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Streif: One Hell of a Ride

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Not sure if this has been discussed before - probably has - but my search brought up nothing. The english language version was released on YouTube in November, and I watched it last night. Such an interesting subject (the Hahnenkamm), and I think they did it justice with some great racing & crash sequences, loads of archive footage, good interviews with Cuche, Svindal etc but a few things were quite grating - the bizarre scripted voice overs and it's hard not to be very aware throughout that it was produced by Red Bull. Erik Guay is pretty good, a lot more natural than some of the others and the Belarus racer and his mother were an interesting (and kinda crazy) side story. Would have liked to see more about women & the Hahnenkamm, but they didn't include anything. Nonetheless nice to see a film about racing (and such an iconic race too), as a change from all the Warren Miller, MSP powder films etc. Don't know about it's appeal to anyone not particularly interested in ski racing though
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@moseyp, thanks! Looks like it's worth watching.
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@Maireadoconnor, for €3.99 rental, definitely worth watching

Trailer
http://youtube.com/v/blaKUQohF2Q
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@moseyp,
watched this on amazon a few months back , i felt it could of been much better.
The content is all there and we could of had something akin to Senna but instead it all came out in a muddle.
Maybe one event was too concise and we should of had a few downhill and all the characters.
I dunno , i really wanted to like it and recommend it to friends to "get" what i do watching downhill but it failed.
Worth a watch but a pity it didnt deliver.
Downhill deserves a quality movie , all the content is there , the heroes , the villains , the controversy , the danger , the speed , the crashes.
All we need is Asif Kapadia to gather all the footage and direct the movie ski racing deserves Smile
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The content is all there and we could of had something akin to Senna

to be fair, Red Bull Media are never going to produce something of that quality, Senna had a very different team behind it (Working Title) so I don't think you can draw any parallels

but yeah it's a shame it wasn't good enough to have more mainstream appeal
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Its a pity as i think there is a demand for a quality ski racing movie , eddie the eagle one did quite well and the Senna story is all but lost on the new generation and it was a maintream hit.
Ski racing has all the ingredients , its just a pity someone hasnt the bottomless pit of money to make a box office movie.

I enjoyed Strief but i was a captive audience , the OH fell asleep Smile

Have you seen The Crash Reel? its a great movie , uses montage footage and delves pretty deep into the sport of snowboarding and all the associated noise whilst remaining sincere and honest.
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Yeah it's very good, but nothing beats McConkey for me. Actually I think that was Red Bull too
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Yeah good one , that was on Netflix and got a few non skiing friends to watch that and they liked it.
Think ski movies have lost their way a little , i like the old school stuff , blizzard of ahhs is quality but some of the modern ones look great but are a bit too indulgent , i cant make the leap with them.
in saying that Deeper , Further and Higher i enjoyed , there was a part in one of them where Jeremy Jones videos himself going down a chute on pure ice , really got how poo-poo scared he was and just how extreme what those guys are doing is
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My favourite recent ski film is Supervention because it's not as annoying listening to people saying, "Gnarly, duuuude!" when they're saying it in Norwegian.
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hawkwind wrote:
Its a pity as i think there is a demand for a quality ski racing movie

What is wrong with Downhill Racer ?
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What is wrong with Downhill Racer ?


Not a doc
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@Maireadoconnor, ill give that one a go.

@rjs, as @moseyp, says its not a doc.

We have all this amazing footage from the 70's klammer to the current Bode Millar , those guys could make a documentary on their own.
Be great if some of the movie guys could make something mashing the footage with a storyline like they did Senna and appeal to a broad audience and ignite downhill racing.

I remember watching Klammer as a kid in the 70's , David Vine and Ski Sunday was unmissable then and i didnt go near skis till 30 years later but that still sticks and was what made me always want to ski.

ive got into it and would love to turn more people onto skiing , what better way than a movie that shows the excitement and thrills?

The modern stuff is aimed at a small target audience to sell products not to showcase winter sports.

But yeah , downhill racer is getting searched for a stream Smile
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Had a great link to Blizzard of Ahhs but they require a log in now , its to Vk.com which is the russian facebook so safe enough to sign up to.

anyways loads of great movies on this site

[url]http://snowmovies.net/movies/147/Blizzard-of-Aahhh's-1987.html[/url]
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rjs wrote:

What is wrong with Downhill Racer ?

Watching it right now! Theres my early night ruined! Laughing
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@letsgetpiste, link ? Smile
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@hawkwind,
http://youtube.com/v/vfZ-UEu-3YE - Don't judge me. Toofy Grin
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ha ha nice one Smile ill get that in after bloody x factor!
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Love it - more cheese than a fondue. Who knew Robert Retford could ski like that?
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Hey folks! Just a quick update / thread resurrection!

"Streif: One Hell of a Ride" is available on RedBull TV at the moment. Don't know for how long...
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