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Go Fast, Pull Up- The Jimmy LeVan story

#1 2019-04-11 8:43am

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Go Fast, Pull Up- The Jimmy LeVan story

So, been tracking this documentary for a few years now and it appears they it is finally out.
Did anyone have a chance to see any of the screenings?  Purchase price is $48.95 through Albe’s, seems like a high price for a DVD.  Looking for feedback before I pull the trigger.  If this has been discussed, my apologies, I did a search and didn’t find anything.


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#2 2019-04-11 8:48am

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Guess total is $48.95 with shipping?

I'd be hard pressed to spend more than $25 on a DVD, but that's just me.

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#3 2019-04-11 8:49am

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The trailer is awesome.

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#4 2019-04-11 8:58am

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Re: Go Fast, Pull Up- The Jimmy LeVan story

Minx20 wrote:

Guess total is $48.95 with shipping?

I'd be hard pressed to spend more than $25 on a DVD, but that's just me.

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Hard pressed is correct.  I can’t remember how much BF-IT was, but I don’t remember having to think about the purchase.


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#5 2019-04-11 8:59am

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I had been following it but not spending that for 1 dvd! Too much


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#6 2019-04-11 9:02am

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I think it's pretty steep as well, but there's a 74-page book and some other goodies as part of the package. Still, anything over $30 for a DVD is too much in my book.

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#7 2019-04-11 9:48am

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I ordered the Bluray since it has some additional content.  The total was around $54 shipped from the Props site.  I think the price is fair when you look at the resources put into production and the size of the potential market.  Joe Doherty did a short interview with Jimmy and Chris Rye which gives some insight on the amount of work a project like this requires. 


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#8 2019-04-14 11:41pm

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The price is bang on. The quality of this production is the best you will probably ever see for a BMX related video. It is network television quality in terms of production and that's not overstating it. The content is comprehensive. Charting his early years, all the way up to now. There's a lot of insight from industry folks and contemporaries and with a lot of archive footage to back it up. With RF1 & 2, both Metal Bikes videos, 2 Metal Bikes Roadtrip videos and several other extras, there's hours of media on this. As mentioned before, the book is fantastic quality. For me though, it's the book that let's the package down but only slightly. It's more of photo album with only photo credits and the occasional caption. It has a Forward and an outro though.

I guess if you're a Jimmy Levan fan, it's a no-brainer. Likewise if you're a Metal Bikes fan. If you're a general mid-school type of dude then I would agree, it's a heavy hit on the wallet.

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#9 2019-04-15 10:26am

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My copy arrived last night and I can't wait to watch it. 

I helped provide some of the content as Jimmy was a childhood friend of mine and I can tell you that Chris put his heart and soul into it.  There is a pic of one of my Dirtbikes in the S&M section and Chris was insanely specific about how the picture was shot such that I had to get my photographer wife involved to get it right. He also wanted my original 30 year old VHS tapes rather than a digital copy because he didn't want any of the quality to be diminished.  I thought he was crazy (we have never met) but after he showed me a short clip from the documentary I was blown away.  I now am a huge admirer of his work.  Price is high, but as someone mentioned there is a book and some other cool extras that make it worth it in my opinion!


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#10 2019-04-15 10:50am

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I called one of the local LBS and the guy that answered didn't know anything about the documentary.  I was quite surprised, I've never been to the store because there 20 miles or so away and there are several shops between here and there.  LBS said they'd contact the distributor on Monday and find out more.  Still deciding, more than likely will.  Love hearing from the guys that have seen it or were involved.


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#11 2019-04-15 11:25am

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Not my era, but that trailer is awesome, and I know it is something I would easily watch for as long as it is on - I would bet it is a great watch, seems like a straight up nice fella and cool dude.....cool


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#12 2019-04-15 11:53am

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sycmatt wrote:

The price is bang on. The quality of this production is the best you will probably ever see for a BMX related video. It is network television quality in terms of production and that's not overstating it. The content is comprehensive. Charting his early years, all the way up to now. There's a lot of insight from industry folks and contemporaries and with a lot of archive footage to back it up. With RF1 & 2, both Metal Bikes videos, 2 Metal Bikes Roadtrip videos and several other extras, there's hours of media on this. As mentioned before, the book is fantastic quality. For me though, it's the book that let's the package down but only slightly. It's more of photo album with only photo credits and the occasional caption. It has a Forward and an outro though.

