Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition Of Hip-Hop Classic ‘Wild Style’ Now Out On DVD

Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition Of Hip-Hop Classic 'Wild Style' Now Out On DVD

In a world a long, long ago, there was Wild Style, the film that can be legitimately called the first
hip-hop film ever made.

The low budget musical docu-drama, directed by Charlie Ahearn, revolves around the
life of a New York City graffiti
artist, played by real-life graffiti artist Lee
Quinones
, as he deals with his life, his work and his relationship with a
fellow artist Rose (Sandra Fabara). It features performances by hip-hop luminaries of the day like Grandmaster
Flash
, Fab Five Freddy, Rock Steady Crew and Cold Crush Brothers, and can rightly claim to be one of the very few films ever made that had a ground-breaking cultural impact.

The film’s success led to other similar films, such as Style Wars and Michael Schultz’s Krush Groove with Run DMC, Sheila E and New Edition.

And even, unfortunately, Cannon Film’s Breakin, and Breakin
2
, with Boogaloo Shrimp and Shabba Doo.

But let’s not go there; instead I will tell you that Music Box Films has released a special 30th
anniversary collector’s edition DVD of Wild Style, 
which includes a newly-remastered version
of the film, and a collection of new and never-before-seen bonus materials, plus a 48-page booklet written by the director Charlie
Ahearn
.

Aside from the feature length commentary by Ahearn and Fab Five Freddy, the DVD set also includes 7 featurettes about the film, and 7 interviews as well, including a new one with Quinones.

The film was released in theaters last month, but only in New York, inr a one-week theatrical engagement at The IFC Center

Director Charlie Ahearn was present, in person for some of the screenings for Q&As that followed.

Now you can watch it in the comfort of your homes on this newly remastered 30th anniversary edition of the classic film.

Below is a newly released clip from the film, followed by its original release trailer:

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Comments

Shak

We had Charlie Ahearn as a guest teacher one day and he was so cool. The things they did to get that film made was a guerrilla-style filmmaker's dream. Very personable and you get the feeling that this man really cares about his film, the culture, and everyone involved.

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The film is also playing in BALTIMORE at The Charles Theatre SATURDAY, November 2 at 11:30AM, Monday, November 4 at 7PM and Thursday, November 7 at 9PM as part of their REVIVAL SERIES.

I have never seen this film before so I'm going to try and catch it on the BIG screen first!

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