Looks like WWE will be releasing No Holds Barred, the 1989 movie starring Hulk Hogan and Zeus, on Blu-ray format in the UK and Europe. It’s listed for pre-order on multiple retail sites including Amazon.co.uk for October 7th.
You may recall No Holds Barred was released to North America this time last year but back then it was produced on DVD format only, so this would mark the first time the WWE Studios film has made it to Blu-ray. More info should be available soon at WWEDVD.co.uk.
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Jim Ross briefly mentioned the new Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD and its match listing in one of his latest blogs. Below is the snippet.
Just received an advance copy of the Legends of Mid South DVD, three disc set for my review. This long awaited collection will be released September 10 in the USA and about a week later in the UK as I understand it. I had the chapters and the full match lineup in a blog here on the site a couple of weeks ago but apparently my blogs are not widely read as the IWC is just now printing the list and crediting others for providing it. Drat…thought I had a scoop.
In response to Jim Ross’ comments, we’d just like to point out that our match listing reveal for the Mid-South DVD contained at least 10 additional matches which were previously unannounced. We also made a point to mention JR’s contributions at the beginning of our article. We’re hoping that clears up any confusion that he or our readers may have.
Here are runtimes for The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden on DVD and Blu-ray.
Disc 1: 2:34:28
Disc 2: 1:50:28
Disc 3: 2:43:31
Blu-ray Exclusives: 1:31:06
Total DVD Runtime: 7:08:29
Total Blu-ray Runtime: 8:39:35
Expect to see the release of the full match listing very soon!
Well, nice to see they give us No Holds Barred on Blu Ray to make up for the year delay. Might pick it up once its a bargain…
Someone has got to explain to me how we use to get 9 hours of content on a 3 disc DVD set and now we don’t even get that on a Blu Ray? It’s mind boggling how they sell us short on all these best of compilations.
I read it has to do with the aspect ratio on the DVD’s and Blu-ray’s. Since all of the WWE DVD’s are now 16:9 as opposed to 4:3, they can’t put a lot of content due to the amount of space on the disc. Since the BD’s are able to handle the additional footage with no loss in quality, the WWE is compelled to offer Blu-ray Exclusives. In order to provide contents with the best quality possible, its best not to use up all of the time allocated.
That’s completely untrue. The only difference between 16:9 and 4:3 is the shape of the pixels; the amount of data required to store them is exactly the same.
Furthermore, if that aspect ratio story was true, how is it possible that they were able to put 2 hours and 43 minutes on DVD #3?
Clearly it’s possible to put at least that much per DVD, which means that they shortchanged us by 9 minutes on DVD #1 and 53 minutes on DVD #2 or more than an hour which likely would have been at least 5 more matches.
This is an insult to their audience and this set (because of length and match listings) is my breaking point. I’m not buying this set and I’m going to be a lot more picky with my DVD purchases going forward.
I have a standard DVD that runs for 4hours and 9mins. So maybe a DVD can hold 4hours of content?
Theoretically, it can hold dozens of hours of content. It’s like any other video file: the more you compress it, the smaller it gets, but the worse it looks. The compression point at which it starts to look bad usually depends on how much movement there is in the picture. So you’d be able to fit far more stand-up comedy than wrestling, for example.
I’ve found that three and a half hours or so is generally decent-looking for wrestling.
There must be tons of content on the Blu-Ray version
Probably just the original trailer for the movie with some interviews with the cast. Just because it’s on Blu-ray don’t expect there to be loads of extras. There are loads of movies out on Blu-ray that don’t feature much more than the movie itself.
I meant the MSG Blu-Ray, not No Holds Barred.