Based on the true story of then legendary Venice, California skateboarding pioneers known as "The Z-Boys," Lords of Dogtown is an inspiring, action-filled sport film about the lives of three best friends who risked it all to change everything and rise from underdogs and misfits to respected megastars and heroes. Lords of Dogtown is written and produced by award winning filmmaker and skateboarding guru Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys! ) and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, best know for her critically acclaimed and gritty film thirteen. The film stars Emile Hirch (The Girl Next Door, Imaginary Heroes), Heath Ledger (A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball) and features up-and-coming cast members John Robinson (Elephant) and Victor Rasuk (Raising Victor Vargas).

Lords of Dogtown will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in both PG-13 and Unrated Extended Cut versions on DVD. The Extended Cut DVD will contain all the features of the PG-13 DVD, plus never-before-seen footage, blooper reel, featurettes and more!

Called "A dazzling daredevil ride" by Rolling Stone's Peter Travers, Lords of Dogtown PG-13 version features director and cast commentary, making-of featurettes, branching featurettes, deleted scenes and more!

Lords of Dogtown Extended Cut and PG-13 DVD and UMD˙ Video for PSP will be available for $28.95 SLP and VHS rental priced September 27, 2005.

In the 1970s, a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as "Dogtown" in Venice, California, pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. The Z-Boys paved the way to what is now referred to as "extreme sports," and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But all of this would take its toll on their friendships as the sport that started out as an afternoon hobby turned into big business.

Lords of Dogtown DVD Special Features

Movie PicturePG-13 Version

Branching Featurette (During film, branching icon appears when original Z-boy or famous real life skateboarder makes appearance in film. Selecting icon takes user to short segment about that Z-boy's cameo including an interview, b-roll, and comments from Catherine.)

Director and Cast Commentary (Catherine Hardwicke, John Robinson, Victor Rasuk and Emile Hirsch)

Deleted Scenes

Bails and Spills Featurette (compilation of all the falls and crashes during filming)

Extended Pool Session

Of Course We Want a Skateboarding Bulldog!

The Making-of Pacific Ocean Park Feature (pending)

The Ocean Washes My Hair and Make-up Test Feature

Making-of Lords of Dogtown

Storyboard Comparisons (pending)

Rated: PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, violence, language and reckless behavior˜all involving teens

Color

Closed Captioned

Running Time: Approximately 107 minutes

DVD Catalog #: 10099

DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-10099-2

DVD Order Date: 9/01/05

UMD˙ Catalog #: 11862

UMD˙ UPC Code: 0.43396.11862.1

DVD/ UMD˙ SLP: $28.95, $19.95 MAP

VHS Catalog #: 10098

VHS UPC Code: 0-43396-10098-5

Movie PictureUnrated, Extended Cut Version

All the features of the PG-13 DVD, plus:

Blooper Reel

Director and Cast Commentary Uncensored!

Original Z-Boys Commentary (pending)

Dogged on Dogtown Feature (focusing on the injuries and mishaps during Dogtown, some hilarious, others disturbing)

MPAA Alternative???

Music Video ˆ "Nervous Breakdown" by Rise Against

Unrated

Color

Closed Captioned

Running Time: Approximately 109 minutes

DVD Catalog #: 1237

DVD UPC Code: 0-43396-12371-7

DVD Order Date: 9/01/05

DVD: $28.95, $19.95 MAP

Lords of Dogtown Extended Cut/DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS Deluxe Edition DVD 2-PACK Catalog #: 12699; UPC Code: 0-43396-12699-X; SLP: $36.96

Brian B.