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DVD Reviews: MW Hits                                                                      Genre: Sport: Moto X


The Final Say!

Review Score
9/10
Extras
4/10
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: Sept. 2004
Distributed by:
Stomp
Running Time: 60 Minutes

 

 

 

 

For those of us who missed out on Mini Warriors 1, 2 & 3, this is where we go to get the good oil on what was truly standout riding, skating by the underage mob. This stuff is truly standout folks and quite frankly all that I can say is that you really owe it to yourself to get off your arse and pick this one up!

The thing that I really liked about this disc was the inclusion of a lot of then and now footage, kicking off with the ever watchable Mr. Travis Pastrana! Going from there and not looking back for a second we are treated to some footage that is nothing short of stunning and amazingly devoid of a lot of the BS that you get with the 'adult' versions of this disc.

One of the first things that you'll notice about this flick is that these kids are seriously talented and that they are initially just doing it for the love of the sport. Some of the time you can see that the parents have future plans for them but for the most part it's just some great footage of kids putting it all on the line in the spirit of fun.

On this disc we are lucky to see the talents of Shaun White who would have to be one of the most naturally gifted athletes I've seen in a long time. Some of you might know him for his flow on snowboarding, however he is also an accomplished vert skater and that's how you'll see him on this disc.

Audio and visual for the disc is great and though some of the footage is a bit grainy, it's really not a problem. Make sure you get this disc as it's an hour of some spectacular young people really bringing it on!

Extras are just a bevey of images from other releases, still worth the watch.

What can I say about this DVD other than, get up off your bum and go and find out who the hell stocks it, and buy it now! This is the first video from the team and if it has any bearing on what we can expect from further work from them, then I am a very happy camper indeed. 

It only runs for about 35 minutes, but every single run in it rules. It was hard to pick out a favourite part, but if I had to then it would go to Chet Thomas, who is one of the brain children behind the whole project. Another good run came from Windsor James whose parents decided to give him a surname for a first name!

It's funny but it seems as I watch more and more skate DVDs that the quality keeps coming up to par. There really hasn't been anything lately that I can bitch about. I remember in the past I've complained about a disc where all the skaters hit the same spot over and over again and it happens in this disc too. The huge difference is the each of these guys absolutely destroys the spot in their own way. These guys did everything in the book and then some, including combos and transfers, absolutely sensational. 

I loved the cinematics behind the disc as well, especially the intro for each skater coming out of the heavily digitised swirling mist and then the money shot at the end with the whole team coming out of the dark. I must admit the running time will probably put some folks off but you will watch this way more than once, I guarantee it. This is a great looking disc with a sensational soundtrack. You NEED to add this to your collection.

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