I guess if you're a Jimmy Levan fan, it's a no-brainer. Likewise if you're a Metal Bikes fan. If you're a general mid-school type of dude then I would agree, it's a heavy hit on the wallet.

As a Metal Bikes fan and founder of the Metal Bikes Owners Group page on Facebook, I got both Blu-ray and regular versions, a reissue Kizz decal sheet and one of the 44 frames they're making. The credit card is wounded but for me, there was no hesitation.

Sorry, I'm confused. This is a new DVD plus all those old ones too, and a book? Yes that is a lot of content.


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#13 2019-04-15 12:20pm

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oldmanjoe wrote:

sycmatt wrote:

The price is bang on. The quality of this production is the best you will probably ever see for a BMX related video. It is network television quality in terms of production and that's not overstating it. The content is comprehensive. Charting his early years, all the way up to now. There's a lot of insight from industry folks and contemporaries and with a lot of archive footage to back it up. With RF1 & 2, both Metal Bikes videos, 2 Metal Bikes Roadtrip videos and several other extras, there's hours of media on this. As mentioned before, the book is fantastic quality. For me though, it's the book that let's the package down but only slightly. It's more of photo album with only photo credits and the occasional caption. It has a Forward and an outro though.

I guess if you're a Jimmy Levan fan, it's a no-brainer. Likewise if you're a Metal Bikes fan. If you're a general mid-school type of dude then I would agree, it's a heavy hit on the wallet.

As a Metal Bikes fan and founder of the Metal Bikes Owners Group page on Facebook, I got both Blu-ray and regular versions, a reissue Kizz decal sheet and one of the 44 frames they're making. The credit card is wounded but for me, there was no hesitation.

Sorry, I'm confused. This is a new DVD plus all those old ones too, and a book? Yes that is a lot of content.

Yes, it is a package.  $50 for a package isn't a lot, but it would be nice if you could have the option for the package or just the DVD.

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#14 2019-04-15 12:59pm

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Just pulled the trigger on the Euro version shipped form the UK to Germany for 45€. Can't wait to see it.

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#15 2019-04-15 10:28pm

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Just got around to watching it tonight. It was fantastic. Super well done and worth every penny.


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#16 2019-04-15 10:53pm

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oldmanjoe wrote:

sycmatt wrote:

The price is bang on. The quality of this production is the best you will probably ever see for a BMX related video. It is network television quality in terms of production and that's not overstating it. The content is comprehensive. Charting his early years, all the way up to now. There's a lot of insight from industry folks and contemporaries and with a lot of archive footage to back it up. With RF1 & 2, both Metal Bikes videos, 2 Metal Bikes Roadtrip videos and several other extras, there's hours of media on this. As mentioned before, the book is fantastic quality. For me though, it's the book that let's the package down but only slightly. It's more of photo album with only photo credits and the occasional caption. It has a Forward and an outro though.

I guess if you're a Jimmy Levan fan, it's a no-brainer. Likewise if you're a Metal Bikes fan. If you're a general mid-school type of dude then I would agree, it's a heavy hit on the wallet.

As a Metal Bikes fan and founder of the Metal Bikes Owners Group page on Facebook, I got both Blu-ray and regular versions, a reissue Kizz decal sheet and one of the 44 frames they're making. The credit card is wounded but for me, there was no hesitation.

Sorry, I'm confused. This is a new DVD plus all those old ones too, and a book? Yes that is a lot of content.

Yep. That's the Blu-ray version. The standard DVD/book package still comes with a ton of extras though. https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/221283/screenshot_20190416-065137_chrome5cb56dc9d7.jpg


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