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J.C. Chavez - The Ultimate Mexican Hero [2007] [DVD]

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  • Directors: Diego Luna
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revolver Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YDAJKY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,977 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Insightful documentary into the life and career of one of the world's most talented boxers, Julio Cesar Chavez. Rising from the streets of Sinaloa, northwest Mexico, Chavez rose to become both a national hero and icon in his native country, winning six world titles during the 1980s and 90s. Features interview footage with Chavez, his family and friends, opponents and critics.

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This DVD is interesting in parts but the film fails to capture the greatness of Julio Cesar Chavez's career in the boxing ring. In regards to Chavez the fighter, this skips too many of his important fights and huge chunks of his career. Chavez v Whittaker is not shown and barely even mentioned. The fights they do show are not shown in any type of depth at all. The content of the film also drifts into the political situation of Mexico and not being Mexican myself I found this to be irrelevant and boring. Far too much time of this film was devoted to the internal politics of Mexico which is not what I wanted to see. What I hoped to see in this DVD was for the film to concentrate on Chavez's career and a little on Chavez's upbringing. This film didnt do that for me and unless your Mexican, this film will disapoint. I doubt I will watch this again.
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This is the career bio of the great Mexican fighter and all time legend Julio Cesar Chavez. Chavez's career lasted from 1983 until 2005 (22 years)and saw him amass an incredible record of 107-6-2 (86) including an incredible 37 'world' title fights, accross 3 weight divisions and including a staggering combined 27 title defences It sould be noted as well that after a ninety fight unbeaten run, 4 of those 6 defeats came after Chavez turned 46 and had already been a pro for 14 years.

It is only befitting then that such a talent gets a wortwhile release and not a posthumous one. This dvd runs for 78 minutes and includes interviews with Chavez himself along with the likes of Oscar De lay Hoya (who twice beat Chavez), Mike Tyson, Don King and Chavez's son Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr (as of 2008 an undefeated pro) amongst others.

Of course no career retrospective would be complete without footage of the great man himself and this dvd is full of clips of the great man himself and all his major battles.

With a career spanning 2 decades, 37 world title fights and over 110 bouts there is of course probabably enough footage to cover a 50 dvd boxset and if your after a complete set of all the 'BIG' matches, then this sint it. This is a career retrosepective and a fascinating one at that.

I would reccomend this to both fans of Chavez and those new to the name (possinly as a precursor to seeking out the full bouts). A very good effort indeed!
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this man was and is an absolute legend.the film could have been a little more revealing,but all the same was well put together.being somebody who grew up watching this fighter i found it hard to watch what could be the greatest champ of all time ,fighting and losing to small hall bums.a good film if you are a boxing fan buy this ,i can say no more
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As some who had heard of the legend, but never really got to see him fight, (to young) I was looking forward to finding out why he was held in such high esteem, but unfortunately this dvd does little to shed light on the legend, but what it does show is an insight into the man behind the legend, showing you where and how he grew up, why he took up boxing with some indepth interviews with his family and the people he grew up with, and fleeting input from Mike Tyson, Don King and Bob Arum.

If your looking to find a dvd with an indepth look at his career, fight by fight, blow by blow, then this will leave you disapointed, as they are few and far between, you will see more of his son fighting then himself, nevertheless a fasinating insight, which shows a man who is immensely proud but ultimately sad, as all great fighters finding ageing hard to accept, and forced to fight on due to financial difficulties, well he did have Don King as Manager ! The political aspect in Mexico had me lost, but relevent as most fighters are political, or are used for political gain by others.

The subtitles were hard to follow, as they had lost something in translation, and no extras are my gripes, Just a starter ! not a full course ! Leaves you wanting more !
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