4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Alternative picture of a legend,
This review is from: Thriller In Manila [DVD] (DVD)
As the other reviewers have said - this is the view of the fight from the point of view of Smokin' Joe and does not paint Ali in a good light at all. It would have been a perfect package if more people from the Ali camp had made contemporary comments, i would love to have heard what Don King had to say about the fight with the benefit of years of hindsight. it would also have been great if the fight had been included in total but maybe copyright issues got in the way of that.
Also of interest to us (but probably not the average fight fan) were the shots of the Philippines and the Marcos family. My wife was a 9 year old growing up in Manila at the time and remembers the Ali cavalcade from the airport.
Overall, a 4 1/2**** and definitely recommed seeing it but with a couple of additions it would have been a definite 5*****