- Disorder V – Disorderly Conduct
- £19.99 (DVD)
- Chilli Video
Disorderly Conduct is the fifth instalment in the ever-reliable New World Disorder series. The film kicks off with the traditional themed opener – this time around the riders escape from a chain gang, with each segment introduced by a little scene of the rider on the run. It could all easily have become terribly cheesy, but it’s actually just cheesy enough and works well.
Talking of riders, all of the usual suspects are here from old hands like Simmons and Schley, through the current top dogs (Berrecloth, Hunter, Strait et al) and all the way to the likes of Paul Basagoitia who no-one had heard of until he won Whistler’s Crankworx slopestyle compl last year. His winning run is here, and it’s mental.
The NWD series is in the MTB video premier league, and with an impressive array of big sponsors the producers have got the resources to use a lot of riders, a lot of locations and plenty of elaborate filming techniques – helicopters, chase bikes, wires, it’s all here, but it never gets in the way of the action. The editing is excellent, with finely-judged use of slow-mo (or mild speeding up) and hardly any scenes outstaying their welcome.
Of course, the riding is bonkers. As ever, Gracia’s bits are a highlight, Aaron Chase’s tree-branch handplant is already famous and everyone else seems to be turned up to at least 10. It’s a healthy mix of DH, street, trials, Shore, jumps, hucks and comps with really very little slack at all.
It’s a measure of the quality of Disorderly Conduct that the DVD extras are better than a lot of other whole videos. There’s an Australian road trip seciton that could almost stand alone as a perfectly good film, plus the obligatory crash segment, Bender backflipping (eventually), more Gracia and Chausson and some other bits and bobs. Plus some videos from three of the bands featured on the soundtrack. There’s two hours of stuff in all, and it’s all worthwhile.
Positives: Great mix of riding and all of it superb, top-notch production, loads of content for your money
Negatives: Erm. No, can’t think of anything
Very watchable, and the extras make Disorderly Conduct a great value package