Lords of Dogtown

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on 5/27/2013

This was a very good story, and brought back a lot of childhood memories of the times when we use to skateboard in empty pools. The young actors do a remarkable job at portraying that nostalgic and rebellious time when BMX and skateboarding began to blow up. The story depicts how youth from different backgrounds can turn their talents into greatness, and how easy it is to fall down into despair if your priorities are not in tact. From beginning to end the story kept me entertained, and once again, the young actors were incredible. It took me back to the 70's for the duration of the movie, and that Tony Hawk cameo was hilarious.

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The radical true story behind three teenage surfers from venice beach, california, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever.


Studio Sony
SKU 40721784
UPC 043396123717
UPC 14 00043396123717
Format DVD
Release Date 2/20/2007
Rating UR
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Name Emile Hirsch
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Name Victor Rasuk
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Name John Robinson
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Name Michael Angarano
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Name Catherine Hardwicke
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Cast & Crew
Art Linsonl, et. al. - Executive Producer
Catherine Hardwicke - Director
Chris Gorak - Production Designer
Elliot Davis - Cinematographer
Emile Hirsch - Actor
John Linson - Producer
John Robinson - Actor
Mark Mothersbaugh - Original Music By
Nancy Richardson - Editor
Rebecca De Mornay - Actor
William Mapother - Actor
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Watching Lords of Dogtown, I momentarily became nostalgic for the summer of 1977, when I would ride my skateboard down my inclined driveway, then see if I could make the sharp turn onto the sidewalk without wiping out. But nostalgia is hardly a reason to recommend a movie. A narrative re-telling of events previously chronicled in the documentary Dogtown and the Z-Boys (which was directed by the writer of this film, original Z-boy Stacy Peralta), Lords of Dogtown will have limited interest for those who exist outside of the skateboarding community.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Now we have Lords of Dogtown, a fiction film based on the very same material and indeed written by Peralta. Not only is there no need for this movie, but its weaknesses underline the strength of the doc. How and why Peralta found so much old footage of skateboarding in 1975 is a mystery, but he was able to give us a good sense of those kids at that time. Although Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Lords of Dogtown, has a good sense for the period and does what she can with her actors, we've seen the originals, and these aren't the originals. Nobody in the fiction film pulls off stunts as spectacular as those we see for real in the documentary.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 4
DVD, Unrated, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
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Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News [Hardwicke] brings a social realism to Dogtown and a fondness for the sport...
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times Lords of Dogtown is as beautifully structured as one of the Z-Boys' graceful and intricate maneuvers.

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