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Kane DVD Review

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Kane DVD Review

The Twisted & Disturbed Life of Kane

© 2008 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For over a decade, Kane has wrecked havoc on the WWE. This DVD takes a look back at many of Kane's most famous matches over the years. The focus of this DVD is on Kane and there is no mention of any of the other characters Glen Jacobs has portrayed in the WWE (Fake Diesel and Dr. Yankem).

Review and Recommendation

The Packaging: In spite of the WWE releasing so many 3-disc DVD sets, there is no standard packaging for them. The most important job of any packaging is to protect the discs and the packaging of this set failed that job. The discs come in sleeves and when I opened the DVD set, two of the discs fell out of the package and fell on my carpet. If I opened this DVD in another room of my house, it is highly likely that two of the discs would have shattered.

The Documentary: There is no documentary portion to this DVD. My feeling on these documentaries is that if there is already a DVD with a documentary about the star already on the market, I'm happy when I don't get another one. Unfortunately, there is no Kane documentary on the market and this DVD set would have benefited from one.

Transition from Match-to-Match: Kane introduces each match while in a room designed to look scary. For each match Kane talks about how he likes destroying people. These segments get boring really quickly and are almost comical when you realize how he keeps talking tough despite suffering many losses on this DVD.

Prior to many of the matches, there are montages of the events that lead to the upcoming match. However, these montages don't have an explanation of the events behind them and newer fans might be confused as to why these matches have taken place and whether Kane is the face or heel going into a particular match.

Overall Recommendation: I have to give this DVD set two thumbs down. Despite being in the WWE for so long, there are very few must-see Kane matches that need to be a part of your DVD collection. In my opinion, the Kane character has been involved in better story lines than matches and the format of this DVD does not put an emphasis on his bizarre story lines. Things like Katie Vick, May 19, attaching a car battery to Shane McMahon's testicles, and being set on fire in a dumpster are either not mentioned or glosses over quickly in a pre-match montage. If you are a huge Kane fan then I might check this out. If not, I would recommend avoiding this DVD set.

Matches on the DVD

For matches that are available on another non-PPV DVD, I will note the DVD it is also available on in parenthesis and italics.

Disc 1

  • Survivor Series ’97: vs. Mankind
  • WrestleMania XIV: vs. Undertaker (Undertaker: This is My Yard; Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker)
  • Unforgiven ’98: vs. Undertaker in an Inferno Match (Undertaker: This is My Yard; Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker)
  • King of the Ring ’98: vs. Steve Austin in a First Blood Match (The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin)
  • RAW ’99: X-Pac & Kane vs. Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart
  • Armageddon ’99: vs. X-Pac in a Steel Cage Match
  • Armageddon ’00: vs, Chris Jericho in a Last Man Standing
  • No Way Out ’01: Edge & Christian vs. Undertaker & Kane vs. Dudley Boyz
  • Extra: Undertaker's Secret
  • Extra: Kane vs. Pete Rose
Disc 2

  • Judgment Day’ 01: vs. Triple H in a Chain Match
  • WrestleMania X8: vs. Kurt Angle
  • No Mercy ’02: vs. Triple H
  • RAW ’03: Rob Van Dam & Kane vs. Chris Jericho & Christian
  • RAW ’03: vs. Rob Van Dam in a Steel Cage Match
  • Unforgiven ’03: vs. Shane McMahon in a Last Man Standing Match
  • Survivor Series ’03: vs. Shane McMahon in an Ambulance Match
  • SummerSlam ’04: vs. Matt Hardy
  • Extra: Several Kane pre-match interviews
  • Extra: Jim Ross interviews Kane
  • Extra: Kane & Lita get married
Disc 3

  • Unforgiven ’04: vs. Shawn Michaels in a No Disqualification Match
  • RAW ’05: vs. Gene Snitsky in a No Holds Barred Match
  • RAW ’05: vs. Edge in a Steel Cage Match
  • RAW ’05: vs. Edge in a Stretcher Match
  • RAW ’06: vs. Umaga
  • SmackDown ’06: Undertaker & Kane vs. King Booker & Finlay
  • No Way Out ’07: vs. King Booker
  • SmackDown ’07: vs. Finlay in a Belfast Brawl
  • SmackDown ’08: vs. Undertaker
  • Extra: WrestleMania XXIV Battle Royal
  • Extra: WrestelMania XXIV - vs. Chavo Guerrero
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 5 out of 5
Kane dvd, Member thesqueak

this is a damned good dvd this mouse understans the big guy and has always

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