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People always think there is some major multi-national corporation behind every project, but in this case it was just Charlie Ahearn (Rhino is distributing, but they don't get involved with the production costs). So, in short, try to understand that sometimes unfortunately money is a real issue, especially when you have real people (not companies) involved.
By the way, the only version that had the original music in it was the theatrical release. The VHS release is the same as the DVD version.
I would HIGHLY recommend that you check out this hip-hop classic for the truest depiction of what it was like back in the day.
GOD BLESS, all old skool lovers....
adesh kumar.... many thanks
To someone who was there when it all went down, "Wild Style" is a chaotic and somewhat-interesting "cute home movie" with atrocious acting, lethargic pacing, a disastrously bad ending, and an embarassingly poor sense of filmmaking. The film is so devastatingly predictable and laughingly mundane that it is a wonder that any sort of cult appreciation for it exists at all. As everyone will probably agree, the saving grace of the entire project is twofold: the soundtrack is still one of the top ten pieces of hip-hop music of all time, and the fact that the actors themselves are the real old-school heroes from the scene is more than an adequate excuse for their bad acting skillz. I mean, who wouldn't want to hear Rammellzee rap for another three hours, or see Lee and Zephyr screw around in the yards zooted out of their minds, or hear Fab 5 Freddie try to ad-lib the role of a cheesy promoter? The whole concept was fly, but it's the end result that is less than the sum of its parts. The scenes with Patti Astor make me sick, and the good scenes can be boiled down to a twenty-minute highlight film.Read more ›
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This is a classic film that holds up. Style and music may have changed but the quest to be recognized and do great art is still prevalent. I love this movie!Published on Dec 26 2011 by Jill Trill
If you are into Hip Hop and don't own this then you should! It's a capture of the early eighties scene on the edge of going worldwide..the very end of the old school. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2003 by British Commentator
I think it's possible that a generation raised on "realism" in movies, and now "reality TV" (oxymorons for morons), have come to expect De Niro-style dramatic acting in every movie... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by H. Brumfield
To truly understand where the culture is and where it's going, wild style is the answer. I had seen clips of this flick when i was young, but i never experienced the whole movie. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2002 by REGINALD M PEOPLES
I've been into the hip hop and b-boying scene for almost 12 years. I have seen all the breakin movies; breakin, beat street, style wars,etc. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002
There are no actors in this movie (cuz nobody can act) but it's 2 funky...check it out 4 real.Published on Nov. 13 2002 by Peter Panagakos
Hip Hop back in the day told by the greatest pioneers that set the foundation on what we listen to today. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2002 by Miguel Alvarez
On thing is sure is that I find scandalous this changing of music in the movie, sorry for the company but won't buy it, I was going to. They could also have added lots of extras. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2002 by deffunk2000