J. Severidt

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 451,682 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 12
Boxing (6 Disc) [DVD]
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three in One Package, 27 Sep 2013
This box focuses entirely on heavyweights. It contains three separate documentaries: The 10 Greatest Heavyweights (3 DVD), Rumble in the Jungle & Thrilla in Manila (1 DVD) and Tyson Raw & Uncut (2 DVD).

The 10 Greatest Heavyweights were chosen by Ringside editor and boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar. He chose Joe Louise, Ali, Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Gene Tunney, Rocky Marciano, Ezzard Charles, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Larry Holmes (in this order). Few will completely agree with this list, but then the same could be said about any list. (Still, Tunney and Charles?) The length of time and the amount of footage dedicated to each fighter varies, as - naturally - does the… Read more
Metal: The Definitive Guide by Garry Sharp Young
Metal: The Definitive Guide by Garry Sharp Young
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Informative Mess, 5 Feb 2013
What a mess! That was my first thought after checking out the list of contents, which reads as follows:

- (Highly un-informative) Foreword by Rob Halford
- Heavy Metal
- American Thrash Metal
- UK Thrash Metal
- American Death and Grindcore
- Norwegian Black Metal
- Worldwide Black Metal
- Doom Metal
- Power Metal
- Progressive, Gothic and Symphonic Metal
- US Metal
- German Metal
- Swedish Metal
- Finnish Metal
- Japanese Metal
- South and Central American Metal
- European Metal
- Neo Metal
- Innovators

Naturally, anyone subdividing metal will be… Read more
Get Thrashed - The Story Of Thrash Metal [2008] [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Frank Bello
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This documentary is little more than a long series of interviews with thrash bands commenting on other thrash bands. While it was nice to see the guys again, statements like "Dude, they ruled, you know?" or "Man, they were just extreme!" really don't provide much information.

Some musicians are pathetically self-centered (Dave Mustaine making himself look stupid, yet again), others come off as genuinely interesting and likable people. Yet no-one even tries to be systematical, and the focus is almost exclusively on the US. Even Lars Ulrich, who repeatedly confessed that "without Motörhead, there'd be no Metallica", only dwells on Metallica's role, here. How to talk about the… Read more