Paradise Found Directors Cut Review

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Pancho, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Pancho

    Pancho New Member

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    It seemed like there was a good amount of interest in the Director's Cut of Paradise Found, especially among those like myself who own both The Grommits and Paradise Found, so being one of the first to view the new bonus DVD; I thought a comprehensive review was in order.

    Unfortunatly I thought the editing, flow, and composition of the Directors cut was below the level that Kevin has established for himself. Regardless, the riding in this video is truly unbelievable. If the Marco Hoesel section was your favorite part of PF, then buy this DVD. if the Marco Hoesel section wasn't your favorite part of PF, then sell your bike you idiot. This is honestly the sickest riding I have ever seen. Watching the Coustelliers practice was quite impressive, but I'm a sucker for watching competition. the approxomate hour of World Championship competition WILL make you realize how incredible these riders are. Remember watching Jeff Lenosky and JJ for the first time, and thinking how amazing those guys are, thinking that you'll never EVER be able to do that stuff? These euros will give you that same feeling, even if you are an expert rider that could ride 95% of the lines in Revolution.

    I liked the editorial comments Kevin added, and thought that he could have added even more comentary. The music wasn't spectacular, but it allowed you to focus on the riding. And that was the theme of the DC, focus on the incredible talent of the Euros without any extra distractions. Its not Paradise Found, but it's great anyway.

    BUY THIS DVD!
     
  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    cool beans! thanks Pancho!

    i was glad that you picked up on the fact that the editing and music selection wasn't mind boggling. i wanted to make sure that the dominant focus on the video was the riding. the music was stuff i wanted to be there but something that could easily be ignored- a challenge that proved to be much more difficult that i had anticipated. i also didnt want the editing to be fancy or anything. just present the riding for the amzingness-osity that it is.

    i sort of felt that jazzing up competition footage was not only uneccesarry but would fail to do it any justice. im not sure if the way it worked out will live up to expectations or make everyone happy but i thought that i was able to keep the focus on the riding. movies like monkey style I and II as well as some other vids out there place some well deserved emphasis on the editing. comp footage though just isnt the same. this was the first time i had tried to work with footage like this so in a way it was certainly a learning experience and hopefully i can take everyone's reviews into account when working with... next year's worlds footage?

    thanks for the review pancho!
     

  3. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    as for the music, there is a handy invention known to many as "mute", and then you can still wank off to this video with rhythm, much liek a porno, because the coustelliers have so much flow and style.
    bottom line: AWESOME riding, and isnt that basically what bike videos are about?
     
  4. Sethbomb

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    My directors cut is in the mail, but I have the original cut of Paradise Found....original cut editing job was great! I know that's the most time consuming part of the whole video.
    And Kevin, If you get footage of next years World championships, which I'm sure you will...I think it would cool to just hear the sounds of the bikes and crowds, of the actual comp. I like hearing the Euro coaches yell, the tires scrub, brakes squeal, and the crowds cheer.
    I think it makes for a more realistic touch...maybe you could have a few
    sections with just natural back ground noise...............just a thought.
    - WORD......Seth.
     
  5. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    Great Job! I like all the footage thats on here. I've never seen a comp before, so I was captivated during the worlds. Thanks for all the footage got! Great Job!

    Taylor
     
  6. Morryjg

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    Hey Kevin --
    So, when are you going to hook me up with some of that Director's Cut Action??? :yum: Maybe next time we get together to ride?
     
  7. Sethbomb

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    O.K. Just watched the directors cut! HOly #@*%, that is freakin' amazing!!! Complete inspiration to go out and ride.!!!!!!!
    _thanks Kevin.
    This video is a must have for any trials rider.!!!!
     
  8. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    seth- glad you liked it :bigthumb: ... yeah that's what we had to ride against at worlds.... :eek3:

    jack- are you in town now from the holidays? i will get you a copy when we ride or if you want i meet up with you down at g-wallace some day if you are working... let me know what works best for you.
     
  9. Allmjm

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    I've had mine for about 20 hours and have watched the warm up over 10 times and the whole video 3 or 4. This is the best trials video ever made. Its worth $30 JUST for the warm up. Wedge say what??
     
  10. Sethbomb

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    Yeah I gotta agree with Allmjm, I've watched the warm up section about ten times in three days!!! It doesn't get old......And the "Special Ed" part cracked me up!!!!! Yeeayeeyaaay!.............caught me totally off guard.

    P.S. what is 10/90?? and how is it associated with mullets?
     
  11. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    10/90... pure gold. its wen they have ten percent on top and 90 hanging off the back.... variations can be made to adjust for individuals who have something more like a 5/95 or something.

    i have no clue who the special ed dude was but i didnt even notice it until going over the footage. and that style lady- i asked her if she was doing any welding there and she got really mad and just stomped off. :D

    but yes, more people buy this movie and stuff!
     
  12. AgrAde

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    it would be a bitch sending it here, some of the stuff sent to me from USA/canada doesnt even come. if the movie just happened to be uploaded onto a server somewhere, and i for some reason decided to give you some money into your bank or summot, would it by any chance be possible for you to email me an IP, user pass for the ftp its loaded upon?

    i dont have any money at the present time but by early february im sure to have a couple of bucks :bigthumb:

    i wont share where i got it from...
     
  13. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    the final movie file for disk one and two is... about 19gb. not too practicle for downloading.

    sending to canada isnt a problem- or it hasnt been yet. i send stuff to canada first class air mail so it shouldnt take all that long to get there?
     
  14. AndyT

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  15. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    derffff.... i saw us/canada and didint even think about it any further... d'oh.

    going to new zealand might be an issue. probably be best to send more than one copy at a time to there.
     
  16. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Is it hard to get to fort collins?
     
  17. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    for today yes... no car today.
     
  18. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    O come on...Hey I was at cherry creek mall last night, I was hoping to see you around hahah :p


    You can come up, and look at this SICK ZOO!!!
     
  19. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    if i left right now on my koxx... i might be there by next week :D
     
  20. Blackstick

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    myself and the rest of Australia cant wait to get our copies so we can post a review too!