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Murderball

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Murderball
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A film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. These men have been forced to live life sitting down, but in their own version of the full-contact sport, they smash each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs. Tells the story of a group of world-class athletes unlike any ever shown on screen. In addition to smashing chairs, it will smash every stereotype you ever had about the disabled.
Title: Murderball
[videorecording]
Published: [United States] : EAT Films LCC : [United States] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment ; New York : Distributed by Thinkfilm, 2005.
Edition: Fullscreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: True/False Film Fest entry, 2005.
Special features: Player commentary ; filmmaker commentary ; CNN Larry King Live interview ; MTV Jackass presents : Murderball, with Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O ; Murderball : behind the game ; Joe Soares update interview ; NY city premier ; deleted scenes ; Think MTV page ; Trailers.
Based on the article by Dana Adam Shapiro.
Summary: A film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. These men have been forced to live life sitting down, but in their own version of the full-contact sport, they smash each other in custom-made gladiator-like wheelchairs. Tells the story of a group of world-class athletes unlike any ever shown on screen. In addition to smashing chairs, it will smash every stereotype you ever had about the disabled.
Audience: MPAA rating R for language and sexual content.
Local Note: 1 8
Alternate Title: Murder ball [videorecording]
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.333 MUR
Statement of Responsibility: Thinkfilm and MTV Films present, in association with A&E Indie Films, an EAT Film production ; a film by Dana Adam Shapiro, Jeffrey Mandel, Henry-Alex Rubin ; produced by Jeffrey Mandel, Dana Adam Shapiro ; directed by Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
Credits: Editor, Geoffrey Richman, Conor O'Neill ; photographer, Henry Alex Rubin ; original score, Jamie Saft.
Performers: Players: Keith Cavill, Andy Cohn, Scott Hogsett, Christopher Igoe, Bob Lujano, Joe Soares, Mark Zupan.
System Details: DVD, region 1 ; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround ; 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Sports for people with disabilities Video recordings. Chairs for people with disabilities Video recordings. Rugby football Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Sports for people with disabilities
Chairs for people with disabilities
Rugby football
Publisher No: 18685
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Excellent documentary about the value of perseverence.

May 15, 2011
  • jessicalynn83 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is hands down my favorite documentary. I also voraciously read Mark Zupan's biography - "Gimp" - and I highly recommend it.

Aug 25, 2010
  • pokano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Documentary about wheelchair rugby. A triumph of the human spirit for sure. The brother of KPLU's Joey Cohn is one of the wheelchair athletes

Aug 22, 2010
  • meaganpeters4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film is incredible! It is extremely well done.
Everyone should see this movie!

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