Do you remember the film Breakdance? It is simply the best dance movie to come out of the 1980’s. Twenty five years after its original release Breakdance The Movie is without a doubt still the original and best breakdance film: a movie inspired by a street movement that went on to spread the craze wider and further than anyone anticipated.Now, get out your lino, stick on your ghetto blaster and don your cap as Breakdance – and its sequel Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo – spin on to DVD for the first time in the UK courtesy of Second Sight and we have two copies to give away to readers. To be in with a chance to win email your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakdance was a genuine phenomenon, an independent film that grew out of the nascent hip hop craze that was sweeping across both sides of the Atlantic and went
on to bring it to an even wider audience.
Directed by Joel Silburg, Breakdance The Movie sees dance student Kelly (Lucinda Dickey) becoming disillusioned with her dance teachers, and when she meets street dancers Turbo (Adolpho Quinones) and Ozone (Michael Chambers),she realises that breakdancing is where it’s at.
Breakdance 2 – Electric Boogaloo sees Turbo, Ozone and Kelly take on a developer who wants to demolish the local youth centre, so they plan a huge street fundraiser to showcase what they do best – Breakdancing!
As well as introducing scores of teens in the US and UK to the dancing, the moves, the music and the clothes that characterised breakdancing, bodypopping and hip hop in general, Breakdance also brought fledgling rapper Ice T to a wider audience for the first time ever.
With a thumping soundtrack including the top 10 hit There’s No Stopping Us by Ollie & Jerry and Rufus and Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody, Breakdance will have you doing windmills, crazy legs and headspins in no time.
Breakdance The Movie and Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo are released on 6 April 2009 6, RRP: £15.99
Breakdance – the first dance battle
Breakdance – The final dance scene
Breadance – Electric Boogaloo trailer
Whats your favourite scene from the Break Dance film?