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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2006, 02:16:39 PM »
My interpretation of "Parkour Movie" is any film that has stuff in it that a practitioner of Parkour, free running, or whatever you might want to call it, might want to see.  I'm pretty sick of this nitpicking over what is parkour, and what isn't.  I got intersested in whatever it is that you want to call it, when I saw a film of David Belle running, jumping, climbing, and FLIPPING all over the place.  When we open a topic with the word Parkour, in it, must we always explain to the people that give a hooey about the definition, that we mean, Parkour, Free running, or whatever the Blah, Blah is that the Yamakasi do (looks really similar to me).  I just assumed that anyone who loves this stuff might like to see Yamakasi, or Yamacacu, because it's got some amazing stuff in it, (although there is a lot of wire work too).  To me it's more a Parkour movie, than your average Jackie Chan film, even though there's some good stuff in a lot of those too.

I agree completely...when I originally made this post I should have titled it differently.  What I meant to ask is what movie contains the best parkour/freerunning scenes, which I believe DB-13 has.  Other than home videos there aren't any films that are strictly "parkour" films.

Applesauce - The DB-13 DVD release is 9/5 in the U.S.  I think you'll be able to get it at amazon and bestbuy, but I guess ebay would work to. 

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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2006, 04:23:23 PM »
It seems like B13 had a lot of parkour in it.  Isn't one of the very essences of parkour to get somewhere quickly, or run away from somebody?

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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2006, 04:25:31 PM »
yes i agree with sat. any chase scene on foot is parkour. someone being chased isnt gonna take the most unefficent way now is he. the answers no. even if there purpose was not to parkour they still did it. maybe they didnt kong off a 4 story building but they did run and jump efficiently. any action movie basically.
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2006, 07:11:20 PM »
so are jump london and jump britain categorized more as documentaries? although both are pretty much entirely made of "parkour/freerunning scenes" so it would be the answer to the threads new question...yet being that david belle was in the movie(DB-13) i only saw the chase scenes as parkour...other than that i saw ordinary action scenes with maybe more tricking and that great convincing acting of david belle ;)

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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2006, 06:33:20 PM »
Damn you gotta hook me up with whatever movies your watching buddy if those scenes are average to you.

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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2006, 02:24:21 PM »
well i was referrin more to the purely action scenes that included fighting nd all, which you may see in most action movies besides the presence and tricking of cyril nd david...but you are rite i am making it seem as if there is a fine line seperating the movie from others but its way thick
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2006, 03:26:38 PM »
Jump London and Jump Britain are documentaries, but also movies. You didn't say "narrative" or "fictional" movies. Yamakazi Generation is also a good documentary on the Yamakazi.
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2006, 09:50:53 AM »
I rented and watched Distrct B-13 last night.  I thought it was an ok movie.  There was some impresive parkour and martial arts that I cannot do but I didn't enjoy the show as much as watching some of the parkour clips on youtube.com.

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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2006, 11:19:50 AM »
i actually bought b13 and i thought it was preety impresive. its got a nice plot to it. and belle is a preety good actor.
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2006, 04:51:22 PM »
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2006, 05:45:29 PM »
haha yes belle wasted 1 million dollars worth of it.
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2006, 07:17:15 PM »
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2006, 08:40:10 PM »
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2006, 02:40:11 AM »
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Re: District B-13: Best Parkour Movie?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2019, 06:36:24 AM »
The movie is pretty cool. I have recently watched it. Great movie to watch.