You might well ask what are we doing reviewing a music DVD release at BluRayMMA.com? Good question. I took the opportunity to review this very special release since it ties in with one of the biggest fights of all time – The Rumble In The Jungle: Muhammed Ali vs George Foreman. If you enjoyed docu-movie When We Were Kings, there is a good chance you will enjoy this gem also.
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January 12th, 2010 No comments
Ali battling Foreman is an absolute legendary heavyweight boxing contest of monumental proportions. A legend in his own right Don King, the greatest boxing matchmaker of all time promoted the showdown in Africa. He hustled all he could to bring it together.
Before Rampage Jackson there was Mike Tyson and before Tyson there the greatest of all time Muhammed Ali. Modern combat sports promoters be it a pro wrestling, boxing or mixed martial arts love a great fighter with charisma, who can sell a fight to the ticket buying public. Ali is the man who set the precedent as a great talker causing controversy with his incredible razor sharp tongue.
Soul Power can be seen as disc 2 of previously released When We Were Kings, it’s the rest of the story but stands alone as a feature of it’s own, chronicling Zaire 74, 3 day music festival. The live musical performances originally had been planned as part of the weekend of the fight but events changed, with Zaire 74 taking place as a separate music festival. Watch the docu-movie to discover more.
Soul Power features classic footage of soul and black music legends James Brown & The JBs, B.B King, The Spinners, Bill Withers and The Crusaders. Since the passing of ‘The Godfather of Soul’ James Brown it is truly a great privilege to be able to own this beautifully remastered footage of a rare performance of the funk icon on Blu-ray disc and DVD .
Soul Power is available now on DVD and Blu-ray disc formats as part of the Masters of Cinema series by Eureka Entertainment. For more information on this and other classic releases please visit www.eurekavideo.co.uk
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DVD review by Duane Farr
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