Two big premiers over the last two night here in Tokyo Japan. Last night was the Forum premier in Shibuya with special guests Peter Line and John Jackson! I was the MC and host for the evening. So I don’t have any pictures to show from last night. Lets just say it was a full house with over 260 people in the theater, a lot of solid Forum Fans there to check out the new movie. The movie was good, but I must say the theater manager needs to punch in the face a few times. I hate to make violent comments, but this time they deserve it. The DVD player was broken and the movie skipped backwards not once, but five times before the idiot decided to change to a new DVD player. Each time I had to get up on stage and somehow try to explain what was going on and keep the mood good. It was pretty sad to see the lack of Professionalism on the part of Tsutaya movie theater in Shibuya. Hopefully we never have to do a movie showing there again.
Peter and John were great guests and the movie was good so the event was still somehow a success. After finishing at midnight the three of us went to a bar nearby for a few drinks and snacks. Was a pleasure to talk with one of the true ledgends in snowboarding Peter Line. Very nice down to earth guy. Check out the Forum site for into on the movie and where you can buy a copy. Collectors box set.
Tonight was the Mack Dawg premier in Shinjuku with special guests Devun, Lauri, Aaron Bittner, and Ikka from the DC team. Great theater with really good sound. It was a double showing of Melt Down Project from 15 years ago and then the new film from Mack Dawg, “Double Decade” 20 years in the business, respect to Mack Dawg! The movie was high tech, HD footage, heli follow shots, cameos from famous past pro’s etc., they pulled out all the stops for this last feature. The only downside would have to be the uglyness of the snowboard wear that most of the riders are having to wear this season. The Melt Down project was fun to watch after a long time. The riding of Terje, Nate Cole and Ingmar backman was timeless! Those guys were way ahead of their time, especially Terje. His riding then was just as good as he is now, so smooth, so perfect, plus his wear didn’t make him look like a walking candy wrapper.
Devun Walsh another legend still going strong!
The theater, used to be an Imax theater. Steep seating.
Hajime and Etsu checkout out the show.
Ue and ER7
Shinjuku Takashimaya building
The mellow after party
Last train from Shibuya time to catch up on some zzz’s
ahh Shibuya, tomorrow off to Shiretoko for three day shoot with Script magazine.
Thanks Tokyo for a fun two nights! weather getting cooler in the big city!