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The Endless Summer [DVD]


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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A8UWL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,370 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MR C OWEN on 5 Sep 2003
Format: DVD
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Raine on 4 Sep 2006
Format: DVD
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "tomnsgraham" on 2 Nov 2004
Format: DVD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar 2000
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 By A Customer on 11 Jan 2002
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 By JonnyH on 1 July 2012
Format: DVD
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 By Mark Leach on 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 By Dimitri on 31 Dec 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
a classic for surfers, sweet to watch during winter , while waiting for summer surf . . . . .
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