- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 4 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 16, 2005
- Originally Released: 1984
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- 4-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Disc 1: BREAKIN'
Disc 2: BREAKIN' 2
Disc 3: BEAT STREET
Disc 4: Bonus DVD
- Additional Release Material:
- The Culture of Hip Hop
- The Elements of Hip Hop
- Beat Street Battle: Rock Steady Crew vs. New York City Breakers
- Shout Outs
- The Living Legends: Will Not Be Destroyed
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 08/19/2005
"Harken back to a kinder, simpler time, when scores were settled not with a gun or a knife, but a viscously executed head-spin."
Take a trip back to the 1980s with this collection of breakdance films.
BREAKIN': Kelly's a dedicated dance student. When she hooks up with celebrated breakdancers Ozone and Turbo, there's no telling how far the three of them can go. Today it's the L.A. club scene, tomorrow it may be Broadway. The music score features the hits, "Breakin'...There's No Stoppin Us," and "Freakshow on the Dance Floor."
BREAKIN' 2: All the gang from the original "Breakin'" movie is back, and this time they're up against a greedy developer who wants to turn their community center into a shopping mall.
BEAT STREET: The troubles of ghetto life are accurately captured in this cinematic time capsule, one of the first films to contain rap music. At the time, the rapping took a back seat to the break dancing and one of the many attributes of BEAT STREET is the authentic street moves on display. The locations also retain their street cred, with graffiti covering subway cars and abandoned buildings populating the mean streets. The story concerns a group of Bronx teens using their dancing, rapping, and artistic skills to lift themselves out of the ghetto. Musician Harry Belafonte teamed with David Picker to produce.
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