Muhammad Ali - The Greatest  [DVD]
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A look at the life and career of Muhammed Ali from his first amateur fight right through to 'Rumble In The Jungle'. Also features archive footage and interviews.
A 75-minute documentary covering the career of the greatest sporting personality of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali--The Greatest adds little or nothing in the way of footage or insight unavailable elsewhere. However, it certainly provides an adequate summary of a much-told tale and makes for a good potted introduction to Ali, his sensational conquest of Sonny Liston, his conversion to the Nation of Islam, his exile from boxing following his anti-war stance and return to perform his own "personal age of miracles".
The fight footage here is mostly recycled from Bill Cayton and Jim Jacobs' vast stock of film as opposed to telecasts. Here again, then, are the grainy, quicksilver images of the skinny young Ali bamboozling ponderous journeymen Tunney Hunsaker in his debut fight; of the never adequately explained "phantom punch" against Liston in their second fight; of the dancing demolition job he performed on Cleveland Williams in 1967, perhaps the three most awesome, albeit one-sided rounds of heavyweight boxing ever. There are occasional excerpts of Ali running his mouth outside the ring, but these are too few and too familiar. Ian Darke of Sky TV provides a professionally glossy narration that's just about the right side of glib, but the budget doesn't really extend to much beyond cut and pasted footage (with only stills shots of his knockout of George Foreman) spliced with interviews with the likes of Henry Cooper, Ali's old Doctor Angelo and trainer Angelo Dundee who explains, for perhaps the hundredth time to camera, that he thought "Muslim" was a piece of cloth.
The essence of Ali's story is certainly encapsulated here, though those looking for more offbeat or in-depth material are advised to check out Champions Forever, When We Were Kings or AKA Cassius Clay. Or read Thomas Hauser's biography. --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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11 January 2013
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I love photography and boxing...so William Kleins documentary about two periods in Ali life (Liston to draft and then the Foreman fight) was a must see. It's documentary style, very intimate, observant and compelling. It doesn't feature the fights themselves to any great stent but all the background around Ali, the fight game and the effort involved from the man himself and his camp. Was fascinated with the behind the scenes training and dressing room footage..the fight game in all its raw brutal heroic glory.
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This DVD does not match the description. It is not the William Klein documentary but just another documentary on Ali's career.
Be careful, this is not the celebrated film by William Klein but just a second rate documentary of Ali fights .
if u want a really good boxing dvd. then champions forever limited edition and fabulous 4 dvd. still this one good.