Mancini
 
 
Studio: DNR
 
Review Count: 238
Average Rating: 4.95 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 11 minutes 22 seconds
 
Posted on: September 22, 2006
 
 
Film Description
Lenny a top contender in the 40's is robbed of his chance at a title by WWII..Learning to accept his lost chance at winning a title fight he never suspected his son Ray to pick up the torch 35 years later

Starring
Lizard3209
AnotherNewDawn
PBNJ1225
Euphoria825

Custom Props, Costumes, Overlays and an original soundtrack by Lizard3209

Many thanks to Kaipan for the original boxing outfits, to Sal From TBCB Forums for photo of Lenny, to 6headed monster for his props.And I don't have enough words to thank Lizard3209 for his help on this project

This movie is suitable for all ages

Hope you enjoy

Movie Accomplishments and Awards
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Reached Number 1 Action Sept 24th,2006
Reached Number 1 Overall Sept 25th, 2006
Selected as a hotpick Oct 2nd, 2006
Sorrow13's Two Bloody Thumbs Up
Murphey Kid Recommendation
STXFilms Emerald Award
Dulci's Dulcilicious
Makrim83's WOW
Docontheweb's Just What The Dr Ordered
PMC's Pomorific
Tremblett's Thumbs Up
Benstudios1991's Everyones Approved
Kwistufas Utter Excellance Award
Maniaacs WOW Me
Ubernewbie's Fabbo
PearsonHouses Top Banana
JohnnyAce's Fantalicious
BricksFilms Outstanding Movie Award
thebaloob123's Kitty Kat Seal Of Approval
Tsunamidogs Snuffin Puffin Award
YodaBob's Fantastic Flick Award
GreenGlades Diamond In The Rough
DeliriusStudios Distinction Award
MoMc's Golden Gun Award for best Action Movie
Titan Academy Awards winner for best Action & Mods
KatanaSoul Platinum Award
Devils Flame Award
The K4 Network Award
Archaic Award Ceremony Winner Best Action Movie
 
Featured Reviews
- jamestkirk

There are no words to describe this movie. It is by far THE best story i have ever witnessed! The attention to detail, the custom work, the soundtrack, the voiceovers!!! Should i go on? This movie was...... PERFECT!
I hope someday Ray gets to see this movie, I'll bet it brings a tear to his eye like it did mine! UNREAL!!! Fantastic!! Awesome!!! PERFECT!!!
DNR YOU RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 26, 2006
- maniacc0

Dnr my friend, you have finally outdone yourself to the extent where it will be hard for me to find words to explain how I feel right now.

First, there was Anthony Buttafuco. You took the community by storm by being the first ever to produce a stand up comedy routine using TM, and you produced it to utter perfection. Then, after we thought that you couldn't get any funnier, you came up with an ingenious idea. TMO Kings of Comedy. You brought yourself, and countless other TMO comedians, and gave us, or at least me, something to watch over and over, and laugh harder and harder every time.

And now, here it is. The movie that proved to the TMO community that you can be more than the class clown, you can be the class president! I have been awaiting the release of this film ever since those days so long ago, when it was but a mere dream for you. Now, it is a fantastic reality, something that the TMO community should behold with honour, and be proud to say that 'Hey, look what The Movies is capable of! Look what we can do!' Congratulations on a splendid product, something that I will definately come back to. And, as an athlete, this movie touched me. It inspired me. I have heard my fair share of motivational speeches, ranging from a rah rah kind of thing that got your adrenaline pumping, to a meaningful speech full of truth and wisdom. This, is the latter of the two, and in my eyes, the better. Adrenaline only lasts for so long, but this my friend, this is worth the 10 minutes to explain, teach, and motivate.

This is a story of unselfishness, and honour. A story of family, and truth... a story of life, or what it should be. No, not boxing, but family, honesty, and not thinking only of yourself. You have done an amazing job at presenting the story of the Manicini's, and I am very sure that Lenny would be honoured, and that if you were to get a hold of Ray, he would be touched.

Thank you Dnr, thank you. Once again, you have proven to TMO that The Movies is not dead, and that it can still be used in a unique way, a fun way. Here's *The Breakdown*

Originality: 10/10
Plot/Story: 10/10
Editing: 5/5
Free Cam: 5/5
Audio (Music/VOs): 10/10
WOW ME: 12/10
Total: 52/50 ~ Congrats on achieving the coveted ALL CAPS WOW ME! And the very rare MANIACAL PERFECT SCORE of 52/50!

HIGHLY RECCOMENDED

Posted on September 23, 2006
- docontheweb

Wow this movie is absoultely amazing! Done in true "Docudrama" style Mancini has the audience cheering, crying and glued to their screens. What a well told and unique story! Let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks that a sports movie cannot be done on TMO. This is truely a crowning achievement in moviemaking. From the heartfelt music to the all star cast this movie delivers on all fronts. Your use of backdrops to help tell Mancini's story was a work of pure genious. This movie deserves to be known as one of the greats in TMO movies. Terrific job DNR! A five star masterpiece!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- derbyrams

Oh!!! That was such a touching film, filled with some sad moments, mostly with inspiring parts as well!! This is such a compelling film! I mean, the custom work here is amazing!!! there's custom costumes, custom backdrops, sets and special effects!! this and more made this movie really stylish and amazing!!!!
This is such an amazing story you have put together very well!!!!
Movie Percentage= 100%= An excellent documentary that grabbed me, by the excellent custom work, the excellent voice-acting, excellent characters, an amazing plot and absotuly, in all a stunning, compelling documentary that should not be missed by anyone!!! I have to say this is the best documentary on TMO right now! Truly an epic watch!! I wasn't bored at all, it was that good man!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- AnotherNewDawn

While a fine comedic talent (as evidenced by his turns in "Anthony Buttafuco Are You Talking To Me" and "The TMO Kings Of Comedy"), many might fear that the often foul-mouthed and hammer-blunt DNR (see him in "Stir - Interlude") is going out on a very shaky limb by filming a soulful and reverent homage to a boxing legend with high dramatic style, historical accuracy, and good-old-fashioned heart-and-soul.

But have no fear. DNR doesn't, Mancini didn't, and neither should the viewer. There's nothing shaky about this film.

Excellent pacing and tone, great set choices, backdrops, creative editing, and outstanding mod work help transport us back to the real beginnings of Ray Mancini's life, offering a moving look at the real motivations behind Ray's relentless drive throughout his boxing career - to pay tribute, with his own life's work, to the accomplishments and support of his father.

In "Mancini", in the real Ray Mancini's life, and for DNR, as director and filmmaker, pride is no sin. It is clearly well-earned and well-deserved.

DNR, this is fine work that I'm pretty certain would have put smiles on the faces of both Ray and Lenny Mancini. I know that it put one on mine.


A_N_D

Posted on September 22, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

A beautiful drama not only of sports but of a bond with ones father. Two goals become one and the relationship gets built around the past and even more so looking onward.

In Mancini we get everything a good drama requires:
The drive to please or live out the dreams of the father.
The rise
The setback
The second chance
and then.....?

Well all i can say is that it was truly marvelous to watch, being i love bios and real type stories. Especially inspirational ones. Thisone was done to perfection only further highlighted by the great acting and directing..

Great Job...glad to see it all came together after hearing about it so long ago :)

Posted on September 22, 2006
- postmodernchuck

A triumphant and moving docudrama, Mancini meticulously recreates the competitive boxing world, giving us a steady sense of veracity with an even-handed dose of melodrama. Mixing the fictive with the factual, DNR pushes filmmaking to its limits by hodgepodging, pastiching, and stitching together dramatic reenactments, archival photographs, dramatic narration, and some advanced modding. The end result is a delicious confection that delivers the documentary realism we never thought possible on TMO while granting the struggles of the Mancini dynasty an operatic grace. We see this world from a largely objective perspective, and yet DNR is able to make this a very emotional and spiritual journey for the audience, incorporating some truly virtuosic moves throughout all of this. The final moments, especially, make for truly powerful cinema.

And did I mention how much I love the acting chops of Lizard and AnotherNewDawn? Come on! These two are legends, a pair of first-rate thespians setting every word of dialogue aflame with their righteous performances. It was a treat to see them in the same movie �?? the chemistry and emotive power is unbelievable!

All in all, I never thought this sort of film was possible. Thanks for proving me wrong.

Posted on September 22, 2006
 
Reviews
- Armand

This is a very very film. An excellent docu-drama that is beautifully crafted and entertaining. I really can't say more than what's already been stated.

Well done!

Posted on November 23, 2007
- thebiz

While you obviously dont need me to tell you that this is a great film, I will do so anyway. The voice acting was superb. The overlays and backdrops were excellent. I particularly loved the ring rope overlay used for some of your in ring shots. Very inventive. The level of detail involved as a whole indicates both a love of the story and a love for the craft. My favorite part about this movie is the pacing of the story. It never gets ahead of itself and always keeps the viewers attention. Excellent work.

Posted on November 23, 2007
- Norriefpb

Perfect. Just perfect.
Thanks for the anniversary heads up. I'm so pleased I saw this.
Perfect.

Posted on October 2, 2007
- Primaer

I've seen this one long-time ago, but forgot to review it. I still have the same opinion about it. It's very good made, but I thought sometimes a bit unoriented in terms of narrating. Maybe just a feeling due to this father-son relation. Anyway, a well deserved five star movie!

Posted on October 1, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

A touching, emotionally outstanding movie. It's so well crafted, such a masterfully well done movie, that even people like me who don't really care about the subject (Boxing) can get into it. A brilliant job on your part, DNR. Thank you for making this out-standing movie and releasing it to the public. A true classic.

- Orky.

Posted on September 28, 2007
- trewill7

One of the most Gorgeous films to ever grace TMO. Writing, editing, music, and creative storytelling help move this film along smoothly. Excellent work!

-tre

Posted on July 18, 2007
- Cruise1970

Beautiful film, mixture of drama and action...

VO - couldn't ask for a better performance let a lone cast performers.

Music - Great music selection fitting the dramatic and boxing action scenes...

Script/Story - Wonderfully written, a story better than Rocky Balboa....

Scene Creation - This was truely amazing the time and effect that must have went into this making each scene feel real. (Even with limited props)...

Backdrop - Awesome custom animated backdrops....


Overall a Wonderfully written boxer film with an out of this world VO cast/performance... Move over Sylvester Stallone here come Ray Mancini...

Posted on June 13, 2007
- sparky1512

Wow, i can honestly say that is the first TMO movie that didn't feel like a TMO movie - and i mean that in the very best way. Technically the movie was flawless with amazing sets, props music vo's and editiong. The script was superbley written and acted beautifully. This is a truely original works that takes the viewer through an emptional 'snap shot' journey through the players lives.
An outstanding movie that is not done justice by a mere 5 stars.

Posted on June 8, 2007
- Harb40

Great tribute. I learned something about Ray I never knew.

The Good:
The story. Much research you must have done for this.
The mods. Nice robes and title belts.
The narration and voice-overs. Very well done.

