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Speed: Definitive Edition (DVD) (2 Disc) - £2.03 @ Amazon

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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 live… Read More
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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.

On the DVD: Speed is the kind of movie that was made for the DVD format, and this two-disc special edition does it full justice. The feature is presented anamorphically in its original 2.35:1 ratio with spectacularly vivid Dolby 5.1 or DTS 5.1 options. Jan De Bont provides a commentary, though his solo effort is less engaging than that of chatty producer Mark Gordon and writer Graham Yost who enjoy constantly interrupting each other.

Disc 2 has lots of goodies, including mini-documentaries on the key action set-pieces with storyboards and multi-angle views of the major stunts. "Inside Speed" looks at various aspects of the production, from locations to stunts; production design and visual effects, plus reproducing all of Graham Yost’s original screenplay. There are individual interviews with the director and principal stars, a short selection of extended scenes and a brief deleted one; a photo gallery, plus a promotional menu in which there is a HBO "making of" featurette, TV spots, trailers, a press kit and Billy Idol’s music video. In all, a satisfyingly extensive package
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[mod] 2 Likes #1
Good price - heat added - but not a patch on Speed 2, which has to be my favourite film of all time. Pure genius.
1 Like #2
the one with the boat?...man that was pants...:p:)

Edited By: notoriouschucky on Apr 12, 2011 23:56
#3
pop quiz hotshot!! Speed dvd £2.03 @ Amazon now what do you do??

what do you do?? oO
#4
notoriouschucky
the one with the boat?...man that was pants...:p:)

That film was brilliant.. don't you know its standard LAPD training on how to control a cruise liner? haha
#5
Always loved this, dunno why I have never actually owned it. Ordered and heat added X)
#6
great film, miss bullock looks super tasty in it, and reeves isnt that terrible in it either.

this wont be the long gone oop steelbook version, should be the slipcase edition.
#7
£2.14 now.....
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andywedge
Good price - heat added - but not a patch on Speed 2, which has to be my favourite film of all time. Pure genius.

Speed 2 is one of those cases where the sequel is even better than the original. It is one of the greatest films of all time, and completely overshadows the first one. I can't even remember what the first one was called.

Edited By: sits69 on Apr 13, 2011 08:28
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andywedge
Good price - heat added - but not a patch on Speed 2, which has to be my favourite film of all time. Pure genius.

Speed 2 is one of those cases where the sequel is even better than the original. It is one of the greatest films of all time, and completely overshadows the first one. I can't even remember what the first one was called.


lol do me a favour ... i hope your joking about speed 2 ??? has to "THE" worst film ive ever seen , not a patch on the first one.

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