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The Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170: Julius Cavero (2014/MVD DVD)

Picture: C- Sound: C- Extras: D Film: B

The Nasty Terrible T-Kid (2014) is an interesting 49 minute documentary piece on the art, subculture and controversy of street graffiti artists. While not as engaging as the documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop (reviewed elsewhere on this site, which focuses on street artist Banksy), this film directed by Carly Starr Burllo Niles, centers around T-KID - a highly respected artist in the New York graffiti scene.

Brought up in the ghetto and overcoming the bad hands that life dealt to him, T-Kid's groundbreaking style (which included 3-D letters and other unique characters) have been a source of inspiration for not only fans of street art but of the Hip Hop lifestyle as well. This documentary puts together never before seen footage from thirty years of his life and an exclusive interview.

The film is put together well structurally in an editing and storytelling sense. but is brought down a few pegs by the poor quality of many of its clips (more than likely they were pulled off of Youtube and used in the documentary). As a result of this, the quality of the audio is stronger in some scenes than others. Presented here in standard definition with a 1.33:1 fullscreen aspect ratio and a lossy stereo 2.0 track, don't expect to be wowing your friends with the quality.

No extras, just chapter selection.

If you're interested in T-Kid or the subject of street graffiti art, then you will definitely want to check this documentary out. It is short and sweet and moves at a quick pace but lacks in terms of video quality as mentioned.

- James Lockhart



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