Written by: Michael Den Boer on November 28th, 2014
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2014
Director: Frank Lin
Writer: Frank Lin
Cast: Alison Dahlstrom, Ricky Cole, Ingel Catindig, Richie Greenfield, Jonathan “Jae” Phan, JD Rainey, Bailey Munoz, Karen Beck, PeiPei Yuan, Jeremy Washington, Josh Ventura, Longkue Steven Lor, Marie Bonnevay
DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Approximate Running Time: 89 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Cinema Epoch
Region Encoding: Region 0 NTSC
Retail Price: $19.98
Synopsis: Needing a large sum to help pay for an operation for his father a young man convinces four of his friends to enter in an underground fighting contest. The rules of this contest are simple one must use only break dancing when delivering contact and all movements have to be in rhythm with the Hip-Hop music being played during each fight.
Content wise, this film follows the blue print that has served as foundation for countless martial arts films. An underdog who through their extensive training and sheer will power is able to overcome a nemesis that on the surface has no visible weaknesses. And of course along the way there is a montage training sequence that has also become all too familiar in these type of films.
Lack of character development and inconsistent performances are a few of this film’s shorting comings. With the real star of this film being it’s unique spin on fight sequences. Also the combination of break dancing and hip hop music actually works really well. And all of the fight sequences are always inventive and most importantly lot of fun.
Cinema Epoch Battle B-Boy is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves this film’s intended aspect ratio. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, black levels look good and details look crisp.
This release comes two audio options, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix in English and a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The differences in the two audio mixes is minimal and both audio mixes sound, clear, balanced and robust when they need too.
Extras for this release include a teaser and a trailer for the film, three deleted scenes, nine behind the scenes clips and an informative audio commentary with cast & crew that covers all the ins and outs of this film production. Overall Battle B-Boy gets a first rate release from Cinema Epoch.