Wild Style

Wild Style

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Director: Charlie Ahearn

Cast: Charlie Ahearn, Lee George Quinones, Patti Astor, Sandra "Pink" Fabara

     
 

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When it comes to old-school hip-hop movies, Wild Style is a classic. Outside its somewhat juvenile story, the film presents a grand look into the birth of a musical genre. Rhino Home Video's 2002 DVD edition packages a new digital transfer from the original 16 mm film with a wealth of bonus features. As with any movie where music plays a key role, audio qualitySee more details below

Overview

When it comes to old-school hip-hop movies, Wild Style is a classic. Outside its somewhat juvenile story, the film presents a grand look into the birth of a musical genre. Rhino Home Video's 2002 DVD edition packages a new digital transfer from the original 16 mm film with a wealth of bonus features. As with any movie where music plays a key role, audio quality is of chief importance, and Wild Style delivers. The 5.1 audio adds great punch to classic hip-hop anthems from Grandmaster Flash, the Rock Steady Crew, Blondie, and others. The full screen video shows age in comparison. Colors might be somewhat muted and grain is readily apparent, but these are issues with the original print, not from the digital transfer. The supplemental material is offered in a way that truly complements the movie. Rhino's menus bristle with energy and take on the movie's graffiti-oriented style. The scene index is like a party all to itself, as FMV thumbnails bounce to a throbbing beat. Fab 5 Freddie and director Charlie Ahearn's commentary is fast-paced and witty. A cool trailer and a pumping music video set the tone for the film. Deleted scenes add new twists. The slide show (a wonderful mini-documentary all its own) can be viewed with either musical accompaniment or descriptions.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
UPC:
0081227236724
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Rhino Theatrical
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:22:00

Special Features

New digital transfer from original 16mm film; 5.1 audio; Photo gallery; Commentary by director Charlie Ahearn and Fred Brathwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy; Bonus material from director Charlie Ahearn, including deleted scenes and graffiti footage.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee George Quinones Raymond 'Zoro'
Patti Astor Virginia
Sandra "Pink" Fabara Rose
Andrew (Zephyr) Witten Zroc
Fab 5 Freddy Fab 5 Freddy
Grandmaster Flash Grand Master Flash
Easy A.D. Cold Crush Brother
Almighty K.G. Cold Crush Brother
Grandmaster Caz Cold Crush Brother
Charlie Chase Cold Crush Brother
Tony Tone Cold Crush Brother
J.D.L. Cold Crush Brother
Frosty Freeze Rock Steady Crew
Crazy Legs Rock Steady Crew
Freeze Rock Steady Crew
Prince Ken Swift Rock Steady Crew

Technical Credits
Charlie Ahearn Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Clive Davidson Cinematographer
John Foster Cinematographer
Fab 5 Freddy Score Composer
Chris Stein Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Zoro Enteres Yard [1:54]
2. Title Animation [1:35]
3. Zoro Chased [2:28]
4. Zoro Back Home [1:08]
5. Subway Montage [1:17]
6. Connie's Store [1:00]
7. Subway Yard With Zroc [2:02]
8. Painting the Dixie [1:31]
9. Viewing Subway Graffiti [1:39]
10. The Dixie Battle [7:48]
11. Limo Rap [1:00]
12. The Alps Hotel [2:08]
13. Basketball Throwdown [2:17]
14. Virginia Comes to the Bronx [4:09]
15. The Union Crew Interview [1:44]
16. In the Subway Yard [2:38]
17. The Dixie/Fantastic & Cold Crush [9:16]
18. The Stick Up [1:49]
19. Niva's Party [5:00]
20. The Union Clubhouse [3:15]
21. Stoop Rap/Double Trouble [:59]
22. Amphitheater Raw [1:20]
23. Street Rap/Busy Bee [:40]
24. Ray On Subway [1:12]
25. The Yard Argument [1:50]
26. Painting the Ampitheater [1:35]
27. Grand Master Flash [3:07]
28. Argument by the River [2:08]
29. Ampitheater Jam [10:52]
30. End Credits [2:13]

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