The ECW documentary "Barbed Wire City" is finishing up production on their film. They are currently putting together the credits and graphics for the film and then it's being put to bed by the beginning of April in advance of the 4/20 premiere in Philly (full press release below).
After the premiere, the plan is to road trip the film to different markets with a DVD release coming at the same time, also featuring an extended cut of the film, which will go deeper into areas that will interest hardcore fans, such as the Eddie Gilbert era.
Markets being looked at for additional screenings are Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Fort Lauderdale.
Producer John Philapavage has posted a new blog on the film's official website, noting why the film isn't just for wrestling fans at this link, noting, "t was important to us in constructing this film that it focused on two areas: The business of an underdog company in the pro wrestling industry, and the human element. Not everyone cares about pro wrestling –or baseball, rock music, the circus, nuclear power plants, conditions in third world countries, food, etc. for that matter. We all have different interests. So what makes us discover and want to learn more about something outside of our daily lives through things like documentaries? Usually it involves the curiosity of wanting to know how something works, and at the same time being emotionally drawn in by some human element we find a way to emotionally relate to, or at least understand. That’s exactly what we’ve tried to present with our film."
Barbed Wire City issued the following:
ECW ARENA OPENS FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ECW DOCUMENTARY BARBED WIRE CITY FILM SCREENING
You have read it right! The guys at BWC Films have secured the World famous ECW Arena (Asylum Arena) for their film premiere screening of the documentary, "Barbed Wire City... The Unauthorized Story of ECW" -Saturday, April 20th 2013. Purchase tickets now http://www.barbedwirecity.com/store/index.php?cPath=2
It has been 15 months since the Arena officially closed its doors. Now for
one night only you can be part of something truly special. Do you miss ECW? Do
you miss all the good times from the arena? Tailgating? Do you miss friends from
different states that you haven't seen in years? Do you miss the action and
atmosphere of the World famous Arena? Time has passed, but the story of Extreme
Championship Wrestling lives on and has been captured in its rawest form in
pictures, videos, and interviews with the originals of extreme featured within
this documentary -Barbed Wire City.
BARBED WIRE CITY OFFICIAL TRAILER #1 http://youtu.be/b8L-yIQ4Wx8
BARBED WIRE CITY OFFICIAL TRAILER #2 http://youtu.be/BVPXnGjP7Yc
On Saturday, April 20th you can be apart of --and partake in this historic
moment as this film takes an in-depth look at the people, characters, and action
that made ECW -Extreme. Doors open at 5pm as you can tour the Arena one last
time before construction commences. Meet and mingle the special select guests
that appear in the film -from wrestlers, staff, and media personnel. At 7pm, the
World premiere of the documentary "Barbed Wire City... The Unauthorized Story of
ECW" will screen inside the building that shaped a company that changed the face
of professional wrestling forever. For one night only you will go back in time,
in the building that was made extreme by all involved, and relive and revisit
the most hardcore wrestling promotion that ever existed in Extreme Championship
The ECW Arena (Asylum Arena) is located at the corners of Swanson and Ritner in South Philadelphia. Purchase your tickets now for a night you will never forget.
Visit the official website that features videos, blog, and DVD ordering information at www.barbedwirecity.com