Scratch (DJ Documentary) (2-DVD)

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Scratch (DJ Documentary) (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Widescreen Presentation
  • Audio Commentary with Director Doug Pray & Producer Brad Blondheim
  • Additional Scenes and Extended Interviews
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • A Multiangle Do-It-Yourself Lesson with DJ Qbert
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Palm Pictures / UMVD
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Production Interviews
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Doug Pray and Brad Blondheim - Director and Producer
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. "How To Rock a Party with DJ Z Trip"
      2. "Sneak Attack" - A Selection from "Wave Twisters"
      3. Scratch Notation Demo
      4. A multiangle "Do-it-yourself" lesson with DJ Qbert
    • Bonus Footage:
      1. Selections from the acclaimed "Battle Sounds" Documentary
      2. Additional scenes and extended interviews
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblinks

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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 03/01/2002
"...SCRATCH does what a fine documentary does best: It extends a warm invitation into an unfamiliar world, then illuminates it fully and allows the larger implications of the journey to sink in unobtrusively....[A] highly entertaining and encouraging documentary..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2002
"...The movie gives us a rich taste of the music itself, and the spaces in which scratching developed....The film is also well paced, with each interview or performance given room to breathe..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Scratch is the definitive film that explores the world of the hip-hop DJ. From the birth of hip-hop, when pioneering DJs began extending breaks on their party records (which helped inspire break dancing and rap), to the invention of scratching and "beat-juggling" vinyl, to its recent explosion as a musical movement called "turntablism," it's a story of unknown underdogs and serious virtuosos who are radically changing the way we hear, play and create music.

Product Description:

Director Doug Pray (HYPE!) pays tribute to the innovative art of deejaying in the electrifying documentary SCRATCH. Featuring the most legendary figures in the deejay scene, Pray's film is at once a deeply insightful historical document and a highly entertaining glimpse into the world of underground hip-hop. Modern luminaries such as DJ Shadow, MixMasterMike (of the Beastie Boys), DJ Qbert, Rob Swift, and DJ Swamp are interviewed alongside living legends like Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, and Grand Mixer DXT, in order to paint a broad, comprehensive picture of how deejaying has evolved over the years. The title, SCRATCH, refers to a technique that was initially used to keep one particular section of a song running endlessly as other songs are played simultaneously. Deejaying (and scratching) has now become a worldwide phenomenon and lucrative profession which can be attributed to DJ Qbert, whose masterful stylings enabled deejays to step out from behind the shadow of rappers and into a spotlight of their very own. Seamlessly cutting between interviews and actual footage filmed at several high-profile deejaying contests including Skratchcon 2000 and the DMC U.S. Finals, Pray's film is a must-see for both seasoned fans and the uninitiated, a celebration of one of the late-20th Century's most thrilling, original musical movements.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Music | Rap Music | Theatrical Release

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