The Bad:
A couple flickers here and there but nothing too distracting.

Overall:
Nicely done. The use of actual photos enhanced the film greatly. Nice job.

Posted on May 30, 2007
- Active_Studios

Good film.
Active_Studios

Posted on May 27, 2007
- MariaLovesMovies

G ood, God! This is:
R efreshing
E motional
A nd
T he best movie I've ever watched!

Posted on April 26, 2007
- jastodd

WOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!
awesome, I never saw better than this movie
There are no errors it is a FANTASTIC, PERFECT movie

Good job

Before to see the movie I didn't knew Mancini.

Posted on April 25, 2007
- Taxmenpaxmen

Probably the best movie I have seen on TMO, thats all I can say really.

Posted on April 12, 2007
- Defender77

amazing awesome, breathtaking Outstanding, I have downloaded it and intend to watch it many more times

Posted on April 3, 2007
- Howitzer

Very good. Not really my sorta thing, I found it a bit slow. But nicely written and well made.

Posted on March 31, 2007
- MovieReviewerInc

Best boxing movie since the very first Rocky Movie! Your use of custom effects utterly blew me away! I can see why this film was #1 and I guarentee you this film will never die! This is a classic on the Movies Community Site! The plot went very well as well, but I hoped that I could see the boxing matches but a brief summary was just as good. Very good tale of perservation. * * * * *

Posted on March 29, 2007
- M14

Great story, and did you happen to watch Rocky Balboa before making this?

Posted on March 27, 2007
- First_Demand_Productions

Outstanding, the use of stills and props, strong dialogue, original mods, and a solid and moving storyline...5 stars all the way!

Posted on March 20, 2007
- stevec375

Brilliant Movie! What else can I say! The editing, the story all fantastic. Great use of custom content! You told a great story there, a story which is difficult to tell because of the restrictions of the movies! I was just left thinking "Fantastic"

Posted on March 15, 2007
- theycallmemisterbob

Wow.. what a fantastic movie. Who keew Sugar Ray had such a great story? Your painstakingly rendered portrayal of his history, reveals your appreciation for the Man, and the Sport. Bravo.

Posted on March 3, 2007
- FLIPMANBURN

Dude, How could I not give this a 5? Everything was perfect. The music, the shots, the VO...Everything was well done and the way it should be for this kind of action/drama. The story was well scripted and played out really nicely. Excellent work! A must see for anyone! - 5 stars

Posted on February 23, 2007
- jdevil05

wow man, i love this movie! I was drawn in by that magnificent poster, one of the best I've ever seen! Ray Mancini a true champion in his own right.

Posted on February 15, 2007
- Ascaron

Only one word: FANTASTIC!

Posted on February 6, 2007
- George_Locust

Powerful

Posted on February 5, 2007
- God_Of_Plague

Best sports movie online right now.

An Excellent combo of photograohs adn in game scenes.

Posted on January 31, 2007
- calvin28

No comment

Posted on January 26, 2007
- machine1462

Sound: 5
Music: 5
Story: 5
Effects: 5
Genre: 5
Overall: 5

Comments: Wow full of emotion and props. This film is now my favorite film on TMO. A perfect 5 Stars for this movie. The 11 minutes felt like only 5 as this movie catches your attention and keeps you there until the end.

Great Job.

Posted on January 21, 2007
- Lkuey

A brilliant soundtrack, how do you do all the custom mods!? The VOs! Lovely!You have once again mae me say:


WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on January 20, 2007
- Iondrive

Wow what a great movie! About the only sports movie I've seen on TMO. Great use of great sets. The wonderful voices really set the tone. Crisp editing, great props and great use of pictures. Again - WOW. I was always a fan of Boom Boom and I think this movie presents him honorably.

Posted on January 18, 2007
- ZELOBSTER

This.....I.....am speechless...

"Mancini" is one of the very greatest films ever to be put on this site. I had never really followed boxiing before, or ever really heard of Mancini, but this film, this film really made me feel for his family and his career in boxing.

Ok, now for the review. The vo's were incredible. Clear and loud enough so that you can hear it but it doesn't blow your ear drums to pieces. The music score was wonderful. Fit the story perfectly. Speaking of story, man, what a script! That was like hearing George Bush recite every scrap of research on Einstein's theory of relativity. Jaw-dropping!

You deserve these 5 stars, that was a really great film. Now I can tell people all about Mancini at dinner parties and such!

Posted on January 18, 2007
- markrichardbehenna

I�??m not a fan of boxing, don�??t know many of the names out there and never been remotely interested in the sport, but it doesn�??t diminish stories displayed like this. The plot was great and slightly emotional in a way, I regret not being able to see a creative fight using The Movies engine like Blackbird, but then I suppose it wouldn�??t show anything new that hasn�??t already been done.

The movie seemed like those glimpses of celebrity�??s lives we get from the biography channel and this allowed you to skip to the important parts without lingering around boring the audience. Voiceovers were well done both in accent and general tone, along with the music that carefully brought out the atmosphere needed.

Posted on January 15, 2007
- Nahton

Wow. That's was a great movie. Well crafted and great use of photo stills to fill the gaps inherent in the game capabilities. It packed great emotion.

Posted on January 14, 2007
- merciarich

WOW, amazing story line. Utterly brilliant work!

Posted on January 14, 2007
- RaYdAwG

First of all, I just wanna say...DNR I wanna be just like you when I grow up! lol
How can you not rate a DNR movie 5 stars? I know I'm late with reviewing your movie, but oh well...better late than never right? Actually I don't need to review this. You got everything right, from an all star cast (of course you know how fond I am of you and Euphoria), to a perfect documentary, excellent sets, mods, drops, lays...ahh hell...I just hope to become even half as great of a filmographer as you! Another addition to my bookmarks.

da dAwG

Posted on January 13, 2007
- Spaceman72

I'am still overwhelmed from your movie. First I've thought that this would be a Rocky like movie, but then as the movie started I was highly impressed about this unique original masterpiece. You've done a great job on all aspects. Also the performing of the cast is very impressive. Two thumbs up from me! :)

Posted on January 13, 2007
- rileyman

An inspirational short documentary told in a masterful way. I don't follow the world of boxing at all really, so this was completely new for me. When I saw the title, my first though was of Henri Mancini, the film composer. After watching this, I went out to discover just how accurate this documentary was in describing the life and events of the father-son duo. Great job!

The voice acting in this is also extraordinary! I don't include any categories in my rating system for voice acting ability, as my feeling is that TMO movies are essentially a hobby �?? there is no paid work (except maybe those fake VCs). If I did include it, rest assured the rating would be high.

Overall enjoyment: 35/35. This kept my interest up the entire way through, and never faltered for even a second.

Editing: 30/30. Fantastic editing! It's paced perfectly, and the music and sound was always at the right volume level. Scene choices always felt optimal.

Production Value: 13/15. In my toughest category, this comes extremely close to getting a perfect score yet again. It has an excellent title sequence, with some incredible animated overlays. Costumes, set dressing, and backdrops are used to full effect, and always appropriate. If you had added some closing credits, you would have received a perfect score.

Characters: 9/10. The characters appear to be portrayed consistently and accurately according to their respective histories. The only minor issue here is they could get a little extra screen time to build them up even more.

Dialog: 10/10. Great dialog, including the narration.

Total: 97/100.

5 stars! Practically perfect!

My suggestions: Wow, suggestions after this?!
The only suggestion I can possibly give here is to include closing credits, to make it a complete production.

Reviewed via "Riley's Reviewing Thread"

Posted on January 13, 2007
- Master007

The Archaic Awards
Review

Story: 10/10 A very good story, or should I saw biography. It followed a central plotline, and had its ups and downs. It was told brilliantly with the use of The Movies. Great job!

Music: 6/5 Very good music. I really think that it aided in the pleasure of this movie. It helped set a tone and move the story along. Great selection!

VO/Subs: 10/10 The VAs were very well chosen. They all did very well, and got the right emotions across. Good job!

Script: 5/5 A good script. It wasn't super special, but it had a good tone, and wasn't crap. That's always a good thing!

Extras: 6/5 Freecam, mods, and overlays + backdrops were amazing. They all put together aided in the success of this film. Great job! Relly great job!

Editing: 14/15 Really good editing, however I felt that the ending took to long and was almost rushed at the same time. I know this sounds weird, but that is how I felt. It was a very good film overall though, that you should be very proud of!

Final Score: 51/50

Posted on January 10, 2007
- Ralfduran

Outstanding performance. I really think this is a high cut above most TMO films, due to details and emotional standards. A very good fader and son story, and the importance of boxing as a lifestyle. Like I said, outstanding.

Posted on January 8, 2007
- Andy_inc

It's hard to say anything bad about this movie... It really hit all the right spots. Believable, well acted voice acting, a fresh story, smooth editing... and I must commend you on the scenes. The use of backdrops and overlays were breathtaking, especially inside the gym where Ray was training. You could feel the emotion emanating from the characters, which is hard to find these days. Fantastic movie, it was visually breathtaking. Great job!

Posted on January 8, 2007
- Bluhm

Wow. A TMO Biography. Never really seen anything like it.

First off, your use of stop-go animation and custom props is excellent. You made a very good boxing training room out of the stage, and... Well, yeah. Nice props. The voice acting was pretty good, too, and it did manage to keep my interest. My big beef, though, was that the actors didn't look like the actual people in the photos, and there wasn't enough action for my tastes, but hey, it's your movie, and it's a pretty good one at that.

Posted on December 31, 2006
- Aidan121

I nearly cried, that was a exellent movie one of the best i've seen (sniff) (sob)
make more make more!

Posted on December 29, 2006
- Farquad

It's beautiful to see a movie talking about boxe...I love this sport and this movie too! Congratulations for the idea

Posted on December 24, 2006
- godzillatraviz

A masterpiece and a fine example of the type of movie-making that we should all strive for. I give it 5 stars and I sincerly wish I could give it 6.

Posted on December 23, 2006
- Christian11

This movie is amazing! Amazimg from start to finish;D
Brilliant;D Great costumes..
Fantastic voice,
Keep up with that;D
Nice work DNR!

From C11

Posted on December 23, 2006
- evanx100

this was cool. good detail!!!!

Posted on December 22, 2006
- generaljones

all I can say is that even though i don't like boxing i love this vid!!5/5 for you dude!

Posted on December 22, 2006
- CronicClapper

DNR a great tribute. Has he seen this. He might really love it. The movie wasn't really a movie but more of a documentry though I guess. The way you told it was great though. Made me feel the passion he used to have. And the reasons behind his passion. It could of went deeper but then you would face the 20 minute problem of no views. But overall I was entertained and interested the two main points of any movie.

Posted on December 15, 2006
- ReviewMaster6000

+ ReviewMaster6000 +

Direction: 5
Story: 3 * Seemed to lag out at times
Script: 5
Dialog: 5 *Wonderful
Editing: 5
Actor(s) Performance: 5
Sound: 5
Music: 5
Special effect: 5
Credits: 5

Analysis: Outstanding in every way!

