Dogtown And Z-Boys

Dogtown And Z-Boys

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Overview

In the mid-'70s, skateboarding was widely seen as a fad of the 1960s that had all but died out, except for a handful of committed fans in California. But that began to change with the emergence of the Z-Boys -- a team of teenaged skateboarders from a decaying urban community in Santa Monica, CA. Hard-core surfers who sought to translate the hot-dogging stunts of world-class wave riders onto their skateboards began hanging out at the Zephyr Productions Surf Shop, a store that stocked top-grade equipment for local surfers and skaters, and with the help of the store's owner Jeff Ho, twelve of the skaters organized themselves into a team to compete at local skate events. Soon the radical moves and scruffy-streetwise style of the Zephyr Skate Team -- the Z-Boys for short -- upended public preconceptions of skateboarding as a sport and a lifestyle, and the wild style of Z-Boy skaters such as Tony Alva, Jim Muir, and Jay Adams made them celebrities who blazed the trail for the extreme sports movement. But while the Z-Boys' success brought them a measure of fame and fortune -- lucrative endorsement contracts, deals to manufacture their own custom skateboards, and even movie roles (Tony Alva starred opposite Leif Garrett in Skateboard, while Z-Boy Stacy Peralta was top-billed in Freewheelin') -- their fame proved to be fleeting, and several of the Z-Boys fell prey to drugs, crime, and ego. Dogtown and Z-Boys is a documentary by former Z-Boy Stacy Peralta that chronicles the glory days of the Z-Boys through footage of the skaters in their prime and interviews with the pioneers of the Southern California skate scene. Rock musicians and noted skate enthusiasts Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, and Jeff Ament also appear to discuss the importance of the Z-Boys' legacy; Sean Penn narrates.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2010
UPC: 0043396333550
Original Release: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 14,250

Special Features

The state of pool skating with Tony Alva and Lasek; Tony Alva art show; Commentary with director Stacy Peralta and editor Paul Crowder; Alternate ending; Deleted scenes; Extended "raw" skate footage; Lords of Dogtown webisodes; Jeff Ho 2000; Mar Vista 2000; Multi-angle footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Penn Narrator
Tony Alva Participant
Stacy Peralta Participant
Henry Rollins Participant
Jeff Ho Participant
Tony Hawk Participant
Zephyr Skateboard Team Participant
Jay Adams Participant
Bob Biniak Participant
Paul Constantineau Participant
Shogu Kubo Participant
Jim Muir Participant
Peggy Oki Participant
Nathan Pratt Participant
Wentzle Ruml Participant
Alan Sarlo Participant
Jeff Ament Participant
Skip Engblom Participant
Glen E. Friedman Participant
C.R. Stecyk Participant
Omar H. Crook Singer

Technical Credits
Stacy Peralta Director,Musical Direction/Supervision,Screenwriter
John Armstrong Camera Operator
Paul Atukin Cinematographer
Ozzie Ausband Consultant/advisor
Paul Crowder Editor
Ray Flores Consultant/advisor
Glen E. Friedman Co-producer
Scott Juergens Editor
Debra MacCulloch Associate Producer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hunter Mahers Camera Operator
Sohrab M. Modi Cinematographer
Stephen Nemeth Co-producer
John Nicoland Editor
Agi Orsi Producer
Daniel Ostroff Co-producer
Peter Pilafian Cinematographer
Marc Reiter Musical Direction/Supervision
Kevin Roberts Cinematographer
C.R. Stecyk Production Designer,Screenwriter
Christine Triano Associate Producer
Scott Weibel Editor
Terry Wilson Score Composer
Jay Wilson Executive Producer

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Dogtown And Z-Boys 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This documentary is beautiful. Combining original photographs and the stories told first hand, its the best way to learn a bit of history.
wild_style More than 1 year ago
If you have seen the movie Lords of Dogtown and think you know it all, do yourself a favor and watch this documentary. It tells the true story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
you want to know the how's, the who's and the what happened this is the only movie you need to watch about skateboarding. You don't need to be a skater to enjoy this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best movie of all time. no other movies compare!5 complete stars