Louisville Basketball Documentary on Amazon Prime

The definitive Kentucky and Louisville Basketball Documentary is now available on Amazon Prime!

We are happy to announce that you can now stream “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” on Amazon Prime!

Not a fan of Amazon Prime? The first movie to document the Louisville-Kentucky hoops rivalry is also available on iTunesXbox and Vudu!

Never heard of this movie? “Red V. Blue” aired on ESPN Classic and KET (Kentucky Educational Television), and it has screened at theaters across the Commonwealth.

Its popularity is derived from the fact that the movie is two documentaries rolled into one; it’s equal parts a Louisville basketball documentary and a Kentucky basketball documentary.

“The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” features players, coaches, mayors announcers, bloggers and fans from both sides of the divide, including Denny Crum, Joe B. Hall, Peyton Siva, Derek Anderson, Greg Fisher, Jim Gray,  Mike Rutherford and Matt Jones, among others.

If you haven’t seen this unique film yet, now is your chance!

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Now on iTunes and Xbox!

We are happy to announce that “Red V. Blue” is available on several new digital platforms as of the 28th of April.

The first movie to document the UofL-UK college basketball rivalry is now on iTunes and Xbox as well as Vudu. “Red V. Blue” is also scheduled to be up on the Playstation platform today but Sony is lagging for some reason.

Thanks again to everyone who has supported the movie along the way; you rock!

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iTunes Preorder Available Now

Red V. Blue drops on iTunes on 4/28!

The first movie to document the Louisville-Kentucky college basketball rivalry is now available with Dolby Surround Sound, which is awesome news as your ears will finally be able to enjoy this epic hoops war as much as your eyes. So don’t delay and surf over to iTunes to preorder your copy today.

Not a fan of iTunes? Our digital distributor Indie Rights will be releasing “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” on several other digital platforms on April 28th, including Xbox and Playstation, so if you prefer one of these formats, we’ve got you covered.  



ESPN Classic Update

In the mood for love?

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by watching Red V. Blue on ESPN Classic February 13th at 9 and 10:45 pm EST. This is the perfect television event for those of you in mixed UofL-UK relationships; after all what could be more romantic than a heated night of college basketball?!

Don’t get ESPN Classic? Don’t worry. You can also check out Red V. Blue on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) on February 9th at 9 pm. We are also featured in the February 2015 edition of KET Magazine, so pick up a copy of that periodical and check it out.

ESPN Classic is available in over 30 million American households, and we are excited to share the first and only Louisville-Kentucky hoops rivalry documentary with such a large audience. The Commonwealth is home to the greatest basketball rivalry on the planet, and we want everyone to know it!


KET Television Premiere

KET Television Premiere on 2/9/15!

The Rivalry: Red V. Blue, the first movie to document the historic Louisville-Kentucky college basketball rivalry, will make its KET television premiere on Monday, February 9th at 9 pm. 

KET is widely recognized as the most-trusted source of high-quality education and public media in Kentucky, so we are ecstatic to share this documentary with KET’s audience. One of our goals has always been to share this film with as many Kentucky and Louisville fans as possible, and this latest deal will greatly assist these efforts.

So mark your calendars, Kentuckians, and make sure you catch Red V. Blue on February 9th at 9 pm on KET from the comfort of your couch! The film will also be available to screen online at for two weeks beginning on February 9th.


College Hoops Daily Interview

College Hoops Daily recently interviewed director Rory Owen Delaney about “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue.”

“The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” was recently featured on the popular college basketball blog College Hoops Daily. Below is an excerpt from Jon Teitel’s interview with the director of “Red V. Blue” Rory Owen Delaney.

Red + Blue = Rivalry: CHD interviews the director of a Kentucky-Louisville documentary by Jon Teitel

“The Rivalry: Red v. Blue” is a documentary about the rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville, which is one of the greatest in college basketball. Located 75 miles apart from each other in Lexington and Louisville respectively, the teams have combined to win 11 NCAA titles including two of the past three.  The film includes interviews with such legendary figures as Denny Crum, Joe B. Hall, Russ Smith, and Scott Padgett.  CHD’s Jon Teitel got to chat with director Rory Owen Delaney about his favorite players, how fans think about Rick Pitino, and his prediction for the big game this weekend.

Why did you decide to make this film? I got the idea to make “Red V. Blue” on New Year’s Eve in 2010, which happened to be the day of the UK-UofL men’s basketball game. That year’s game was played in Louisville at the Yum! Center, but at the time I was visiting my family in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. However, my isolation in the Rocky Mountains did not prevent my participation in the exchange of some annual good-natured rivalry banter with my fellow Kentuckians: quite the contrary!