+ End +

Posted on December 2, 2006
- Bricrue

Scene Selection (Star Given)
I did over look the rocket at the begining of the film as I didn't feel it was used in it's creation. WHile a great deal of this film was a slide show I did feel the scene use in this film was good.

Entertainment (Star Given)
Show was entertaining to watch and kept be interested till the end.


Story (1/2 Given)
Story was borrowed from a real life events.


Voice acting or Subtitles (Star Given)
Voice acting was really good and well put together.

Editing (1/2 Given)
Editing looked great and the film did not have a jumping around effect to it.

Wonderful film and good tribute to Ray Mancini. For your viewing pleasure I suggest a hot bag of freshly popped popcorn and a diet coke.

Posted on December 1, 2006
- Davidwww

That was an amazing movie, it grabbed me right from the start, until the bitter sweet end.

Posted on December 1, 2006
- Tie

Story: 4/5 Okay then. A movie about a boxer. I have never cared for this "sport", and I am therefor also having a hard time, caring for Mancini, whom I have never heard about before. But despite of my disinterest in boxing, I liked the way, the movie has been build up. I liked the real footage/pictures.

Subtitles: 2/5 There were a few, and they were both disturbing and unnessesary.

Voiceover: 5/5 That voiceover of yours were brilliant.

Music: 4/5 Pretty good.

Editing: 5/5 This movie was made in mod-heaven.

Posted on November 27, 2006
- JIBJIB

brilliant movie :) I think it is probably the best told story that I have seen on this site great work man, I hope that one day you can tell my story lol :))))

Posted on November 22, 2006
- siclops

Emotional Movie VERY VERY GOOD!! Ray would be proud

Please review my new movie!
Love Two - Chapter One
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/115506

Posted on November 21, 2006
- simbocradle

a truelly touching and inspiring film, the way you showed mancini's boxing career was great, i dont think i can say something that hasn't been already said about this film. 4 thumbs up from me, and i really recomond others to watch this film

Posted on November 21, 2006
- K4OwnzAll

This movie is a right cross that knocks the others out of the ring!!!! An impressive marathon of passionate editing and VOs ! A movie to pull the heart strings! Please accept THE K4 NETWORK AWARD for superior movie making! Well done! ===K4===

Posted on November 21, 2006
- ntrygg

I wish I could give you 6 stars

This was very compelling - excellent character development, strong editing and very good voice overs.

Posted on November 21, 2006
- DJSAMKA

I have an contradictory feeling about this movie and it is maybe because that generally i do not like boxing films either boxing. So maybe i am a bad person to review this movie, at the first minutes of this movie i didnt catch the plot, you could have done the transition to the fathers past better, because i had to rewind the movie in to the beginning two times before i understood there was a transition and without reading movie description i would have probaply not understood this at all! Also it bothered me that there was no development for characters, this was maybe because im totally unaware of the story of the Manicini's, so this movie could have being a total fiction for me. Generally this wasnt a story, it was kind of shortened biography, atleast it is what im thinking. I would have gave it 3 stars, but considering the hard work you have clearly put in to this one and the excellent use of custom backdrops and custom made props i decided to give it 4 stars. It was still great work and it is a shame that it dont fit into my favorite genre.

Posted on November 19, 2006
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

Amazing!

THE GOOD: Simply astonishing acting, a heartfelt and smart script and the editing and direction shows a level of detailed professionalism rarely found on TMO. Excellent overlays and backdrops were icing on the cake.

THE BAD: Nothing worth mentioning.

DNR has made the first real heartfelt documentary in TMO history. The re-enactment scenes enlightens us of DNR's imagination and incredible talent. From begging to end this film is truly entertaining. Congrats DNR.

-Mefune Akira LMAO Studios

This review is courtesy of The official L.M.A.O. STUIOS review thread: http://allboards.lionhead.com/showthread.php?t=189461

Posted on November 18, 2006
- tasmania11

mona lisa reviews:
very great movie.introduction is visually very good.the story is very well narrated and comply with the scene.I like movie with some historic event,and I did not know about this boxer,but know I do know more about him,he surely got some up and down thru is carriere! the father and the son.photo was an excellant add-on to give the movie some life.very good VO.overall an impressive piece of work and strong contender for the award.

Posted on November 18, 2006
- sheldybob

woah wicked man i love the way to tell the way if mancinis life. ive never even heared off the guy but i think i do now wicked! PLZ check out my films

Posted on November 14, 2006
- devilboy204

ok here is the review:
originality: 5/5 very nice this movie is in a league of its own
storyline/plot: 5/5 very enjoyable
music: 5/5 good music well used
vos/subtitles: 5/5 voice overs were great
editing/mods/wow factor: 4/5 editing was great with free cam, but i felt there was something missing from this part.
Total: 24/25 = 4.8/5 rounded = 5/5
Great Movie, seriously good. I give it The Devil's Flame award.
RECOMENDED!

Posted on November 12, 2006
- dangrr

Looks like we got another great film, notice I said film, on this site. Good historical storyline with perfect flow throughout. Probably the most character development I have seen. Great voice work for all the characters. Great movie of triumph. Would definitely recommend. I totally forgot all about Mancini, thanks for reminding me about him.

Posted on November 12, 2006
- bufu0

Some story... wow. You did a good job, the overlays were interesting and the music was nicely suited. I can see you put alot of effort into makin' this and learnin' about this guy's history. Nice job

Posted on November 12, 2006
- Hylian_Mafia

Perfect movie!! The Storyline was perfect(Not the best Perfect but it was perfect) The VoiceOvers were amazing. The music was Perfect!

I think this is the first documentary on TMO I've seen that earned a Perfect Score! Well the movie looks like a documentary!

Posted on November 11, 2006
- DJDanny

Amazing Movie All Over!!!

Oh, one more thing.......
You've been nominated for Best Action Movie in the M&MP Awards, Congrats!!

No idea what I'm talking about? Check the following address or click the my nickname:
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/111047

Posted on November 9, 2006
- G0liath

FANTASTIC! a moving tale about a son trying to win his fathers lost title.

Exceptional work!

Posted on November 9, 2006
- Meosha12

WONDERFUL ORGINALITY FIM MAKING HERE I REALLY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE, THE CAMERA
WOW.... .....TRYING TO GATHER MY THOUGHTS HERE....
....
..........WERE SHOTS WERE PURE PERFECTION WONDERFUL JOB AND STRONG STORYLINE THE MUSIC WOW WAS JUST AMAZING.
DNR FILM S ARE EXCELLENT AND AMAZINGLY SPECTACULAR
IT'S A SAME I CAN'T GIVE YOU MORE THAN A 5 STAR
100 PERCENTION ORGINAL WONDERFULLY MADE


KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
BYE

Posted on November 6, 2006
- KatanaSoul

That was a VERY fantastic movie. I thought they were some of the best VO's I have ever heard on TMO. Speechless.

An easy Platinum award for you.

Posted on November 5, 2006
- MrMiracle

Well done. The only things I didn't like about this movie were the use of mixed media (photographs), and the lack of actual fight scenes. TM is technically a form of animation, and using photographs kind of takes away from what its able to do. TM has a few decent fight animations, and its clear that you have a rudimentary ring available. I was a little disappointed not to see some fisticuffs.

Great job, though. My wife liked it too.

Posted on November 4, 2006
- lahire

Awesome! That was a FANTASTIC film! The voice overs were outstandingly good, everything about ti was awesome! I loved the opening and closing the best! It was really cool what you managed to do. I simply cannot find anything you did wrong in this film. 5 out of 5! Congratulations and well done!

Posted on November 4, 2006
- EPANA

Wow that is a great movie.

Im impressed the story and the storyline and the voice all great.

Thanx for making that movie I really enjoyed it.

Posted on November 1, 2006
- Bezzer36

Holy cow! I dissappear for a couple of months and what happens?
DNR releases a movie that hits number 1, gets 17 pages of awesome reviews, becomes a hotpick and elevates him from 'great movie maker' to 'force to be reckoned with'!

This is not only his finest work, but one of the finest works I've seen here on TMO.

Sublime direction, awesome VOs and music and a refreshing subject delivered with passion and understanding.

A combination of great TMO talents on show here that further enforces my faith in the game and those who create with it.

Movie making at its finest!

Well done, my friend.

Posted on October 29, 2006
- sidy

i was very impressed with his life. mervelous storyline. great music and VO's.
photo custom backdrop was very good. greatest work!

Posted on October 29, 2006
- chrisneal

Music 1
Pace 1
Diolag 1
Orginal 1
well thought 1

Ok here is what I liked. Music I think it was well chosen for a documentry I liked the veration and it kept us intrested.
Pace your getting a point for pace although I did think it was slow in some spot's like before you got to the struggles in the ring and the meet of the story but it was good in the beging and in the hart of the story.
Diolag Your getting a point for Diolag the words weren't mummbled. The were very well done.
Original This is a grey spot for me because I haven't watch many boxing Documentarys but your getting a point because it was well done and I haven't seen that much work put into one story on this thing before that is if this is a true story.
Well thought out you are getting a point for this because every thing was set out in an orderly fashion there was a beging and end and the story line was a logical one.

Posted on October 28, 2006
- Train101

Excellent movie. Very touching. I really loved the VO's, camera work, mods, overlays, special effects, and great editing!!! I can tell you worked very hard on this!

Posted on October 28, 2006
- zogo1

EXCELENT! THAT MOVIE WAS BRILL. The story= 5/5
Genre fit= 4/5
effects= 5/5
overlays= 5/5
Overall, loved it= 5/5

Posted on October 27, 2006
- jamestkirk

There are no words to describe this movie. It is by far THE best story i have ever witnessed! The attention to detail, the custom work, the soundtrack, the voiceovers!!! Should i go on? This movie was...... PERFECT!
I hope someday Ray gets to see this movie, I'll bet it brings a tear to his eye like it did mine! UNREAL!!! Fantastic!! Awesome!!! PERFECT!!!
DNR YOU RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 26, 2006
- ledgy

what can i say that hasnt been said above? lol just gr8 movie nice editing and custom stuff well done

Posted on October 26, 2006
- brainiac2005

perfect film, well deserving of 5 stars

Posted on October 26, 2006
- Benj123

Im just going to say good movie

Posted on October 26, 2006
- CorpsehereProductions

a very outstanding movie it was very well put together the vo's and the dialogue was great. the story was very gripping. keep up the great work.

Posted on October 25, 2006
- Jupiter2

This takes me back to when Mancini was one of the big heroes of the 80's. Good work and good mods. I even forgot to gawk at the mods because the story was compelling enough.
Great.

Posted on October 25, 2006
- Sage_Xu

This is an amazing biographical drama that I'm more than happy to add to my collection of the best and finest of TMO films.

I'm not a big boxing fan, so I didn't know who Ray Mancini was (Yes, yes, you can boo), but your film taught me all that I needed to know about the guy. Not to mention this is also a very moving story about a father's dream being realized by his son. Everything is detailed and well written. I love the actual photographs, which adds a definite sense of realism.

