WWE has reached deep into its faults to deliver content never seen digitally, including rare matches and movies. "No Holds Barred" is getting its first ever DVD release on July 3, 2012, as a new generation of fans can enjoy the film that pits Hulk Hogan against the dominant Zeus in a fictional world of pro wrestling.
"No Holds Barred" is as cheesy as they come from the 1980s, but the movie will help fans relive some classic WWE moments including the real feud between Hogan, Zeus, Macho Man Randy Savage and Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
Once the movie reaches DVD shelves, it will join the ranks of Hulk Hogan's best movies as he transitioned from wrestling to acting throughout his whole career.
Hulk Hogan has been featured in a lot family film flops, but the science-fiction family comedy "Suburban Commando" delivers one of his best roles. Hogan plays a rouge space hero who ends up landing on planet earth.
He ends up moving in with an ordinary family and that's where the calamity begins. The supporting cast is great and there are some good cameos from WWE Superstars like The Undertaker. Ignore the terrible special effects to get the most out of this movie.
After "Suburban Commando," Hogan took the reigns of "Mr. Nanny." The tough guy gone soft has been done numerous times but it works here with a well written screenplay and Hulk Hogan playing the role well.
The highlight of the film is metal-headed villain played by David Johansen. He brings a lot of character and craziness to the character that makes the story work.
Thunder in Paradise
The "Thunder in Paradise" trilogy is basically like "Knight Rider" on the water, but it delivers the perfect mix of action and adventure. The two sequels are entertaining, but the highlight of the series is the original.
Hogan plays an ex Navy SEAL that owns THUNDER, an intelligent and lethal boat that can do all kinds of things on the water. The plot is predictable, but it doesn't take away from the great action. If you enjoy the movies, a short-lived television series features more of Hogan and the boat in action.
Assault on Devil's Island
Hogan plays another ex-Navy Seal who is on another rescue mission. This time he does not have a futuristic boat with him, but he does have Carl Weathers and that is enough to provide non-stop action and great dialogue throughout the film. This is one of Hogan's most serious roles and it led to the sequel "Assault on Death Mountain."
Alan Donahue has written hundreds of articles on pop-culture and sports. His favorite players include Eli Manning and Kobe Bryant.
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