Factory 25


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This Partner Label release is distributed through Vinegar Syndrome's sister company OCN Distribution. Vinegar Syndrome had no part in, nor are responsible for, the restoration, extras, quality control or any content(s) of this release. We hope you enjoy our growing roster of Partner Labels and the expertise and curation brought to each release by their dedicated staff!


This special limited edition spot gloss slipcover is limited to 2,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Factory 25, a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company was founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. F25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Its mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities in various ways and formats — theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs,  Blu-ray's, books and vinyl. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Skateboard was the first feature film to depict the height of the 70s skateboard craze. Many refer to it as the Bad News Bears of the sport. A Hollywood agent finds himself in debt to a powerful bookie. To make a fast buck, he creates a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders and enters them in a downhill race. If they win, they will get $20,000. It’s star studded cast includes Alan Garfield, 70s teen idol Leif Garrett, skateboarding legend Tony Alva, and iconic female freestyler and member of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Ellen O’Neal.

directed by: George Gage
starring: Alan Garfield, Leif Garrett, Tony Alva, Ellen O’Neal, Richard Van der Wyk, Steve Monahan, David Hyde, Pam Kenneally, Anthony Carbone, Patricia Hitchock, Orson Bean, Thelma Pelish
1978 / 97 min / 1.85:1 / English Dolby Digital 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region Free Blu-ray
  • 2023 Restoration of the film
  • Interview with Director George Gage
  • 2010 Commentary Track with Tony Alva and George Gage
  • Trailer
  • 24-page booklet with Tony’s Alva’s 1978 Skateboard Glossary written in 1978 and essays by Director George Gage and Jenny Gage (director of All This Panic)
  • English subtitles

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