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Skateboarding DVD Video Review:Girl's Mouse

Girl's Mouse - DVD Skateboarding Snowboarding skateboard snowboard DVD Video Review Five Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Spike Jonze & Rick Howard
Studio: Girl Films
Released: 1997
Rating: 5 Stars


Staring:
Eric Koston, Tony Ferguson, Jeron Wilson, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Rudy Johnson, Guy Mariano, Sean Sheffey, Jovontae Turner, Tim Gavin, Mike York, Daniel Castillo, Shamil Randle, Gabriel Rodriguez, Chico Vremes, Ben Sanchez, Richard Mulder, Keenan Milton, Gino Iannucci.

Originally released in 1997, Mouse is part of Girl's Box Set 1993-99 which consists of 4 videos.

Girl videos are know for their creativity - not just in the skating, but also in creating something with true entertainment value from start to finish. Mouse is just such a piece. They integrate some really good skits with amazing skating. The final product just looks like it was fun to make and be a part of.

This has to be one of the best non-sk8 intros to a skate video. Rick Howard dons a mouse costume and takes a guy to his fast food job on a moped/scooter thang. From there the giant mouse begins skateboarding around the town, waving at kids, getting pissed when he bails tricks. It's a classic.

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The skating commences with Wilson then Sheffey and the energy keeps building from there. I can't get away from the skits, cuz that stuff is hella funny. Koston does a good Charlie Chaplin impersonation in discovering the workings of a skateboard. Some of the outtake footage shows a guy giving him tips on the mannerisms which he nails really well... for a pro skater as opposed to some sort of thespian type dude.

The "Woods" skit is really cool. A guy takes a skate out of his trunk in a cityscape and suddenly finds himself in the woods. He shrugs it off and skates the woods down a dirt path ollieing over trees and stuff. Very well shot. Towards the end Keenan get shrunk down and proceeds to skate next to a curb that towers over him. He ollies a Duracell battery and is chased by a mouse and nearly stepped on. Another great filming feat for a sk8 vid. You just don't see this sort of attention to detail and creativity in the average sk8 flick.

I guess I'm a little remiss in discussing the primary focus of Mouse which is skateboarding. its all good. Damn good footy that is right up there with the rest of the film. Overall, the whole thing makes this a must-have DVD. Unfortunately, the only way to get it is through the Girl Box Set. On the other hand, you get a lot of great stuff in this set.

The only drawback was that Rick Howard didn't look this good in a mouse costume.

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