- Flickering Myth has a rave review of The Resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts at this link, giving the film 5 out of 5 stars. They wrote:
"Hats off also go to director Steve Yu for wisely selecting what footage to use and what not to use, and also making the decision to not overburden the documentary with interviews from fellow wrestlers outside of the beginning and ending, which is where they do fit. It allows audiences to just get sucked into a very personal story of a friend and mentor doing everything he can to get the lives of his buddies back on track. I don't know if The Resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts will get the awards recognition it deserves, but it is the best documentary of 2015."
Just a reminder that Jake Roberts, Scott Hall and Diamond Dallas Page will be participating in a Q&A session at the Resurrection of Jake the Snake movie screening tonight at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 in Nashville, TN. There will also be autographs and photo ops after the Q&A session. You can get more details or purchase tickets at JakeTheSnakeMovie.com by clicking here.
- Also tonight, Center Stage (of WCW fame) in Atlanta will be hosting the red carpet premiere of the documentary, The Good, The Bad, and The Buff: the Marc Bagwell Journey. A portion of the event will be broadcast live tonight via Periscope @realbuffbagwell, starting at 8pm EST.
- Another documentary, Lucha Mexico, which will have its U.S. premiere at DOC NYC 2015 next month. We were sent the following press release regarding the premiere:
The ultimate look behind the mask, LUCHA MEXICO documents the joyous spectacle of Lucha Libre, which has thrilled fans in Mexico for generations. The film gives the audience the ultimate access to these legendary masked wrestlers, in the ring and beyond the lights of the stadium.
Born into the entertainment business, 'El 1000% Guapo' SHOCKER is one of the most successful Luchadores of the modern era. His life is consumed by a need to be in the ring. As tag team partner with extreme American strength competitor JON 'STRONGMAN' ANDERSEN, Shocker also becomes a guide to working in Mexico City. After long days of body building at Fabian's Gym, owned and operated by their masked wrestler colleague FABIAN "EL GITANO," these uniqueentertainers headline events around the country. Injuries and death eventually threaten to endthese thriving careers, forcing each performer to search for what truly matters in their lives.
A supporting cast of fan-favorites further reveal Lucha Libre from the inside, with BLUE DEMON JR discussing life behind a legendary mask, the tragic HIJO DEL PERRO AGUAYO pursuing violent creative change, and veterans like TONY SALAZAR and ARKANGEL teaching the new generation. These stars and more illuminate the physical and emotional challenges they face in the constant fight to stand between the ropes and thrill every last fan. With an unprecedented level of access to the top Lucha promotions and performers in the world, LUCHA MEXICO steps into the ring, pulls back the mask, and reveals a powerful look into the beating heart of Mexico.
Running Time: 105 Minutes/ Language: English, Spanish/ Country: USA
DOC NYC Festival Public Screenings:
Friday, November 13 at 9:45PM
(SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, between 8/9 Ave.)
Wednesday, November 18 at 4:45PM
(Bow Tie Cinemas, 260 West 23 Street, between 7/8 Ave.)