Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story

Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story

Director: Ron Berger, Dan Klores

Cast: Ron Berger, Dan Klores, Emile Griffith, Jimmy Breslin

     
 
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story documents one of the most shocking and brutal events in the history of boxing. During a bout against Benny Paret in 1962, Griffith beat the man so badly that Paret died from the injuries sustained in the ring. This tragic incident becomes more complex when one learns that before the fight Paret made a derogatory comment

Overview

Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story documents one of the most shocking and brutal events in the history of boxing. During a bout against Benny Paret in 1962, Griffith beat the man so badly that Paret died from the injuries sustained in the ring. This tragic incident becomes more complex when one learns that before the fight Paret made a derogatory comment about Griffith's possible homosexual orientation. The bout was televised nationally. The film includes footage from the fight as well as interviews with Griffith himself, journalists, historians, and others. This film played at the Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
UPC:
0013131376494
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen presentation; Commentary from directors Dan Klores and Ron Berger; Deleted scenes and outtakes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emile Griffith Participant
Jimmy Breslin Participant
Pete Hamill Participant
Norman Mailer Participant
Gil Clancy Participant
Neal Gabler Participant
Juan Pablo Gonzalez Participant
Carmen Basilio Participant
José Torres Participant
Gene Fullmer Participant
Gaspar Ortega Participant
Juan LaPorte Participant

Technical Credits
Ron Berger Director,Producer
Dan Klores Director,Producer
Liza Burnett Associate Producer
Brian Chin Musical Direction/Supervision
Sherman Foote Score Composer
Marlena Grzaslewicz Sound Editor
Lewis Katz Executive Producer
Michael Levin Editor
Michael Levine Editor
Jack Newfield Co-producer
Roger Phenix Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Roy Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Schiff Associate Producer
George Shafnacker Sound/Sound Designer
Ira Spiegel Sound Editor
Buddy Squires Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
1. Painful Memories (Main Titles) [1:47]
2. From the Streets of New York [3:25]
3. Learning the Ropes [4:43]
4. Of Family and Fortune [2:42]
5. Boxing on TV [6:06]
6. Paret vs. Griffith [4:10]
7. The Rematch [3:29]
8. Yellow Journalism [3:35]
9. Back in the Ring [7:21]
10. KO [4:42]
11. Aftermath [6:43]
12. Punch Drunk [6:14]
13. The Ethics of Boxing [2:47]
14. Fear of a Ghost [4:05]
15. Story of the Son [3:04]
16. Love at First Sight? [3:31]
17. Retirement [5:51]
18. Lifelong Regrets [5:54]
19. Facing the Past [3:55]
20. End Credits [3:13]

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