It is with some regret that I must begin this review on a negative note. After a great debut title in this series and my excitement at reviewing this volume I find myself somewhat disappointed. Now please, do not misunderstand me, the wrestling contained herein is brilliant and the matchlisting forms a pivotal part in the story of Mistico, the only issue here, sadly is the footage.
The first match is actually great and is full and the quality is very good indeed. I want to say that for the extremely cheap price of this disc, I urge you to buy it for this match alone and see all the rest as a bonus. After this encounter, things go badly. The next few matches are joined in progress and whilst we never miss the climax of any of the matches we sadly miss the start and as these are three-fall matches it is more annoying than if we were to miss the beginning of a long one-fall match because the story is unfolding and we missed it.
There is a Hair vs Mask match here that I would consider important, and thankfully we join this during the 1st fall, but even so, you feel something is missing. The video quality of the second match and the amount we miss once we do join it shows that this DVD (not a RudoReels original) was compiled by a completest rather than a perfectionist and in my view, should have been omitted.
I can’t wait until later volumes that were made by RudoReels as I know they will be great quality throughout. Until then there must be peaks and valleys when viewing Mistico’s startling career and that really is a great shame. I am enjoying the journey despite the niggles, which must count for something. He’s worth the effort. I will have to be cruel here and give this set a low score, but I cannot emphasize enough that it is purely due to the compiler’s obsession with including every piece of action, despite the quality, and absolutely nothing to do with the wrestling contained. If you think “I’ll throw a couple of bucks at a solid Mistico match and I’ll get a lot of extra bits for free” you cannot go wrong. But, the set as a whole? I’d be remiss to give it anything more than 5/10
Best of Mistico Vol 2
Mistico/Negro Casas/Shocker vs. Los Guerreros del Infierno (10/8/04)
Oro II/Mistico/Sombra De Plata vs Magnum/Ebola/Antrax (joined in progress, 10/10/04)
Mistico/Volador Jr. vs. Anthrax/Ebola – Masks vs. Hair Match (joined in progress during 1st Fall, 10/17/04)
L.A. Par-K/Mistico/Shocker vs. Perro Aguayo Jr./Hector Garza/Ultimo Guerrero – (3rd Fall Only, 10/22/04)
El Hijo del Santo/Mistico vs. Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero (11/7/04)
Hijo del Santo/Mistico/Ultimo Dragon vs. Los Guerreros del Infierno (12/10/04)
Mistico/Mascara Magica/Blue Panther/Satanico vs Vampiro/Olimpico/El Averno/El Mephisto (1/3/05)
Time: 2:05 hours