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Woooooooo, The Nature Boy arrives on DVD, 10 May 2004
10/10

'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair finally gets the complete DVD treatment the former 16-time Worlds Heavyweight Champion can be proud of. The 3 Disc set includes Flair discussing his rivals, classic promos and the matches that made him a Wrestling Legend.

Disc 1 consists of his NWA/WCW battles with 7-time Worlds Heavyweight Champion Harley Race, 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham.

Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat dominates Disc 2. We see 2 matches; Clash of the Champions VI and WrestleWar '89 which are absolute classics. Flair was at his best against Steamboat here as many fans consider these matches the greatest of all time. The latter part of Disc 2 has Ric Flair Vs Terry Funk Non Title I Quit match. While not as pretty as the previous matches, it shows Flairs ability to adapt no matter who the challenger. Flair also speaks candidly on the plane crash of '75, which almost ended not only his career but his life. On a lighter note, there are 2 great segments on the group known as The 4 Horseman.

The 3rd disc shows Flair in his WWE/F days. All the promos of his buildup with Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan are here and as entertaining as ever. Flair made his impact felt very early in the WWE/F by winning The Royal Rumble in '92. It's been said that this Royal Rumble was the best ever. Back to WCW now and Clash of the Champions XXVII with Sting. To end we are shown the never before seen tribute on RAW '03 following his World Heavyweight Championship match against Triple H and the match itself.

This is a great compilation of Ric Flairs greatest matches, entertaining promos, detailed descriptions on his rivals from Flair himself and some hidden features as well. This is not only my favorite pro wrestling DVD but my favorite DVD period. Every wrestling fan should have this in their collection. Nobody is better than the 'Kiss stealin' wheelin' dealin' limousine ridin' jet fyin' son of a gun'. Woooooooooo. I've always wanted to say that.

Japanese Cult Classic, 9 May 2004
10/10

Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale is a classic piece of Japanese film making. A class of 42 9th Graders are pitted against each other on a remote, desolate island where there can be only one survivor. I was surprised to see that it wasn't as violent or adult as I was led to believe. It is a violent and in some ways a disturbing film but it shows the length some will go to survive, escape and to protect the ones they love. Great performances help the film also. Beat Takashi as the stern and lonely Kitano, our protagonist hero Boy #15 Shuya Nanahara played by Tatsuya Fujiwara and Kou Shibasaki as bullied Girl #11 Mitsuko Souma all stand out for me. Battle Royale is a classic piece of Japanese story telling and should not be missed.