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Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

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This special limited edition slipcover is limited to 1,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

ETR Media is the brand new film distribution arm of Enjoy the Ride Records, a Long Island based record label, specializing in cult following reissues through a variety of genres. ETR Media releases will adhere to the same quality standards as fans have come to associate with their lavish LP reissues. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this new and unique home video line!

The skateboarding industry was going through a major crisis in the early 90s, with popularity nosediving and the certainty of the skaters’ livelihoods unknown. But that was all about to change with the introduction of the X-Games, and the debut of one of the world’s most influential video game franchises. In 1999, the video game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater shook the world when it sold 9 million copies upon release and changed the skateboarding scene forever. Complimenting the reboot of the beloved Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 games in 2020, PRETENDING I’M A SUPERMAN tells the story behind the game that changed lives and shaped a generation.

From award-winning Swedish director Ludvig Gür and acclaimed videogame producer Ralph D’Amato, Pretending I’m A Superman is the story of the skaters and developers who came together to create the best-selling gaming franchise, as well as a look into how skateboarding became a part of the mainstream, and continues to influence modern culture.

Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with legendary skater Tony Hawk, as well as industry stars Steve Caballero, Rodney Mullen, Chad Muska, and Eric Koston, Gür takes audiences through an intimate yet extraordinary journey, chronicling the meteoric rise of skate boarding’s most famous name.

directed by: Ludvig Gür
starring: Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Chad Muska, Jamie Thomas
2020 / 71 min / 1.78:1 / English Stereo

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 30+ minutes of additional interview footage of Producer Ralph D'Amato (not in the film), along with Tony Hawks MoCap session for THPS, Rodney Mullen skating in front of the Neversoft Offices for a magazine shoot, Drone footage of all the Neversoft Offices
  • Concept art scans
  • QA session from the premiere of the film at the Mammoth Film Festival
  • English SDH subtitles