“Breakin” is a movie that is unfairly maligned. Shabba Doo and Ozone had been big on the dancing scene for awhile by the time that Golan/Globus decided to make a movie about them. Hell, these guys were so big that Jean Claude Van Damme was a background dancer for them. The duo wears their influences on their sleeve, as they bring the street and Gene Kelly routines into a fresh plateau for the 1980s. So, what went wrong?
“Breakin II” is everything wrong with Cannon in one fell swoop. The sequel was rushed to hit theaters within the same year. The dancers come together to save their community center dubbed “Miracles” from an over zealous real estate developer. We get bigger set pieces and less plot. Fun fact: the rotating room used for the main sequence was later repurposed for “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.
The Blu-Ray comes with a brand new commentary, featurettes and a trailer as the special features. The A/V Quality is astounding for two films of its age. Honestly, I just appreciate we can get cult cinema like this in such grandiose packaging. Hell, the I found that the DTS-HD track opened up the channels to allow for some dialogue that escaped my previous viewings. In the end, it’s worth a purchase.
Release Date: 04/21/15