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Contains the documentaries LORDS OF DOGTOWN and DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS
LORDS OF DOGTOWN: Lords of Dogtown tells 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. Stacy Peralta (John Robinson, Elephant), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk, Raising Victor Vargas) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch, The Girl Next Door) are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new style of skateboarding that becomes a worldwide phenomenon. But when their hobby becomes a business, the success shreds their friendship. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (thirteen) and written by Stacy Peralta, Lords of Dogtown is "...a dazzling daredevil ride." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).
DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS: This award-winning, thrilling story is about a group of discarded kids who revolutionized skateboarding and shaped the attitude and culture of modern day extreme sports. Featuring old skool skating footage, exclusive interviews and a blistering rock soundtrack, Dogtown & Z-Boys captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing.
[Lords] 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.
[Z-Boys] ...the film has an infectious enthusiasm and we're touched by the film's conviction that all life centered on that place, that time and that sport.
The New York Times
[Z-Boys] ...as this taut, viscerally propulsive insider's history of the sport in its early years skids and leaps forward with a jaunty visual panache, it is impossible not to be seduced by its hard-edged vision of an endless teenage summer.
DVD, Rated PG13, 2 Pack
Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
[Lords] [Hardwicke] brings a social realism to Dogtown and a fondness for the sport...
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
[Z-Boys] ...a detailed and fascinating picture of the Z-Boys phenomenon.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
[Lords] Lords of Dogtown is as beautifully structured as one of the Z-Boys' graceful and intricate maneuvers.