Editors: Thomas Stellwag / Thomas Fritscher / Dominik Wrobel
Time: 42:11min DVD bonus 15:26min
Price: Euro 19,00
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FAT's DVDMAN was on holiday for a while but coming home he found a bunch of new DVD's on the floor and is starting to review again. First I took this SOUL 25 cause I know that I don't have to watch an hour of bad filming/editing/riding so its just like a new Bad Religion CD: Always good and worth the money!
After 25 quality issues it's hard to keep people entertained but after Thomas Fritscher and Dominik Wrobel entered the SOUL crew to help out Thomas you see some changes and that's a cool thing.
Time: 26:03 + Bonus 8:09 + more Bonus
Music: Blondie, 49.8 Cent, Dinosaur Jr etc
CAN I EAT? by Animal
THIS DVD SUCKS! It sucks if you like Vert, Flatland, Dirt, BMX race but for STREET THIS DVD IS THE BEST! Animal is from the New York area and that means that there aren't any indoor parks or dirtspots so STREET is the only thing to do and these guys show you that the NY scene is the best.
Vinnie Sammon is the no brake Handrailking, mr Gonzalez,Jared Washington and George Dossantos are all wearing Glasses to see the spots better but forgot to put their brakes on too. Tyrone Williams found a brake somewhere in a bikeshop but isn't using it, he rips big time and Bob Scerbo is not only good behind the camera but in front of the camera too.
By: Elliot Van Orman
Shows: Park/Street , Dirt
Music: Sepultura, Neil Young, Ramones, AFI, Bryan Adams
Time:51 min + bonus about 20 min
Elliot, Ted and Beeler Dalton, I mean Van Orman, these 3 brothers from Michigan are super good bike riders and this DVD made by Elliot shows you all about it. Nicely filmed with some extra Nature, Homeless people and security guards it’s a good mix of riding.
Some parts are very fast so you have to see that in slow motion or watch it 5 times in a row but it is followed by nice rider parts from Brett McKown, Dan Darcy, Garrett Wilson, The Van Orman brothers, Dan Closser, Sergio Layos, Jeff DeGryse, 248, Nathon Fons and Steven Hamilton who showed here why he is picked up by different companies lately.
By: Big Block Productions
Shows: Nasty Cars-action-porno-music
Music: hardcore music action
Age: from 18+
Rate: Cars**** Action** Porn***** Music***
Time: 84 min.
What to say about this BBP DVD? If you are over 18 years old go and buy one, and all BMX Vert riders needs one tooâ€¦â€¦.
Time: 60 minutes
Shows: 100% FLATLAND
By: Ninja inc Productions
Country: Hellmond Holland
The Ninja did it again, already #3 of Dutch best DVD BMX magazine: FLAT TV. As said before the quality is super and the music is awesome too, not boring or bad filming just what you wanted for your 19 Euro.
This issue features the Circle Cow contest in France, Flatground 2004 in Amsterdam, Stuttgart Scene and Seppl from Germany and the Flattimeking, Winter sessions and of course Ninja's Dreamsession.
TS5 is the latest issue of the Trick Stars series, edited and produced by Marton Szilagyi. Aka OG, Marton was the pioneer of flatland (come to that fs bmx) in Hungary, he has plenty of experience in all parts of the flat-world, and of course is the boss of the OG-crew, quote: â€œOur intention is to show the stress-free side of flatland with riders filmed without the pressure of contests. Huge props to the riders.â€?
Self Realization came out last year, but the riding is still well up to date. This flatland-only video has crisp editing, good music and of course outstanding riding. Sections are smooth, thanks to the good choice of music to go with the riders. 40 minutes of footage comes from a variety of locations: Heros Square (Budapest), Red Bull Circle of Balance 02, Braun Flatground, Worlds.
The MacNeil video
Edited by: Stew Johnson
Time: 40 minutes
Riding: Mostly Street / Dirt / Park
The MacNeil team are one international bunch. Over the years Jay Miron has traveled all over the world and met lots of killer riders. Some of them are making up the MacNeil squad. With so many talented riders on board it is hard to make a DVD fail.
Tough part is to get the right amount of footage from every rider to finish the video. It took a while to collect all the tapes and many different filmers were used on the MacNeil video. The editing was left up to Stew Johnson who is one of the best in the field. If his name sounds familiar to you but you don't know where to place it, think Props, RoadFools and you get an idea of the clean-cut smooth and clear editing.
Props: The Best of 2003
Production: Props Visual
The Props crew are well organized and send us all of their DVD productions. That includes the How-To DVD's, MegaTour DVD's, Roadfools and every issue of Props.
Every time the year-end DVD comes in it's the same story. We've watched all of their productions so most of their footage we're familiar with. However, with the DVD's there's room for extra's. The Best of 2003 has bonus Toronto Metro footage and a 2003 Credits Compilation which is always the funniest part of the Props videos. On top of that you get the Best of 1998 free! Lots has changed in 5 years, I tell you.
Produced by: Kris Martinez and Joe Escalante
Shows: The Vandals Live
Time: 1h 10min + extra bonus
Company: Kung Fu
THE VANDALS LIVE AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM
The show must go off! is a Live dvd out of the famous House of Blues in the Oldtown of Vans shoes Anaheim.
Twenty two songs of the Vandals filmed 8 cameras & 24 tracks is like you are almost live at the concert and looking to this DVD on a big screen you almost want to go on stage to dive back into your living room!
Title: STANDPOINT #4
Edited by: Ryan Navazio
Filmed by: Mike Puorro, Ryan N and many more
Time: 45min without bonus section
Shows: Street, Dirt, interviews
This was the first Standpoint I saw so I can't tell if the quality is been better than before but it is almost impossible to make it better. This DVD is awesome and filled with stuff from the East of the US like the crazy FBM Ghetto comp which was a blast with all those crazy obstacles and even more insane streetriders.
Van Homan and Leigh Ramsdell are doing the House spot check in their own castle, George Dossantos had a great interview and shows how nice he is as a person but also how good he is as a rider!