The “Batista: Animal Unleashed” DVD/Blu-ray on the way for June will have a short documentary, as revealed yesterday.
We’re hearing that the documentary will be centered around Batista’s 2014 return to WWE and subsequent Royal Rumble victory, rather than retelling his life story. It’s likely to be made up of footage shot when WWE camera crews followed Batista around going into the Rumble event. In between that will be interview bits both with himself and other personalities.
Speaking of Batista documentaries, his first from 2009 is advertised to air on the WWE Network from this Saturday. For some time this week it could be streamed early and it is noteworthy that the piece is shown in widescreen format, rather than the fullscreen format of the DVD release.
One of WWE’s upcoming releases this month is “Greatest Wrestling Factions“. As of today the DVD and Blu-ray is now up to pre-order here at WWEShop.com.
The WrestleMania 30 DVD/Blu-ray has not yet been listed there.
Below is a first screenshot from the new Factions DVD which shows the style of patterned sidebars you can expect to see when older footage is presented.
Latest word on the new Undertaker/Kane DVD is that it indeed will be a budget 1-disc title. The DVD, tentatively titled “Brothers of Destruction“, is in fact not expected to focus on their rivalry but instead profile the duo only as a tag team and alliance.
Certain wrestling websites this week speculated incorrectly that this DVD would have the same format as “Greatest Rivalries: Shawn vs. Bret”. With this being planned as a single disc title, and unlikely to feature a sit-down interview, having the same format would be a reach.
As you’ve heard previously, right now the DVD is only listed for pre-order on UK retail sites. However, this does not look to be a UK exclusive and is expected to be released worldwide. Further details for the US market should be coming very soon.
Here’s a new preview clip of Roddy Piper’s interview in “Timeline – History of WWE: 1984“. Look back in our latest articles this week for a review of the new DVD and be sure to order a copy of your own through KayfabeCommentaries.com.
This week there are three chances to bid on the FYE exclusive 2-disc Ultimate Warrior DVD and three chances to get hold of the out-of-print WrestleMania 24 Blu-ray. Links below.
$6.00 – 2-Disc Self Destruction of Ultimate Warrior DVD
$11.99 – 2-Disc Self Destruction of Ultimate Warrior DVD
$38.50 – 2-Disc Self Destruction of Ultimate Warrior DVD (Sealed)
$14.99 – WrestleMania 24 & WrestleMania 26 Blu-rays
$20.00 – WrestleMania 24 Blu-ray
$24.99 – WrestleMania 24 Blu-ray
@Vintage Simon: That’s good news.
@Brad Attitude: I agree. Most, if not all DVD’s focused on Taker seemed like a cheap way to make money. The 5-0 DVD was advertised to feature comments from his opponents, but that was not the case. The Streak DVD had a very short documentary for a 20-0 record. I kinda wish they released that set this year that way all of Taker’s matches could be on one set. The match compilation sets were good, but left some to be desired. The Phenom and He Buried Them Alive were just re-releases of VHS tapes. Kane’s only had one compilation set and no other set done on him.
@Daniel Bee: No yeah! Looking forward to Heyman and Sting!
Sorry. That’s Oh yeah lol! Got excited and carried away there.
Just checked on Amazon UK, and Brothers of Destruction is also being released on Blu-Ray, so it appears a step above the usual budget titles. Still just the one disc though, but might open up the opportunity for exclusive content.
I’m passing on all the upcoming DVDs. The Brothers of Destruction one sounds like a cheap way to make money off of!!!
All? Sting? Heyman?
I’ll pass on Batista DVD, who cares !!!!!
It’s one thing to have no sitdown interview, but to only focus on Undertaker and Kane as a tag team? I know most of their matches have been repeated over and over, but that’s rather awkward. Kane and Undertaker had better success as foes rather than allies…
no doubt, it will be announced the moment the WDN guys know..and then we’ll know.. 🙂
According to what Daniel said on Wednesday to me and @Tommy D that it should be revealed today.
Yep. I’m ready for it today too. The three matches revealed looked great so far and I’m glad they’re not recycling his first release, which would be just pure laziness.