Two thumbs and both toes way up!

Posted on October 25, 2006
- Aoimtxvzlmser

It's a brilliant idea to make a visual biography. This is unique so far on TMO. I like the atmosphere, which is especially created by the brilliant VO and the outstanding use of Backdrops and Overlays. Furthermore the camerawork and the way of storytelling convinced me. To say it in a short way: This is a masterpiece!

Posted on October 25, 2006
- madman12300

Music: 10/10 good music choice
originality:10/10 defently an original movie
dialogue:10/10 I loved the dialogue, clear VOS, good job
editing:12/10 well edited with the pictures, posters, I enjoyed the editing job done in this movie
Wow Factor:10/10 wow excellent movie, I just wish the fights wouldn't be a bunch of still frames

total: 52/50 amazing job, top notch

Posted on October 25, 2006
- tomasm

This is an instant classic on TMO! But as it have got 153 reviews this far, I don't even try to add something new. You tell a story in a good way, with good editing.
I didn't really like the "slideshow" feeling about this movie. I know that it would have been very difficult to make actual fighting scenes, but the photos kinda made the movie a little... I don't know, but actual movement would have been better in my point of view, even though it was original in your way.

Anyhow, it's still an amazing movie. Great job!

Posted on October 25, 2006
- claw21

a great film, about a true legend, you made this film come to live, and that deserves a 5 star rating. great work DNR

Posted on October 25, 2006
- jetskiluv7

No comment

Posted on October 24, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

Well it isn't every day you see a movie made about a living legend, because there aren't that many people that you can really call a living legend.

This tells the tale of Ray Mancini well, the embelishment on his life story isn't far fetched or insensitive, which is good because the story itself is a really touching one.

I did feel that whilst on the whole it was well made, there were a few small parts that really stuck out as ... whilst not bad, they could have just been done slightly different...

I am talking mostly about the "fights" ... I know there is a boxing ring prop (because you used it in your film) so i wondered why you chose not to show the odd part of a fight instead of or as well as the pictures ... it would have just been more like watching a movie and less like watching a slide show, the over all effect would have added a bit more "drama" or "action" to the movie, although it may have just been that you thought about this and decided not to go ahead with it, in which case i'll settle for you having a different directing style to me.

There were some great voice overs in there, although i did wonder about your choice for the narrator, it was an unusual selection, but not a bad one!

Idea: 6/10
Script: 10/10
Sound: 10/10
Editing: 8/10
Thrill factor: 7/10

Overall: 41/50 - 4*

A touching story that really captures the imagination and the spirit of Ray Mancini, it has almost everything you could want in a movie, fantastic story, suspense and tragedy. This is close to being a masterpiece, instead it is a fantastic tribute to a great man.

Posted on October 23, 2006
- DaVoS888

TTAA Quick Review:

What a fantastic movie. Absolutely flawless. One of the biggest successes as a movie on TMO, from one of the biggest successes of a director. This is an action movie you cannot forget! Great job!

Grade = A+

Posted on October 22, 2006
- FunkyFilms

Let me start out by giving you 5 stars... Fantastic story you geared up... Nice to see a new kind of movie.. Boxing.. Authentic... Of course we've seen all that before, but this was really something special. The music was really good, and so were the voices. I especially liked the background voice. Great movie.
FunkyFilms.

Posted on October 13, 2006
- sisch

Wow, this movie shows the loving hand of it´s maker in every aspect, great work! I´m not much into boxing, but I loved how this story was told, the directing style, great costumes and backdrops and music and the va´s.. everything fitted! A very touching movie, bravo!

Posted on October 11, 2006
- Xerra55

Don't know what to say here. This film is Epic in both run-time and direction. I couldn't pick a hole in the way it's put together no matter how hard I tried. Wonderfull story with brilliant use of backdrops and voice-overs. Your work is excellent and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. Well done on a brilliant movie.

Posted on October 11, 2006
- Dominique123

this is a great movie!

Posted on October 7, 2006
- Weasel_005

Plot - The plot was amazing. You based this film on actual events and you did an amazing job. Evertyhting about the film was awesome. You started from where his father first began to where Ray was first born. You also showed how he was inspired by his father. Everything about the plot was spot on.

Technical - The directing of the film was great. From backdrops to freecam, you really put all effort into directing the film.

Sound - The SFX were great and the music was good too.

All in all, I loved your film and I recomend it to anyone who loves Drama/Biography.

Posted on October 7, 2006
- tomblover

O.o Incredibly awesome! Also, if you like Sci-Fi movies, check out my movie "The Long Crazy Journey"

Posted on October 7, 2006
- RaicomStudios

Wow really good. TMO is a tool and well used in this movie.

Great tie in with pic's. Obvious of TMO short comings with sport type movies, but you pulled it off. Utterly astounding!

Oscar~Oscar!

Posted on October 6, 2006
- DeliriousStudios

C.D Review

Give the man an oscar!
This movie was pulled with both technical brilliance and superb scriptwriting ability. The seamless integration of photo's and TM animation created the perfect atmosphere that made you watch Mancini from beginning to end, glued to the screen.
A superb movie that deserved it's hot pick and should not be missed by anyone.

Delirious Distincion.

92%

Posted on October 6, 2006
- Goofparade

Great story great camera work and mostly excellent voice acting
by experienced actors.

The custom music really puts the icing on this cake.

Amazing


goofparade

Posted on October 5, 2006
- riott007

Just brilliant. You have really out done yourself. I particularly liked the gym scenes where he was punching on the bag.

Posted on October 5, 2006
- carlosanddanny

Awsome.Good story with a clear message.A little long for my taste but very good.please watch my new movie.


carlosanddanny

Posted on October 4, 2006
- billyblob

i love boxing,and i love this movie. very good job.if you like comedy watch my movie series"son of a beach"and "son of a beach 2" ty

Posted on October 4, 2006
- irvingtonjr

No comment

Posted on October 3, 2006
- Greenglades

Mancini is a true sports biography. A good film covering two careers.

Plot/Storyline: Follows the story from Lenny Mancini�??s title shot to Ray Mancini�??s retirement.

Editing: Excellent camera work coupled with backdrops and overlays to give the gym scenes a great realistic look and feel. Excellent collection of photos. Superb voice acting and a great musical score.

Overall: A very well done sports biography. Gripping, riveting, and emotionally charged. This shows the passion you have for the subject and the work you put into it. This was your best movie to date. A superb film.

Highly recommended and definitely deserving of a Green Glades Studios Diamond in the Rough.

Posted on October 3, 2006
- PamDennis

In a word... Awesome!

Posted on October 3, 2006
- National_Movie_Assosiates

National Movie Assosiates Presents
their complemetery review.

Reviewers- National Movie Assosiates Host, Ryan Michelsen. Co host, Julius Cheung. Audience- Jacob Richards, Nickey Mulae, Mark Wagner.


Ryan-It was a very good movie. I'd have to say, Mancini is a great film. I have to say that it is great for its position in the studio charts. I still, however, think the voice sounded fake. It just didnt seem real. Still, I will hand it to you, good work with the backrounds! 5 *****

Julius-It was all right. I never liked boxing. The story was good though, and I guess i shouldnt put my own hates into it. I still cannot give him/her 5 stars. I just thought that the voice sounded to fake, and the documentery portion was to much for it to be a movie. This should be more of a Bibilography rather than a film. 3***

Mark-I thought it was all right. Ill give it 4****

Jacob-Good story, though I hate boxing. I liked the backrounds. 5*****

Nickey-Great. 5*****

Overall-4.4 Stars
Estimated 4 Stars
Rating-A

Posted on October 2, 2006
- garudasoul

Good idea!!!

Posted on October 2, 2006
- ts-taipan

A very good movie. It is one of the best I've seen since I play themovies. Great performance. I love movies like that one.

Regards Taipan

http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/39034

Posted on October 1, 2006
- matrixdude

very good movie keep on going.

Posted on October 1, 2006
- X190

dAMN THAT [shhhh!]ED ME!

Posted on September 30, 2006
- lloyd335

A very impresive movie i loved it and can't wait to see more movies from you

Posted on September 30, 2006
- zhaizhai

�?�? �?ש�?�?, �?�? �?ש �?�?�? �?�?ש�?�? �?�?שר�?�?.

oops, sry. its hebrew. some one from israel?

Posted on September 30, 2006
- noose2loose

Why is this not on ESPN??? Outstanding movie from top to bottom. There's a learning curve to this and you're the one who makes it harder for the rest of us. This is the first movie from your studio I've seen but you're bookmarked now. Looking forward to seeing your other offerings!

Posted on September 29, 2006
- bettyboopnum1

I injoyed watching this movie alot, everything about it was good but the story and great.

Posted on September 29, 2006
- Eyris

Well, I'm not into boxing, but that didn't stop me enjoying this at all, it was a gripping human story full of ups and downs, very well told and with great shots of the real Ray Mancini, together with excellent camera work during the moving scenes.
A true classic.

Posted on September 29, 2006
- Ecrite

Loved it.

Posted on September 29, 2006
- thraki

WOW!!!! that is excellant film.

you have made the film that is true and hosest about the life of the boxer. i like the photos that you put in,

I would like to put this fim to my mind for years to come.

Posted on September 29, 2006
- Morris101

A truly great and moving tale. The feel of this movie was very fresh and it is directed perfectly.
Credit also needs to go to the people who did the voice overs, they did a stering job and really helped bring this movie alive.

A quality movie of a very high standard.

Fantastic work... give yourself a well earnt rest :-)

Take care

Posted on September 28, 2006
- pegleg

It's hard to review and rate a movie that I'd never have expected to see on TMO. A true account of a boxing great and the spirit that seems to vanish when a boxer causes real damage to an opponent. I might know more about this than I can actually put here. I didn't really know who Ray Boom Boom Mancini was until I saw the Korean movie Champion, which is the story of Kim. In a way it's great to see the view of the survivor and the fact that this really ended his career. I think too many people who don't understand Boxing fail to understand the respect that both pugilists have for each other in a highly disciplined art form. I know there are one or two grudges out there, but they are few and far between.

Sorry I digress I'm TMO's worst reviewer in this respect. All in all impressive all round.

Posted on September 28, 2006
- Chris96

wow man great movie good scenes.. Awsome Biogarphy.

Posted on September 28, 2006
- smithovich

OMG, I loved this movie, a dramatic and powerfull story, the VOs were brilliant, overlays were great, the costumes were really good and some
nice props, this is one of the best movies on TMO at the moment I will
be very surprise if this dont at least get in the top 5 of the chart
very well done and keep up the great work

Posted on September 28, 2006
- masterthehero

That was a pretty great movie, very touching as well. Some of the VO sounded a little flat and forced but it wasn't enough to make me wince or anything like that, it was just simple that was very strange at first.

I like the use of photos in order to depict the fight scene action since there are no boxing sequences in TMO, very well put together. You really got to know the characters and it was really a nice movie to watch even though it felt more like a documentary on Discovery channel rather than a movie, but it was still a great job.

