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Keep Your Eyes Open [Import]

Mike D , Sunny Garcia , Tamra Davis    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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It's not hard to find extreme sports documentaries on DVD, but Keep Your Eyes Open is a cut above the norm. Hollywood director Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, Half Baked) brings to the genre a new polish, intellectual curiosity, and singularly interesting eye for unexplored camera angles and fresh visual settings. The subject is a little different, too: Keep Your Eyes Open concerns uniquely gifted athletes with a penchant for superior focus. They don't keep an eye on competitors, and they contemplate possible injury not as something to avoid but to predict. The talent roster includes skateboarders Eric Koston and Steve Berra, extraordinary skier Seth Morrison, 17-year-old motorcycle champion Travis Pastrana (who seems to dance with his bike while suspended in space), and hot-tempered surfer Sunny Garcia (whose fight for survival, learned on the tough side of Oahu, informs his sharp skills riding waves). Davis's husband, Mike D, makes an amusing cameo appearance as a security guard. --Tom Keogh

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a movie; it's an advertisement Aug. 18 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Summary:
Well, it's kind of hard to summarize this DVD because it isn't predominantly a movie, even though there is a ridiculously stupid movie within the action clips. So, I'll summarize the majority of the footage then I'll summarize the movie.
The footage is made up almost entirely of what appear to be stock shots of extreme sports, including: snowboarding, skiing, BMX, surfing, and motorcross. One athlete from each sport is highlighted (sometimes there are more, but they are pretty inconsistent on this) who then gives a spread out interview intermixed with scenes of them doing what they do.
The movie is a silly short about two skaters who pay a security guard to look the other way while they skate on a college campus. Then when his boss returns the guard and his boss chase the skaters until they end up running them over in their car, killing them, then burying them.
My Comments:
I'm going to reverse the order for my comments about the DVD.
The movie... The short is about the dumbest thing I've ever watched. There are a total of four characters - two skaters and two guards. The skaters say a total of roughly 10 words, all while they are pooling their money to bribe the guard. The rest of the movie they don't say anything, they just skate, and skate, and skate. The guards, on the other hand, can't seem to keep their mouths shut - which works against the movie, sadly, because they sound like two potheads. It's rather obvious that in real life they are probably best friends with skaters and despise security guards. The plot, of course, makes no sense because security guards don't sit at checkpoints on campuses and the majority of the skating is actually just around the city where the movie is filmed instead of on the campus.
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I enjoyed every minute of this captivating, lively, and fun extreme sport documentary. I promise that you will be so engaged whether you plan to watch it alone or with a bunch of friends. To be honest, I am not a real sport-fan, but "Keep Your Eyes Open" entertained me immensely. Awesome film!
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I enjoyed every minute of this captivating, lively, and fun extreme sport documentary. I promise that you will be so engaged whether you plan to watch it alone or with a bunch of friends. To be honest, I am not a real sport-fan, but "Keep Your Eyes Open" entertained me immensely. Awesome film!
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Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack ROCKS!!! Aug. 15 2005
By S. Counts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
After reading the post from Ryan Cragon, I felt compelled to write my own little review of this little film.

Directed by Beastie Boy Mike D's wife Tamra Davis (Billy Madison, Half Baked, CrossRoads), this film dives into the world of extreme sports - motorcross, bmx, skateboarding, snowboarding and skiing. While the pacing of this movie seems a bit off, jumping from skiing to motorcross to bmx to skateboarding to snowboarding to surfing, this film lumps the sports together by similarities. seth morrison says he's influenced by motorcross, next sport is motorcross. travis pastrana says he's influenced by bmx, next sport is bmx. Pretty simple.

the soundtrack was pretty amazing, i thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the film.

The film is a good intro into extreme sports, with some of biggest names representing their sport.

The little skit that runs throughout the movie is cute at best. it gets a couple of giggles here adn there and is an okay filler. I'd say this is 3.5 stars.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Entertaining! I didn't want to miss a second! Sept. 1 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I enjoyed every minute of this captivating, lively, and fun extreme sport documentary. I promise that you will be so engaged whether you plan to watch it alone or with a bunch of friends. To be honest, I am not a real sport-fan, but "Keep Your Eyes Open" entertained me immensely. Awesome film!
4.0 out of 5 stars Old but good March 3 2014
By Clifford Obrien - Published on Amazon.com
It was fun to see the beginning of freestyle motocross and compare it to were it is now . I love that stuff
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent extreme sports video Feb. 20 2014
By PhilDub - Published on Amazon.com
Pretty cool video. Nice that each persons part has some interview sections. The video is pretty dated however. It would be nice if there was more to chose from on amazon for this genre.
1.0 out of 5 stars Ear plugs please... Nov. 13 2013
By White - Published on Amazon.com
Ugh, the music, the production (lack of). Sorry, guess I'm not the target age of 16, 17, not sure... ugh?
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