Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • UPC: 013131376494
  • Original Release: 2004
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

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
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
   Chapter Selections
   Outtakes
      Play All
      Christine Griffith (Relationship Between Ali & Sadie Griffith)
      Christine Griffith (Sadie and Emile Griffith's Breakup)
      Jose Torres (By the Numbers)
      Luis Rodrigo (Underwear)
      Sadie Griffith (Separation From Emile)
      Franklin Griffith (Family Home)
      Franklin Griffith (Emile's Mugging)
      Franklin Griffith (Blasts Luis)
      Howie Albert (Family House)
      Budd Schulberg (Benny Paret's Widow)
      Howie Albert (Luis Rodriguez)
      Howie Albert (Hurricane Carter Fight Fixed)
   Commentary
      Commentary With Directors Ron Berger & Dan Klores: On
      Commentary With Directors Ron Berger & Dan Klores: Off
   Play
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