Posted on September 28, 2006
- dysfunktion

Exellent film DNR! I'm a big boxing fan myself so needless to say, this film is now one of my favorites. Awesomely done incorporating the pics into the film so that they made sense and spiced it up. 2 thumbs and two big toes up for Mancini.
Dys.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Yodabob

What can I say that hasn't been said? You've pushed the limits of the game. The perfect example of looking at something that can't be done in TM and finding a way to do it. Great story. Great directing. Great Acting. Great movie.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Tsunamidog

Oh yes, my reivew is here...a little late....but its here.
(not in snuffin puffin style...but you can still win the award...)

Now for some reason when I opened this, I didnt really read the reviews or really look at the description, so I thought this was a Mafia flick. And half way through the movie I was kind of dissapointed and asking "What does boxing and going to war have to do with the Mafia? I want action!" But I stopped it and figured out this was a boxing movie. And I re-watched it...with a different attidude.
Now I've only seen ONE other sports flick; 'Blackbird', and that sure means that this is original, and nothing has ever been done like this on TMO. You did an amazing job on capturing Ray Mancini's life. (you should contact him and tell him about this flick; im sure he'd be happy)

And for the actual movie part: AMAZING
You went from Kings of Comedy to a docu-drama that about had me whizzing myself over in awesomeness. Maybe it was because this movie was so good, but I think the movie went by too fast. I think it should of been longer.
I loved how you put together the boxing scenes, blending TM with real life. This gave 'Mancini' another new orgiinal amazing style that so far, no other TMO movie has touched. The mods in this movie were exceptional aswell. From the boxing ring, to the special robe he wore. Visually, this movie was stunning.

While watching this movie (not expecting a mob one) I was mixed with all sorts of emotions. I knew about Mancini, but I had no idea what all he went through just to win a title. You put this together with great emotion, and an amazingly deep plot that I sucked into immediatly. The VOers sure helped out with that too. Top notch actors doing their best. Every character (including the narrator) sounded real, alive, and filled with feelings. Not just a 'reading off a sheet of paper monologue movie'. I was (again) amazed with the voice acting quality in this epic flick.

The sound is also where this movie excelled...greatly. Besides the amazing voice overs, the sound effects of the fights, and various other activities really brought this movie to life. The music set the mood and feelings of either a sad depressing feeling, or where your jumping for joy.

I really honestly can say theres anything wrong with this film. And honestly; Im not a big fan of dramas...or documentaries. I dunno what you did DNR, but you somehow managed to make this film, which was at the bottom of my genre liking list, to be one of my favorite movies on OR OFF TMO. I guess it was between the amazing editing, outstanding VOers, deep plot, and awesome sound effects, that this movie has climed its way into one of my favorite, and most reccomneded films...ever.

Congrads, you've recieved the first 'Snuffin Puffin' award in pver 3months.
This movie honestly truley deserved it.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Tsunamidog

Oh yes, my reivew is here...a little late....but its here.
(not in snuffin puffin style...but you can still win the award...)

Now for some reason when I opened this, I didnt really read the reviews or really look at the description, so I thought this was a Mafia flick. And half way through the movie I was kind of dissapointed and asking "What does boxing and going to war have to do with the Mafia? I want action!" But I stopped it and figured out this was a boxing movie. And I re-watched it...with a different attidude.
Now I've only seen ONE other sports flick; 'Blackbird', and that sure means that this is original, and nothing has ever been done like this on TMO. You did an amazing job on capturing Ray Mancini's life. (you should contact him and tell him about this flick; im sure he'd be happy)

And for the actual movie part: AMAZING
You went from Kings of Comedy to a docu-drama that about had me whizzing myself over in awesomeness. Maybe it was because this movie was so good, but I think the movie went by too fast. I think it should of been longer.
I loved how you put together the boxing scenes, blending TM with real life. This gave 'Mancini' another new orgiinal amazing style that so far, no other TMO movie has touched. The mods in this movie were exceptional aswell. From the boxing ring, to the special robe he wore. Visually, this movie was stunning.

While watching this movie (not expecting a mob one) I was mixed with all sorts of emotions. I knew about Mancini, but I had no idea what all he went through just to win a title. You put this together with great emotion, and an amazingly deep plot that I sucked into immediatly. The VOers sure helped out with that too. Top notch actors doing their best. Every character (including the narrator) sounded real, alive, and filled with feelings. Not just a 'reading off a sheet of paper monologue movie'. I was (again) amazed with the voice acting quality in this epic flick.

The sound is also where this movie excelled...greatly. Besides the amazing voice overs, the sound effects of the fights, and various other activities really brought this movie to life. The music set the mood and feelings of either a sad depressing feeling, or where your jumping for joy.

I really honestly can say theres anything wrong with this film. And honestly; Im not a big fan of dramas...or documentaries. I dunno what you did DNR, but you somehow managed to make this film, which was at the bottom of my genre liking list, to be one of my favorite movies on OR OFF TMO. I guess it was between the amazing editing, outstanding VOers, deep plot, and awesome sound effects, that this movie has climed its way into one of my favorite, and most reccomneded films...ever.

Congrads, you've recieved the first 'Snuffin Puffin' award in pver 3months.
This movie honestly truley deserved it.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Tsunamidog

Oh yes, my reivew is here...a little late....but its here.
(not in snuffin puffin style...but you can still win the award...)

Now for some reason when I opened this, I didnt really read the reviews or really look at the description, so I thought this was a Mafia flick. And half way through the movie I was kind of dissapointed and asking "What does boxing and going to war have to do with the Mafia? I want action!" But I stopped it and figured out this was a boxing movie. And I re-watched it...with a different attidude.
Now I've only seen ONE other sports flick; 'Blackbird', and that sure means that this is original, and nothing has ever been done like this on TMO. You did an amazing job on capturing Ray Mancini's life. (you should contact him and tell him about this flick; im sure he'd be happy)

And for the actual movie part: AMAZING
You went from Kings of Comedy to a docu-drama that about had me whizzing myself over in awesomeness. Maybe it was because this movie was so good, but I think the movie went by too fast. I think it should of been longer.
I loved how you put together the boxing scenes, blending TM with real life. This gave 'Mancini' another new orgiinal amazing style that so far, no other TMO movie has touched. The mods in this movie were exceptional aswell. From the boxing ring, to the special robe he wore. Visually, this movie was stunning.

While watching this movie (not expecting a mob one) I was mixed with all sorts of emotions. I knew about Mancini, but I had no idea what all he went through just to win a title. You put this together with great emotion, and an amazingly deep plot that I sucked into immediatly. The VOers sure helped out with that too. Top notch actors doing their best. Every character (including the narrator) sounded real, alive, and filled with feelings. Not just a 'reading off a sheet of paper monologue movie'. I was (again) amazed with the voice acting quality in this epic flick.

The sound is also where this movie excelled...greatly. Besides the amazing voice overs, the sound effects of the fights, and various other activities really brought this movie to life. The music set the mood and feelings of either a sad depressing feeling, or where your jumping for joy.

I really honestly can say theres anything wrong with this film. And honestly; Im not a big fan of dramas...or documentaries. I dunno what you did DNR, but you somehow managed to make this film, which was at the bottom of my genre liking list, to be one of my favorite movies on OR OFF TMO. I guess it was between the amazing editing, outstanding VOers, deep plot, and awesome sound effects, that this movie has climed its way into one of my favorite, and most reccomneded films...ever.

Congrads, you've recieved the first 'Snuffin Puffin' award in pver 3months.
This movie honestly truley deserved it.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Lanelad

Your film is the greatest I have seen DNR!
It moved me greatly and you deserve the number 1 position. Thanks for a great movie. I look forward to the next.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- cruleworld

great work DNR that would be a movie that shouldn't be DNR as it should always be a living movie

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Richegroover

That was incredible! :)

Well done, brilliant work... Rich :)

Posted on September 27, 2006
- neonoir1x

A documentary drama unique on TMO. Moving in its portrayal of a father-son relationship, and insightful in its presentation of a boxer's life and biography, Mancini is a biopic, a reenactment, a fact/fiction narration of the rise and fall of the Mancinis. Throughout the movie, we are given the perception of the outside world, yet at the same time a more intimate and spiritual journey with Mancini and his boxing career. And as the final frame rolls by with a poem by Mancini himself, one can't help but be touched by the power of this movie, which has great VOs (Lizard & A_N_D), custom music and backdrops and an inspiring tale.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- JerroStarr

Pure brilliance is what makes this film a great film.

Posted on September 27, 2006
- Meowan

great flick!

Posted on September 26, 2006
- Michael_B6

Wow, coolness. I wasn't expecting me to be so in to this, but as it continued to run it's course I cared more for the character. The pace of this was great, never too slow, and never rushing about. Camera work was great, though for me the some dialogue scenes had way too much negative space. Music: fantastic. I always love those intense bass hits. Dialogue was great (the narrator at times had my sub rumbling my desk). Montages flowed very well and made explain so many events fasting and entertaining. This was awsome! That's about all I can say.

Posted on September 26, 2006
- verguit

Very well put together the backdrops, costumes, and vo's. I do agree the narator voice was a little over done. But things happen, being able to do a biog on someone must be a thrill. A vergie star for effort.

Posted on September 26, 2006
- Weirdo3414

No. No no no no no!
It can't be!
It just can't!
This was so phanominal!
I don't know how to explain it!
It was extremley fast paced, which is the best thisng a movie could have.
Your VO's were incredidible, I' in complete awe!
This movie is a great, touching story, and if you don't see it, YOUR INSANE!
This is just incredible.
10 Minutes, sure, but that's all the time it takes to make a great film.

Definatly bookin' this one!

Posted on September 26, 2006
- Cyd_Bahr

Truely a great movie.

Posted on September 25, 2006
- DiamondFilms

excellent!

Posted on September 25, 2006
- Windu

Very good story, excelent editing and smooth moving. I really think you did a great job with this movie, you don't see a lot of boxing flix, keep up the masterful work.

Posted on September 25, 2006
- Ajinkya

CONGRATULATIONSS ON MAKING A LITERALLY FLAWLESS MOVIE

OUTSTANDING!!!!

Posted on September 25, 2006
- mcrispy13

A very touching and inspirational film about the relationship between two past and present boxers, a father and a son.
Spectacular Film DNR.

Posted on September 25, 2006
- wazmaster5794

nice

an A for effort

Posted on September 25, 2006
- Riano

No comment

Posted on September 25, 2006
- budrick

good movie
please vote my new filn

Posted on September 25, 2006
- SpaceChicken8563

A superb movie, and a different one as well. An engaging character-driven plot was breathtaking in its execution, and helped along my brilliant production values. The VOs were spot-on, the editing understated yet impresive, and the FreeCam use masterful. Altogether this was an unforgettable movie, and a deserved No.#1.

