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DJ Qbert's Wave Twisters
DJ Qbert's Wave Twisters
Actors: DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog, D-Styles, Flare, Buckethead
Directors: DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog, Syd Garon, Eric Henry
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
UR     2003     1hr 0min

An eye-popping, hip-hop-meets-Hanna-Barbera animated adventure synched skratch for skratch with DJ QBert's turtable masterpiece of the same name, this sci-fi-/kung fu epic seamlessly integrates dazzling visuals to original...  more »


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Actors: DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog, D-Styles, Flare, Buckethead
Directors: DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog, Syd Garon, Eric Henry
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Special Interests, Musicals, Animation
Studio: Thud Rumble Ltd.
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Animated,Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/24/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Director's Cut,Special Edition
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, German, French, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Finnish, Japanese
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Member Movie Reviews

Clement Y. from SAINT ALBANS, VT
Reviewed on 12/28/2010...
The 2001 SXSW Film Festival "Audience Award" winning film Wave Twisters is without a doubt the worlds first turntablism-based musical!

If you are a fan of turntablism and animation then this ground breaking film is for you. The music that Q-bert and crew have assembled for this amazing concept album is a brilliant construct of sounds, music and dialog which has a rich narrative that gives a big nod towards sci-fi and "B" monster movies. The marriage of the soundtrack with the quirky and sometimes chaotic animation make this movie an instant cult classic in my book.

It is my understanding that animation in the film was scripted to match the DJ Q-Bert/Invisibl Skratch Piklz recording using a small team of animators. Buckethead who performs several guitar solos, makes a brief appearance in the film.

Movie Reviews

But is it art?
grimthall the black | middle earth | 11/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"hey folks, i never thought i'd be one of those guys who shills for some movie or video on amazon but hey, i was wrong... ok, dj q-bert has long been held in high esteem by many a wanna be turntablist extraordinaire. and now he's come through (not without a little help from his friends) with the visuals to match his turntables on acid sound. wave twisters deserves a worldwide release and a place in the pantheon of many a cinemaphile. play it at half speed and you've got the perfect companion for those nights when you can't keep your bowl glowing orange and your dayglo pink floyd posters aren't cutting it. hey who knows, you might even find yourself digging through vinyl stax next time you're at the record store..."
Stunning Audio-Visual Treat... A Visual Brain Cartridge
Matthew Jaworski | Detroit, MI | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the collective minds of Doug Cunningham and DJ Qbert blasts forth this wicked delicacy. This is no second rate animated Hip-Hop afair, as 'Wave Twisters' was selected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to be included in its archive for digital moving images. I can view this little masterpiece repeatedly and never tire. A blind person could thoroughly enjoy this, as the audio sector of this film is spellbinding space-age turntablism and beats of the highest level. Each track from QBert's bad-ass 'Wave Twisters' album has been carefully illustrated, second-by-second, frame-by-frame. Not just illustrated, but in fact given a dynamite story involving an evil dentist, the red worm, and heros; culminating in a final showdown. It's about the ongoing battle between the dark, unelightened forces, and those trying to perpetuate the Lost Arts. This is a high quality capsule, that was unfortunately not given nearly the exposure it deserved. It is not a stretch to put this film in the same category as 'Heavy Metal', or 'Yellow Submarine'. 'Wave Twisters' is akin to those two films (but containing a wicked Turntablist/ Space-Age Hip-Hop soundtrack). If you are at all into Hip-Hop or QBert, then this is an essential purchase. Even if you are not, the dazzeling animation and clever storyline make it a worthwhile purchase as well. Fight the Power!"
Qbert is the man!
Seth Webber | Havre de Grace, MD | 06/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been wanting to see this movie for a really long time, and I finally got the chance the other night. Man! This movie is so awesome! If you're a fan of turntablism, then you are going to wet yourself. The movie takes Qbert's Wave Twisters album and puts it to a funky story about intergalatic war and the dentist that's going to save all the b-boys and b-girls. The animation fits so well with the music that you just find yourself sayin "Oh Damn that was so phat" over and over. And if you do like the movie then pick up the album so you can relive those tight beats and crazy scratches over and over again. Qbert is one of the greates turntablists that has ever lived, and probably will ever live."