:

    Amazing news! We get an Owen Hart DVD! Can’t wait. 😀

  34. David says:

    Great news in regards to Owen Hart DVD! long overdue. Its surprising Martha is giving her full support…also Owen’s kids are grown up so will be interesting hearing all their comments.

    I guess Owen will in HOF 2016 if Martha is giving her blessing with the DVD.

  35. GEOLINK says:

    Okay, that Undertaker CGI render is hilarious. They’ve been using that same render for at least 3 years now because they somehow can’t get Undertaker to take studio pictures anymore. Now they’ve photoshop’d a set of long hair on him?

    • LP1 says:

      That picture of Taker was all over the place Mania weekend. Banners on street poles, at Axxess, everywhere. It is definitely funny looking. The original version of that picture is from the 2K15 video game. Do a search for it, you’ll see it’s the exact same picture, just without the hair.

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