review - PRO, The Movie

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by k.papai, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. k.papai

    k.papai Guest

    I finally finished watching this documentary film today. I am very
    psyched.

    It's well worth possessing this for bike racing fans. I bought mine via
    dailypeloton.com but ErikSaunders.com also sells it.

    I was surprised the amount of air time Mike Sayers got as well as Erik
    Saunders. However those guys were a few of the strongest guys as
    USPRO/Philly 2004, the heart and soul of this movie.

    Jaimie Paolinetti (director and writer) also features Chris Horner,
    Fred Rodriguez, Bobby Julich, Jonas Carney and also bits from YMC Mike
    Creed, Henk Vogels, Gord Fraser, and Mark McCormack (USPRO champ 2003).
    I can't forget Tim Johnson. John Lieswyn is one tough SOB at the end
    of the race among others. The film is narrated by someone named Simmons
    whom I don't recognize but his deep voice adds lots of drama - his
    monotone style gets a bit weary.

    It's chock full of racing action and lots of explanations of racing
    terms and tactics with emphasis on teamwork. It illustrates the
    toughness of the Manyuk Wall (I was surprised to see so relatively few
    fans hanging out there -- the large SF Fillmore crowds spoil me).

    The film is just a couple minutes short of two full hours. It's a
    well edited DVD with a super minimalist approach. -- nothing fancy just
    lots of interviews and plenty of racing action.

    Well done!! Buy this for a Xmas gift for yourself or to the race
    cycling fiend on your list.

    -Ken Papai


    Here is a snip from DailyPeloton.com:

    "From the maker of The Hard Road, PRO takes you on an exclusive journey
    into the rarified world of professional bike racing, a world those
    outside the sport only dream of seeing. Travel straight to the heart of
    pro racing - the lifestyle, the obsession, the commitment, the
    struggle.

    PRO is the tale of world class professional riders preparing for and
    racing the premiere race in the United States - the "must race" contest
    on everyone's list. Jamie Paolinetti's feature-length documentary stars
    Bobby Julich, Chris Horner, Freddie Rodriguez, John Lieswyn, Mike
    Sayers, Gord Fraser, Henk Vogels, Mark McCormack, Jonas Carney, Trent
    Klasna, Michael Creed, Erik Saunders, Tim Johnson, Frankie Andreu, Sean
    Kelly [? Since they mean Sean Yates], and many others, who tell the
    tale of their sport and their careers through one-on-one interviews.

    PRO delivers this incredible inside look within the context of "Philly
    Week" - the Wachovia Invitational in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the
    Wachovia Classic in Trenton, New Jersey, and the Wachovia US PRO
    Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
     
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  2. Jim Boyer

    Jim Boyer Guest

    "k.papai" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I finally finished watching this documentary film today. I am very
    > psyched.
    >
    > It's well worth possessing this for bike racing fans. I bought mine via
    > dailypeloton.com but ErikSaunders.com also sells it.
    >
    >

    Lot's of stuff cut from k.papai post.
    Did anyone find that the audio track had very uneven volume levels? There
    were some portions where I had to turn the TV volume all the way up to even
    barely hear anything. I'm wondering if this is part of the production, just
    my DVD or equipment problems on my end.

    thanks,
    jb
     
  3. That's not normal... Volume was even and smooth for me.
    Buy this movie!!
     
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