SIZE: 46 mins.
HOW DID IT RIDE: Super smoothly, the DVD didn’t skip once.
HOW DID IT LAST: Hard copy is always best; you never know when they are going to rip something down from the internets.
HOW DOES IT LOOK: I’ll get into the movie later, but the packaging is great. Even comes with a poetic little Pontus post card.
BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: I wouldn’t miss any of Pontus’ films. $29.95 is nothing to pay for a masterpiece.
ANYTHING RANDOM HAPPEN THE FIRST TIME YOU USED THE PRODUCT? I ran out my door and skated down the street.
DID YOU GET ANY COMPLIMENTS WHILE YOU ROCKED IT? The girl at the bakery did ask if that was the new Polar DVD in my hand.
WHERE DID YOU WATCH IT? By a log fire in the country.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT NOW? Watch it again.
OVERALL VIBE: We have all been fans of Pontus’ skating for as long as we can remember. But that respect became multi-dimensional as soon as we laid eyes on is first major film “Strongest of the Strange”. The mixture of powerful music, motion graphics, super 8, 16mm, VX and interesting skateboarding was instantly transfixing. The sequel “In Search of the Miraculous” was just as amazing and unearthed just as many underground superheroes as its predecessor.
Then we waited for: “I Like It Here Inside My Mind, Don’t Wake Me This Time”.
After one watch it was obvious it was another classic. There isn’t really a weak point.
The soundtrack features an incredible array of tunage: Colin Potter, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Panorama and even Italo Disco legends Klein & M.B.O. and Montreal’s Lust for Youth. There are also numerous musical nods to skate videos of yesteryear – a gesture of thankfulness.
The motion graphics are to die for. Thank you Fabien Fuchs!
The skateboarding and the terrain picked is nothing short of sensational. Raw is an understatement.
There is the crust king: Dane Brady. He seemingly specialises in underwater, gravel and grass terrain.
Michał Juraś has a quick foot all out assault section, his is an epic part that seems might have been shortened by injury (get well soon message at the end of his part).
How bout the sheer brutal power of Hjalte Halberg? What a gun! Think BA crossed with Busentiz with a sprinkling of the terminator. Out new favourite.
The already famed Oski (Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg) pops up all throughout the flick -dominating the video before he even has a section. His shared part with Pontus is truly amazing. Pontus himself, even whilst running the world’s most sort after brands – still comes through with the goods and is as fast and innovative as ever.
Aaron Herrington is off his tits. Tames the highest of wheelchair ramps and the tallest of rails. He wallrides to nollie like a champ too! Wait till you see the one he does! NYC hasn’t seen this level of abuse since Jake Johnson filmed for Mind Field.
Fully thought lanky Aaron had last part, but how could you forget Kevin Rodrigues. He takes it out all the way past the end with a two song part. No clichés here, just one hundred percent reinvention. The mind cripples when one imagines just how good this kid is going to get. If for some reason you do not know him now, you will soon.
OVERALL RATING OUT OF TEN: Nine 1/2
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