Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170: Julius Cavero (2014/MVD DVD)
C- Sound: C- Extras: D Film: B
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.
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.
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.
extras, just chapter selection.
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.