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Offspring - Huck It
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Review by Aaron Beierle | posted December 19, 2000 | E-mail the Author
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The Movie:

Although I've been a fan of some punk music, I've never really been much of a fan of the more recent wave of bands. Groups like The Offspring I don't mind if, say, one of their songs come on the radio. I'd previously reviewed their DVD release "Americana" months back, which I found rather confusing. All it really showed seem to be a lot of home movies of the band skating and goofing around strangely edited together.

"Huck It" is more of an actual film, directed by Paul Cobb. It combines footage of the band doing sports with concert footage of the band at a club or doing a bigger outdoor show in Europe. The concert footage proves that the band can put on an energetic, well-done live show. What it doesn't always do is present the band very well. Some of the concert footage uses cheesy effects to the point where they become irritating. A more professional, well filmed look at the band without all of the jumping around and overdone effects would work a whole lot better.

As for the footage of the band goofing around or skating or surfing, only fans of the band will likely find this of interest. Personally, I found the concert footage more entertaining, if again, not always well-filmed.

Also worth noting is that the back of the box says the program is 55 minutes. It's actually more like 40.

Track Listing:
1. Meet Greg K
2. L.A.P.D. (Live)
3. Skateboard Huck It
4. Staring At The Sun
5. Meet Ron Welty
6. Meet Dexter
7. All I Want (Live)
8. BMX Huck It
9. Gone Away (Live)
10. Meet Noodles


The DVD

VIDEO: The film is presented full-frame, and certainly looks better than "Americana"'s rough home-video footage looked. Sharpness and detail are fair-to-good throughout, and aside from some graininess, there isn't any pixelation or shimmering. Colors are strong, and the non-concert footage sometimes looks a bit stronger than the concert scenes, which occasionally look a bit too dark and slightly murky.

SOUND: The audio is presented in either PCM Stereo sound or Dolby Digital audio. The Dolby Digital 5.1 isn't too complex, but does succeed in providing fairly good quality and an opening up the concert scenes. The audio remains more firmly rooted in the front, with the surrounds used to reinforce the audio. As with some other recent music presentations, the center speaker isn't used. Audio quality isn't too smooth, with sort of a raw, live sound that works here, and doesn't go too far into harshness.

MENUS:: The menus are enjoyably animated with music in the background.

EXTRAS:: Two short featurettes about meeting the stage crew and extra footage; the other bonus is a live performance of "The Kids Aren't Alright".

Final Thoughts: "Huck It" is only so-so. The concert footage shows a good performance, but doesn't present it that well. The non-concert footage isn't too entertaining. Audio/video quality is passable, but not great. Overall, only recommended for fans of the band.
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