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The DC Video
DC Shoes
2003, 46 minutes
Current Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This is DC's first video (hence the unimaginative title), and it highlights each member of the team along with an amateur section and several transitional segments such as one with Rob Dyrdek's personal security guard and a discussion of the "problems" faced by team member Brian Wenning. The major piece of the video, which otherwise sticks to street for the majority of its length, is the massive DC ramp built for Danny Way's part in the video. They've clearly sunk some money into this one.

BrAD (the silent "R") May 16, 2004

I once drank 2-week-old Snapple from a bottle under the seat of my car and it made me insane. The DC Video does just that. I'm traditionally not the biggest AVE fan, but itís impossible to not respect him with the best switch manual, 360-flip out. The Ryanís (Smith and Gallant) do amazing feats as well as the other "amateurs." Kalis and Dyrdek own the copyright to tech and Wenning ups the ante with his super tech. Stevie will show you the best switch pop shuvits in the biz. However, nothing compares to the magic that is Danny Way. I found myself weeping and fondling the video case. In his first part, he kills vert AND street. His second part, however, completely defies the boundaries of skateboarding. After all, launching off a ramp that would make Evel Knievel crap his pants is truly an epic feat.

BrAD (the silent "R")

Squarepusher August 20, 2004

Which do you want first? The good news or the bad news? Always the bad news, so here it goes. The reason everyone else loves this video is probably my least favorite part. Danny Way's attitude bugs me, but who really gives a shit because it's the skating we came to watch? Maybe I'm just not a vert fan or maybe I just don't fall for the wow factor in videos. It's certainly impressive what he's done, and he is extremely talented, but that jaw-dropping effect is all I get. It doesn't make me want to pick up my board after seeing some of the flips on Anthony's part or tear it up like Ryan Smith's part does. It's just impressive. It's definitely a selling point for the movie, and it's probably a budget well-spent, but in the long run it's not a section of this beautifully shot, well-edited video that I'll go back to again and again. But to each his own, huh?


What to Expect:

Featured Skaters:
Rob Dyrdek
Ryan Gallant
Josh Kalis
Colin McKay
Robbie McKinley
Greg Myers
Lindsey Robertson
Ryan Smith
Anthony Van Engelen
Danny Way
Brian Wenning
Stevie Williams

Sound Track:
If you dig the music from The DC Video, check out the soundtrack for it.

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