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Dogtown & Z-Boys

Stacy Peralta    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Stacy Peralta
  • Format: PAL, Colour
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Fandango
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0043DW51W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,723 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Lo stile di volo ad alta quota verticale dello skateboard, oggi un elemento cos determinante nella cultura internazionale giovanile, che difficile credere che non sia stato inventato da un costruttore di skateboard. Infatti stato inventato per strada, in un posto chiamato Dogtown, dove i detriti incontrano il mare. Dogtown era a met tra Santa Monica e Venice, un degradato quartiere vicino al mare lasciato andare in rovina nei primi anni '70, centro di surf illegale. Era il luogo delle automobili personalizzate, dei graffiti, delle bande di strada e della progettazione di tavole da surf. qui che venne creato lo Zephyr Skating Team, riunito da Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom e Craig Stecyk (i proprietari del negozio di surf Jeff Ho and Zephyr). La squadra era composta da un gruppo di teenager locali di diverse provenienze etniche che usavano il negozio di surf come una specie di luogo di incontro, un riparo dalle loro famiglie distrutte. Allenati da Engblom e Ho, e fotografati da Stecyk, gli Z-Boys portarono i loro primi pesanti skateboard nei cortili asfaltati delle scuole e nelle piscine vuote, impararono a dominare questi terreni tridimensionali in maniera nuova, propendendo istintivamente verso un stile fluido ispirato al surf che era contemporaneamente una ricerca di stile e improvvisazione.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply fantastic viewing 19 Sep 2004
By "cizla"
No skaterboarder could possibly feel complete without having viewed this DVD. DogTown and Z-Boys is the foundation on which skateboarding was built.
I had no interest in skateboarding before I viewed this masterpiece, and only purchased it to provide some background for an interview I had to conduct with a skateboarder. Wow!! It is one of the most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen. The culture they created is arguably more powerful than Rock 'n' Roll. The creativity, energy and self-confidence these guys enthuse is volcanic. This should be compulsory viewing - a must for all to see. Yeah!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dogtown is everywhere 17 Dec 2002
By jake
watch an average street and the trend in skating and skateboard fashion is obvious. Its just cool. but theres so much more depth to the sport than that. this film makes it clear exactly when skating crossed the line from athletic aftersurf balance training to a life of its own, to the speed and agression that inspires us today. You see, Alva, Adams, Peralta and the like didnt just start modern skating. they started modern youth culture.And they did it without trying, or even realising. After watching this film, you'll believe that a handfull of men can redirect music, fashion and the minds of generations. Sure they're arrogant, loud, crude and aggressive. So's the world today. They're also something that everyone wants to be- new, fresh, cool and very, very talented. Watch the film, get on board. And to those kids who are already on boards, watch it too. Itll teach you about your roots and it'll teach you about style. Its simply a very thought-provoking, downright cool film.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Once the shortboard revolution in surfing had become firmly established as the new status quo in the mid 70's, the Zepher Surf Team of Venice, CA began to experiment with taking the radical new carving approach from the glassy walls of their beloved home breaks and onto the concrete surfaces of local school banks and empty swimming pools.
In 1977 they blew out of California and became the unruly face of a craze that was quickly killed by commercial exploitation.
All of the elements that have survived skateboarding's chaotic history were put in place by the original Dogtown gang: the urban aesthetic, the heavy-rock soundtrack, the radical lifestyle, the camaraderie, the dedication to pushing limits. If it hadn't been for the Z-Boys, skateboarding would never have become associated with youthful rebellion and probably wouldn't have survived.
The film combines original footage with contemporary interviews with pioneers such as Tony Alva and Jay Adams, in such a way as to make it interesting enough for those who are too young to remember the seventies and pure gold for those of us who aren't.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational stuff. 3 Oct 2006
By Neil
I just wish I could skate and/or surf like these fellas. There is some amazing footage in this film, and some excellent photography.

Not only that, but it is a fascinating document about the development of skateboarding and the way that a group of kids from Venice pioneered techniques and moves inspired by their environment - from copying surfer styles to skating in empty swimming pools and finally getting airborne.

