WWE has made a final creative change to Owen Hart artwork. Below are before and after shots.
As you know by now, “Owen: Hart of Gold” will hit stores worldwide this December on DVD and Blu-ray formats, with a 1 hour and 11 minute documentary as its main feature.
Click here to pre-order the “Owen: Hart of Gold” DVD/Blu-ray with Amazon.com.
The latest update to the artwork (shown below) largely keeps the same front cover revealed last week with the new shot of Owen, but now removes its background.
In order to maintain sensitivity to how Owen tragically passed, the decision was made to remove the lighting rig structures that may have inadvertently given the impression of an arena ceiling.
Get your copy of WWE “Owen: Hart of Gold” DVD or Blu-ray…
– Australia: December 2nd. Pre-order your copy now from WWEDVD.com.au.
– UK/Europe: December 7th. Pre-order now from Amazon.co.uk.
– USA: December 8th. Pre-order your copy now here on Amazon.com.
After the Owen DVD is finally here, the 2016 WWE DVDs will soon follow!
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Hell in a Cell 2015 (DVD/Blu-ray) – January 4, 2016
Best PPV Matches 2015 (DVD) – January 18, 2016
Survivor Series 2015 (DVD/Blu-ray) – January 25, 2016
The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2015 (DVD) – February 8, 2016
TLC 2015 (DVD/Blu-ray) – February 22, 2016
The Best of NXT (DVD/Blu-ray) – March 7, 2016
Royal Rumble 2016 (DVD/Blu-ray) – March 21, 2016
The above confirms the first new feature sets coming early in the year: “Best PPV Matches 2015” on DVD, “The Best of RAW & SmackDown 2015” on DVD, and “The Best of NXT” on DVD/Blu-ray.
Speaking of the UK and Europe, “Sting: Into The Light” officially released to the region today (grab yours at Amazon.co.uk), meaning the new WWE DVD set is now available worldwide!
Below is a quick review of the Sting DVD, courtesy of WDN reader “Silverback_CP”.
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It doesn’t matter how he died. He is gone. He passed away. He won’t come back. Martha Hart being angry isn’t going to bring him back. Let it go Martha. There is so much more to life than holding a grudge against a company that gave Owen the opportunity to work in order to buy a home for your kids. Food on your plates. & a great life!!
Owen fell off the ceiling in Kemper Arena. That’s how he died. Period!! Sensitivity purposes???? Martha Hart has tried to kill her husbands legacy for years!!!! What would Owen think if he saw Martha taking all his hard work and accomplishments and completely remove them from history??? His wife is selfish for that. Don’t mistreat his fans!! Don’t let his fans go without seeing Owens career in full! Its his legacy! He worked for it!! He earned it!!!! Let his legacy live on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Usually I’m not a fan of constant changes, especially at a rapid pace. But this latest change to the Owen Hart cover makes all the sense in the world as they removed the background from the previous change for sensitivity purposes as stated above. I support that change and don’t think another alteration to the front cover is really necessary. If there is going to be a change to the set, I hope it’s a longer doc. But that’s probably just me wishfully thinking of something that’s unlikely. Just feel Owen deserves the usual doc length.
Is everybody here out of their mind? Those aren’t “rafters”. That’s the lighting grid that hangs directly above the ring. Not even remotely close to rafters. The rafters are the beams up in the top of the ceiling.
-index finger raised-
I’m not out of the mind!
I’m not out of my mind either. I’ll hold my hands up and say that I got my words mixed up on my previous comment but the implication is still the same. It’s an image looking up towards the ceiling which could be considered insensitive. The plain black background makes more sense in my opinion.
If you’ve ever been to a live show you’ll know that the lighting grid is nowhere near the rafters in the ceiling where Owen fell from. The lighting grid is maybe 25 feet above the ring. The average arena ceiling is approximately 90-100 feet high. How anyone can make that comparison is beyond me. It’s just the ring lights above the ring. I really don’t know how anyone can look at the ring lights and think “Oh yeah, that’s where Owen fell from.” Not even close.
Well WWE obviously disagree with you anyway, so I don’t know what you’re trying to achieve with your rant, lol.
