In a world a long, long ago, there was Wild Style, the film that can be legitimately called the first
hip-hop film ever made.

The low budget musical docu-drama, directed by Charlie Ahearn, revolves around the
life of a New York City graffiti
artist, played by real-life graffiti artist Lee
, as he deals with his life, his work and his relationship with a
fellow artist Rose (Sandra Fabara). It features performances by hip-hop luminaries of the day like Grandmaster
, Fab Five Freddy, Rock Steady Crew and Cold Crush Brothers, and can rightly claim to be one of the very few films ever made that had a ground-breaking cultural impact.

The film’s success led to other similar films, such as Style Wars and Michael Schultz’s Krush Groove with Run DMC, Sheila E and New Edition.

And even, unfortunately, Cannon Film’s Breakin, and Breakin
, with Boogaloo Shrimp and Shabba Doo.

But let’s not go there; instead I will tell you that Music Box Films will release a special 30th
anniversary collector’s edition DVD of Wild Style, 
on October 1st, which will include a newly-remastered version
of the film, and a collection of new and never-before-seen bonus materials, plus a 48-page booklet written by the director Charlie

Aside from the feature length commentary by Ahearn and Fab Five Freddy, the DVD set will also include 7 featurettes about the film, and 7 interviews as well, including a new one with Quinones.

The film will also be released on the same date on all digital platforms, and, for those in New York, the film is still slated for a one-week theatrical engagement at The IFC Center, starting today, Friday, September 27th – Thursday, October 3rd

Director Charlie Ahearn will be at the theater, in person for the Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28 screenings, for Q&As, at the 9:55pm shows. He’ll be at the 11:45pm shows as well, but only to intro the film, not for a post-screening Q&A.

More details here:

Below is a newly released clip from the film, followed by its original release trailer: