Let's swing back in time to the world of Morgan Runyon's and Ray Klein's Runman 2…
There are two surf videos that had a huge impact on my young life, yet are nearly impossible to find copies of nowadays. My favorite was Voluptuous, that hour’s long collection of insane rippage, with some sick weirdness springled throughout.
Danny Way had a surf part in it (and dude killed it by late 90’s standards.) There was Chris Taloa shredding on his stand-up boog, a pre face tattoo Joe Crimo doing pop shuvits, some hot young thing deep throating a banana, and the soundtrack was comprised of the very best punk rock music my pubescent mind could imagine. My only copy eventually ended up dead, murdered by countless VCR rewinds.
Then there was the Runman. Such awesome punk rock degeneracy, I loved ’em all. Runman 69 was my fave, closely followed by Runman 2. I haven’t been able to watch any of them in years, so I was delighted to find a quick google search this morning turned up some copies online. Still no 69, but the first and second installments are up on youtube for all to enjoy.
I’d feel bad about linking to it, if it were available for sale. But it isn’t, (click here).
Enjoy while you can, I’m sure it’s gonna get hit with a DMCA request shortly.
Here’s an interview BeachGrit made with Ray Klein a lil while back about the brilliant short he made as an extra for The Bruce Movie in 2005, but that ended up being the highlight of that otherwise disappointing film.