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LOVESTRUCK: WRESTLING'S NO. ONE FAN (2006)

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* ".. A documentary with a punch to the heart as skilfully executed as anything The Rock might deliver." - Metro, Sydney Morning Herald * "Really beautiful." - Clayton Jacobson, director Kenny * FOUR STARS " A compelling blend of humour, heartache... and headlocks... Filled to the brim with larger-than-life characters." - Oscar Hillerstrom, FHM * "... it's both affectionate and intriguing, an intimate documentary that tells its real story between the lines." - Tom Ryan, Sunday Age * .."Raw, funny and deceptively moving". - Leigh Paatsch, Herald-Sun * "A classy, insightful doco." - George Palathingal, Sydney Morning Herald * "..moments[s] of unexpected, random lyricism.." - Philippa Hawker, The Age


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Catalogue No. ACC0070
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000707
DVD Release Date 10 Oct 2007
Director Megan Spencer
Producer Rosemary Blight
Cast Sue Chuter
Genre Documentary
Rating M15+ (moderate themes, moderate sporting violence, infrequent moderate coarse language)
Run Time 52 minutes
Visual Format 4:3 Full Frame
Audio Format Dolby Stereo
Language English
Special Features * Commentary: Megan with Emma Bortignon * Commentary: Megan with Sue Chuter * Additional eleven extra scenes * Short film "Film Wrestling" by Andy Nehl (approx 20 mins) * Unseen 'Festival Hall Archive Film' by Vern Sundfors (approx 20 mins) * Original Score (8-Tracks) by Philip Brophy * Interview with Kurt von Schneider
Quotes * ".. A documentary with a punch to the heart as skilfully executed as anything The Rock might deliver." - Metro, Sydney Morning Herald * "Really beautiful." - Clayton Jacobson, director Kenny * FOUR STARS " A compelling blend of humour, heartache... and headlocks... Filled to the brim with larger-than-life characters." - Oscar Hillerstrom, FHM * "... it's both affectionate and intriguing, an intimate documentary that tells its real story between the lines." - Tom Ryan, Sunday Age * .."Raw, funny and deceptively moving". - Leigh Paatsch, Herald-Sun * "A classy, insightful doco." - George Palathingal, Sydney Morning Herald * "..moments[s] of unexpected, random lyricism.." - Philippa Hawker, The Age
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Synopsis
Ten years in the making LOVESTRUCK: WRESTLING'S NO. 1 FAN is an independent documentary about Australia's "No. 1" wrestling fan, Sue Chuter. Sue is in her 50s, lives in Melbourne and for the last 35 years has dedicated her life to following professional wrestling. Sue has taken her love for wrestling to extreme lengths by travelling twice to the USA to attend fan conventions and live stadium matches. She owns 4000 wrestling videos and DVDs from around the world and has wallpapered her house in over 3000 wrestling photos. Starting in the halcyon days of 1960s World Championship Wrestling at Melbourne's Festival Hall, Sue knows - or has met - just about everyone in the business. She really is Wrestling's No. 1 Fan.

While LOVESTRUCK celebrates wrestling in all of its glory - and explores Sue's devotion to it - there is more to her story than meets the eye. We also accompany Sue on an emotional family reunion. Like the best wrestling matches Sue's personal story is filled with drama and triumph. 'Lovestruck' is a film about one woman's devotion to the ultimate sport, but it is also a portrait of family, sacrifice and survival. Featuring some of today's WWE famous wrestlers, 'Lovestruck' is an entertaining, powerful and universal documentary. You have to be there...
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