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Talusfeeder

Social climber
Here
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 23, 2010 - 11:40am PT
Does anyone in/around the Bay Area or East Side have this gem? I would love to check it out...but I can't get a hold of it anywhere...
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Dec 23, 2010 - 12:42pm PT
email eurobriefguy?
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:35pm PT
yeah, what he said ^^^
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:57pm PT
I ran into Dave Friedman at Mickey's Beach years ago and told him how much I liked West Coast Pimp and how it was a shame that it wasn't more widely distributed - let alone that it was released on VHS and knott DVD. He said that Tim Steele (the director) had the master and that he could probably encode it to DVD. I think there might be an issue with music rights on the video as it had the theme song from Grease during the closing credits. I believe Mick Ryan was involved in some manner, perhaps he could be of help (perhaps in securing a VHS copy).

West Coast Pimp is one of my all-time favorite climbing videos, and I would love to have it in something better than VHS quality.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Dec 23, 2010 - 04:39pm PT
Mick Ryan might have some ideas... at one point i think he was distributing it.
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Dec 23, 2010 - 05:35pm PT
No more VHS copies around that I know of. I'm pretty sure Mick doesn't have anymore.

I have since created a handful of DVD's from the original master. I'd be happy to send you a copy for the price of postage.

No issues with the music used in the video. We pirated lots! Since we donated all proceeds we were prepared to use our non profit status on any zealous record company who screamed foul. Still haven't heard a word!

Steve Montesanto
Talusfeeder

Social climber
Here
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2010 - 06:50pm PT
That would be awesome Steve! How much and where should I send the money to? I am in San Francisco...

Thanks a ton everyone for helping out!
213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
Dec 23, 2010 - 06:57pm PT
Hell yeah WCP is tied for my favorite video ever with Masters of Stone 4!
Growing up as a central cali boulderer this video was a hallmark of style.
Just showed it to some newer climbers the way it used to be done.
Steve, I would also love a DVD version, just let me know where to send the dollarz! I'm in Reno but pass through auburn every so often.
Aya K

Trad climber
New York
Dec 23, 2010 - 07:39pm PT
I have a copy, DVD, somewhere in a box... I am on the east coast, though?
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Dec 23, 2010 - 08:14pm PT
Just send email with your addresses.

Note I'm willing to send out a few....not 20.

For convenience can you guys paypal for the price of postage?
Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:37am PT
Any more left?
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:13am PT
I got a copy. I will be at my storage unit on the 12th, I just hope I can find it easly.
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
I gotta get off my ass and make some DVD copies from master I have....will send them out to whoever wants one. I just ask for the cost of postage.
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mar 6, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
That's a classic vid Steve. Would love to have a copy.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 6, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
No issues with the music used in the video.

Strangest thing... one day while watching it the sound went out. The video plays just fine, but silently... on every system.

Great video.

You should resurrect that thing ans start selling on DVD and donate all proceeds to support a Buttermilks pooper and/or trail building/clean up!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 6, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
Hell yeah, I want one on DVD. Give us the details Monte.
Clarke Brogger

Mountain climber
Laguna Beach, Ca
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Please!!! I'd be so psyched. Lemme know!
Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Yes Please!!

i've been looking for a while, just tell me where to send the $$
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Can someone recommend some freeware for DVD copying on a Mac?

I've gotten so many inquiries about this and don't want to leave anyone hanging any longer. Once I have copies I'll post up here for anyone who wants a copy.

Thanks,

Steve Montesanto
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 12, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Awesome Steve!

Another option is to upload it as a torrent... save yourself the trouble of inserting all those DVD's... save on shipping... etc. The more people download it (and seed) the faster it will dload for everyone.

A lower res version might also work well on dropbox?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Another option is to upload it as a torrent... save yourself the trouble of inserting all those DVD's... save on shipping... etc?

This is indeed a very efficient way to do it. All Steve would have to do would be to send to one person via Skype or iMessage (no size limits on attachments), and then that person could create a torrent file from it and distribute it via Bit Torrent. I'm pretty sure you can torrent without having to upload the torrent file to a tracker site, or at least you could with the Azureus Bit Torrent client last I checked.

Duplicating DVD's and snail-mailing them is painfully inefficient, as I found out when I duplicated and sent all those Bachar TV show videos that our very own ST forum member Thedogfather graciously shared with us years ago. And although the total cost only amounted to approx. $2.50 each, I didn't get so much as a thank you for at least half of the ones I mailed out (you know who you are!), never mind the postage...[/rant]

If you wanted to make hard-copy duplicates of the DVD, Mac OS X's Disk Utility (Utilities folder) will do the job nicely:

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Professional duplicator. Do knott attempt.

Professional duplicator. Do knott attempt.
Credit: Hardman Knott


I think the best format to distribute copies of the DVD digitally would probably be MPEG-4 (.mp4), as this the gives the best quality/size ratio in a format that doesn't require a special program like VLC Media Player to play, such as Matroska (aka .mkv), etc. This is also what YouTube uses for their non-Flash videos.
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Best bouldering movie ever!
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Another option would be to upload at full-quality to YouTube (up to 1080p) after converting to MPEG-4:

From YouTube:

Upload videos longer than 15 minutes (this might knott be necessary, depending on your account).

