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Speed (Blu-ray) - £6.97 @ Amazon

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5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago
The movie that transformed Keanu Reeves into a bona fide action hero, Speed was also former cinematographer Jan De Bont’s assured directorial debut. It’s an almost perfect high-concept movie that lives up to its title both in the adroit choreography of the action set-pieces and Graham Yost’s taut screenplay, which is admirably stripped of all padding.

De Bont further heightens the excitement by his use of authentic locations as the out-of-control bus travels through, across and--in one unforgettable scene--a few feet in the air above the urban sprawl of LA. And instead of relegating the love interest to a dull subplot, here Sandra Bullock is an integral part of the action as she and her bus career around the city at 50-plus miles an hour. Even the opening credits neatly illustrate the film’s title, as does composer Mark Mancina’s pulsing score. Sensibly, Reeves passed on the ill-advised sequel and took on The Matrix instead; both screenwriter and director have yet to do anything better than this.
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[helper]#1
One of my favouriteist films of all time! Heat added :)
1 Like #2
Meant to be a pretty solid Blu too - http://uk.blu-ray.com/movies/Speed-Blu-ray/154/#Review
#3
HOT
[mod]#4
Not as good as Speed 2 but a top notch film and heat added.
#5
Is that meant to be a joke andy?!
#6
Speed 2: Cruise Control was diabolical
#7
nice, got it for £6.62 (using my student card)

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