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Dogtown and Z-Boys [P&S] [Deluxe Edition] [DVD] [2001]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Exclusive sneak peek at the theatrical release of Lords of Dogtown
    • Two webisodes about Lords of Dogtown
    • Alternate ending
    • Director and editor commentary
    • Extended "Raw" skate footage
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Dogtown and Z-Boys
    In the mid-'70s, skateboarding was widely seen as a fad of the 1960s that had all but died out, except for a handful of committed fans in California. But that began to change with the emerge of the Z-Boys, a team of teenaged skateboarders who emerged from a decaying urban community in Santa Monica, CA. Hard-core surfers who sought to translate the hot-dogging stunts of world-class wave riders onto their skateboards began hanging out at the Zephyr Productions Surf Shop, a store that stocked top-grade equipment for local surfers and skaters, and with the help of the store's owner Jeff Ho, twelve of the skaters organized themselves into a team to compete at local skate events. Soon the radical moves and scruffy-streetwise style of the Zephyr Skate Team -- the Z-Boys for short -- upended public preconceptions of skateboarding as a sport and a lifestyle, and the wild style of Z-Boy skaters such as Tony Alva, Jim Muir, and Jay Adams made them celebrities who blazed the trail for the extreme sports movement. But while the Z-Boys' success brought them a measure of fame and fortune -- lucrative endorsement contracts, deals to manufacture their own custom skateboards, and even movie roles (Tony Alva starred opposite Leif Garrett in Skateboard, while Z-Boy Stacy Peralta was top-billed in Freewheelin') -- their fame proved to be fleeting, and several of the Z-Boys fell prey to drugs, crime, and ego. Dogtown and Z-Boys is a documentary by former Z-Boy Stacy Peralta that chronicles the glory days of the Z-Boys through footage of the skaters in their prime and interviews with the pioneers of the Southern California skate scene. Rock musicians and noted skate enthusiasts Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, and Jeff Ament also appear to discuss the importance of the Z-Boys' legacy; Sean Penn narrates. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sean Penn
      Sean Penn - Narrator
    • Tony Alva
      Tony Alva
    • Stacy Peralta
      Stacy Peralta
    • Henry Rollins
      Henry Rollins
    • Image coming soon
      Jay Adams



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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Documentary

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      spitfire
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      An awesome documentary on the innovators of modern day skateboarding, Jay Adams, Tony Alva Stacy Peralta and many others from the Dogtown crew. A must watch for anyone that loves skating!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      this one of my favorite movies ever

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      bucfanforlife
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      heath ledger and emile Hirsch are outstanding, this movie really tells the story of skating

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Documentary

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      mjbratta
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      Awesome documentary! It tells the very interesting story of how skateboarding came to be.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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