Nasty's World follows
the trials and tribulations of BMX dirt jumping champ Cory "Nasty" Nastazio and the
effort he makes toward getting at the X Games for fame and fortune on his
This is not a standard
action sports DVD with scenic shots of a pro blasting tricks all over the
place. We get a close behind the scenes look at a young man coming up in the
sport and the many, many falls he's had trying to be number one in the world
in his chosen sport.
The thing I liked so
much about this disc is that it didn't glamourise the characters for one
instant. Cory comes across as a kid who seems caught a bit in a world that he
i not fully ready for and the interaction he has with his mother is touching
and comic at the same time.
If you are expecting a
disc filled with BMX trickery, you had better rethink this purchase as this
disc is a pretty damn honest look at what is needed to make it to the pro's in
the BMX world, and it's certainly not all peaches and cream. The guys who
compete at this level devote 110% of their time and energy making sure that
they get it right. Add to that the knowledge that one wrong move could
potentially cripple or permanently incapacitate and you get an idea of the
pressure they are under.
I found the DVD to be a
must watch type of feature and was very impressed with the technique they had
used to tell Nasty's story. In fact even my wife enjoyed the disc which is
saying something. Then at the very end of the feature when things aren't going
too great for Nasty, they show a lot of footage of him being a tool. This was
so annoying that it actually nudged the score down from 9.5 to 9.2, which is
still testament to the quality of the feature in it's entirety.
I'd have to say that
this disc is a must own DVD and an interesting bio on one of the most dynamic
and entertaining riders in BMX dirt jumping today. It is of such quality that
even people who are not fans of the sport should at the very least appreciate
This flick is full
screen and doesn't suffer as a result. The picture is pretty damn grainy
throughout and you do have to consider the fact that it probably was
predominately shot on Mini DV, if not it's pretty ordinary.
Even when dealing with
the grain, the viewer can't really find anything to really complain about. The
grain comes across as a gritty view of the home life of Nasty and suits the
feature perfectly. On the overall, this is a very watchable DVD.
Nothing really to go on about here, there are some cool
songs to go with the feature, but once again it's not going to be something
critics rave over but certainly doesn't lack anything.
Whilst there are extras on the disc, it feels more like a
deleted scenes section than anything else. Nasty gives his viewpoint on a
number of things and people. It's short and sweet and to the point. Not a lot
of meat in the extras, but all the same still cool to hear. Possibly the
funniest thing you will hear on there is Nasty raving about Dave Mirra and
using an analogy about a horse stud to describe him.