George A. Romero’s Lost TV Pilot – IRON CITY ASSKICKERS is Resurrected!

Wonderful news came out today for fans of the late George A. Romero. Apparently, he filmed a TV pilot about the wild world of amateur wrestling entitled – IRON CITY ASSKICKERS from 1998. Now the unseen pilot is coming to DVD and VHS. You can get more details on the project dow below after the break.

From The Press Release

A TV pilot created by the legendary filmmaker George A. Romero (1940-2017) is finally receiving distribution nearly 22 years after the project wrapped production.
 
On April 3, 2021, Cryptic Pictures Distribution, in association with Image 987, will be releasing “Iron City Asskickers” (1998) on DVD and vintage VHS. Grab your piece of George Romero history.  CLICK HERE  and order today! 
The George A. Romero Foundation (GARF) will be hosting a Reunion Party on Wednesday, evening March 3, 2021 via the organization’s webcast network, featuring the original cast and crew. VisitGARF for updates!
Created long before professional wrestling embraced the moniker sports entertainment, and filmed nearly 15 years after the airing of John Stossel’s 20/20 TV special which debated the profession’s authenticity,  this male soap opera explores professional wrestling’s sensationalism, and foreshadows the television genre now referred to as Reality TV.
 
The six time World Heavyweight Champion Sid Eudy (ring name Sid Vicious/Sycho Sid) of WCW and WWE fame, will be joining the webcast to share his reflections on the realities and demands of life in the ring during the sport’s heyday.

CLICK HERE  to  view  our  YouTube ad, and order your  piece  of  Romero history today! (Packaged in authentic retro clamshell cases.)

This remastered video. with added bonus features, is a must own for all true Romero fans.  CLICK HERE and view our YouTube video ad! 

Directed by George A. Romero and filmed in his trademark unapologetic style, “Iron City Asskickers” plays as a promotional video centered on the untamed and unregulated amateur wrestling circuit of the late 1990s.  The short film  written by Jason Bareford, will find its final home in the Cryptic Pictures company archives, now housed at the University of Pittsburgh Library System’s Horror Studies Collection.

About Michael Juvinall (5430 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: