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Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from Icon Film Distribution come the 27th March is Bleed For This starring Miles Teller. This boxing biopic tells the tale of Vinny Pazienza, a truly gripping story which follows this former champions excruciating battle to return to the ring.
We have an exclusive deleted scene called ‘The Diner’, in which we see Vinny’s boxing coach – played by Aaron Eckhart – having a meeting with his promoters and debating his controversial decision to move Vinny up two weight classes. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…
Featuring a gripping central performance from the increasingly eye-catching Miles Teller (Whiplash, War Dogs), Bleed For This follows boxing prodigy Vinny Pazienza’s soaring rise to stardom and two world-title fights. Then, at the top of his game, Vinny is involved in a near-fatal car accident that leaves him on the brink of paralysis, »
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Miles Teller is proving to be an actor who specializes in roles that combine extreme effort and crippling excess. Aaron Eckhart, meanwhile, has become the kind of performer who can bring a well-worn specificity to grizzled supporting roles.
Combine those elements and you get “Bleed for This,” the latest film from Ben Younger (“Boiler Room”). Teller plays Vinny Pazienza, a boxer struggling to return to the ring after a debilitating neck injury. It’s a performance that showcases Teller’s physicality against the backdrop of a true-life story. As Pazienza’s coach, Kevin Rooney, Eckhart brings his ferocity to a role that requires a less obvious show of continual force.
Younger has said that “Bleed for This” is far from a movie solely for boxing purists; he also wanted to rope in audiences who don’t care about sports at all. It’s an admirable goal, but one that doesn »
- Steve Greene
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