Blu-ray, DVD Release: Waiting for Lightning

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.95
Studio: First Run Features


Waiting for LightningWaiting for Lightning is another skateboarding documentary, but not just another skateboarding documentary.

The film tells the story of Danny Way, whose passion for skateboarding lifted him up to fame from being a kid from a broken home in Vista, Calif.

The visionary skateboarder garnered fans with his love of big air in half-pipes and on enormous ramps. Then he decided to try the near-impossible: jumping the Great Wall of China on a skateboard.

Waiting for Lightning is a film about how much abuse a body can take, digging deep to survive life’s challenges and flying high for dreams.

As well as Way, the movie features Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hofman and Ken Block.

Waiting for Lightning Blu-ray boxThe first feature film directed by Jacob Rosenberg, PG-13-rated Waiting for Lightning was screened in a handful of theaters, garnering mixed reviews from critics. As New York Daily News critic Joe Neumaier said, “Colorful folks and cool stunts abound, but casual viewers may still utter a big ‘Why?'”

For fans who love skateboarding movies, the Blu-ray/DVD Combo contains these special features:

  • six deleted scenes
  • interview with director Rosenberg
  • and these featurettes
    • “X Games Featurettes”
    • “Kauai MegaRamp With Laird Hamilton & Jake Brown”
    • “Woodward MegaDay”
    • “Chronicles of Gnarly”
    • “Tribute to Mike Temasky.”

Here’s the trailer for the documentary:

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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.