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50 Years of Ferrari 4 hours of superior digital picture-quality footage revealing the amazing history of Enzo’s remarkable prancing horses from Maranello and Modena. Complemented by an interactive fact file, more than 100 significant Ferrari models are featured. Go straight to moving video footage of each car or access their technical details and racing history. The vibrancy and glamour that is Ferrari gallops from the screen as you view the GP winners, the champion sports racers, and the great GT cars, sportscars and supercars. Color, 4 hours.
Funny Car Summer (1973) 70s-style documentary on legendary funny car driver Jim Dunn and his rear-engine 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. One of the first funny car drivers to use a rear-engine setup, Jim dominated his class in racing. A 70s drive-in classic.
Mini: The Complete Story An action-packed story of the small car with the BIG personality. Hop in to explore the unique appeal and genuine fun that the Mini inspires! A motoring icon and a winner on the racetracks of the world, the Mini is seen here in funky and fabulous footage of the official celebrations of its 40th birthday at the Motor Heritage Center and at Silverstone. Plus in-car Mini racing experiences, action and static close-ups of the new Mini Cooper and Mini One along with graphic overlays showing the specs of each car, and a stunning selection of images from the original Mini launch to the concept cars and the new Mini. 2 hours.
Super Speedway - The Mach II Special Edition (1998) One of the best directors of IMAX films, Stephen Low (Titanica) has always been a race fan. After obtaining permission from CART, a governing body of Indy car racing and Newman/Haas racing (a Championship team co-owned by Paul Newman), Low found his stars for Super Speedway: the racing Andrettis, father Mario and son Michael. Mounting cameras fore and aft on the Andrettis' cars, IMAX offers a better vantage point than an ESPN camera, at a superior grade of clarity. Add to that the excellent sound and you can "feel" the bumps on the asphalt as the cars zoom in and out of corners. The large format can turn a pit stop into a dramatic 12 seconds as we see the driver's eyes dart away from his cockpit for a few brief seconds. We watch Michael Andretti on oval tracks and exciting road courses going over hills and sharp turns. There's even a spin--probably staged--from an angle we've never seen before
The World's Greatest F1 Cars (2001) An impressive visual encyclopedia, The World's Greatest F1 Cars covers the first 50 years of Formula One racing. The DVD begins with the stories of the Bugatti T51 and the Delage GP, which were basically stripped-down sports cars. Grand Prix aficionados will be thrilled with the detailed footage and narration on 103 cars ranging from early models like the Alfa Romeo 158, in which Giuseppe "Nino" Farina roared to the first F1 world title, to the Lotus 72 Ford (1970), which was the first car to try to achieve better aerodynamic downforce through body design, to the modern Ferrari 1996-2000. The DVD can be watched as a whole or can be broken down car by car. Also included is a "Classic F1 Experience" in which you race along via a camera mounted above the driver's helmet. The World's Greatest F1 Cars is an amazingly thorough ride through F1 history.
DVDs--Car & Car Chase Films
American Graffiti - Collector's Edition (1973) Roger Ebert: "It's not only a great movie but a brilliant work of historical fiction; no sociological treatise could duplicate the movie's success in remembering exactly how it was to be alive at that cultural instant." The time to which Ebert and the film refers is the summer of 1962, and American Graffiti captures the look, feel, and sound of that era by chronicling one memorable night in the lives of several young Californians on the cusp of adulthood. (In essence, Lucas was making an autobiographical tribute to his own days as a hot-rod cruiser, and the film's phenomenal success paved the way for Star Wars.) The action is propelled by the music of Wolfman Jack's rock & roll radio show--a soundtrack of pop hits that would become as popular as the film itself. Features racing and an assortment of American classic cars, including a white 55 T-bird driven by Suzanne Sommers.
Born to be Wild - Four High Octane Movies 4 movies for under 10 bucks! This 2 DVD set includes: The Wild Ride - This cult classic stars Jack Nicholson as a rebellious punk of the beat generation, who spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. Hot Rod Girl - A small town community is turned upside down by illegal drag racing and out-of-control youngsters in this 1956 classic. T-Bird Gang - A high school student, working with local law enforcement, goes undercover to infiltrate the teen-based T-Bird Gang, but things get hairy! Fast cars and troublemaking teens star in this 1959 classic! The Choppers - Arch Hill Jr. writes and stars in this 1961 classic about a young hot-rodder who becomes involved with a gang of car thieves and a crooked salvage yard owner.