Before the game I fired off a series of cocksure text messages to my Big Blue Nation friends, talking about how the Cardinals were going to finally best the Wildcats and Rick Pitino was going to get his first win for UofL over UK since his nemesis John Calipari took the reins in Lexington (disclaimer: I am a life-long Louisville fan.). When that prediction did not pan out and the Cats stomped the Cards at home 78-63, my phone started blowing up with text messages from all of my UK-supporter friends, who were reveling in yet another victory…

To read the full interview, visit College Hoops Daily.



Free Screening at Against the Grain Brewery

Against the Grain Brewery and Man Bites Dog Films are presenting a free documentary screening of “Red V. Blue” at the Against the Grain Brewery in Louisville, KY at 7 pm on 12/26/14.

Producer Wade Smith and Director of Photography Aaron Mikel will be hanging out to answer any questions that you might have, so wear your red or blue, have a beer or two, and get ready for college basketball’s greatest rivalry game on the 27th by watching “Red V. Blue” on December 26th!

The film traces the history of the UK-UofL rivalry from the Adolph Rupp / Peck Hickman days to the 1983 Dream Game before climaxing with the back-to-back championships claimed by Kentucky and Louisville in 2012 and 2013. The documentary features interviews with Joe B. Hall, Denny Crum, Matt Jones, Mike Rutherford, John Y. Brown, Peyton Siva, Derek Anderson and many more. But it’s not all history; there are plenty of laughs along the way thanks to the real life barbershop banter of UK and UofL super fans: Robert Boone and Mark Wagner Jr.

So come out to Against the Grain Brewery on Friday night and get pumped for the biggest basketball game of the year in the Commonwealth of Kentucky! Against the Grain Brewery is located at 401 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Also, for those of you in Atlanta area, “Red V. Blue” is playing at the Midtown Art Cinema on Friday night as well as part of Midnight Movie Mayhem, hosted by Twanee Baby.

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Midnight Movie Mayhem in Atlanta

Attention, Atlanta — get ready for college basketball’s greatest rivalry game on December 27th by experiencing Midnight Movie Mayhem on December 26th!

This year “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” will be hitting Atlanta’s Midtown Art Cinema located at 931 Monroe Drive the night before the big game. In addition to a screening of the documentary, Midnight Movie Mayhem will feature sounds by DJ Nerdboi and DJ Brooklyn (Fan Zone) as well as a give-away for official “Red V. Blue” swag! The party is being hosted by our friend Twanee Baby and is presented by Man Bites Dog Films and Kutt Kreww Films.

Tickets are only $5, and food and drink, including beer and alcohol, are available for purchase. Doors open at 11 pm and the movie starts at 12 am. Hope to see you there!


Rivalry Week Update: ESPN Classic Premiere

In honor of Rivalry Week, we are happy to announce that Red V. Blue will premiere on ESPN Classic in February 2015!

The ESPN deal has been many moons in the making, and it seems appropriate that we are finally able to share the news over this Thanksgiving weekend. We will announce more details as they become available. In the meantime please enjoy our new trailer below to get amped up for today’s football game and the big basketball game in December!

And if you still have some Christmas shopping to do, don’t forget that Red V. Blue DVDs, BluRays, tshirts, posters, hoodies and other merch are available from our website at


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Indie Rights Distribution for Louisville vs Kentucky Documentary

New Digital Distribution Opportunity for Louisville vs Kentucky Documentary Announced!

It’s been a few months since our last post but we have been hard at work here at RvB headquarters. Now that it is finally college basketball season, we would like to share some good news: “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue,” the first Louisville vs Kentucky documentary, has been picked up by Indie Rights Distribution and will soon be available on iTunes, YouTube Rentals and other digital outlets. The new digital version of the film features 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound as well as never-before-seen historical footage.

We will also be making another big announcement in the coming weeks regarding another distribution opportunity, so please stay tuned. Also, we couldn’t help but point out that in the latest preseason college basketball poll, Kentucky and Louisville are both ranked in the Top 10… again… But hey, who’s counting 😉


As usual, it’s shaping up to be another big year in college basketball for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that the NCAA tournament committee sets up a Louisville vs Kentucky rivalry at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in 2015! Also, don’t forget that Christmas is around the corner and that nothing makes a better stocking stuffer for a sports fan than a Red V. Blue DVD or Blu-Ray. Buy one from our e-store and get free shipping!

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