Drive Thru No More

Sad news folks, the Drive Thru surf films are over. No more to come. I got this from Sybil at Poor Specimen just today:

Hi Paul,They are officially finished!  Thank you for your blog post!

Sybil

Such a shame they never managed a UK Drive Thru.

If you’re interested in my take on these wonderful films over the years then go here, for my take on the superb soundtracks go here.

Drive Thru Review: Real life surfing

If you like surfing then you probably like surfing DVDs. At which point you hit the same problem all surfers over 9-years-old face: most surf films are either cheesy, sentimental homages with waves bigger than houses that try to get into the ‘soul’ of the sport (like the awful Laird) or just lame excuses to play droning Type O-Positive B-sides with the odd ‘ironic’ Bee Gees track while some drooling Goldie-ite talks about ‘charging’.

Update 25/4/08: My new Drive Thru soundtrack listing page is here.

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Drive Thru — latest news

Jeff Browning of the Drive Thru series announces that the next Drive Thru will be . . . . BALI! Awesome news and I’m privileged to have it announced on my humble site. Click on the above link, scroll down and check out Jeff’s comments including the strange news of an easter egg on the DT South Africa DVD . . .

Drive Thru Soundtracks

This page accompanies the main Drive Thru page which you can find here and lists the soundtracks on each Drive Thru. Note, the information is gleaned from the DVD release’s main feature and excludes the bonus clips. As far as I know the tracks are listed here in the order in which they appear in the film.

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If you’re watching DT on Fuel or ESPN or some Extreme Sports Channel then the track listing may differ because these cable channels edit the films for release or may air them in parts omitting certain sections for the audience. My advice — buy the DVDs, trust me, you’ll watch ’em again and again.

 

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Drive Thru New Zealand

Surf fans rejoice . . .  the latest Drive Thru is out on 18th April 2008. As soon as I get it it will be added to my Drive Thru page right here.