Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New on DVD & Blu-Ray : FAST FIVE (2011)

Synopsis: Fugitive Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) partners with former cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) on the opposite side of the law in exotic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There they are hunted by a high-powered US strike force led by their toughest Fed (Dwayne Johnson) and an army of corrupt cops working for a ruthless drug kingpin. To gain their freedom and win this ultimate high-stakes race, they must pull off one last job -- an insane heist worth $100 million.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Worldwide Box-Office: $616M

Number of Discs: 1 (DVD); 2 (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

DVD Special Features :
  • Feature-Length Commentary from Director Justin Lin
  • Character Biopics
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Enter Federal Agent Hobbs" Featurette

Blu-Ray Special Features :
  • [same as the DVD]
  • Extended Version of the Movie
  • Virtual Car Garage
  • The Music of "Fast Five"

What to Expect : Just like it says on the cover there, it's the BEST in the SERIES. No kidding, it actually is. The action is fast and furious like it's always been, but there's a sense of genuine excitement that wasn't really there before. The addition of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, to the already consistent ensemble cast and the high-stakes heist plot make for a deliriously entertaining ride. Not bad for a number five installment in a franchise.

Release Date : October 4, 2011

Run Time : 130 Min.

Studio/Distributor : Universal Pictures

Rating : PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, sexual content and language.