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Bustin' Down the Door (Blu-ray)


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  • Studio: Sunfilm Entert.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A9VS3EU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 209,025 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By P. Purdie on 5 Jun. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A must see film for anybody interested in Big-wave and professional surfing.

The incredible events and fundamental paradigm shift of the sport that unfolded in 1974, on Hawaii's North Shore, are captured in this amazing and gritty documentary. The young Australian rabble rousers in the form Ian Cairns, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Peter Townend, Mark Richards, and one South African, Shaun Tomson, all tell their very personal and emotional stories of the dream to become Pro-Surfers.

Their (literally) do or die attitudes to surfing the colossal waves, and brazen attack on the Hawaiin surfing establishment and cultural traditions, proved too much for the Islanders and even for the immense spirit of Aloha.

With the formation of the notorious Da Hui and the Black Shorts, the islanders begin a vicious fight-back that leaves the Antipodeans in no doubt that `Bustin down the door' could cost them their lives.

From an extremely comprehensive cast of witnesses made up of surfers and industry stalwarts such as David Gilovich, Dan Merkel, Jeff Hakman, Greg Noll, Eddie Rothman, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Bob McKnight, Phil Jarrat and interviews with modern icons; Kelly Slater, Rob Machado and Andy Irons, the story and background of the monumental developing events and the consequences of those changes are eloquently related.

But, by far the most riveting and emotional pieces to camera are those given by the legends themselves, especially Rabbit Bertholomew, Ian Cairns and Shaun Tomson - interviews that are truly honest (even brutally so) and poignant, with insights into their early careers and how they started surfing in the first place.

The final segment of footage provides an excellent finale to the story, one that shows the now middle-aged Mark Richards, "Rabbit" Bartholomew and Shaun Tomson in a session together, ripping up the surf and looking as stoked as they were when they were young, brazen and Bustin' down the door!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Dakin on 7 Nov. 2009
Format: DVD
This is an amazing account of how the Hawaii wild west surf scene was busted open ! The Australian guys who took on the scene and won and how thrilling the story is ! Great footage, stills and an amazing story thrown in. Well worth watching and leaves me in awe of what the guys had to do and how far they went in order to succeed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Dobster on 2 May 2010
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This is the best surf movie I have ever seen. In fact it is one of the best films I have ever seen. Brilliant!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Tweedie on 8 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
For anyone interested in the roots of modern professional surfing this motion picture is a must have!

Largely focused on the "Free Ride" generation of the early '70s, Bustin' Down the Door reveals the true stories behind the uprising of some of the most influential surfers to have graced the water.

Narrated by Edward Norton and featuring intimate interviews with Shaun Tomson, Rabbit Bartholomew, Mark Richards(MR), Ian Cairns, Peter Townend and Mark Warren, talking of the infamous waves along Oahu's legendary North Shore which they rode with a style, aggression, and raw courage unseen prior to their arrival. Collectively, these surfers changed the face of surfing and were the first to really apply themselves as serious professional surfers.

Packed with beautifully shot footage of these masters at work it tells the truly inspirational tale of how they moved over from Australia and South Africa to pioneer a sport that, at the time, was only seen as a past time for "beach bums".
However, this is no surfing fairytale! Enduring incredibly hard times, from confrontations with Da Hui (a group of "locals" in Hawaii dedicated to promoting respect and equality in the lineup) to having contracts put out on their lives, this is a testament to how far these young men were willing to go to make surfing what it is today!

10 out of 10! If you're a surf bum, you've gotta watch it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jodie Gee on 8 Feb. 2011
Format: DVD
This film continues what Riding Giants started - covering the 80s and concentrating on 3 surf heros - compelling viewing for surf enthusiasts - more ego and less integrity from the surfers - a sign of the times I guess. We watched RG and BDD back to back - great viewing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Wilkinson on 3 Jan. 2011
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At the age of 42, I'm not of the Free Ride generation but the film (and that era) has been my favourite surf film of all time.

This film is a great documentary of the most progressive era in surfing and if you don't buy it, you must be mad!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Blik Snyman on 24 Jun. 2011
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I used to surf and liked "Riding Giants" a lot - I thought that was a pretty decent documentary, with some awesome footage. The reason I bother to write a short review here is because I just think the current 5-star rating of "Bustin'Down" is a bit misleading. Although the story (of how these surfers started) is fairly engaging, the documentary is not very well made. You have a lot of repeat footage of surfing, incoherent (to the story) footage of surfing (it's just stuck in 'cause it's, like, cool, man!) and certain issues are just drawn out - if you let me edit this movie, I'll make it a cracker (but it will only be 55 minutes long). And for God's sake, why does Shaun Thompson start crying in the end? I mean, if he had a reason I could still digest this, but you leave the movie thinking "warra' wimp!" It's like watching Oprah - "We had some hard times..." and he starts crying! I thought he was a hero who surfed Waimea! Anyway, it's maybe a good thing to see that - what NOT TO DO when you get interviewed one day...
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