WWE obviously agrees with what? So you’re saying WWE removed the lighting grid from the cover because it reminds people of Owen’s fall? And you know that how? Maybe they removed the grid because it just looked out of place on the cover. WWE never said why they edited the picture.
You appear to be perhaps indirectly comparing WDN with a run-of-the-mill dirt sheet site making up a story. We didn’t make it up.
If even a few people get to think of Owen’s fall by the original background of the cover (as evidenced in our comments section, as evidenced on Reddit) – even if it were only lighting grids – it was probably the right decision for WWE to change it.
I’m not arguing whether or not they should have or should have not changed the cover. I’m fine with it either way. I just find it amazing that anyone would make the lighting grid-rafters comparison in the first place.
Also, if I thought this was a BS “newz” site that makes up stories, I wouldn’t even bother coming here. I simply misread the article. Nothing more.
I think I prefer the original cover with the lightning bolt and the pink heart.
Was it MY comment WWE saw on the earlier article? ‘Cause I’m the only person I remember pointing out the issue of the rafters.
It wasn’t, but we noticed you were the only commenter on WDN to talk about it. There were a few on Reddit too by the looks of it. 🙂
So much for me wanting this. As much as I wanted to get this dvd, it’s surprisingly edited even through the Hart-breaking situation – pun somewhat intended. Let’s see which other dvds WWE decides to edit – likely the Greatest PPV Matches of 2015’s WrestleMania 31 main event and the curb stomp finish being one of the very best ‘Mania moments … Ever! The NXT dvd should be really good, but we’ll have to see.
I don’t quite understand some people on this site. Of course having rafters in the background behind Owen is insensitive! The poor guy fell from the rafters to his death for goodness sake! We’re lucky to be getting a set dedicated to Owen at all after all the controversy surrounding it! Maybe WWE should’ve stuck to the original artwork to save you all getting so upset
What’s next, change it to a Blue Blazer photo?
So seriously, what’s next: they edit out or blur all angles showing rafters and ceilings in Owen’s matches!?!
If it’s such a emotional thing with pict of a rafter and ceiling, why had it there in the first place!
I never get to understand those sudden change of hearts and rushing moves by WWE in certain subjects.
Sorry, but that’s a ridiculous statement. I’m pretty sure that the WWE made an oversight with the artwork (with the rafters being in the background) and they have quite rightly rectified that. I always enjoy seeing your opinions on here and you generally make many valid points but if you can’t see the issue/problem with the edits to the Owen DVD cover then you really need to rethink things.
well.. I really don’t need to rethink, cos my statement – ridilicious or not – stays.
The issue/problems are not the cover…that, is only an example of the real issue/problems that WWE have tons of the recent years.
One, being, throwing money out of the window on changing covers for sets like this.
Same rafter, same ceiling?! ehmmmm.. I would’nt know, but I don’t think so… again.. we will likely gonna get some glimpse from rafters and ceiling when Owen is wrestling, that really does not gonna make me ill.
Similar with Benoit matches.. I really don’t get sick when I see Benoit the Wrestler perform.. All comes down to kayfabe ultimate gone..and many there for can not seperate the storied lifes of the performers from the persons who portrait them.
But.. at the end, it’s gonna be great to have this Owen set finally.. no matter what cover.. 🙂
I appreciate what you’re saying my friend. I just think this particular change makes sense. We all know that this release is a controversial subject in itself and it’s important for wwe to get it right without adding more fuel to the fire.
While I understand the sensitivity, I thought the rafters in the background looks cool, too bad they took that out, the background looks plain without it but I understand but it is still a nice cover art but I wish they changed from “Hart of Gold” to “King of Harts” and it would have been perfect
Just a heads up for anyone in the UK and Europe that Fremantle have got a discount code for the new sting DVD/BR. The code STIL will get you £2 off the RRP. Ends tomorrow at midnight. I ordered the Blu-Ray at about 2pm today and then got an e-mail saying about the discount code literally 10 minutes later! Slightly annoying but these things happen!
Just double checked the e-mail and the discount only applies if you ordered the previous Best of Sting set from Fremantle.