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The Endless Summer [DVD]

Robert August , Michael Hynson , Bruce Brown    Exempt   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord 'Tally Ho' Blears, Bruce Brown, Terence Bullen
  • Directors: Bruce Brown
  • Writers: Bruce Brown
  • Producers: Bruce Brown, Robert Bagley
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: SonyBMG
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Jun 2008
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A8UWL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,086 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The definitive surf movie, this 1966 documentary by Bruce Brown is beautifully shot and thrilling to see in its portrait of youthful freedom on the world's shores. Brown followed two surfers around the globe in their quest for the perfect wave, finding it eventually on a remote beach far from home. The narration by "Big Kahuna Brown" cuts through the reverence a bit, being cheeky in tone. --Tom Keogh,

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Iconic documentary in which film maker Bruce Brown follows two surfers around the world as they search for the perfect wave. American surfers Robert August and Mike Hynson dedicate the summer of 1964 to thrill-seeking on the waves, a quest that takes them to sun-soaked beaches in Australia, West Africa and the island of Tahiti. The pair meet a number of colourful local figures along the way and even brave shark-infested waters in their bid to reach surfing nirvana.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars living the dream 5 Sep 2003
this film/documentary is about two surfers straight out of california living every surfers dream - the endless summer. Travelling to places that have never been surfed before and ripping it up they meet many strange and interesting locals on their travels. Combined with some hilarious commentary this really is worth of all five stars. A must for any surfer or surfer to be.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Surf film EVER 2 Nov 2004
I first watched this film on an out door screen on Manly Beach in Australia, with the surf breaking behind me.
The film sums up what surfing is all about. The best line has to be 'You should have been here yesterday'. It seems that where ever the guys travelled to, the surf was always better the day before. If you are into you surfing, this film is a must see!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolute classic epic surf film 4 Sep 2006
mike hynson and robert august travel the world in search of an endless summer in 1964. and that is it, simply put. travelling to various places including, west africa, south africa, australia, new zealand, tahiti (where there aren't any waves, only things) and of course hawaii! there are plenty of perfectly formed waves and incredibly long rides.

i love the old classic style of this film, both with the style of surfing (all on longboards) and the style of filming. but i think the best feature of this film is the running commentary by bruce brown. it's given with a completely hilarious dead-pan humour style.

any surfer, longboarder or shortboarder, must, i repeat must watch this film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic surf film. 10 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This film follows two surfers quest to live the ultimate surfers dream living in and Endless summer. Armed with just a few clothes and surf boards the two surfers travel the globe finding perfect waves and perfect sun. The locations are exotic and the surfing is epic. A remake of this film was made in the 90's called Endless Summer 2 when another two surfers try and follow the path as the surfers in the 60's. A must have for all surfers out there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real treat and a pleasure to watch 11 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
In my eyes this is one of the best surf films ever made, Robert August and Mike Hynson travel around the world in serch for the perfect wave, This narrated film is a real education to the surfing world. Warning if you watch this film you will problay get those travelling blues, could get expencive!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, as you probably know already! 1 July 2012
By JonnyH
Just a great, classic movie. As already mentioned, the commentary takes a few minutes to get used to but once a little while has passed you're drawn in to it's charm and humour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surf Classic 3 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Still the greatest surf classic, witty commentary and great locations, even though its over 30 years old is still a great addition to a DVD collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic 31 Dec 2012
By Dimitri
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
a classic for surfers, sweet to watch during winter , while waiting for summer surf . . . . .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surf Movie
The original surfers in search of great wave movie. Although slightly more like a documentary much of the time. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. G. P. Barnett
4.0 out of 5 stars Surfer Kitsch Goes Safari in Africa
Five stars for surfers, no doubt. I watched this first on TV in the late 60s as a youngster fascinated by the whole thing and I'd not seen it again till today. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mario
4.0 out of 5 stars Evocative surfer film
Fabulous film from 1965 that tracks the journey of 2 surfers around the globe. Background shots of early 60s cars in California, Africa, Australia. Read more
Published on 30 Aug 2011 by N. G. Hull
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Item and no refund
I had purchased The Endless Summer, but instead I received Halloween III and when I contact the seller "all your music" they told me that they cannot replace it with the correct... Read more
Published on 2 May 2011 by Helan
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
This groundbreaking and classic must see film was the first to capture the search for the perfect wave and, in complete contrast to the 1959 Hollywood movie Gidget, The Endless... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2010 by P. Purdie
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality for a classic old masterpiece
This dvd is very good. Considering that the movie was released in 1966, the quality of the images is high. Read more
Published on 2 Dec 2009 by Pierre
5.0 out of 5 stars iconic exploration of surfing
Endless sun, surf and true soul surfers...for those interested in the sport before it was hijacked by corporate types, watch this dvd.
Published on 4 July 2009 by Lorraine Dillon
5.0 out of 5 stars bitchin
watch it
surfing like it should be, without all the crxp commercial shxt
watch and and either live it (there are still some places left) or dream on
Published on 22 May 2009 by Mr. P. W. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Vid
I bought this cult film after reading a surfer's book called riding the magic carpet (which was great too). Read more
Published on 21 May 2009 by V Yanzi
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