EXCLUSIVE: 'Battle of the Year' Featurette 'What Is Hip-Hop?'

Director Benson Lee explains the importance of hip-hop in many cultures around the world. This breakdancing drama is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Filmmaker Benson Lee (Planet B-Boy) discusses the importance of hip-hop music all around the world in an exclusive featurette for Battle of the Year, which is currently available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. The film centers on a group of American dancers practicing for the Battle of the Year competition, who are taught the importance of teamwork by their new coaches (Josh Holloway and Josh Peck). Take a look at the director discussing why hip-hop is so popular all over the world, along with behind-the-scenes footage.


Brace yourself as the world's best B-Boy teams hit the stage in the most intense dance tournament. The Battle of the Year competition is an all out war of mind-blowing dance moves, explosive routines and electrifying displays of skill and imagination. The American team, a group of underdogs, is pitted against the world's elite as they tear it up in their struggle for the top spot with the help of their coaches, Blake (Holloway) and Franklyn (Peck). Set to pumping beats and an amped soundtrack, the All-Star dream team thrills in this epic dance-off.

Special Features:


  • Extended dance sequences from three scenes in the film
  • The Art of B-Boying: A Guide to Breaking - Join the cast and crew as they take us through the various elements that make up the B-Boy lifestyle and give us an insider's guide to dance moves, unique b-boy names and show us how they do their unique signature moves.
  • This Is Planet B Boy - The filmmakers and cast explore the B-Boy history and culture.
  • Preparing for Battle: Training & Rehearsals - From hours of training, grueling rehearsals and intricate dance sequences, see what it took to become a unified b-boy team on-screen

Battle of the Year was released September 20th, 2013 and stars Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown, Ivan Velez, Jon Cruz, Anis Cheurfa. The film is directed by Benson Lee.


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