August 7, 2019
Skateboard (1978) will come out on DVD Aug. 27 from MVD Entertainment Group.
The film follows a sleazy Hollywood agent (Allen Garfield) with gambling debts who has to come up with cash fast, so he organizes a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders to enter them in a major skateboarding competition, in spite of opposition from a dangerous gangster. If they win, they get $20,000 and the bookie leaves him alone.
Making up the team are a collection of skilled skateboarders, including teen star Leif Garrett, who did all his own stunts, plus a number of boarders from the famous Zephyr skate crew. The footage includes highlights, with cutting edge tricks, ramps and barrel jumping.
Special features include audio commentary with director George Gage and skateboard legend Tony Alva; an on camera interview with Gage; an on camera interview with Alva; the original theatrical trailer; and a photo gallery of lobby cards.