(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Mike Tyson, one of the most controversial and misunderstood boxers to ever step inside the ring, reveals insights into his life through interviews, archival footage, and photographs.
Title: Tyson
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Commentary with director James Toback ; "A day with James Toback", featuring footage from the L.A. premiere with Mike Tyson ; Iron Mike: Toback talks Tyson ; "The Big Picture Show"
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Summary: Mike Tyson, one of the most controversial and misunderstood boxers to ever step inside the ring, reveals insights into his life through interviews, archival footage, and photographs.
Audience: Rating R for language including sexual references
ISBN: 9781435970304
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.83092 T988T 2009
Statement of Responsibility: a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Fyodor Productions and Wild Bunch present a Damon Bingham/Harlan Werner production in association with Green Room Films and Krossover Productions ; executive producers, Mike Tyson ... [and others] ; produced by James Toback, Damon Bingham ; directed by James Toback
Credits: Director of photography, Larry McConkey ; music by Salaam Remi ; edited by Aaron Yanes.
Performers: Mike Tyson, Don King, Robin Givens.
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: In English with optional French subtitles ; Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Boxers (Sports) United States Biography Tyson, Mike, 1966-
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Sports films
Biographical films
Topical Term: Boxers (Sports)
Publisher No: 31077
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Dec 27, 2012
  • VRMurphy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I suppose this is as good a documentary as the reviews suggest, but my distaste for the subject matter coloured my enjoyment of the film. Probably more for people who are Tyson fans, or at least more sympathetic to him than I find myself able to be.

Mar 20, 2012
  • RipRogers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic movie about one of the greatest icons in fighting history. A violent ferocious fighter in the ring is juxtaposed with an intelligent reflective kind man. This is about a man in recovery.

I hope he writes an autobiography. I'll pick it up right away.

Dec 15, 2010
  • fmaack rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Even if you hate Mike Tyson and have no interest in boxing, this is a great film. Any opinion you had of Mike Tyson will change after you see this film.

Nov 17, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good – Tyson (2008) 90 min. Whatever impression you had about Mike Tyson, this documentary will most likely support your view of him. What I learned most about this film is how angry Tyson lived his life up to now and how he kept the devil close by as blessings upon blessings were placed at his feet – namely, Cus D’Amato, his manager and mentor. Not only did he claim those blessings but he shared it with the devil. As a result, Mike Tyson kept having to re-establish himself in his personal and professional boxing life. The film does feature highlights of his famous fights and provides a well-rounded biography of Mike Tyson.


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