Buy used:
£8.21
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox co uk
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: From Europe's No.1 in used books & media articles.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Rize PAL, Colour

4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
1 used from £8.21

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • DVD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: PAL, Colour
  • Label: Officine UBU
  • ASIN: B0041KX386
  • Other Editions: DVD  |  Amazon Video
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,617,756 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film by legendary fashion photographer and music video director David LaChapelle is simply a must see.

This film documents what happens when amongst poverty, drugs and gang violence, heroic inspirational personalities, such as Tommy the Clown, transform and help guide the lives of kids whose previous life choices consisted of either joining the Crips or the Bloods - the notorious gangs of California. Tommy, along with his fellow Clowns go on to invent new forms of competitive dance and in more than a few cases a new religious faith.

Krumping and Stripper dancing have gone on to enter the mainstream commercial music scene, with artist's like Madonna embracing gritty street dancing styles. The film also cleverly documents the link between African tribal traditions and the Clowns face paint and movements.

Above all, LaChapelle creates a visual energetic miracle, that will have you watching in awe.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
...like the dances that it portrays! This fantastic documentary is a must-see, if you are a dance fan or not.

The director has constructed the film like a musical, with issues like oppression, self-expression, family grief explored and build to a musical dance numbers. It is the most respectful and appreciative documentary I've ever seen about black teenagers from poor areas of affluent West and their struggle to keep their head above negative pressure from all aspects of society. Although the documentary is from LA, USA, I could not help but feel that so many issues are relevant here too. And it is not usual to see young black men so positively portrayed in media!

As one of the 16-year old kids I work with said: "Everyone should see this! Why haven't we seen it before?! They should show it on tv, and not only once. It's... like... so important!"

So, do yourself and those you care about a favour: get Rize. Its meant to be shared and enjoyed and talked about. I, personally, would hate to see this doc just disappear without trace. It has so much to give - validation , values, understanding and awareness - like the young men and women it portrays.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
As a white European, I can't really comment on the content of this film or cultural aspects of the dance. However what I can say is it is an interesting look at the phenomenom of "clowning" and the life of its creator.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great insight into the lives of children and young adults in South Central LA. The film takes a unique perspective into the world of clowning and krumping, showing the positive effect dancing has on the community as well as giving a blunt look into the struggles faced by the people in that area.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great energy portrayed, an amazing portal into a world very different from what many of us wake up to every day. Very inspiring!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Rize is a great illustration and introduction into the world of clowning and krumping. It explores the social, racial, economic issues intertwined in the movement through chracters such as Tommy the Clown, Lil C, Tight Eyez etc. This is a transition from the work genrally associated with photographer/videographer David Lachapelle, in Rize he strips down all the gloss to reaveal a powerful expressive movement and emerging subculture.
This documentary is well worth the watch, moving and powerful you really feel the director engaged and developed relationships with the people involved in film.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
Says Swoop. I have seen this movie just the other day because it was made by David Lachapelle and since he's such a great photographer, I thought it was going to be visually pleasing movie. But when the documentary was over I was just overwhelmed by how amazing it was. The dance sequences and the sheer force of personality of some of the profiled subjects helps to carry along the film making it more of a matter style over substance.

There were a lot of people profiled in this movie, but never into great detail. They also draw comparisons in the style of dancing and haphazardly layer them with footage from African tribes. That aspect is fascinating, but the viewer doesn't get much more than a teased with where it all came from. The filmmakers obviously know how to make actors look really good, but A lot more thought should have been put into the overall structuring of the film. There are a few scenes which are obviously, and painfully, staged. And the whole structure at times seems rather random, rhythmic, and slow. LaChapelle does has a lot to learn about narrative and treating sensitive topics with decency, not stereotypes.

LaChapelle luckily picked a great topic for his first film and hopefully not his last. The originality of this movie was great and the creativity was impressive. Miss Prissy really stood out on this movie as well as the other dancers which make this movie worth checking out.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions


Look for similar items by category


Feedback