I thought this topic would be a better fit here as opposed to the "Movies Music TV...." forum.
Highly recommended if you have HBO. In addition to an historical account of the 3 fights, it presents a thought provoking position that Ali was manipulated by the Nation of Islam while Frazier was considered a puppet of the white establishment. Great interviews, both then and now with Frazier and handlers from both camps. Plus, great historic footage.
Let me know what you think. I loved it.
More here http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/thrillainmanila/index.html