Directed by Tony Silver and co-produced by Henry Chalfant, the gritty doc first aired on PBS in 1983. Although the focus was graffiti—thanks to writers like SEEN and KASE aka DJ Kay Slay—it also captured B-Boy, DJs and MCs that were the blueprint of Hip-Hop music. The film lived on via grainy VHS copies which eventually gave way to a proper DVD release.
The Blu-Ray edition will feature a boatload of bonus material that includes:
The Outtakes, A brand new 40 min film culled from 30 hours of left over materials filled with hidden gems and fascinating moments never before seen.
B-Boy Showcase: is a montage of fast paced phenomenally acrobatic Rocksteady Crew at their tour launch party, in the studio, on the streets, and battling it out against Dynamic Rockers at the United Skates of America in Queens.
Style Wars In The Cutting Room: In the summer of ’83 a camera crew visited Valkhn Films, an editing house where Style Wars was being painstakingly spliced together. This 25 min piece is a rare glimpse at the process of telling a real story as it’s happening.
Style Wars will be available on Blu-ray on November 4, 2014. Get familiar with the flick below.
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