|How a group of street kids came to shape the attitude and culture of modern day extreme sports, plus the enduring friendship of two rock legends and the music they made together are the elements of this entertaining and enthralling DVD 2-Pack.|
DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS: Before there were X-Games, there were Z-Boys. Narrated by Sean Penn and directed by skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta, Dogtown And Z-Boys is the award-wining documentary that took the Sundance Film Festival by storm. It's the story of a gang of discarded kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and, in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Featuring historic old-school skating footage, exclusive interviews and a blistering rock sound track, Dogtown And Z-Boys captures the meteoric rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice, California's Dogtown, a tough, "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing. Armed with a guerilla code, the notorious Z-Boys sharpened their skills in the concrete jungle of 70s L.A. and then took it to the next level. Getting vertical in abandoned suburban swimming pools, they ignited an underground phenomenon that shapes the attitude and culture of modern-day extreme sports. With rare appearances by skateboarding icons Tony Alva, Jay Adams and and Tony Hawk, Dogtown And The Z-Boys is a thrilling all-access tour of the birth of a pop culture phenomenon.
GRATEFUL DAWG: Jerry Garcia, legendary lead guitarist for The Grateful Dead and David Grisman, virtuoso mandolinist and founder of "Dawg" music... Now, for the first time ever, the musical matrimony and extraordinary friendship of Garcia and Grisman is traced in the award-winning documentary Grateful Dawg. Using rare concert footage, never-before-released recordings and exclusive home video of private jam sessions, Grateful Dawg reveals the unique Garcia/ Grisman connection from their earliest days as budding bluegrass aficionados, through the renowned 1973 "Old & In The Way" sessions to the classic Garcia/Grisman Band albums that highlighted Jerry's final years. Included are rare concert performances from San Francisco's Warfield Theatre, the infamous reunion concert at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley and the unreleased music video for "The Thrill Is Gone." Featuring previously unreleased versions of the songs "Grateful Dawg," "Sittin' Here In Limbo," "Friend Of The Devil" and "Arabia," Grateful Dawg will electrify fans and music lovers of all ages.
"[Grateful] A pleasure to watch. Newsday
"[Dogtown] A dazzlingly crafted documentary. Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"[Dogtown] ...as raw and colorful as the misfits it mythologizes. James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune
"[Dogtown] Fast-paced and wonderfully edited... Dan Gross, Philadelphia Daily News
"[Grateful] Grisman & Garcia rule their musical universe. Los Angeles Times
"[Dogtown] ...a wild ride... Mike Antonucci, San Jose Mercury News