'The Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170: Julius Cavero'
(Julius Cavero / DVD / NR / 2016 / MVD Visual)
Overview: 'The Nasty Terrible T-KID 170: Julius Cavero' chronicles his coming of age as a poor latino from the Bronx in the 70's where a young boy named Julius would be forced into New York gang life.
DVD Verdict: Julius Cavero's canvas of choice was always subway cars. He would channel the anger and pain from being disregarded by society and even his family by spraying it out onto the subway cars for the public to see. Until now, the story of T-Kid 170 has been kept within the subculture of graffiti.
But that's now all changed for this film uses nearly 30 years worth of archived footage and never before seen home movies to bring us an indepth, intriguing, heartwarming and yet even sad at times look into the life, the world of Cavero.
Indeed, the viewer is given a rare glimpse into the world of subway graffiti at its prime also. We follow T-Kid into train yards all over the world, through his trials and tribulations - from arrest, addiction, violence, love, and triumphs. In 'The Nasty Terrible T-Kid 170: Julius Cavero' we follow the story of one man's rise to becoming a legend and witness the story of someone who came from the bottom to write his name on the top.
T-kid is one of few who have left their mark on the history of graffiti, coming up in the golden age of Hip Hop and becoming one of the leading figures in the emerging New York graffiti scene. His style, 3-D letters and unique characters have been a source of inspiration for many other writers from all four corners of the globe. So watch this incredible documentary today and once it's done, realize that all that subway graffiti isn't just erroneous, hap hazard damage being done - it's a lifetime of pent up creativity, and one that channeled itself, especially via Cavero's mind and hands, into something quite artistically brilliant. This is a 4:3 Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and has a running time of 49 minutes.