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Way Out East (2004) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Short
Original Title: Way Out East
Director: Jason Lee,Eric Noren
Writers: Jason Lee,Chris Pastras
Released: 2004
Duration: 27min
Video type: Movie
"Way Out East" is a Super 8 & 16mm motion picture extravaganza shot during a 3 week road trip to London, Paris & New York with skateboarders Jason Lee, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson, Benny Fairfax & Keegan Sauder. During these trips a series of art shows were held exhibiting the original art work of Jason Lee, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson, Matt Irving, Beth Riesgraf & Tobin Yelland, as well as old skateboard graphics and ads from the original conception of Stereo.
Credited cast:
Benny Fairfax Benny Fairfax - Himself
Jason Lee Jason Lee - Himself
Rick McCrank Rick McCrank - Himself
Chris Pastras Chris Pastras - Himself
Clint Peterson Clint Peterson - Himself
Keegan Sauder Keegan Sauder - Himself


Reviews: [2]

  • avatar

    Fararala

    I'm a Stereo fan from back in the day. Soon after I started skating I was shown the original Stereo video 'A Visual Sound'... it was so different from anything I had ever seen (as far as skate videos or anything else is concerned)... that I was quickly hooked on the company and it's philosophy on skating. Unfortunately, Stereo had gone under by the time I saw 'Sound.' Lee was already off making flicks in Hollywood and Pastras was at school. Still, I got my hands on 'Tin Can Folklore' (the other original Stereo video) and watched it nearly daily for about a year.

    I was fairly realistic (I thought) and realized that Stereo would probably never return. But here it is, nearly a decade later, Stereo is back. 'Way Out East' has all the flare and intelligence that the previous videos had but now it has matured into a style completely its own. Gone are the jazz tracks, replaced by Midlake (a fair trade, both work great for this team). There are three young cats in this video with a ton of that signature Stereo style. Keegan Sauder is all over the map with his tech style and interesting terrain choices. Benny Fairfax is one of those guys who does simple stuff... just BIGGER, awesome flow. Clint Peterson is an all-around brilliant skater with a lanky tilt. Plus, you get some old school type stuff with Pastras and even a little Lee for good measure. It's been tough looking for good vids since Stereo left but it's time to rejoice... STEREO IS BACK!
  • avatar

    Jusari

    I was pretty impressed by "z-Boys." It was about the improvisation of a ragged, comparatively radical style. All about the style, and the film itself was in that same exuberant style.

    As I write this, the "Hollywood" version is out, reportedly a disaster with none of the risktaking style of the original skaters.

    So instead of shelling out $40 for that, I sought out this.

    This must be a third or fourth generation of skaters, because it is way, way different. The purpose of this film is apparently to showcase some skater-related songs. The songs are laconic, moving fluidly but with a dispassionate dullness. That's the affect of skaters today: cool to the point of dull. Stuff shouldn't look radical, instead reflect the obvious mastery of a distinct world.

    This gets points because it is genuinely homemade, but I miss the raw energy and risktaking of the earlier skaters.

    Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.