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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.


Studio Sony
SKU 40721808
UPC 043396126992
UPC 14 00043396126992
Format DVD
Release Date 2/20/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Name Robinson,John Ix
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Catherine Hardwicke - [Lords] Director
Emile Hirsch - [Lords] Actor
Jay Adams - [Z-Boys] Featuring
John Robinson - [Lords] Actor
Rebecca De Mornay - [Lords] Actor
Sean Penn - [Z-Boys] Narrated By
Stacy Peralta - [Z-Boys] Director
Stacy Peralta - [Z-Boys] Featuring
Tony Alva - [Z-Boys] Featuring
Tony Hawk - [Z-Boys] Featuring
William Mapother - [Lords] Actor
Independent Spirit (2002) Stacy Peralta, Winner, [Z-Boys] Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival (2001) Stacy Peralta, Winner, [Z-Boys] Audience Award: Documentary,Stacy Peralta, Winner, [Z-Boys] Director's Award: Documentary,Stacy Peralta, Nominee, [Z-Boys] Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review [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.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 5
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The New York Times
Review [Z-Boys] 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.
Reviewer Stephen Holden
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Unrated, 2 Pack
Product Attributes
Actor Robinson,John Ix
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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.
Mike Antonucci, San Jose Mercury News [Z-Boys] ...a wild ride...
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly [Z-Boys] A dazzlingly crafted documentary.
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