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Ring Of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story

Emile Griffith became infamous for a 1962 boxing match in which he brutally beat his welterweight opponent Benny "Kid" Paret into a coma from which Paret died a week later. The film perfectly captures the social climate of the time and delves into the circumstances surrounding the fighters, not the least of which was Paret’s public homosexual slur against Griffith before the fight. Director/producers Dan Klores and Ron Berger do an outstanding job of putting together interviews and rare archival footage to tell Griffith’s personal struggle for love and redemption. "Ring Of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story" is a touching and memorable film not to be missed. Special features include a detailed commentary track by directors Dan Klores and Ron Berger, along with deleted scenes and outtakes. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1, with sound quality processed in Dolby Digital Surround 5.1. (Movie – Five Stars, DVD Features – Three Stars) Not Rated, 90 mins. (Anchor Bay)

October 6, 2005 in Documentary | Permalink