Skateboard Madness On DVD

Classics ON Video Releases Hal Jespen’s Skateboard Madness On DVD

Fountain Valley, CA (411 Productions) — ON Video is proud to introduce Classics ON Video—a new division for timeless films. The new department is dedicated to bringing classic skateboard films to light in special-edition releases under the Classics ON Video label. Classics ON Video is proud to release its first project, Hal Jepsen’s 1980 film, Skateboard Madness.

Starring Stacy Peralta, Kent Senatore, Dan “Mini Shred Smith, Gregg Ayres, and Kurt “Mellow Cat Ledterman, Skateboard Madness is the story of an adventurous skate photographer (Ledterman) who sets out to capture “something new, something fresh for the pages of Wonder Rolling News. With his job on the line, Cat hits the road with this band of “freaked-out gonzo humanoids on wheels to visit some of the epic skate spots of the 60s, 70s, and 80s: Paul Revere Junior High, Lakewood, Turningpoint Ramp, Arizona Pipes, Endless Wave, Solid Surf, Brentwood School, Marina Del Rey, La Costa, Vista, Bellagio School, and Palisades High. Bonus footage on this special edition includes legendary parks like Winchester and Cherry Hill.

Narrated by Phil Hartman, Skateboard Madness is a madcap odyssey through a period of incredible transformation in the world of skateboarding; all caught by the lens of master surf filmmaker Hal Jepsen. Over ten minutes of bonus skate footage, interviews with Jepsen and Peralta, and appearances by many of skateboarding’s celebrated pioneers make this special-edition DVD of Skateboard Madness a must-see for any true skate historian, or anyone in need of a dose of radical action. Alan “Ollie Gelfand, Shogo Kubo, Jerry Valdez, Danny Bearer, Torger Johnson, George Trafton, John Fries, and a young Steve Caballero at Winchester in the bonus footage.

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