DVD Release: GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95
Studio: New Video/Cinedigm


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Mountain Fiji gives a competitor a life in GLOW.

The 2012 documentary film GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show on television, which premiered in 1986.

Like its competitor/frequent imitator the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), GLOW was a prime-time wrestling series, complete with elaborate characters, costumes, skits, personalized raps and, of course, wrestling. By 1989, the GLOW girls were an international phenomenon, attracting over seven million viewers worldwide, touring the nation and making some serious money for the show’s producers. But one year later, GLOW was gone.

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling examines the phenomenon through the stories of those who lived it (including such grapplers as Matilda the Hun and Mountain Fiji). For some, the show was a brief foray into acting and a short-lived adventure. For others, of course, their time in GLOW would impact and influence their lives for years to follow.

Directed by Brett Whitcomb, the unrated GLOW won the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. Following its roll-out to film festivals, it will have its world television premiere on March 19, 2013 on LOGO TV, one week before its premiere on DVD.

The DVD contains an hour-plus of bonus features, including the following:

-Audio commentary with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins
– Extended interviews
-Deleted scenes
-Collection of GLOW skits
-GLOW opening raps
-Select matches
-United Film Festival Q&A
-Featurettes

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.