(Eddie Mekka, Chet Göle, Sheena Colette, Joomin Hwang, Claire Kennedy, et al / DVD / NR / 2019 / MVD Visual)
Overview: What do you do when your pro football franchise have lost thirty two games in a row?
Buy up a school of Japanese Sumo Wrestlers, with all of its gargantuan 600 plus pound Sumos and make them into linemen protecting your precious star quarterback, O'Rourke.
DVD Verdict: With a tag line that asks What does it take to turn a losing pro-football team around? and an (obvious?) answer being Sumo wrestlers protecting the champion quarterback, you know you're in for a leave-your-brain-at-the-door fun movie!
In an act of desperation, the coach (Eddie Mekka aka The Big Ragu) of The Maine Lobsters, a pro football team that has lost 32 games in a row, travels to Japan to buy a school of sumo wrestlers.
His intention? To bring the humongous wrestlers back to Portland to replace his inept offensive line. In what has to be one of the most inventive movies I have seen in years, the key wrestler is played here by Yama ('Zoolander 2'), man who not only fills the role perfectly, but has some decent acting chops on him too!
Hail Mary! is unusually produced with a combination of hilarious live action and uniquely developed brush-stroke animation with the football sequences having been filmed on green-screen and back-dropped into the Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium - Sumo cheerleaders, fans and all!
Trust me when I say that there's never been a family football comedy like 'Hail Mary!' and I doubt there will ever be again! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Material of:
'Sushi Tushi' Comic Book Teaser and Movie Trailer
'Hail Mary!' DVD will be released on July 30th, 2019 via MVD Visual.