Tyson, Mike

SKU: 043396323797

UPC 043396323797
Release Date 2009-08-18
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 90
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 4 stars out of 5 -- This is Mike's show. And the ex-champ shows himself no mercy...[revealing] a tortured human being still struggling to understand his own flaws.Love him or hate him, Mike Tyson is inarguably one of popular culture’s most fascinating figures. In this riveting documentary portrait of the controversial boxer, filmmaker and friend James Toback lets Tyson tell his own volatile story. It all started in a rough-and-tumble Brooklyn neighborhood, where Tyson was picked on and beaten up as a youngster. But when he turned his fear into anger, he realized that his fists had the ferocity to frighten everyone around him. As a teenager, Tyson moved upstate to live with trainer Cus D’Amato, who became the devoted and compassionate father figure he never had. This support helped Tyson develop the strength and focus needed to become a devastating champion inside the ring. But when D’Amato died, something inside Tyson died too, turning him into an even more dangerous monster outside of the ring. As Tyson speaks openly about the ups and downs in his tumultuous life--alternating between moments of sincere introspection and animalistic rage--Toback employs a split-screen approach to further emphasize his emotionally unstable nature. Mixed into this talking-head monologue is striking archival footage that shows Tyson in his prime, when he was one of the most feared and idolized athletes on the planet. TYSON is an appropriately subjective journey into the mind of a massively complicated man.[P]owerful....Mr. Toback's film, partly because it restricts itself to Mr. Tyson's point of view, offers a rare and vivid study in the complexity of a single suffering, raging soul.The result is as gripping as a title fight and as mesmerizing as a conversation with a cobra...3.5 stars out of 4 -- You won't know what hit you after watching TYSON. This power punch to the gut is one of the best movies of any kind this year....A world-class exhibition of punch-drunk love.[T]errific....Iron Mike, having meted out epic suffering in the ring and other venues, seems to be a man who has suffered genuinely, even terribly, in the course of a life he never believed would last 40 years.4 stars out of 4 -- James Toback's TYSON is a documentary with no pretense of objectivity. Here is Mike Tyson's story in his own words, and it is surprisingly persuasive.TYSON is a sort of guided tour through Mike Tyson's mind with the former prizefighter playing psychic usher....His is a deeply affecting story, as James Toback's often mesmerizing documentary reveals.Included in Chicago Sun-Times's The Ten Best Documentaries Of 2009 -- Toback asks the right questions and Tyson opens up in ways he may never have before.
Cast James Toback (Director)
Mike Tyson (Subject)
Larry McConkey (Director of Photography)
Salaam Remi (Composer)
James Toback (Producer)
Damon Bingham (Producer)
Mike Tyson (Executive Producer)
Harlan Werner (Executive Producer)
Nicholas Jarecki (Executive Producer)
Henry Jarecki (Executive Producer)
Bob Yari (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Package Note: Region ABC Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby True HD 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, French - SDH Additional Release Material: Featurette: Iron Mike: Toback Talks Tyson Audio Commentary: James Toback, Director Behind the Scenes: 1. A Day With James Toback 2. The Big Picture Show - James Toback, Director
Language English
Sounds/Subtitles Mike Tyson reveals insights into his life in this no-holds-barred look at one of the most controversial and misunderstood boxers to ever step inside the ring.
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Documentary,Boxing
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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