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WWE: Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man

WWE // 2011 // 540 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // August 6th, 2011

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Judge David Johnson wears his Luchedore mask everywhere: the shower, the truck stop, the interrogation room.

The Charge


The Case

WWE Films turns its attention the diminutive, enigmatic, high-flying superstar, Rey Mysterio Jr, one of the brand's big draws and a veteran who's been throwing his body around with reckless abandon for north of 20 years.

The Life of a Masked Man is a three-disc set featuring a one-on-one interview with Rey Mysterio buttressed by a selection of his in-ring highlights. Mysterio is engaging and loves the business. The interview is comprehensive, looking at his family (a family of wrestlers), his training, his beginnings, the meaning of his outfit, the struggle to maintain anonymity, his friends in the industry, his outlook on the business and his expectations for the future. It's a solid sit-down and while this is a WWE production, Mysterio was honest. He didn't bash Vince McMahon or anything, but he was clear about separating his real-life personality from his "character" and seemed more than happy to pull the curtain back and talk about what life is like backstage. Granted, this is standard-issue for today's WWE, embracing the "entertainment" portion of "sports entertainment," but it's always nice to hear candid stuff.

The second part of this package are the matches and there are plenty, starting with his debut and working chronologically forward, ending with an April 2011 bout. There's a great selection of solo work and tag-team engagements, and the producers made sure to include all manner of big names with the little guy: Chris Jericho, Undertaker, Big Show, Eddie Guerrero, Kidman, Bautista and his arch-nemesis Juventud Guerrero.

Nice tech specs for the set: a clean 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen (some matches are full frame) and 2.0 stereo for the audio. Some added interview moments are your extras.

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: WWE
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 540 Minutes
Release Year: 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Performance
• Sports
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus Footage


• IMDb
• Rey Mysterio

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