Lords Of Dogtown Dogtown And Z-boys

16/01/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 16/01/2006
  |  198 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double box set containing a movie and a documentary. 'Lords of Dogtown' (2005) is a drama set in the 1970s where a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighbourhood known as 'Dogtown' in Venice, California pioneer a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, the Z-Boyz, known for their aggressive style and hard street attitude, combined the death-defying moves of surfing with the art of skateboarding and became overnight sensations and local legends. With empty pools as their canvas, the Z-Boyz paved the way to what is now referred to as 'extreme sports', and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But all of this fame would take its toll of the friendships that they thought would last a lifetime as the sport that started out as an afternoon hobby turned into big business. 'Dogtown and Z-Boys' is a documentary showing how a group of surfers known as the Zephyr Team revolutionised skateboarding in the mid-1970s. Hailing from California, the Z-boys spend a summer practising their skateboard techniques in dried-out swimming pools, and go on to make their mark at the 1975 Del Mar Skateboard Internationals. Includes archive footage and recent interviews with team members.