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9191: A Review

Posted by Rephreshed On 9:18 PM

After hearing a lot of good things about 9191 (A Veeco Production), I picked it up and hoped it would meet my expectations. Instead, I was left with mixed feelings. It was a well edited video but the ending just kind of... ended. The teaser played it up to be something more than it really was.

When the film first starts off, you see an intense ariel view of Gigi Ruf dropping into a big mountain line. This first scene definitely sets you up for some epic backcountry riding. Gigi Ruf had a crew of big names to round out the film. They include Wille Yli-Louma, Luke Mitrani, Bryan Iguchi, Nicolas Muller, Jake Blauvelt and many more. The soundtrack goes well with the riding that occurs and was specifically recorded for the film. If you're into a mainstream soundtrack, don't expect it from 9191.


9191 is a true documentary about the travels of Gigi Ruf which is evident when seeing a vast array of terrain that is ridden. Once the film starts to suck you in and wanting more, it just sort of ends. Up until the end, I thought it was a well done film and must-see for those that are fans of big mountain riding.


Unfortunately, the bonus features are where the magic really happens. 9191 itself is about 24 minutes long. The bonus features are well over an hour and a half. That's 90 minutes of outakes, behind the scenes travel, and even a full film on Blizzard Bizzare '09.


If you like a film that leaves you hanging but offers up some goodies like two drunk German skiier's falling over themselves or some Segway madness, then pick up this film. If you don't like it, can't say I didn't warn you.

3 comments

  1. .:Jessica:. Said,

    I haven't seen that one yet so I'll have to check it out... 24 minutes isn't to appealing tho... but all those extras will hopefully make it better!

    Posted on November 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM

     
  2. Rephreshed Said,

    The extra's alone are totally worth it!

    Posted on November 3, 2010 at 10:11 PM

     
  3. I went to the premier of it way back when and I had a similar experience to you. I still have mixed feelings about it because my expectations for it were really high. The music was awesome but the movie in general let me down a little bit. I don't remember exactly what it was that I wasn't thrilled about because I watched it so long ago. Maybe if I watch it again now I'll like it better...

    Posted on November 15, 2010 at 4:31 PM

     

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