Riding Giants (Special Edition)
Special Edition
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 2004
Director: Stacy Peralta
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-060067
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 04, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#164)
Status: Available
Purchase date: August 05, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
From acclaimed director Stacy Peralta comes Riding Giants, the story of big wave surfing. Breaking the mold of traditional documentary filmmaking, Riding Giants uses its dynamic, cross-generational approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the biggest waves on earth.

We meet Greg Noll, the pioneer, whose relentless push into Hawaii's big surf in the late 1950s earned him the nickname "The Bull". There's Jeff Clark, Northern California's lone frontiersman, who , after discovering the massive waves of Maverick's near San Francisco, rode there alone for over a decade. And finally Hawaii's Laird Hamilton, the prototypical "extreme" surfer, a rare breed of athlete/innovator considered the best big wave rider who ever waxed a board.

Through a fast-paced combination of mediums that include classic archival photography, spectacular movie footage—both current and vintage—and contemporary interviews with the sport's greatest surfers, experts and storytellers, Riding Giants captures the rich visual history of one of the most dramatic athletic adventures of our time.
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Production Studios:
 • Sony Pictures Classics
 • Forever Films
 • StudioCanal
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Scene Access, Feature Trailers, Bonus Trailers, Featurettes, Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Closed Captioned, 4 page booklet
Stacy Peralta....Director
Stacy Peralta....Writer
Sam George....Writer
Nathalie Delest....Executive Producer
Franck Marty....Executive Producer
Laird Hamilton....Executive Producer
Agi Orsi....Producer
Jane Kachmer....Producer
Stacy Peralta....Producer
Peter Pilafian....Director of Photography
Don King....Director of Photography
Sonny Miller....Director of Photography
Grant Washburn....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Paul Crowder....Film Editor
Eddie Kim....Sound Designer
Dane A. Davis....Sound Designer
Alan Barker....Sound
John M. Reynolds....Sound
Larry Scharf....Sound
Lew Maddox....Sound
Wolf Seeberg....Sound
Lori Dovi....Sound
Michael Gatt....Sound
Lance Brown....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Matt Hedges....Sound Editor
Featured Surfers
Greg Noll
Jeff Clark
Laird Hamilton
Surfers and Interviews
Dick Brewer
Jeff Clark
Peter Cole
Pat Curren
Darrick Doerner
Darryl (Flea) Virostko
Dr. Sarah Gerhardt
Evan Slater
Matt Warshaw
Grant Washburn
Sam George
Ricky Grigg
Bill Hamilton
Laird Hamilton
Lyon Hamilton
Walter Hoffman
Dave Kalama
Brian Keaulana
Buffalo Keaulana
Kelly Slater
Buzzy Kerbox
Titus Knimaka
Peter Mel
John Milius
Mickey Munoz
Steve Pezman
Randy Rarick
Gabrielle Reece
Dr. Mark Renneker
Mike Stange
Stacy Peralta....Narrator (voice)
Voice Over Artists
James Garret
Joe Leahy