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Planet B-Boy
Planet B-Boy
Actors: Gamblerz, Ichigeki, Knucklehead Zoo, Last For One, Phase T
Director: Benson Lee
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 35min

With compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, Planet B-Boy is set in the International world of B-boying the urban dance more commonly known as break dancing. Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, ...  more »

     
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Actors: Gamblerz, Ichigeki, Knucklehead Zoo, Last For One, Phase T
Director: Benson Lee
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Music Artists, Classic Rock, Dance, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Studio: Arts Alliance America
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great movie. Great gift.
philipmerrill | Pasadena, CA | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw Planet B-Boy in the theater when it came to L.A., on its first day. My son breakdances, it came out shortly after Step Up 2, and I thought it seemed like an indie film worth supporting. It was so much more. For people who are really into this, the heart of the dancers on the teams is completely inspiring. So are their moves. So is the worldwide influence of what started as streetdancing in the U.S. The archival footage is great as well.

The physicality of the moves in this movie really is like being taken to school. The different flavors and styles of the teams provoke all kinds of choreography thoughts. The music is fantastic, and it all comes together. As soon as I knew it was out on DVD, I bought one copy for myself and one copy for a hiphop/rap/breakdancing fan at work. This movie has so much love of dance. If you have a heart for this kind of expression, you'll feel it too."
Great documentary.
Vincent Vaughn | San Jose, CA | 12/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I normally do not buy DVDs, let alone write a review, but after watching this documentary I had to buy it just to show support for the director and bboying.

I read the product details and was expecting a bare-bones DVD but was pleasantly surprised with a 30 minute bonus feature "More On bboying" that goes even more in-depth into the history of bboying (i.e. Rocksteady Crew, "Flash Dance", and the European evolution of breakin). The bonus feature alone is worth the purchase of this DVD.

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Simply. Amazing.
J. Wiles Parker | 05/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this dvd on a whim and was far from disappointed. The interview footage really makes the dancers come off as people who love what they're doing, and that becomes more and more evident as the fact that they often receive little or no recognition (or at times almost ill treatment) in their home countries. I found myself rooting for the little guys as much as everyone else, and the personalities of not only the countries comes through, as well as the dancers. Culture plays a part in the storytelling aspects of B-Boy, but at the end of the day, they all love to dance. Everyone wants to win, but at the same time, they're much more humble than a professional athlete ever seems. Overall, a tremdendously well done doc on a form of dance that is becoming more and more commercial. This one still feels like down-home good times even with the successes and failures of the crews and the individual members throughout the training process and Battle of the Year. Absolutely recommended for any fan of dance."