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Snowboard DVD Review:City. Park City

City. Park City DVD snowboarding snowboard skateboarding skateboard DVD video review Four Star skateboard DVD review rating

Director: Whitey McConnaughy
Released: 2006
Rating: 4 Stars

Staring (in the full release of this film):
Shaun White, Erin Comstock, Canny Davis, Drew Fuller, Bode Merrill, Mark Frank Montoya, Stevie Bell, Aaron Bitner, Scotty Arnold, Torah Bright, Jeremy Jones, Pat Moore, Kevin Pearce, Mikkel Bang, Nate Sheehan, Branden Doyon, Wyatt, Cadwell, Jordan Rehrer, Holkkl Sorea, Tommi Ylentilla, Natasha Alam.

This review of "City. Park City" is based on the free promo DVD packaged with the December 2006 copy of Future Snowboarding magazine, Issue #2.3.

This promo disc gives a look at a very promising flick shot entirely on 16mm exclusively at resorts. Few films are shot domestically because of all the bizarre legal issues we Americans seem to enjoy. [If you can't earn a living, sue someone for your own shortcomings.]

Billed as featuring only the opening scene and intro footage, this DVD offers a lot of great snowboarding. You can't miss, from the title and all the on-slope signs, that Park City, Utah is the stomping ground for the bulk of the action. From rails and pipes to downhill jams, this looks like a great film - the kind of film that makes you want to go out and ride.

Boy-wonder, Shaun White (pro snowboarder, skateboarder and a ton of other things) opens up the film with a James Bond styled intro. Actress and model, Natasha Alam, plays the evil sex-kitten who tempts a seemingly disinterested Shaun White into her grasp. He takes off and she radios a team of evil skiers to move in. Shaun easily outwits them - he's a snowboarder and they're on skis - as he jets down the mountain. Cheesy, but well done all the same.

Who'd have thought there'd be this much info about a hottie in a snowboard flick?
model and actress, Natasha Alam Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Natasha Alam, attended school at the University of Technology for Aviation. In search of independence, Natasha moved to Moscow to model under "Red Stars" model management. A few years later, Natasha was scouted by the Italian agency, "International Model Management" ("IMM") that sent her to Rome, Paris, Milan, and London to model for Gucci, Versace, John Galiano, Rocco Barrocco, Christian Dior, Trussardi, Vivienne Westwood and many other top designers.

In 1996 Natasha met Amir Ebrahim Pahlavi Alam, the grandson of the Shah of Iran. The couple married in New York in 1998 and moved to London where Natasha enrolled into "The Method Center" to study the "Lee Strasbergs Acting Technique." In 2001 Natasha and her husband moved to Los Angeles to continue her studies in acting, vocals, speech, and accent reduction with Ivanna Chabbuk, Howard Fine, Lesley Kahn, Carol Rogers, and Bob Corff. Natasha's hard work started to pay off when she booked her first acting job on the television show "Fastlane." With their careers going separate ways, Natasha and Amir separated. Natasha moved to Hollywood and Amir went back to London. The divorce was finalized in 2005.

Today Natasha lives in Hollywood and boasts a resume including prime-time television shows such as, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "NYPD Blue," and "Less Than Perfect." Daytime soap opera "The Bold and The Beautiful" has booked Natasha for several episodes. Most recently, Natasha worked with director Phil Joanou shooting the UPS spot.

At 30 minutes this promo disc should do more than enough to make you crave the final release. There is a ton of footage before they do shots of some of the larger stars. Go get the final version of City. Park City. In the mean time, do an image-search for Natasha Alam.

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