Posted on September 25, 2006
- tomhanks_alpha

good work!

please rate my new film "Die Geschichte des Jordan White-Teil1

Posted on September 25, 2006
- Marine101

This was a magnicifent movie. The best i've seen

The backdrosp were awesome, the sound effects were bloody amazing and everything else was perfetct

5/5 from me

Posted on September 25, 2006
- TempleoftheGods

This was a great movie
I really enjoyed it the story, music,props,effects vocie overs the whole thing was just awesome
well done
Keep up the good work

Posted on September 25, 2006
- wolffromvirginia

Incredible, incredible movie. An inspiration. Brought me to tears.

Great work!

Posted on September 25, 2006
- Amabeginzordawg

Great epic and touching story DNR!!! Hope you get to first!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- JosephKw

DNR has proven to be as versatile as he is entertaining--from "stand up" to "knock out" he is king of both comedy and the ring. This touching tale of father and son, commitment and honor, was an inspiration to the human spirit. I can't imagine what DNR isn't capable of! Looking forward to the next surprise.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- BricksFilms

Beautiful movie! absolutly inspiring!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- MarvellousGuppiMovies

I'm not a big fan of boxing but this biopic was interesting and well put together. The poem was a touching end. A well deserved 5 stars from me.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- akinis

DNR this is a great bioepic. Some of the voice work was weak, especially the intro voice (way too much *deep effect* added to the voice. sounded like a james earl jones rip off) however, besides some subtle things that annoyed me, (plot reminds me of *rocky*) you did a great job of making an exceptional tribute and a very entertaining movie.

You know me, i'm an honest person. I gave you 4 stars, which by my rating = a great movie. the voice overs were exceptional, the scene selection was as well. I just can't give it 5 stars, there were too many minor flaws (AND they were minor) the editing was flawless, the story was great, albiet a little too reminicence of Rocky....which really was kind of the story of Ray......but still tis is entertainment.). The Voice overs were exceptional except for the overdeep narrator James earl.....

all in all, a great movie, and as i said, a great bioepic. and I'm glad that this was the first movie i got to watch as I came out of my retirement from the movies.

fantastic tribute to an exceptional boxer
Akinis

Posted on September 24, 2006
- TheFrogKing

DNR, This was a great Sport-bio. The overlays were nice and the Vos were great! I really loved this film, I wish you good luck with everything :)

Posted on September 24, 2006
- Mericc

If there was a TMO ESPN Classic, I could easily see this movie fitting in seemlessly there. A film about a son, trying to make his father proud, by winning the title, that his father was unable to due to circumstances beyond his control. The movie worked very well as a sports documentary, interdispersing documentary style parts, with more personal scenes between Ray and his father. The custom props and backdrops did a good job at enhancing the movie without being overbearing. The fight backdrops did an especially good job at providing the action that would be difficult to pull off using the scenes available through TMO. The editing and camerawork were nothing spectacular, but for what the DNR was going for, they didn't have to be, and more style and flash might have actually hurt in this case. The music went mostly unnoticed by me, but once again, it was there enough to get the job done. Very good job and an easy 5 stars from me.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- dude123456

I have to admit, you actually impressed me with this brilliant film, and not a lot of people can do that DNR. I have 2 words to say: GOOD JOB!!!

I will bookmark your studio and your movie so more people in the future can enjoy it as much as I did... Good Work!!! You deserve 5 stars!!!

FILM ON!!!!

Please watch my newest films The Mafia BloodShed, Journey, and Love is a red rose! Thanks......

Posted on September 24, 2006
- Ryan92

WOW!! when I watched the first five minutes I was blown away. but by the end I was speechless! awsome movie!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- Rik_Vargard

Very touching tribute movie. Well told, and very well produced with great actors and interesting tricks to tell things visually!
Great job!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- thejoe8pizza

excellent movie

Posted on September 24, 2006
- PBNJ1225

It was a pleasure doing this movie truely amazed by the finished product

Posted on September 24, 2006
- DarthDirector

COMPLETELY...UTTERLY...NO DOUBT...AMAZING!!!! It was a very well-done story, great cuts, amazing dialouge, fantastic casting, and of course props to 6headed Dragon for er...well, props. I don't think there's really ever been a sports biography on TMO, mainly because we've never had the sets to do it. You proved that wrong...and I'm happy to say that this film is a SHOW-STOPPER.

I can't think of any way to criticize this film...it was done very well, and everything seemed to flow together properly. THe custom-made sets were simply awesome, and I really liked the custom costumes.

So all-in-all, thanks for the message that brought me to this film...I would have missed it otherwise. "Mancini" is at the peak of greatness, and I hope it can be boosted further up the charts, as I doubt it can acheive nothing less than a five star review. So, pat yourself on the back DNR Studios..."Mancini" is a top contender in the TMO community.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- leplover5

A truely inspiring and emotional movie..The story and acting was incredible

Posted on September 24, 2006
- funkitastic

EM-AZING. It's a verey good story, exiting, and actiony like all boxing movies. At all times I was ruting for Ray to win and suced in his dreams. The ending is also verey sad. Cudose to a Exilent atobiographie.
PLZ vote for my movie Station 46, your vote will realy help it. Thanks and PEACE!!!

P.S. How do you put photos or klips that arint from the game in your movies, the advise would realy help so if you leave a coment if you check out Station 46 PLZ tell me how. Thanks agian.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- reanor

I am not really a fan of any sports except maybe hockey and soccer from time to time, but this movie makes me rething my priorities. Very good job. 5 stars all the way.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- rhythmnation1

I can't find the right words to say on a film that was very well done. if we held the oscars this would be best picture of the year!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- EmileJohnSawyer

Well Done Mate You A Star not only u made a Uber Movie Reminded me of All them Boxing Good Old Days Where Peeps Didn't Bite Other But you proved that Other Movies Can get to the top of the Action Charts and stay i was getting worried that OI3 Was gunna rule the charts foreva but you you did it mate And proved anyone with works that little bit harder, never give up hope and sticks by the basics (bit like life Lol) can make stuff TMO So baldy needs to content with other Fan sites like the sims 2 (no offence to MixMaster U still Rasin The Bar in TMO Effects ) Hope you keep it up mate and everyone learn from these guys You are a Legend Mate

Posted on September 24, 2006
- DoubleMPee

Nice done!! An Excellent movie!! Very very creative!!!! Keep it up!!!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- princeinexile

Great work on this one....It made want to get up and cheer...Well not really but it was a great piece of work...keep em coming..

Posted on September 24, 2006
- Lukok

Good movie,Just that on the start there is air condition on the wall of house in 1941.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- Tal0n

Emotional VO and great Editing!
A great Movie!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- JohnnyAce

This felt like I was watching a biography on ESPN.
Great writing, acting, camera work, editing, props, costumes and music.

This is a must see even if you're not boxing fan.

Now here comes the cheesy pun, something like....
"This movie is a winner by way of KO" or "A TKO on TMO"
I told you it was cheesy!

Great Job to everyone involved.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- Kabouter

Fantastic! Excellent use of music, top notch VA's, good use of custome images, and most of all a wonderful tribute to the Mancinis. Really fantastic.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- WorldPictures

From Reviewing Squad hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
With WCP, Toronto Sun Members, & Critic's Center Members
A Critic's Center Detailed Review (now easy to read)

**************brand new reviewing format debuting on Mancini with a brand new grading scale movie percentage system*******************

Feature Comment:
This was such a pleasure to watch for our team as this story builds a hot surface. This is the best use of The Movies Game we've seen so far. This is something that can actually be aired on TV. It reminded us of those SportsCentury episodes on ESPN. Ray Mancini makes the great Rocky Balboa look like a fairy tale. This is DNR's best film to date.

Genre Feeling:
96%
This was one hell of an action flick/docudrama. It will suit all audiences especially sports fans. This was really a great pleasure to see something like this on TMO. We wish there were more of them because this one truly knocked it out of the ballpark. Great action sequences and narration gave it the chilling feeling.

Voice Overs:
97%
Definentely some of the best voice overs we've heard on TMO so far. Lizard was absolutely amazing and the Brooklyn accent gave it an even better touch. AND also provided some very good voice acting in this docudrama. The narration was the best we've heard on TMO and it was very clear.

Music/Sound:
94%
The original music gave this movie an extra touch like we've never heard before. It flowed very well with this movie. The sound effects matched up very good the punches and even more the overall sound F/X was definentely great in it's own right.

Mod Showcase Value:
98%
From the beginning with the title cards all the way to the awesome mod work it looked so professional and entertaining. The boxing gloves in the title sequence was great. Also the DNR intro was the best we've seen so far. The props were excellently done in this movie. The gym mod gave it an extra touch. The actual photos of Mancini's fights were amazingly done. Like we said it was like watching SportsCentury. The editing was right on point and it's definentely got the right timing like on TMO Kings of Comedy. DNR you are very talented in this area for sure. Outside editing and the overlays always make a film give you the full value.

Bad News:
There wasn't too much that we could find that was bad about this at all. I think it's that perfect that nothing needs to be worked on at all. Maybe Mancini could've been done through Starmaker to really give him an image. Other than that it was on point.

The DNR Studio Report:
100%
Man we've seen this studio grow from the early days of What!!! We really seen this as a powerhouse potential studio and it's great to finally see it in full form right now. Anthony Buttafuco was such a pleasure to laugh with and now on the serious scale DNR shows his strength. This is a studio that has pretty much dominated every genre and that shows the worldwide talent of his filmmaking skills. Right now there is no better TMO studio out there than DNR. You can laugh and cry with his film.

Story:
98%
This was an excellent executed docudrama on a great 80s boxer. This is an area that we grade hard in and it was right up there with the facts so this is definentely something to watch.

A LEGEND50 Must See Film
Five Star Golden Performance

Movie Percentage: 97.2%

TMO TV
Coming Thursday October 5, 2006 @ 4pm eastern time!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- homemadeeye

Wow, this movie was amazing! This was one of the best movies I've ever seen. It was 11 minutes and 22 seconds of perfection, from beginning to end. It was absolutely flawless. All the voice overs were perfect. I especially thought the narrator sounded perfect for the movie. The editing, the voice overs, the dialogue, the characters, the plot, originality, it was all perfect. Really really great movie!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- ubernewbie

Adriaaaaaaan!

VO/subbies: 10/10: Fabbo.

Flow: 10/10: Fabbo.

Set Dressing: 10/10: Fabbo.

Editing: 10/10: Fabbo.

WOW factor: 10/10: Downloaded.

Score 50/50: 5/5: Perfect. Fabbo.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- ElizabethSusan

So many wonderful things about this action flick, I shall start with the outstanding VO cast. I felt each and every actor did a top notch job with accents and character development. The script was not only well written but also well exactitude on a visual aspect. Revved up custom intro as well as custom shots all through the movie. I loved the music and the mods where off the hook. IMHO I feel this is your best production yet and put this movie in the MUST SEE category ~ 5 stars across the board!

