Wave Twisters 2001 NR CC

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Wave Twisters--The Movie (WTM) is an eye-popping, hip-hop-meets-Hanna-Barbera, animated adventure synched skratch for skratch with DJ QBert's turntable masterpiece of the same name.

Starring:
DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog
Runtime:
46 minutes

Wave Twisters

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Musical
Director Syd Garon, Eric Henry
Starring DJ Q-Bert, Yogafrog
Supporting actors D-Styles, Flare, Buckethead, Riche-Van Desuasido, DJ Flare
Studio Sundance
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

If you like trippy, get it!
patrick
A rich, visual hybrid of graff, Ralph Bakshi, comic books and computer graphics, this exemplifies everything a music film should be.
Piers
I've been wanting to see this movie for a really long time, and I finally got the chance the other night.
Seth Webber

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eyes and Teeth on March 4, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
From the collective minds of Doug Cunningham and DJ Qbert blasts forth this wicked delicacy. This is no second rate animated Hip-Hop afair, as 'Wave Twisters' was selected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to be included in its archive for digital moving images. I can view this little masterpiece repeatedly and never tire. A blind person could thoroughly enjoy this, as the audio sector of this film is spellbinding space-age turntablism and beats of the highest level. Each track from QBert's bad-ass 'Wave Twisters' album has been carefully illustrated, second-by-second, frame-by-frame. Not just illustrated, but in fact given a dynamite story involving an evil dentist, the red worm, and heros; culminating in a final showdown. It's about the ongoing battle between the dark, unelightened forces, and those trying to perpetuate the Lost Arts. This is a high quality capsule, that was unfortunately not given nearly the exposure it deserved. It is not a stretch to put this film in the same category as 'Heavy Metal', or 'Yellow Submarine'. 'Wave Twisters' is akin to those two films (but containing a wicked Turntablist/ Space-Age Hip-Hop soundtrack). If you are at all into Hip-Hop or QBert, then this is an essential purchase. Even if you are not, the dazzeling animation and clever storyline make it a worthwhile purchase as well. Fight the Power!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Seth Webber on June 3, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I've been wanting to see this movie for a really long time, and I finally got the chance the other night. Man! This movie is so awesome! If you're a fan of turntablism, then you are going to wet yourself. The movie takes Qbert's Wave Twisters album and puts it to a funky story about intergalatic war and the dentist that's going to save all the b-boys and b-girls. The animation fits so well with the music that you just find yourself sayin "Oh Damn that was so phat" over and over. And if you do like the movie then pick up the album so you can relive those tight beats and crazy scratches over and over again. Qbert is one of the greates turntablists that has ever lived, and probably will ever live.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 2003
Format: DVD
This has most or all of the music for DJ Qbert's album of the same name. There is animation for every song, which creates sort of bizzare story as the DVD goes along. The animation is not brilliant but is does go perfectly with each piece of music and the characters have a hip, cool style as do the vehichles they ride around in. This is truly one of the most all time greatest "hip/hop-DJ" DVDs ever. I can't imagine any one who likes this type of music that would not fall in love with this DVD and watch it over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By criderman on September 14, 2003
Format: DVD
I caught this hour-long animated movie/short (?) on one of the Sundance channels last weekend and altho I am not much of scratch turntable hip-hop fan, I watched a few minutes out of curiousity and was hooked for the remainder of the movie--I recommend this for underground animation fans who won't let the hip-hop soundtrack get in the way (and I found I rather enjoyed it!)--bottom line: this film wouldn't have been out of place being shown during USA channel's "Night Flight" program back in the day!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By grimthall the black on November 20, 2002
Format: DVD
hey folks, i never thought i'd be one of those guys who shills for some movie or video on amazon but hey, i was wrong... ok, dj q-bert has long been held in high esteem by many a wanna be turntablist extraordinaire. and now he's come through (not without a little help from his friends) with the visuals to match his turntables on acid sound. wave twisters deserves a worldwide release and a place in the pantheon of many a cinemaphile. play it at half speed and you've got the perfect companion for those nights when you can't keep your bowl glowing orange and your dayglo pink floyd posters aren't cutting it. hey who knows, you might even find yourself digging through vinyl stax next time you're at the record store...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Lindgren on May 1, 2008
Format: DVD
I love this video! We had a copy that stopped working and took forever to find a replacement. So glad I finally did! Great music put together with images(similar to the Gorillaz animation). Not for young children though!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Perry on March 28, 2003
Format: DVD
On the Strength: Visualization of DJ QBert's kinetic debut album is without a doubt, the hottest Hip-Hop film to date, and certainly a one of a kind. With vinyl as his canvas, and two turntables as brushes, QBert has managed to paint a timeless masterpiece that is sure to enthrall b-boy enthusiast for decades to come. He is undoubtedly the Picasso of modern-day turntablism. Illustrator Doug Cunningham's characters are by far the illest bunch of deranged outcasts ever assembled on screen. When Lord Ook (a cross between your mom's old rag-doll, and Pinhead from Hellraiser) learns that the Wave Twister has resurfaced, he calls upon his number [guy], the Redworm (a baby donned in a Mexican wrestlers mask, with a red parasite protruding from his naval) to retrieve it. The Redworm unleashes his psycho army of "Chinhead" motorcycle thugs, (I ain't even gonna' try to explain) on the Dental Commander's mother ship (a city sized '63 Impala). The Dental Commander retaliates by releasing his own army (a band of custom lowrider fighter ships, ammoed with spray-paint cans as rockets) for a high flying, psychedelic, inner-galactic dogfight. Wave Twisters will shuttle you to the edge of sci-fi adventure, and hold you there, dangling atop a root canal of musical and cinematic brilliance.
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