RT on DVD: Speed Racer Zooms to Blu-ray!
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If you're a regular reader here at RT, you may have noticed my fondness for the live-action adaptation Speed Racer --- a textbook "love it or hate it" movie from the Wachowski brothers that split critics and audiences alike this summer. Well, the time has come, friends. That's right...Speed Racer is on Blu-ray!
Warner Bros. is releasing the fizzy-pop CG extravaganza on DVD and Blu-ray this week, and we couldn't be more excited. (It would be an understatement to recommend you watch it in high definition.) The best part about snagging Speed Racer on DVD or Blu-ray: repeat viewings, so that your eyeballs and your senses can soak in every bit of digital wonder without being completely overwhelmed.
Emile Hirsch stars as Speed, the hotshot titular racer who takes on the corrupt world of professional racing with his family (John Goodman, Susan Sarandon), his girlfriend (Christina Ricci), and his car (the Mach 5) by his side. Only a pair of extra features appear on the release: a set tour by young cast member Paulie Litt (sans monkey) and a faux documentary about the stars and technology within Speed Racer's fictional racing circuit. But we've got a sneak peek behind the scenes featuring producer Joel Silver and a look at Speed Racer's journey from computer-to-screen. Watch it below!
For internet-fast access, download Speed Racer directly from iTunes and Amazon Unbox, or watch it On Demand beginning September 30.
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