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Waiting for Lightning [Blu-ray]

4.8 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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Waiting For Lightning is the inspirational story of Danny Way, a young boy from a broken home whose passion for skateboarding would one day bring him fame and a lifetime of accomplishments. A visionary skateboarder whose love of big air in half-pipes and on gigantic ramps have garnered him fame and fans around the world, Way decides to attempt the impossible: jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard.

It's a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the challenges life presents, and how high and far dreams can fly. Danny Way has not only proven himself to be an incredibly talented skateboarder but also the sport's greatest innovator. In his quest for greatness, Way continues to shape the very sport that helped save his own life.

Waiting For Lightning features a who's who of action sports all-stars including Way, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hofman, Rob Dyrdek and Ken Block. Included on the Blu-ray are over an hour of exclusive bonus features.

BluRay only bonus features include: X Games Featurette; Chronicles of Gnarly; Goals are Dangerous; Streets Are Rough; More Than a Paycheck; Woodward MegaDay; Kauai MegaRamp with Danny and Laird Hamilton; Kauai MegaRamp with Jake Brown; Brothers from Different Mothers with Mat Hoffman; Tribute to Mike Ternasky; Interviews with Director Jacob Rosenberg, Paul Rodriguez, Ken Block, Mat Hoffman, Travis Pastrana, Rob Dyrdek; 6 Deleted Scenes; Theatrical and SWSX Trailers

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Your jaw may very well drop while witnessing the uncanny skateboard agility of Danny Way. Vividly watchable and a lot of visual thrill. --David Noh, Film Journal

Truly an emotional rollercoaster... incredibly inspirational. --Don Simpson, Smells Like Screen Spirit

Relentless passion and insane courage... Danny Way is a hero for the generations. --Miri Jedeikin, EP Daily

Truly an emotional rollercoaster... incredibly inspirational. --Don Simpson, Smells Like Screen Spirit

Relentless passion and insane courage... Danny Way is a hero for the generations. --Miri Jedeikin, EP Daily

Product Details

  • Actors: Danny Way, Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen
  • Directors: Jacob Rosenberg
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: First Run Features
  • DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AJVKPIC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,465 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Was blown away. Talk about overcoming obstacles. I am not a boarder, nor into extreme sports, but was hugely encouraged by the life of Danny Way to keep going for your dreams, and above all, keep getting back up. If anyone has been through a rough time in life, and wants to throw in the towl, or just wants to watch an amazing flick about a guy doing the impossible, watch it. You won't regret it.
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This is an incredible documentary of an extraordinary athlete.
Highly recommend this one to all sports fans, not just skateboarders.
I loved Danny Way's journey and his passion and do consider him
the absolute master of the sport. Highly recommend this to everyone.
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By IRSt on January 7, 2013
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A great addition to the skate doc genre. Stands well next to Dogtown and Bones Brigade. Way is an engaging protagonist well drawn through interviews with those who know him. And the last act (the jump) is pretty tense.
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Great documentary on one of the best skaters ever. Danny has the kind of guts and determination that most people can only dream of having. He does things on a skateboard that just don't seem possible and has set the bar very high. In my opinion Danny Way, Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen are the best to ever step on a board.
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I wish more quality films like this existed these days. If you are independent minded and you like those who think outside the box it's highly probable you won't be dissappointed.
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Very well done! Very encouraging and inspiring! It shows how anyone can overcome anything if they set their mind to it!
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Great movie!!! Way is a bad ass!!! Crazy that there is this whole other level of human being walking among us...
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By andrew on January 22, 2013
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Danny is an alien not of this galaxy even. at this point im just filling the required space for the comment
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