As the 2015/16 football season drew to a close West Ham United bade farewell to its sacred Boleyn Ground after 112 years of occupation and moved, lock, stock and barrel, to the London Stadium up the road; a momentous relocation that has been recorded with the gravitas and passion it deserves in documentary film IRON MEN, which came out on Digital HD on March 3rd and on DVD from March 6th, 2017, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
IRON MEN tells the story of this tumultuous and historical transfer through the voices of club captain and local boy Mark Noble, the manager Slaven Bilic, Hollywood actor Ray Winstone, the owners David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady, the local traders and most importantly, through the fans on the terraces; the people who have stuck by the club through thick and thin and cemented a community together for more than a century.
The move has been momentous; with the vast growth of the Premier League the owners decided to move with the times. IRON MEN records this dramatic and sometimes poignant transition into the new era of British football as they face their final three fixtures at Upton Park, including the euphoric 3-2 victory over Manchester United in the final home game of the season.
No-one is quite sure what the future holds for the club once they have established themselves at the gleaming spectacle of the London Stadium, but one thing’s for sure: no matter where they play, the Iron Men will be forever blowing bubbles…
With their second half resurgence under the charming and undeniably charismatic Slaven Bilic West Ham are still looking at European qualification for next year as a real possibility and with the leadership of Mark Noble and their smart January signings anything is possible. Next season looks like it could be a real success as they will have much to build on with them now feeling very much at home at the London Stadium.
Check out some of the clips below…
· David Gold clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
· Finale clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
· Ray clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
· Ray Upton clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
· Matt Datson clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Iron Men release details
Digital release date: March 3, 2017
DVD release date: March 6, 2017
Running time: 75 mins