Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$6.05 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Big Boy Products Add to Cart
$8.95  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Super Fast DVDs Add to Cart
$8.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Marions Music Add to Cart
$9.30  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Step into Liquid (2005)

Laird John Hamilton , Layne Beachley , Dana Brown  |  PG |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

List Price: $14.98
Price: $9.17 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.81 (39%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, July 30? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Step Into Liquid   $2.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Multi-Format 1-Disc Version $15.36  
DVD 2-Disc Version $9.17  

Frequently Bought Together

Step into Liquid + Riding Giants (Special Edition) + The Endless Summer
Price for all three: $29.80

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Videos Related to This Product


Product Details

  • Actors: Laird John Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August, Rochelle Ballard
  • Directors: Dana Brown
  • Writers: Dana Brown
  • Producers: Bruce Brown, C. Rich Wilson, John-Paul Beeghly, Nicholas Simon, Ray Willenberg Jr.
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Limited Edition, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: April 20, 2004
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001FGBUC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,585 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Step into Liquid" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Disc 1:
  • Dana Brown intro
  • Extensive deleted scenes/outtakes
  • Surf lessons with Wingnut and Maureen Drummy
  • Making of a surfboard with Robert and Sam August
  • Surfline feature: "The Bill of Rights and Lefts... Te Final Word on Surfing Etiquette"
  • "Capturing the Wave" featurette
  • Multiple interviews and commentaries with the surfers and filmmakers
  • Music video montage
  • Preview of disc 2 special features
  • Disc 2 (DVD-ROM):
  • Complete video game of Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
  • Step into Liquid high-definition: the complete theatrical version of the film playable on your PC in Microsoft Windows Media High-Definition Video (System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP or XP Media Center Edition 2003, Window Media Player 9 Series, Intel P4 2.4 GHz Processor or equivalent, 256 MB of RAM, 64 MB video card, DVD-ROM Drive, 1024 X 768 Screen Resolution, 16-Bit Sound Card, Speakers, Internet Connection, and 520 MB Hard Drive Space)
  • Robert August Surfboard Outfitter: interactive surfboard-customizing feature
  • Additional Surfline features: surf glossary: essential surfing terms, surf cams
  • Stunning 3-D fly-through satellite imagery tour of surf locations featured in the film provided by Keyhole

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Thanks to Dana Brown's delightful Step Into Liquid, the surfing scene in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, should get a healthy boost. That's because Brown, in the tradition of his father, filmmaker Bruce Brown (The Endless Summer), has captured dazzling images of surfers riding curls in some of the world's most exotic--and sometimes unlikely--places. Besides the action on Lake Michigan, Brown leads us to Costa Rica, where the sport's senior elite (including Summer star Robert August) prove they still have the moves, and Oahu's North Shore, where the legendary Pipeline inspires this quote: "It's so scary, maybe you die a little." Most entertaining is a segment in County Donegal, where the American Malloy brothers startle the locals and meet their Irish counterparts on the grayest ocean imaginable. Great personal stories here, including the tale of Northern California's Dale Webster, who has never missed a day on the waves in 30 years. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

From the makers of "The Endless Summer", this story is told through the voices of legends, pros and everyday surfers alike. It is not just a film for surfers, but for anyone with an appreciation for sport and an inkling of what it means to be "stoked".

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
87 of 93 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
It's not likely I'll every step onto a surfboard. But I do love to live vicariously. I was able to do that with this 2003 surfing documentary. Splendidly!

Written and directed by Dana Brown, the son of Bruce Brown, who created "The Endless Summer" in 1966 (and who appears in this film), the words that roll out with the opening credits are "No special effects. No stuntmen. No stereotypes". How refreshing!

The sport of surfing has come a long way since it started to become popular in the late 1950s. It was started in Hawaii, of course, hundreds of years ago. It was then, and always has been, purely recreational.

This film is about the pure joy of the sport and this comes through loud and clear in every frame. We see children having a blast. We see professional surfers. We see the fun a group of big beer-bellied guys in Sheboygan Wisconsin have when they put on wet suits and surf the small waves in the muddy waters of Lake Michigan as well as and surfers who actually surf in the waves made by oil rigs in Texas.. We see what is called the "pipeline" in Oahu and watch the experts in serious battle with nature. Here, the surfers know that injury is almost inevitable and they just hope that when it happens it is something that can be fixed. Later, we meet a young man whose neck was broken while surfing. He's paralyzed from the waist down but he still rides a surfboard on his belly.

It must be quite a thrill. And scary. Surfers say they think "I'm gonna die" often. But still they surf.

