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    Unique ID Code: 0000033567
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 5/5/2002 11:55
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    Fast and the Furious, The (Collector`s Edition) (US)

    7 / 10
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    If loyalties must be broken, If the lines must be crossed, do it fast, do it Furious
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 107 mins
    Retail Price: $26.98
    Release Date:

    They`ve got the adrenaline rush and the mean machines, but most of all, they`ve got the extreme need for speed.
    On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) are the boldest, the baddest and the best. But now, there`s new rage on the road. They know he`s tough, they know he`s fast, but what they don`t know is that he`s a speed demon detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner.

    With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts, and full-on pedal to the metal intensity, this fast and furious assault puts you in the driver`s seat and dares you to exceed all limits.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Eight Camera Angle Stunt Sequence - Get behind the camera from eight different locations and witness as never-before the final stunt
    Movie Magic Interactive Special Effects - A unique look at the train and car footage shot independently then merged to create the final film sequence
    Visual Effects Montage Featuring the First Race
    Racer X: The Article that Inspired the Movie
    The Making of The Fast and the Furious
    Feature Commentary With Director Rob Cohen
    Exclusive Featurette on Editing For the Motion Picture Association of America
    Deleted Scenes With Optional Director Commentary
    Storyboards to Final Feature Comparison
    Music Videos: Ja Rule "Furious", Caddillac Tah "POV City Anthem" and Saliva "Click Click Boom"
    Theatrical Trailer

    DVD-ROM Features:
    Exclusive Hotlink to Never-Before-Seen Behind-The-Scenes Footage of the Film
    Supercar Street Challenge Demo

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Rob Cohen

    Written By:

    Rick Yune
    Jordana Brewster
    Michelle Rodriguez
    Vin Diesel
    Paul Walker
    Chad Lindberg

    Casting By:
    Ronna Kress

    Soundtrack By:
    Brian Tyler
    Carlos Santana
    Ja Rule
    Sam Rivers
    John Otto
    Method Man
    R. Kelly
    Faith Evans
    Fred Durst
    Nate Dogg
    Leor Dimant
    Wes Borland

    Director of Photography:
    Ericson Core

    Peter Honess

    Costume Designer:
    Sanja Milkovic Hays

    Production Designer:
    Waldemar Kalinowski

    Neal H. Moritz
    Creighton Bellinger

    Executive Producer:
    John Pogue
    Doug Claybourne

    Universal Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    I had no expectations whatsoever from this movie, and it`s a good thing. It`s noisy, predictable, boring or in one word that`ll sum it up - crap.
    If you are into fast cars and their engines` sounds, you`d enjoy this movie, no doubt. However, if you`re here for the plot and/or acting - oh dear.
    The video transfer is good. There are no visible compression signs and the cars do look great. However, some of the CG in the movie is more than obvious (got a semi-plastic look) and the scenes involving blue screens look flat and lifeless.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both explosive. The surrounds are constantly used for pass by effects. 5 minutes into the movie - this gets irritating. The musical soundtrack is dreadful. It includes some hardcore rock&roll and a lot of rap crap.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary by the director, a behind the scenes look, explanations about the special effects, some production notes, a short featurette about making the movie PG-13 compliant, 8 deleted scenes (which don`t contribute a thing to the plot), 3 (horrible!!!) music videos, several storyboards, a multiple angle stunt scene (quite impressive) and some cool DVD-ROM features (information, songs, game demo and more). The extras are by far superior to the movie itself.
    Bottom line - a bad movie yet a very good disk. Still, barely worths a rent.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 5/5/2002 16:09
    5 / 10
    Fast and the Furious is a dumb popcorn movie with no plot, and no decent acting either (Paul Walker cannot act. At all. Ever).

    All this is served up with a decent picture, sound and extras.

    Trust me the only thing good about this film is the cars.
    posted by wazza on 23/6/2002 21:05
    10 / 10
    The Fast and The Furious is a great action packed movie. The movie starts with Los Angeles cop Brian O`Connor (Paul Walker) who has to go undercover in a gang of street racers suspected of fencing stolen goods from hijacked trucks. The gang leader is Donimic Toretto (Vin Diesel) who is the King of The street racing world and is a very fast driver. From that point on there is a lot of races and speed and action. The DVD has a big list of special features like director`s commentary, the making of The Fast and The Furious, cut scenes and a bunch of other features. The DVD is a must-buy because it is fantastic.
    posted by LFC_Lad on 4/4/2003 01:59