Posted on 11/09/123 by Colin Vassallo
The highly-regarded documentary Beyond The Mat, which was
originally released in 1999, is getting the Blu-Ray
treatment for the first time worldwide thanks to Via Vision
Directed, written, produced and narrated by Barry W.
Blaustein, Beyond The Mat focuses on the lives of
professional wrestlers outside of the ring, primarily Mick
Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts, as well as some up-and-
coming wrestlers of that time. Blaustein got exclusive
access to WWF, ECW, and other indie events where he got
unprecedented footage that lifted the curtain on
Beyond the Mat was released in theaters in the United States
in March 2000 and then hit VHS and DVD but was never
released in high-definition.
This Blu-Ray release features the theatrical cut in HD, the
director’s cut in SD and commentary and extended
conversations with some of those involved in the doc.
Special features include a conversation with Jesse Ventura,
Mick Foley, and Blaustein, dinner with the legends, and
other audio commentaries.
It is available for pre-order on Amazon with a price of
$24.99 and a release date of November 24.