It's impossible to paddle out to the really big waves. The surfers need a buddy on a "ski tow" for this. This is a dangerous job because the guy on the ski tow has to rescue the surfer when he falls off his board.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must See August 23, 2003
By A Customer
The waves are the star of this documentary about the world of surfing today. The film shows many different aspects of surfing from top competitors and extreme sports to weekend athletes having a good time. It is definitely a feel good movie with humorous sections and breathtaking footage of the largest wave ever ridden. The downsides of surfing faced by the average surfer are not dealt with (crowed conditions, aggressive surfers, the common minor injuries).
In the classic "Endless Summer" the surfers were young men; in the 1960's few women, kids or older people surfed. This update shows surfers of all ages and abilities enjoying the sport. The section with the top female surfers is particularly beautiful. Robert August, who was one of the surfers in "Endless Summer" appears in this film surfing with his son
The film will speak to surfers and people who love the ocean, but can be enjoyed by everyone. The footage is spectacular and the music is great. Enjoy. Aloha
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step Into Liquid - The Surfing Community September 3, 2003
By A Customer
This is a fabulous movie. My husband is a surfer and I'm not, but the both of us could not wipe the smile off our faces during the entire film (and for an hour after). This movie is made unique by it's survey of the surfing community. It shows that all different types can be and are impacted by surfing. If nothing else, it'll open your eyes to see that a surfer can be a factory worker in Wisconsin or a child in Vietnam. This movie ranks up with 'In God's Hands' as far as quality.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Film October 29, 2003
Being a surfer I see how competitive it gets out there, especially because I'm a girl. This movie really takes you back to the REAL reason we surf and that's the joy of the ride and being one with the wave. What an incredible thing to see big waves on the big screen too! I went to see it wioth my surf club and we had a great time. Even non-surfers would greatly enjoy this movie, it's funny and at the same time it really taught me some life lessons, not just surfing ones. I would reccomend it to anyone. And if you do surf and you want someone you know to understand why you do it, show them this movie, they'll get the picture.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Laird Hamilton and Dana Brown (son of Bruce Brown who produced "Endless Summer" back in 1966), produce and direct this documentary which I expect will become the new surf-film standard for our generation in the same way endless summer was in 1966. In my opinion Dana Brown's "Endless Summer Revisited" (2000) was probably a practice run for this film.
Step into Liquid introduces us a new breed of world class surfers as well as "revisiting" the original Endless Summer crew plus introducing us to a few of their peers, all now in their 60's still living their dream. Hamilton and Brown add a few unique views of surfing that really made the film enjoyable beyond the huge waves we expected to see.
The best was a view of surfing from Ireland's northern coast where young Irish-American surfers use the sport to bring young Protestant and Catholic children together for the first time. In another we saw Lake Michigan surfers at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. That was a great moment. There are a lot of others you'll enjoy.
Of course you'll go expecting to see spectacular waves and wipeouts- you won't be disappointed. Cinematography was brilliant and alone worth the price of entry. Perhaps the only weakness was a lack of really good inclusion of women surfers in the main storyline- they were just a section shot in 3rd person style- we never felt like we really got into their lives even though the title was even taken from one of their comments. "Stepping" was definitely a male-driven, male-centered film that missed an opportunity to do more, and at the same time truly set itself apart from "Endless Summer" in that sense.
I strongly recommend seeing it. Our theater here in Portland was packed, and the audience response was spontaneous applause when the final credit rolled. You might want to rent and see the 1966 "Endless Summer" and possibly Dana's "Endless Summer Revisited" as prequels before you go out to see "Step into Liquid".
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie about surfing
One of the most beautiful movies about surfing I have seen. It has interesting dialogue in it. It shows the good and bad of surfing in a fun way. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Sally Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great product
Published 3 days ago by Doug Wilson
1.0 out of 5 stars pretty
this move is for barnies... pretty stupid
Published 20 days ago by Hulkster
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful film that shows how diverse surfing really is (both ...
Wonderful film that shows how diverse surfing really is (both the environment and the people), with some truly amazing action shots.
Published 22 days ago by Meg ODB
5.0 out of 5 stars Step into Liquid
Purchased this outstanding Surfing overview as a gift to the epic Hawaiian surfer, "Rabbit" Kekai, will be 94 this November, just stopped his beloved sport of surfing a few... Read more
Published 1 month ago by jan wilcox
5.0 out of 5 stars I know these guys!
I watched these guys learn to surf at both Kanaha and Ho'okipa....So happy they did this great movie. Aloha nui!
Published 2 months ago by Laura Tallmadge
5.0 out of 5 stars Take me to the water
Great movie that takes you back to the water anytime you want. It shows all the different joys of surfing and how it's like no other sport
Published 3 months ago by Virginia Creed
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally tubular
By far the third best surfing movie ever right after endless summer 1 and 2. Sound track rips it! Crack
Published 3 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars best surfing movie ive seen......authentic, soothing....pure surfing
outstanding in every aspect...music...camera angles..waves...believable,...stories were fun...subjects were genuine, sincere... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joe Kapsch
5.0 out of 5 stars What can you say?
I want this life~ in my next life. I'm a little late in life to be stepping into THIS kind of liquid... fabulous footage and interviews with legends. Worthy.
Published 4 months ago by w b g
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
DRM means you can't watch 'Step Into Liquid' HD DVD
I have bought 11 WMV HD DVD's from Amazon. All these are unplayable now because of shut down of the validating system. This happened as soon as the Blue Ray version of these DVD's appeared on the market. Obviously the manufacturer and Amazon wants us to pay again for the BD version. This is... Read More
Mar 26, 2009 by Frank Kitzinger |  See all 4 posts
Movie quotes
I think so.
Feb 17, 2009 by W. Crosswhite |  See all 2 posts
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category