i ordered it forever ago and it still hasnt come.
- put it up for bittorrent download...
- has *anyone* received the DVD?
yeah someone posted this a few weeks ago saying theirs hadn't come. i ordered and then i emailed them and this is the reply i got
Thank you for the email and we apologize for the delayed response. Unfortuantely, we do not have this item available through our on-line store. We would suggest contacting the on-line store where you purchased it from.
PUMA USA Customer Service
PUMA North America
5 Lyberty Way
Westford Ma. 01886
09/12/2005 01:10 AM
Subject [RMX:#] puma messenger dvd
My friends and I were interested in the puma dvd featured at
pumaville.com. we have all tried to order one, but none of us has
recieved it. is it still available?
Originally Posted by JamtastichmmOriginally Posted by Pumaville.com
If its free...you really cant complain.
.....now Im going to be pissed when mine doesnt arrive in 7-10 days...
Originally Posted by jk610
yeah you can. its not really free. they're probably just collecting all our information for mailing lists. or theyll sell it to a marketing company.
looks like they'll be playing it at the bike film festival: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
USA 2005 | DV, 18 minutes.
DIRECTOR: Daniel Leeb
A day in the life of New York City messenger, Alfred Bobe, Jr., “"the fastest man in the city".” Daniel Leeb's cinematography dances with Bobe's bicycle through the moving city. This film is sure to make anyone who ever considered moving to New York to become a bike messenger, book himself or herself on the next flight to JFK. Not only a stunning portrait of the courier workday, Messenger is a tribute to New York's energy and its do-or-die attitude. Bobe may risk his life for the next delivery, but his philosophical outlook and skillful riding will remind you why messengers setthe pace of urban street culture.
I know, I was thinking of wearing sneakers while riding...now...I just don't know. It gets harder to be original everyday. Damn!
I was the one who posted a few weeks ago. After requesting the dvd 3 times since it came out i still have not received it. I saw this alfred guy this past labor day at kissena, should of asked him if he had some in his bag???
So no ones actually got this dvd?
i think someone on LJ said they got it, maybe not
i have it. have had it for a long time (couple months maybe?).
did you your copy from Fadar magazine?Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
not exactly. i used to work with theo from puma when i was at the fader and he was at cornerstone, the fader's parent company. he's the guy at puma behind their investment in fg-related stuff, and i got it through him.
it's good. not life-altering, but a good short. he says one good thing, about there not being nor needing to be any rivalry between messengers and usps guys, says something like we do the same job, just that they do it without riding a bicycle [pause] "but why would you do a job where you don't get to ride a bicycle?" nice line, some good riding shots taken from another bike, some nice observation of this way that he kinda caresses other vehjicles when riding through traffic - like strokes them a little bit (make of it what you will), some nice little skids that he does. starts and ends with the billburg bridge. funny thing as you're watching the last shot of the ride home brooklyn-bound and the shot is from the pov of a rider going up the climb from delancey, every time you see one of the yellow dividers disappear under the bottom of the screen as the bike approaches it you brace yourself for the bump. it's involuntary!
be glad to lend to anyone in nyc
i have it. a friend from the pilates studio i used to go to lent it to me, and i haven't quite gotten 'round to returning it. i have no idea how she got it.
I'm in it for 3 seconds on the yellow mtn bike
you were amazing!!
you guys don't, by any chance, have experience ripping dvds and distributing through bit-torrent, do you?
... Okay, messenger dvd owners:
Do any of you a: have a dvd drive on your computer and b: have the time / willingness to follow a tutorial that would walk you through the process of ripping a dvd, installing bittorrent (file sharing software) and sharing it to the interweeb?
I'd be willing to write something up if someone else is willing to go through it.