New to DVD this week:
Oliver Clark and Blair Macdonald
Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan tries to cement his legacy in the sport.
Over two years, Clark and Macdonald follow Khan, a professional boxer and Silver medal Olympian, through three pivotal fights, and his dreams of facing off against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr – which never happens. Instead his ultimate focus becomes an apparently career-defining fight against Mexican champion Canelo Alvarez, for which he must move up two weight classes. In between repetitive scenes of preparation for that ultimately ill-fated bout, including training with his coaching staff and team, press conferences, and promotional events, the film also shows Khan’s more personal side, from his wife and child to the hero’s reception he receives during visits to Pakistan. Unfortunately, the film doesn’t fully succeed in fleshing out its protagonist enough to make his story particularly compelling to non-fans, but those already in his corner will no doubt find more to appreciate.