It's inspirational. A story of how greatness was acheived simply through kids doing what they enjoyed doing day after day in the environment they had to do it in.

I lend this to everyone I can. Most of them love it too, though one friend who claims to be a bit of a skater says he wanted to see more "vert stuff".

I don't think he could've been watching properly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This film is great! 4 Dec 2002
I was slightly apprehensive about seeing this film as I don't know a great deal about skateboarding, but it was the most fascinating film I've seen in ages. It tells the story of the history and development of skateboarding in a humourous and entertaining way, but it's also a really great tale of the lives of a group of kids who took skating to another level, and really made it their own. The original footage is absolutely gorgeous, and at points gave me goosebumps, the music is ace too, and really captures the mood of the time, and there are some really funny moments when you will laugh out loud.
The kids stories are both great success stories, and really tragic tales. It was wonderful to watch, and left you feeling like you really should be out there doing something positive in life! My husband skates, and he loved it too, so good all round!
Watch this film, and then go out and do something interesting with your life!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a genre documentary 13 April 2003
By A Customer
The mere mention of documentary conjures up images of dusty professors mumbling under their moustaches about a subject you have no interest in and they do not have the capacity to make compelling. Even when the subject is about something you find interesting, your favourite rock group or film, documentary makers seem to have the ability to make something drab out of interesting subject matter. IN NO WAY DOES THIS FILM FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY.
By no more than chance there was a video camera at a time when a group of kids were making an indelible impression on a new sport. This film is based around those shots and describes what was happening, why it was happening and by whom. The subject matter – skateboarding - is almost irrelevant, as it makes a great film – skill, drama, excitement, humour – regardless of whether you are in to skateboarding or not. Interviews and personal anecdotes taken at the time (late ‘70s) and now constitute more of the film that the action and is probably better for it.
Watching a group of near middle age men get all sentimental about their youth has the potential for toe curling embarrassment but the production actually makes a lot of these interviews the most memorable parts of the film. In fact; the 20-25 year gap from when they were experiencing the scenes shot in the film has allowed them to be more dispassionate and lucid rather than just allowing them to rave about the good times.
This is an all round good film whether you're a skateboarder or not. If you’re a skateboarder it is essential viewing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great quality product, exactly as described and quick to be shipped! I will definitely buy from here again!
Published 1 month ago by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Even if you don't like skateboarding, see this film!
The is a story about friendship and creativity. It documents what it takes to innovate within a sport to the point that a new culture emerges.
Published 2 months ago by Ocean
5.0 out of 5 stars love this film!
I've been interested in skateboarding my whole life but this is the film that made me go out and buy a skateboard and actually learn! Very inspiring film!
Published 10 months ago by Emma Fellows
5.0 out of 5 stars Get on board...
My son is into skateboarding at the moment in what presumably is the latest in a long line of hobbies. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Top Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Great window to Venice Beach
I bought this excellent documentary after seeing the movie "The Lords of Dogtown".
I intended to buy the movie, as a gift, and while researching I found this documentary that... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2009 by Pedro Vasconcelos
4.0 out of 5 stars Who needs Lords?
I bought this having seen "The Lords of Dogtown" and having read the Dogtown articles (Craig Stesyk). Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2009 by Bboy Balu
3.0 out of 5 stars Quality documentary
This was really interesting stuff, and I know WAY more about skateboarding now. It was cool to see how it all started, and then very quickly became mainstream, commercialised and... Read more
Published on 14 Aug 2007 by shpadoinkle
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see documentary.
There's little point in me going over the details of the film, as other reviewers have done a fine job. Read more
Published on 14 Jun 2006 by Doh
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating documentary
It doesnt matter if you are into surfing or scateboarding ..this documentary is a unique insight to the transitional world from surfing to scateboarding... Read more
Published on 29 Oct 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Dude!!!!
This is an intresting documentry unlike all the rest where you are taken back to the old skool days were skateboarding was introduced by a crazy crew called the zephar boys after... Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2004 by "andrew_porter"
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