Posted on September 24, 2006
- JamesWorcester

Unbelievable! A biography of someone who I never knew existed, a champion in his own right, it gets to you on so many levels. A story of trials, tests and unbelievable sacrifice; a touching look at a relationship between a man and his father that gets down to you deep and stays with you. A truly inspirational artwork, a masterpiece... genius.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- kos78

Something unique amongst TMO movies: a superbly produced documentary that rivals the quality that we see on RL TV. The narration and voice acting were excellent, as were the use of mods, props, and backdrops to re-create the environments for the story. Great job all round.

Posted on September 24, 2006
- maniacc0

Dnr my friend, you have finally outdone yourself to the extent where it will be hard for me to find words to explain how I feel right now.

First, there was Anthony Buttafuco. You took the community by storm by being the first ever to produce a stand up comedy routine using TM, and you produced it to utter perfection. Then, after we thought that you couldn't get any funnier, you came up with an ingenious idea. TMO Kings of Comedy. You brought yourself, and countless other TMO comedians, and gave us, or at least me, something to watch over and over, and laugh harder and harder every time.

And now, here it is. The movie that proved to the TMO community that you can be more than the class clown, you can be the class president! I have been awaiting the release of this film ever since those days so long ago, when it was but a mere dream for you. Now, it is a fantastic reality, something that the TMO community should behold with honour, and be proud to say that 'Hey, look what The Movies is capable of! Look what we can do!' Congratulations on a splendid product, something that I will definately come back to. And, as an athlete, this movie touched me. It inspired me. I have heard my fair share of motivational speeches, ranging from a rah rah kind of thing that got your adrenaline pumping, to a meaningful speech full of truth and wisdom. This, is the latter of the two, and in my eyes, the better. Adrenaline only lasts for so long, but this my friend, this is worth the 10 minutes to explain, teach, and motivate.

This is a story of unselfishness, and honour. A story of family, and truth... a story of life, or what it should be. No, not boxing, but family, honesty, and not thinking only of yourself. You have done an amazing job at presenting the story of the Manicini's, and I am very sure that Lenny would be honoured, and that if you were to get a hold of Ray, he would be touched.

Thank you Dnr, thank you. Once again, you have proven to TMO that The Movies is not dead, and that it can still be used in a unique way, a fun way. Here's *The Breakdown*

Originality: 10/10
Plot/Story: 10/10
Editing: 5/5
Free Cam: 5/5
Audio (Music/VOs): 10/10
WOW ME: 12/10
Total: 52/50 ~ Congrats on achieving the coveted ALL CAPS WOW ME! And the very rare MANIACAL PERFECT SCORE of 52/50!

HIGHLY RECCOMENDED

Posted on September 23, 2006
- JazzX

"Judge JazzX scores the contest ... 5 Stars to zero"

From Wikipedia:

"The career of boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is the subject of the made-for-TV biopic [Heart of a Champion]. Doug McKeon plays Mancini, while Robert Blake co-stars as his father, Lenny Mancini. An excellent pugilist in his own right, Lenny's career is cut short by his wartime service. Son Ray carries on the tradition into the 1980s, battling his way towards the WBA crown. Heart of a Champion's executive producer was Rocky star Sylvester Stallone, who (it says here) staged the boxing sequences. This heartwarming "do it for the old man" effort was first telecast May 1, 1985. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide"

- I`ve mentioned that for no other reason than Rocky himself had to tip his hat to the lad who started winning titles after his first couple of films. The story bears a lot of comparisons to Rocky - the boxer who narrowly loses his big shot at the title then comes back and wins.


This story has been very well told here with superb backdrops and overlays, nice music and classy acting throughout. The camerawork was excellent - I loved the transition between the young man training and then the same guy a few years later just by panning the camera while he's running. There was some serious modding going on here too with the custom costumes and sets.

It was all seamlessly put together and, without question in my mind, is the best sports film so far here.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- greenvo1

this is a very touching and emotional movie .....it gave me goose bumps !!!!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- JaySonny

Wow, that was...deep. Really touching story I actually almost cried. That was really a great documentry. Bravo, Bravo!!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- tigereyes

Rocky...no Mancini sorry i couldn't miss the chance to compare the film to the legendary classics.

Boxing is a hard game to play, almost as hard as life. Its shown through Lizard3209, who never fails to dissapoint, and his classic voice overs. His narration defines the film on alot of levels, considering most of the film is showing overlays of real life, it was Lizard's voice that maintained a sense of realism throughout the film. I must admit, not being a boxing fan, you lost me on some of the tangents and such, but the classic heart and the story of love and faith was always clear. No matter who you are, the story of any man of courage will ring close, and this story is classic. But the paramount story-telling is also amazing, alot of the camera work was on repetative scenes but again, the strong dialog and voice overs carried it through and the music let the story and the scenes carryout as believable as a real movie. I, like all high expectation movies i watch, saw it in full screen and it was quite an experience, this film is a TMO Classic, five stars, and really is a piece of TMO History not because of its biographical setting, heartfelt storytelling, amazing voice overs, cunning directing, but the overall base and use of scenes that seem so redundant but executed so perfectly secures your place in the TMO Hall of Fame.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- thebaloob123

Boom Boom! Baby! Boom Boom!!! This film is great! The Only thing I didn't like was the lack of starmaker...but thats just me. This film is great!

FILM ON!!!....Really! Make More Films...now!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- full_metal_winter

My brother just showed me this movie and I was like "Oh. My. God!" Awesome stuff man! If I could give you more stars, I would!

Five Stars!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- KirinRiotCrash

**** SWIFT Review ****

This movie is definitely a masterpiece in it's own right. It tells a story using the various elements available such as the music, backdrops, and well-done narration. There apparently was some great drama amongst the family and how a boy went out to achieve the success that his father never had. Great work!

In short, I really recommend this movie to everyone! In fact, I downloaded the movie myself! A real keeper!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- RTK

Sexy Sexy so damn Sexy this movie was way beyond Great, Words cant discibe the energy that was coming out of this movie it really moved me, DNR YOU ARE THE [eye-hurting-word!]

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Meglomovies

God how much i love this film, Keep it up DNR

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Mogulman321

DNR, you have blown away TMO. You have started something new. Something amazing. This is simply one hell of a film. I was just blown away. I couldn't beleive what I was seeing. Speachless. You have set the bar higher. Fantastic Job.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- TheMGMKid1

I love biopics and this is a humdinger! Wonderful story of courage and love. Great work and a great film.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Dark_Studios

Ray Mancini Would be very proud of this...
The incredible reality and the bond between
farther and soon is realistically Re-captured right before
are very Eyes in this incredible story of...
Courage and respect to Both ray and Lenny Mancini.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Fulkster

Real classy drama, beautifully done!
Thanks

Posted on September 23, 2006
- kate_lee

Great costumes and backdrops! Good rhythm and pacing. Quite a unique movie.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- BamRyan

This one is a gem, great work!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- alon1993

WOW this is one of the greatest movies i saw on TMO very sad and very good, to bad it was all pictures but it was a superb movie!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- JohnOkinawa

The story of a son wanting to walk in the footsteps of his legendary father Lenny Mancini. He feels that it's his duty to be a professional boxer and make his dad proud. The critics everywhere cheer for DNR's recent release "Mancini" and it doesn't disappoint. It packs the true story behind Lenny and Ray and a few real glimpses of their fights. The whole cast was flawless. Lizard, AnotherNewDawn, PBNJ and Euphoria did a superb job. The direction skills of DNR is legendary. Truly the first rate movie in this Fall Season.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- sgporsche48

A really great film with outstanding VOs and a great score. I couldn't really feel for the characters though. Not really enough character development for me. But other than that, a great film.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- sweatyshoulder

I'm really not into boxing all that much, and may I just say that I am completely amazed you managed to pull this type of movie off and manage to hold my attention all the way through.

You have done an excellent job. I loved everything costum in this movie, especially the music. I'm not all into mods, because I don't beleive in them, but I didn't see that many other than clothes and one set.

Basically I liked this, because you used a lot of what the game could provide you, other than a few things. This was great, and I'm glad I watched it.

A great documetary, and an interesting drama. Something that all ages COULD watch, and all studio and non studio owners SHOULD watch.

It's been a pleasure watching this, for theese 11 minutes, and I hope to see more like this from you. Wow. This was awesome.

Thanks for an exciting 11 minutes, it's been fun. This will be in the charts soon.

Sweatyshoulder
Ricky

Posted on September 23, 2006
- TheTomas

Excellent!
Truly Excellent!!
One of the best movies I have seen on this website!!
This deserves the top of the charts more than my World Trade Center trailer.
Amazing job!!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- kwistufa

That was outstanding DNR.
Great on every aspect. VO's were just superb..
Mods & Setdressing were awesome as well.
The music throughout was also excellent..
Totally impressed, A Fantastic movie, great story told.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- BOLCH

This is a great movie about many things: faith in one's self, father-son relationship, endurance, rise and fall... A little reminded me of "Rocky", but it was based on actual facts and it made your movie more powerful. The directing is great (thanks to the custom props, too), and I'm amazed at the work you put into Starmaker - sometimes I could hardly distinguish between the photos and the actual Movies characters! The actors made an excellent job, especially Lizard (doesn't he always?). The music was great, too, and gave a nice, catartic feeling to the movie.
Do I have any complaint? Yes. I think that nearing the end, there were too many narrative scenes and no real plot, which made the film more like a documentary than an actual movie. It would have been better if you'd showed us Mancini's carreer with actual scenes, not just through narration. I think that the best parts were the non-narrative parts (like the dialogues of Mancini and his father).
Aside from this minor complaint, it's a brave and unique movie which deserves high praise.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Newdaff

Excellent story. Excellent movie. Bravo!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- AxeCinema

I needed to think over this one for quite a while.

on one hand, inspiring and uplifting. On the other hand, i thought there might've been better moments. One scene, i'd probably have changed the music. Thoguh really, i pay a lot of attention to the small background details.

I loved the voice-acting. Lizard couldn't have sounded better in the role, and AND did a very convincing job!

The graphic work (eg. gym?) for backdrops and scenery was great. The visual effects were awesome!

i cannot express the great details ni this movie, but the story is the thing that shines better than the reast. Touching.

Fantastic DNR... bloody fantastic..

Posted on September 23, 2006
- reafreak29

DNR once again you amazed me bro, The way this film really hit me while i was watching it just like watching a bio on the bio channal :P. The voice overs where just fantastic and fit the roles perfect. Your editing skills havent slowed down one bit bro. I would like to see this movie get a hotpick man it need's to be up there. This is by far the ebst film ive seen all summer. Excellent job man keep up the good work man and cant wait too see what you have in store for us next time around cause im sure it will be fantastic

Posted on September 23, 2006
- Artorious

This was a very touching docudrama. This was very well written and thought out.
the direction and editing were flawless. VO's were on the spot over all. Though I have to admit the narrators voice seemed better suited for horror than documentary.
Your use of mods and sets was the best I've seen for any film. They were a perfect enhancement to the story without overshadowing it.
The effort and work you put into this really shows. You should be applauded for this near flawless piece of art. It was truelly a pleasure watching this movie.

