Vans Announces Dogtown and Z-Boys Deluxe Edition DVD and Footwear and Apparel Pack!

A Sony Pictures Classics Release
Available: November 2009
MSRP: $17.99

Available exclusively at Vans retail stores and

Cypress, CA (November 3rd, 2009) – In conjunction with Sony Pictures Classics, Vans announces the release of a new deluxe edition of Dogtown and Z-Boys, the famed documentary chronicling the early 70s birth of modern skateboarding in Southern California.  Directed by skateboard legend Stacy Peralta, and narrated by Sean Penn, Dogtown and Z-Boys is the story of a group of gifted kids who single-handedly created a lifestyle that spread infectiously and become a worldwide cultural phenomenon.  Over 30 years later, Vans celebrates the skate pioneers with a re-release of the award winning documentary that features members of the original Zephyr Skateboard Team including Jay Adams, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta and their mentors Jeff Ho and Skip Engblom.



The deluxe edition, which will be available exclusively at Vans retail stores and at this November, includes an all-new special features disc with footage of legendary riders Tony Alva, Bucky Lasek, Chris Miller, Rune Glifberg and more, as well as interviews with Alva and Lasek.

Along with the DVD, a special collection of limited edition Dogtown-related apparel and footwear will be released including two hoodies, hats and a tee featuring the infamous Dogtown cross and graffiti art from the streets of Venice Beach.  In a nod to the original Zephyr rippers, two Vans Era styles in heritage-inspired colorways from the mid 70s will also be available.  Look for Dogtown product starting this month at Vans retail stores and at

Dogtown and Z-Boys Deluxe Edition 2-Disc DVD Features:

· The State of Pool Skating with Tony Alva and Bucky Lasek
Many things have changed since the birth of pool skating.  In this all new bonus material, Tony Alva and Bucky Lasek sit down to discuss the current state of pool skating.  Tony sessions a hidden pool in Malibu, California, while Bucky opens his home for viewers to witness never before seen footage of his brand new backyard pool with legend Chris Miller, and many more.

· Tony Alva Art Show
Go behind the scenes with Tony Alva at his Los Angeles art show “Die Poser Die”.  The exhibition includes original art pieces from legendary skateboarders, such as Lance Mountain, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Chris Pastras and Tony Alva himself.

· Includes original bonus material, alternate ending, director and editor commentary and extended skate footage.