Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Phil Hartman, Stacy Peralta
Director: Julian Pena
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Sports
Amusing look at 70's skateboard culture.............
T. M Rogers | Az United States | 11/25/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I do not know which "version" of Skateboard Madness this is being sold here on Amazon. Through the years, segments have been added to this movie to keep it relevant (snowboarding, punk rock, animated sequences etc.). I am reviewing the original 1980 version in this summary. If you liked Dogtown & Z-Boys, this film should be right up your alley. It features some great pool and pipe skating as well as tons of grainy 16mm footage of the 70's skate "scene". There is a thin plot about a photographer that travels around with a group of skaters that outlines many skateboard and some rollerskating segments. It also includes a Claymation animated segment about a rat and a hippie skating around a concrete skate park. If you love striped tube socks, long hair and Vans shoes, this is a movie for you."
nobody | nowhere | 08/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie in a little theatre when it came out, years ago. I was a little skate rat, and thought it was hokey, even then. It's still downright silly overall, and the guy who plays "mellow cat" is just awful. The skateboarding scenes, however, are worth the price of admission, even today. Watching Stacy Peralta ride a cement half pipe is just so darn cool. The other skaters are great as well, but Stacy's slides: rock walks, frontside powerslide on vert, and cess slides, are just the coolest in my book. What is really visible in this movie is how much style and flow have vanished from skateboarding. This is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who skated during the 70s. The extra footage of Caballero at Winchester is pretty cool as well, and shows how influential he would become. It's a fun film to see, nothing really more or less than that. If you take out the silly footage of driving, eating, random stuff, the claymation cartoon, and the RIDICULOUS rollerskating footage, you get about 30 minutes of great old school skateboarding."