Posted on September 23, 2006
- NUKESTER

An enjoyable feast from start to finish, this film is one of the most refreshing films on TMO and its fresh new approach in story telling and great use of scenes carries this film along its magnificent 11minute length. Well Done and Good luck in future projects!

Posted on September 23, 2006
- jarvis100

Yes, this was a very good documentry. It had heart, it had great visuals, it had great everything. However, I would have liked to see the fighting scenes in the movie, not just some still frame shots. It kind of toke me out of the mood. Most of the movie was still frame shots, it more less a movie and more of a photo album. It was like watching a documentry on A&E. It was very good, but I would have liked to see it more in a movie sort of style.
Lets reveiw shall we.

Postive
+A great documentry
+Some superb VO and Music
+A great story to make in to a documentry
+Cool visuals

Negatives
-Would have liked to see it more of a movie type of thing.
-The still frames kind of distracted me.

A great documetry that gets the Jarvis100 check mark. Good job.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- IchthusADMR

Wow... I was incredibly impressed by this. In all honesty, I wasn't sure how this was going to play out. But in the end, I was glad to see how it did. This movie is driven by passion, determination, and most importantly -- heart. Top-notch editing and an excellent use of mods (not too many, not too few) make this an absolutely exceptional film. Well done, DNR. Your work has certainly paid off in a result that anyone on TMO... or elsewhere... can enjoy.

Have you considered sending this to Mr. Mancini himself?

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Mustachio26

An exceptional biographical film that has the viwer captivated into the swirling emotional life that was Ray Mancini's. Really top-notch!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- rjb2112

This is the first boxing movie I have seen on TMO. I kind of never got around to watching Blackbird. Shame on me, ay!

Anyway I found this docu-drama very interesting and informative. Ray Mancini is someone that I actually knew nothing about, but now I feel I have a grasping of the legend that he was/is.

This film is very well made with the use of a lot of good backdrops. The narrater's voice over was wonderful and set the tone for the whole film. If you are interested in Boxing or sports history then this is a must see. If you're not, it is still worth checking out as a well made and interesting production.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Voodoo_78

This was a beautiful film. I'm not really into sports or sports movies. But, this one is quite different. This film had a real emotion to it and I think the director must care about the material a lot. It has a perfect blend of historical data while the drama had your eyes glued to the screen. It also made me feel like I learned something today. Terriffic!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- UrinatingTree

I think this movie was meant to be a longer movie (kind of in the mold of a 90 minute Hollywood movie), but considering the limitations of this game, the movie was superb in many ways. Congratulations!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- tremblett

Very well Done DNR, You made this movie right out of the Bronks. The thing that I like about this movie was that the plot was real! I remember seeing Mancini's last fight, Wasn't much old at the time and I never knew there was such a big background behind that one fight. That Made my day, I would like for you to keep making movies that everyone loves.
Great Job, You'll get A hotpick soon enough.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- SHERWINLIU

A technically accomplished biopic, solidly driven forward by the director and a talented cast of actors. While I wasn't drawn into the story, partly because of it being a very factual account of events, I was admiring all the way through the obvious achievements of the movie in the context of the game engine. As a movie I did wish for a bit more of interpretation and compelling drama. But it is very obvious that this faithful account of a father-son boxing legacy is the result of hard work that really pays off visually.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- cecilbdemovies

Wow, this is a great movie. I believe this is the best docudrama I've seen on TMO. You managed to avoid making a cliched sentimental movie, well done!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- capemedia

QUICK REVIEW: A very good documentary type movie here for TMO. Similar to "Blackbird", but more of a factual movie. It is up there with the best and I found very little fault with what you had made, within the limits of the game.

An excellent TMO movie :)

Posted on September 22, 2006
- docontheweb

Wow this movie is absoultely amazing! Done in true "Docudrama" style Mancini has the audience cheering, crying and glued to their screens. What a well told and unique story! Let this be a lesson to anyone who thinks that a sports movie cannot be done on TMO. This is truely a crowning achievement in moviemaking. From the heartfelt music to the all star cast this movie delivers on all fronts. Your use of backdrops to help tell Mancini's story was a work of pure genious. This movie deserves to be known as one of the greats in TMO movies. Terrific job DNR! A five star masterpiece!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- PearsonHouse

Possibly the best opening credits I have ever seen :) Really good VO's. The music was good too. A well written story, and all the custom stuff was nice to see and worked well. A very enjoyable movie. Good work!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Dulci

You took one of my favorite genres and made it your own. This was touching, with a great script and excellent direction. Your voiceactors brought these characters to life and really helped draw me into the story. I loved this.

Dulcilicious!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- THROWAXE

Outstanding movie, gripping story and most beautiful braught to the screen.
As a semi documentary is has a surprising emotional inpact, also reinforced by showing the real photo's in between the scenes.
The voices were fantastic, the timing and pacing just right and the mods impressive (I very much liked the gym sequences, simple but very effective)
The script is the key, moving from the past to the (near) present along the timeline, and switching from acted scenes to real footage (in pictures) works amazingly well.
The characters were portrayed very lifelike, in no small matter thanks to the excellent voice work.
This is incredible movie making, this is what The Movies is all about :)

Posted on September 22, 2006
- STXFilms

To be honest, I did not like the first 5 minutes, but after that, it picked up enough for me to give it 5 stars. Emerald Award awarded:
http://allboards.lionhead.com/showthread.php?t=189193&page=2

Posted on September 22, 2006
- derbyrams

Oh!!! That was such a touching film, filled with some sad moments, mostly with inspiring parts as well!! This is such a compelling film! I mean, the custom work here is amazing!!! there's custom costumes, custom backdrops, sets and special effects!! this and more made this movie really stylish and amazing!!!!
This is such an amazing story you have put together very well!!!!
Movie Percentage= 100%= An excellent documentary that grabbed me, by the excellent custom work, the excellent voice-acting, excellent characters, an amazing plot and absotuly, in all a stunning, compelling documentary that should not be missed by anyone!!! I have to say this is the best documentary on TMO right now! Truly an epic watch!! I wasn't bored at all, it was that good man!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- AnotherNewDawn

While a fine comedic talent (as evidenced by his turns in "Anthony Buttafuco Are You Talking To Me" and "The TMO Kings Of Comedy"), many might fear that the often foul-mouthed and hammer-blunt DNR (see him in "Stir - Interlude") is going out on a very shaky limb by filming a soulful and reverent homage to a boxing legend with high dramatic style, historical accuracy, and good-old-fashioned heart-and-soul.

But have no fear. DNR doesn't, Mancini didn't, and neither should the viewer. There's nothing shaky about this film.

Excellent pacing and tone, great set choices, backdrops, creative editing, and outstanding mod work help transport us back to the real beginnings of Ray Mancini's life, offering a moving look at the real motivations behind Ray's relentless drive throughout his boxing career - to pay tribute, with his own life's work, to the accomplishments and support of his father.

In "Mancini", in the real Ray Mancini's life, and for DNR, as director and filmmaker, pride is no sin. It is clearly well-earned and well-deserved.

DNR, this is fine work that I'm pretty certain would have put smiles on the faces of both Ray and Lenny Mancini. I know that it put one on mine.


A_N_D

Posted on September 22, 2006
- benstudios1991

my God!
That was one of the best movies I have ever seen on TMO! It was so professional, the VOs were great, mods and visual effects were nothing short of stunning, and the plot was so dramatic and brilliant that it just had to be true.
Great, great job on this one. Nothing short of brilliance the whole way through.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Lizard3209

You did a great job on this film DNR. I am very happy to have been a part of it. This film is great entertainment for just about anyone and unique to so many who watch it. It handles many topics and covers many emotions that few films are able to accomplish. It cannot be defined by any single term. It establishes the fact that you are a multi-talented director not only known for your comedy but now drama as well. Everyone should see this film. Fantastic job.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- murpheykid

Wow, what can I say that hasn't already been said? This is a triumph in movie making. Who could've thought someone could actually pull off such a captivating and emotional documentary so well. The direction and writing of this film is so good that you are honestly rooting for Mancini during every fight that is covered. I came into this movie not really knowing anything about Mancini, but now I feel like I know him. Great stuff, DNR. You've received my Murpheykid Recommendation.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- yeagmaster

This was your "Raging Bull"! Your " Godfather"!

This is a movie I will never forget. As a matter of fact, I am downloading it to send to my Dad. You have made something that you should be so proud of.

I hope Mancini gets to see this. I think he would also be proud.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- makrim83

Unique in every way i knew i wouldn't be dissapointed
Great work here DNR.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Code_Red

Wow! This film was incredible! I thought this was just going to be your average bio story but it turned out to be much more. This is drama and a superbly written story. It packs a punch on so many levels. Grat job!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- 6-HeadedMonster

A beautiful drama not only of sports but of a bond with ones father. Two goals become one and the relationship gets built around the past and even more so looking onward.

In Mancini we get everything a good drama requires:
The drive to please or live out the dreams of the father.
The rise
The setback
The second chance
and then.....?

Well all i can say is that it was truly marvelous to watch, being i love bios and real type stories. Especially inspirational ones. Thisone was done to perfection only further highlighted by the great acting and directing..

Great Job...glad to see it all came together after hearing about it so long ago :)

Posted on September 22, 2006
- LeoLionStudios

Fantastic Movie!
Great Music and great VO!!!
Well done! I like it.
All in all 5 Stars!!!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Timo666

Excellent sports drama, unique and very enjoyable!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- postmodernchuck

A triumphant and moving docudrama, Mancini meticulously recreates the competitive boxing world, giving us a steady sense of veracity with an even-handed dose of melodrama. Mixing the fictive with the factual, DNR pushes filmmaking to its limits by hodgepodging, pastiching, and stitching together dramatic reenactments, archival photographs, dramatic narration, and some advanced modding. The end result is a delicious confection that delivers the documentary realism we never thought possible on TMO while granting the struggles of the Mancini dynasty an operatic grace. We see this world from a largely objective perspective, and yet DNR is able to make this a very emotional and spiritual journey for the audience, incorporating some truly virtuosic moves throughout all of this. The final moments, especially, make for truly powerful cinema.

And did I mention how much I love the acting chops of Lizard and AnotherNewDawn? Come on! These two are legends, a pair of first-rate thespians setting every word of dialogue aflame with their righteous performances. It was a treat to see them in the same movie �?? the chemistry and emotive power is unbelievable!

All in all, I never thought this sort of film was possible. Thanks for proving me wrong.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- Ninette1

a pugilistic vision with ... hard to beat results

a visual tko!

~ninette1 studios

Posted on September 22, 2006
- sorrow13

Very good film DNR. This is the best boxing movie on TMO, Also you captured this story very well. You don't get to see many movies about sports. This is the first one I have seen, and it was excellent. You have really raised the bar for other movie makers who are thinking about making a sports film.

Posted on September 22, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Fantastic movie..
Great story.....
Great work at all..

Film on!!

Posted on September 22, 2006
- alfric

a great idea ,well realised...
a very stirring biopic..
superb Vo and a very fine edit...
i relly enjoyed this movie..
nicely done..

Posted on September 22, 2006