12 August 2016 | JohnH9
Raw, street level record of Alley Cat Races worldwide
This film has minimal narration and is edited to give the viewer the look and feel of actual Alley Cat races. The film spans the world and many cultures and styles of Alley Cats. The film should probably be preserved as a historic record, such film is rare. Clearly the cinematographer took great risks in following high speed reckless riders though busy city streets, sometimes against traffic and at night. My opinion of courier racers is that they are clearly some of the best riders anywhere in the world, however they are also a menace with a complete disregard for any others on the streets. I would have liked to see a more complete video including names, some insights as to the people and places, but that is not what the director intended. I felt the music did not enhance but sometimes distracted, but with virtually no dialogue, you can turn it down and play whatever you like while viewing. If you want an inside view of the dynamics and action of an Alley Cat race, this is probably as complete and well done as it gets. If, however, you want a deeper perspective on the lifestyle behind the race, this is empty and devoid of that. However, for what it is, it is profound, interesting, energetic, and transfixing.