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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

NOTE: This commentary track is only available on the Columbia Tristar DVD from region 1.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Stacy Peralta and editor Peter Crowder Rating:9.0/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
These two do a very good job talking about this movie. They talk about how the project started, how they got the financing, how they found the original gang after not having seen them for some 20 years, the evolution of the documentary, the editing style and the music. They talk pretty much throughout the movie. They both talk about the music and how important it was. They also yack about how some of the segments were re-edited and shifted around within the movie. Itís very interesting to listen to. You get a real sense of how this movie was made and how it found its voice. You get to learn that, from conception to completion, this documentary only took 6 months. As I said, itís a very interesting commentary with a lot of information. Anything that couldnít be said in the movie is said here, as Mr. Peralta talks about the original gang a little, also. It very much adds to the movie, so itís a very good track.
Reviewed by The Cubist on March 28th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
The above review sums up the commentary nicely. I'd also like to add that the two men talk about how, before the film was edited together, they assembled a trailer to show to all the rock bands that they wanted to use their music in the movie to give them an idea of what it was all about. This is solid track with some good anecdotes, like how they got Sean Penn involved (he was a surfer and a skater and even went to school with some of the Z-Boys), that makes this worth a listen.