- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Lions Gate
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Additional Release Material:
- Dana Brown DVD Intro
- Deleted Scenes / Outtakes
Music Video Montage
Preview of Disc Two Special Features
- Surf Lessons with Wingnum and Maureen Drummy
- Making of a Surfboard with Robert and Sam August
- Surfline Feature: The Bill of Rights and Lefts - Surfing Ettiquette
- Capturing the Waves
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Disc Two (DVD-Rom):
Complete Video Game of KELLY SLATER'S PRO SURFER
STEP INTO LIQUID High Definition (Complete film in MS Windows High Definition Video
Robert August Surfboard Outfitter: Customize a surfboard that's right for you.
Additional Surfline features: Essential surf terms / surf cams
3D Flythrough satellite imagery of the movie's surf locations
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 08/08/2003
"...Mr. Brown has the magic ability to take his public on a two-hour vacation. It's the next best thing to being there..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/08/2003
"...Brown has expertly captured the exhilarating and terrifying experience of watching surfers attack waves so preposterously large and ridiculously beautiful they defy description..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/15/2003
"...STEP INTO LIQUID is a great title for a surfing documentary, and the movie, written, edited, and directed by Dana Brown, lives up to that trippy sensual promise..."
Rolling Stone - 09/04/2003
"...Dana Brown's STEP INTO LIQUID is the best surfing documentary ever made..."
Box Office - 09/01/2003
"...It's funny and pithy and the figures profiled are all so dedicated to the life one can't help but get into it..."
USA Today - 04/30/2004
"[T]his surprisingly talky beach-hopper climaxes with the thrilling finessing of a 66-footer."
With STEP INTO LIQUID, Dana Brown emerges from his legendary father's shadow and adds another classic film to the surf documentary canon. Son of hugely influential filmmaker Bruce Brown (THE ENDLESS SUMMER, ON ANY SUNDAY), Dana's debut as a writer/director is a gorgeously photographed tribute to surfing and the individuals who love it. Journeying all across to the world to show just how universally praised a sport--and lifestyle--surfing is, Brown uses his natural enthusiasm and humor to great effect, narrating the film with an infectious, breezy optimism. He presents a wide range of surfers, from superstars (Kelly Slater, Laird Hamilton, Keala Kennelly) to amateurs, including an old man who hasn't missed a day of surfing in over 25 years.The locations include such unknown surf spots as Wisconsin, Texas, and even Ireland, to the more widely regarded waters of Hawaii, California, and Australia. Brown wisely saves the best for last, as a group of incredibly bold surfers journey out to sea to test out their skills on 60-foot-plus waves. But what makes STEP INTO LIQUID such a vital experience is its overall positive energy. This is a film that doesn't just celebrate surfing; it celebrates life.