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      Vampiro: Angel, Devil, Hero

      2008 1h 30m Documentary List
      Reviews 69% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Filmmaker Lee Demarbre examines the life and career of professional wrestler Ian Hodgkinson. Read More Read Less

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      kevin c Documentary on pro wrestler Ian Hodgkinson better known as Vampiro. Originally hailing from Canada he made a name for himself in Mexico where he thrived. This doc follows Vampiro through some independent wrestling shows while he plans a big show of his own in Mexico. Deep and sometimes disturbing revelations through interviews with Vampiro himself as well as old friends and colleagues. Very interesting documentary that even non wrestling fans would enjoy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It is impossible to not feel this man's passion while watching this. Undoubtedly Vampiro was always a truly unique performer and watching this you will see how talented he still is. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member wow!! i didn't know half of this... it's a must see if your a die hard wrestling fan! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Even if your not a fan of Vampiro or pro wrestling, This documentary is definitely worth taking a look at Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Anyone who says that wrestling is fake is insane. What they really mean is that wrestling scripted, but it's anything but fake. These men and women put their lives litterally on the line for the entertainment of the crowd. They are the comsumate entertainers. That being said, what we get is a wrestler’s plight to remain relevant, giving us a tired, past-his-prime hero who isn’t always easy to root for. It does give you look at seamy underbelly of professional wrestling. I wanted to like this moive, but the overall story line seemed over scripted and staged. Even Ian's exposition seemed scripted and staged. Maybe if the camera angles were done better the overall effect would have been greater. Some of the best moments come not from Ian, but from his friends. So I have to give this movie 21/2 stars, because I neither liked nor disliked this movie; and thats the problem. The story had the potential to elicit a strong reaction, but didn't because of the way it was told Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting doc. on the Thunder Bay, Ont. native who became a huge wrestling star and idol in far away Mexico. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Filmmaker Lee Demarbre examines the life and career of professional wrestler Ian Hodgkinson.
      Director
      Lee Demarbre
      Producer
      Robert Menzies
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Unknown language
      Runtime
      1h 30m