Thursday, 27 September 2012

DVD Extras: ECW One Night Stand 2005

I covered the fantastic ECW One Night Stand 2005 pay per view last week, so this week I thought I'd run through some of the extras on the UK DVD release.

There's nothing particularly overwhelming on this disc, but let's take a look anyway, shall we?

Alternative Commentary with JBL
This isn't so much full-on alternative commentary as it is a series of off-the-cuff remarks and conversations with other wrestlers as JBL and his henchmen watch the show from a balcony. The audio quality isn't good, sounding like JBL's mic is some feet away, and this really adds nothing to the presentation.

Unless you really can't stand listening to Joey Styles and Mick Foley and would prefer to watch the rest of the show from after the Rey/Psicosis match onwards without them, you've really nothing to gain by listening to this audio track

TV spots
Nothing much to see here, these are just two brief TV spots used to promote the show. Despite being very short, they do nonetheless show the original Extreme Championship Wrestling in all their insane glory and should have been more than enough to convince anyone that this pay per view would be well worth the money.

ECW vignettes
Four short video montages of Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, Rob Van Dam and The Sandman, each containing some pretty cool clips of the men in action, are followed by a short promo from The Dudley Boyz who, in a sign of things to come on the PPV, set a table on fire.

Fun stuff, though hardly outstanding.


The ECW Funeral
A nice video package replaying Eric Bischoff's 'ECW Funeral' from WWE Raw, this provides some background into the invasion angle that played out on the show, with Paul Heyman declaring 'gang warfare' on Bischoff. Again, nothing amazing, but a nice little extra

ECW Fans at the show
A WWE Home Video Exclusive, this short clips gives us brief interviews with fans outside the Hammerstein Ball Room, each one paying tribute to the heart, spirit and, yes, violence, that made ECW what it was.
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