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Re: Official Indy DVD Help Thread
Andy actually got me to watch it too. Here's what I said on another board:
"At first when I was watching it, I was thinking, well this is OK but I'm not sure if I'm gonna be feeling four star love by the end. Then it really picked up. I loved how Delfin got the crowd on his side by taunting for them, then doing it again, and THEN faking the suicide attempt to say fuck you. He built up their hopes that he was gonna fly, and by the time he pointed at Sasuke on the outside, the whole crowd was believing he was gonna do it. WRONG. Awesome. Didn't see Andy mention this, although maybe I missed it, but Sasuke took a nice little shit kicking. Great story of Delfin being a confident prick, but Sasuke has to much stamina and Delfin starts to grow frustrated. Like big time. He gets so desperate that he HAS to fly off the top onto Sasuke because Sasuke just won't stay down. Then he hits Sasuke with a chair and I'm barely able to comprehend that this is going on in 1993 Japan. Crowd is like 100% behind Sasuke too. Very weird to see a Japanese crowd act like this. It seriously felt like an ECW or ROH crowd. Again, mindboggling for 1993. Finishing sequence goes a tad too long, and the finish itself doesn't come off as clean as they hoped it would, but this as a great example of a match that tricks you into thinking one thing about it and then you realize that the it was all apart of the grand scheme of things for the overall structure of the match.
Rating is somewhere around ***3/4 -****. I'm probably at the latter if I had to pick one, but it could go either way when I rewatch this for the second time in about 20 years."