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WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge(2012)
The true story of WWE Superstar Edge.
For more about WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge and the WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray release, see WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray Review published by Martin Liebman on April 18, 2012 where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.
Starring: Adam Copeland, Christian
Director: Kevin Dunn
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WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray Review
Now you know him.
Reviewed by Martin Liebman, April 18, 2012
The most underrated person we have ever had in this business.
"Edge." Angular, sharp, dangerous. That's a pretty cool name for a professional wrestler, and it's epically cool when it's attached to one Adam Copeland, an unassuming Canadian who would transform himself into one of the best, most polished, and popular wrestlers of his -- or any -- generation. He might not have the wide star appeal of a Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, or John Cena, but the recently-retired Edge is known to dedicated wrestling fans as one of sports entertainment's finest performers, a true legend of the sport, and a good, honest ambassador for the professional wrestling world. An innovator, a thinker, and unafraid of new challenges inside the ring and out, Edge personifies all that's good about professional wrestling, even as he absolutely embraced his "heel" -- or "villain" -- role, living his childhood dream alongside life-long best-friend Christian and pulling younger, just-as-hungry up-and-coming wrestlers up into the spotlight even as severe injury pulled him away. Now an actor but forever a squared ring icon, this is the story of Edge as it's never been told before.
Adam Copeland, now to be forever known as "Edge," grew up an average Canadian boy, obsessed with G.I. Joe and KISS. He was shaped by his love of music and hockey, but when his uncle passed away in a tragic accident, Adam took up another hobby: watching and acting out professional wrestling with his best friend Jay Reso, now better known as "Christian." Adam attended WrestleMania VI where he watched Hulk Hogan in action, and he knew his future would be found in the square ring. Adam won an essay contest at Sully's Gym, a win that granted him professional training in the art of professional wrestling. He wrestled locally in small arenas to even smaller crowds, often losing money in the process, but his perseverance would pay off when he received a call with a contract offer to wrestle under the bright lights of the WWE. Adam was an instant success. He developed his "Edge" persona and formed a tag team with his friend Christian, a tag team that would win belts and form a classic rivalry with the Hardy Boyz. Edge's career blossomed in the tag team world, but his solo career would shape his legend. A personal feud with Matt Hardy, incredible matches with Mick Foley and The Undertaker, and a major player in the development of "money in the bank" and "tables, ladders, and chairs" matches would solidify Edge as a force to be reckoned with in the annals of professional wrestling, but neck injuries would ultimately come to shape his future both in the sport and out of the square ring.
As both a biography and a WWE Blu-ray release, You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge captures the quality fans have come to expect of WWE titles. More on the technical elements in a bit. The feature film plays briskly and evenly. It follows the same basic structure as seen in the other biographical releases, chronicling the star's rise to wrestling prominence and honestly examining his career positives and negatives with equal time and candor. The film truly brings out the "real" Edge, the man behind the "cool" and muscle and skill and the "Rated R Superstar" and "Ultimate Opportunist" monickers audiences know and love him for in the ring. This film shows Edge as an humble, intelligent, balanced, genuine, and down-to-earth person who loves life and prides himself on his dedication, health, and skill. The film weaves together his tale from childhood to wrestling retirement, intermixing images of Edge living in a beautifully idyllic area of Asheville, North Carolina with scenes from his wrestling career. Edge himself, his mother, fellow wrestlers, and people who shaped his life and career all speak throughout the picture and develop the narrative in a way voiceover and video alone cannot. The film will leave audiences impressed with the man but also understanding that professional wrestling is a real business and a very real sport which requires of its would-be participants dedication, smarts, skill, and a few good breaks to make it to the top, not just a pretty face and a muscular physique, neither of which hurt and both of which Edge enjoys in addition to his other talents. This is a total, enthralling glimpse into a wrestling life that no WWE fan should miss.
Disc One Matches:
Disc Two Matches:
WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray, Video Quality
You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge debuts on Blu-ray with a WWE-typical 1080i high definition transfer. If this one lacks, it might be that it looks just the slightest bit soft in places. The interview clips don't appear quite as sharp as either the high definition wrestling clips or the HD interview footage from previous WWE biographies, but the image enjoys a stable, steady appearance that serves the material well. The image looks at its best in those outdoor Asheville scenes which show Edge outside his home and boating down river, where rocks and trees appear sharp and very nicely defined. Additionally, those same interview segments as described above take on an evidently warmish tint, but colors appear accurate in wrestling clips, scenes of Edge giving a radio interview at a Canadian station (nicknamed "The Edge," oddly enough), and other scattered non-sitdown scenes. Banding is minimal, ditto aliasing, but some viewers may note some errant scan lines throughout. Still, this is a quality, nice-looking presentation that's not the best WWE has ever produced, but that is rather representative of the general sort of quality fans can expect, particularly in the HD wrestling matches.
WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray, Audio Quality
You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge contains a fairly routine, very basic Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. This one consists almost entirely of dialogue. The spoken word -- whether in interview clips, radio sound bytes, or in-ring action -- plays cleanly and naturally through the center channel. Music generally plays with a light sensation, offering listeners a fair sense of space across the front in addition to suitable clarity. Music in chapter eighteen does find a little more body and energy, as well as some surround support, but such is the exception to the rule. The various wrestling scenes from throughout Edge's career feature light crowd ambience that mostly remains around the front half of the soundstage; never does the listener feel immersed into the environments during the main program. In general, this is an unremarkable presentation, but it's fine for what it is and all it has to offer.
WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray, Special Features and Extras
You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge contains bonus materials across both discs of this set.
Disc Two Blu-ray Exclusive Matches and Moments:
WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge Blu-ray, Overall Score and Recommendation
You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge is another rock-solid biography from WWE. The film has everything audiences expect, including honest interviews, a total overview of a storied career, video highlights, a quick pace, a captivating narrative, and plenty of full- length bonus matches that shaped Edge's career. As is typical with WWE releases, it's very well put together and worth every penny. The Blu-ray release features solid 1080i video, a typical WWE Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, and a nice assortment of extras, including a few exclusive to Blu-ray on disc two. All WWE fans should be quick about adding this fine release to their Blu-ray collections. Highly recommended.
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