Here's how to convert a DVD to MPEG-4 on a Mac using the freeware Handbrake:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1157590/how_to_rip_dvd_handbrake.html

I would encode at the highest possible setting (at least 720p).
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Clearly doing this all in the digital domain is ideal though I don't know if it's possible since I no longer have the source file or master any longer. All I have is a finished DVD copy complete with a menu structure. For whatever reason it will not play in the Mac DVD player (message says that the DVDs is empty). It plays fine on a regular DVD player. I'm told I can't use disk utility because it needs to UDF format which it is not.

Again, if the digital methodology won't work I don't have a problem burning copies and sending them out in exchange for payment to cover my costs (my time is free).

Further suggestions are appreciated.


Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
If you can send me a DVD, I will see if I can convert it using Handbrake on my 3rd-party DVD drive - the one I used to convert the original DVD that Thedogfather made and sent me of the vintage Bachar TV-show segments. Incidentally, I used UDF format on the duplicates I sent out to make them universally playable. One way or another I'll get it figured out. But if all else fails, I would be happy to help duplicating and snail-mailing them. I would recommend getting the modest costs covered up front (blank DVD, envelope, postage - approx. $3) via Paypal. Check your email...

BTW, you rock!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
I'd say at least 5 bucks including the effort...don't do it or free, your time is worth something and there will be hassles involved. We can afford the extra few bucks. I want one...and I will pay more whether you ask for it or not...because I think whoever does the work deserves it.
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Ok, I've worked thru this and finally uploaded the video to youtube. Special thanks to Steve Dawson for helping me get out of the VHS world of the 90's and enter into the digital world. The quality is not great but good enough to view on the computer. If I get enough interest I've sorted out the best way to create hard copies from the one copy I have with the least hassle....but only if the interest is overwhelming.

Honestly after watching it again the video brings back lots of memories of a simpler time in my life. Still, the video is crude when compared to all the slick bouldering that have come out since. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXuUW9bXOYk

10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
I thought there was another video called West Coast pimp that had Sharma in it.
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
There are a few shots with Chris in it.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
the video is crude when compared to all the slick bouldering that have come out since.

That is what makes it so good... more climbing spirit, less artsy camera effects/crap.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Thanks for all the trouble in getting this on youtube etc. I still have my VHS copy bought from Wilson's bitd.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Party in Oakland!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Thanks alot, is there a pay pal or someway to donate for your effort?
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Nah, no donations necessary.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
thanks euro brief guy!
Fun to see some old friends.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
OK i have both West Coast Pimp and Nascarkma both on VHS. Who want to make me a CD copy. Just PM me your address.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Sh#t its on youtube?
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 20, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Thanks EBG!

Only watched 10 mins of it so far but it's great...now if I can just get my boss to quit coming into my office I could finish it!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
You know you've been climbing too long when WCP is considered a hoary oldschool classic! Seems to me it came out yesterday. I'm a Cali boi at heart, and I loved that video. Still have my VHS copy.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Alright, who's gonna put up Yank On This?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Hey Wes -- Yank On This -- was that one of the "Fast Twitch" trilogy that Mike Call did? Killer stuff, all that prehistoric LCC and Joe's footage, back when the Dean Problem was still highball. Hard to beleive that era is getting on to be 20 years back now. Got 'em on VHS in a box somewhere. His "Frequent Fliers" is another MC classic that I actually have on DVD, but I think that last time I actually watched it was one of the time you were staying with us in Flag.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
I'd like to see a "Where are they now?" follow up.

I know where Byron is and it ain't creedling in some dark hole in the Tablelands.
Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:58pm PT
I'll juts have a look in the cellar here in Saratoga....there maybe some VHS copies knockin around.

Mick
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Sharma - Climbing - 35:30 in


Great stuff Steve. Thanks for posting to the You Tubes.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 21, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Thanks for the upload!
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Cameo of Jingy at 56:05 falling on his ass
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 21, 2013 - 04:55pm PT


Thanks Steve,

watching Jingy fall never gets old!

Damn that kid looks like he is getting big in your avatar,

Is he working yet?
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 21, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Damn he better be working soon, I'm unemployed right now.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 21, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Yank On This was Episode I. Fast Twitch was Yank On This Too. Probably last time I watched either was in Flag. I have the tapes right over there ->, no idea where to get a VHS player these days!

You seen MC's glass video? Cool stuff.

http://mikecallpictures.com/glass-is-liquid
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Mar 21, 2013 - 06:13pm PT



What a great time to bring him to the Eastside and teach him to boulder.


You always have a place to stay.

My best to Jen


CM
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Mar 21, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
But.that's not a real fall

This is a real fall
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:58am PT
Thanks! Finally was able to watch it from begining to end. Yahoo! made me want to go bouldering (which I did)!
weezy

climber
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Alright, who's gonna put up Yank On This?

+1 for this or any other MC vid from the glory days of LCC bouldering

thanks for uploading WCP, euro-brief-guy.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
Kira need to get her paws up.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 25, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Ohhhhhhhhhhh



Jingy, that vid cracked me up. We had a similar experience at Atari one beautiful evening.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Funny...Didn't even notice that was Kyra 'til you said that.
Friend

climber
May 4, 2014 - 03:40pm PT
Is there a password? Youtube says the video is Private.
euro-brief-guy

climber
Auburn, ca
May 4, 2014 - 05:51pm PT
Should work now.....
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
May 4, 2014 - 08:03pm PT
sweet!
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