Lets Do The Time Warp Again!
kip_stubbs | Seguin, TX USA | 07/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of all the non-"Endless Summer" films in the Bruce Brown Golden Years of Surf Collection, this one has always been my favorite. This is my third time to purchase this movie (my previous two VHS copies were worn out from use at parties). It lacks everything a "quality" film requires - and yet it beats the mainstream by a mile. If you want to feel like you were there (Mazatlan or the North Shore) and you love vintage surf movies, this is it. Pure, honest, classic. This is a must for true soul surfers. (Why only 4 stars? Two words: "Endless Summer" - only ES gets a 5.)"
kip_stubbs | 06/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even before Endless Summer, Bruce Brown was Surf Crazy. You don't even have to be a surfer to get totally stoked off of this DVD. Brown's expert and comic commentary show both his love of surfing and the intimate knowledge he has of the sport and those who ride the waves. This vintage 1959 footage follows four surfers to uncharted breaks in Mexico and then takes us to Hawaii where we are completely in awe of the huge swells. Along the way, Brown takes us on an adventure and introduces us to some of the most unforgettable characters that ever stood on a beach. Brown himself makes a personal appearance to comment on the film. Good thing he's not known for his acting, and the video camera sways a bit... but who cares? Let him have his five minutes on camera. The rest is dedicated to fun and adventure, with a crisp soundtrack that keeps you in the mood. I watched it with a smile the entire time - ooing and awing at some great wipe outs and amazed at how well these guys surfed on those old balsa boards without leashes and scags the size of car hoods. This DVD definitely stoked me and I can't wait to get out in the water in the morning! Shaka!"