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Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
Actors: Norman ", Sailor Jerry", Collins
Director: Erich Weiss
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 17min

HORI SMOKU SAILOR JERRY explores the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins' uncompro...  more »


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Actors: Norman ", Sailor Jerry", Collins
Director: Erich Weiss
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational, Biography, History
Studio: Indiepix Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 17min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Worth the wait
Eric A. Andersen-vie | Dayton, OH USA | 03/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this documentary in Austin at the Ritz on 6th, a beautiful way to experience this film. When it finally came out on DVD, I was one of the first in line.

This goes through the life and times of "Sailor" Jerry Collins, one of the original legends in the tattoo industry famous for his approach to tattooing, his flash, his undeniable sense of humor, and unification of an American traditional approach to tattooing with the supportive elements and subject matter of Japanese tattooing. This story is largely told through interviews with Mike Malone, Eddie Funk, Don "Ed" Hardy, and Lyle Tuttle.

This is well-made and worth the watch for any tattooist, tattoo enthusiast, apprentice, or anyone who wants a slice of tattoo history as told by the some of the folks who helped make that history."
Very Entertaining
Queequeg | West Hollywood, CA | 11/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are interested in tattoo history at all, this film is a fantastic testament to Jerry's generation of tattoo men (and women.) They just don't make 'em like these guys anymore. I just wish the film was longer!"
Tattoo History at it's Best!
David Hernandez | Las Vegas, NV | 03/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Tattoo History as much as I do, you need to own this video. A bunch of old school cats talking about Mr. Collins, telling crazy stories about good ol' times on Hotel Street in Hawaii. Great Video. The video even has extra material."