Bullitt (1968) The outstanding car chase with a 68 Mustang Fastback and 68 Dodge Charger earned an Oscar for best editing, but the rest of the movie is pretty good, too. Bullitt is a perfect star vehicle for cool guy Steve McQueen, who stars as a tenacious detective (is there any other kind?) determined to track down the killers of the star witness in an important trial. Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Duvall appear in early roles, and Robert Vaughn plays the criminal kingpin who pulls the deadly strings of the tightly wound plot. Universally regarded as one of the greatest car chase scenes in cinematic history.
The Fast and the Furious (2001) A modern racing classic. A Los Angeles cop (Paul Walker) infiltrates a gang of street racers suspected of fencing stolen goods from hijacked trucks. The gang leader is Dom (Vin Diesel), ex-con and reigning king of the street racers, who lives for those 10 seconds of freedom when his car hurtles toward another quarter-mile victory. Racing is depicted as street theater for a lawless youth subculture. The final scenes feature a supercharged 69 Dodge Charger.
Eat My Dust! (1976) A 70s B-movie classic with little pretense of plot structure or character development. Great fun!
Gone in 60 Seconds (Original) (1974) Actor/Director H.B. Halicki's masterpiece, this is probably the purest car chase film ever made, and a personal favorite. The final chase scene is a 42 minute finale that roars through five Los Angeles-basin towns and destroys 93 cars in the process. It's a masterpiece of stunt driving, down-and-dirty photography, and sharp, furious cutting; the unsung hero of the picture is editor Warner Leighton, who paces the film perfectly and never lets it stall. A cult classic.
Grand Theft Auto (1977) Poor boy Sam Freeman (Ron Howard) and rich girl Paula Powers (Nancy Morgan) are in love, but Daddy disapproves. They steal the Powers family Rolls Royce for a Vegas elopement, Paula's ex-fiancé puts a bounty on her head, and from then on you can just forget about the plot and watch a zillion cars crash into each other, not to mention a couple of helicopters and an ice-cream truck. In many ways this is a quintessential PG-rated '70s movie, with plenty of wholesome fun involving the destruction of public and private property.
The Junkman (1982) H.B. Halicki's follow-up to the classic Gone in 60 Seconds. No less than 150 cars were wrecked in the making of this film!
Le Mans (1971) A classic auto-racing movie starring Steve McQueen, Le Mans puts the audience in the driver's seat for what is often called the most grueling race in the world. The French auto race Le Mans is a 24-hour affair through the French countryside, a demanding ordeal for any driver. McQueen plays the American driver, locked in an intense grudge match with his German counterpart even as he wrestles with the guilt over causing an accident that cost the life of a close friend. McQueen is his usual stoic magnetic self, and the racing sequences are among the best ever committed to film. A solid character-driven story combines with raw visceral power to make Le Mans a rich tapestry of action and thrills.
No Man's Land One of the best car chase movies of the 80s, and perhaps the premiere Porsche chase film ever. Charlie Sheen plays a veteran car thief, with D.B. Sweeney as the cop trying to infiltrate the racket. A classic that deserves to be better-known.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) An American classic that needs no introduction. James Dean's depiction of angst-ridden teenage alienation created a cult following that has scarcely been equaled. His mildly customized 1949 Mercury (nosed, decked, and lowered with dual exhaust) helped give the 49-51 Mercs legendary status among customizers.
Ronin (1998) Robert De Niro stars as an American intelligence operative adrift in irrelevance since the end of the Cold War--much like a masterless samurai, a.k.a. "ronin." With his services for sale, he joins a renegade, international team of fellow covert warriors (featuring actors Jean Reno and Sean Bean) with nothing but time on their hands. Their mission, as defined by the woman who hires them (Natascha McElhone), is to get hold of a particular suitcase that is equally coveted by the Russian mafia and Irish terrorists. The centerpiece of the movie is an incredible car chase that is the real thing, a pulse-quickening, kinetic dance of superb montage and timing.
Thunder Road The preeminent moonshine movie, the 1958 film Thunder Road stars Robert Mitchum as a backwoods bootlegger in Tennessee, getting squeezed by both the federal government and organized crime. Mitchum had a big hand in creating this cult favorite (which reportedly played in drive-ins around America for years), writing the script, producing the movie, and even composing and singing the movie's theme song, which became a radio hit. Directed by longtime cinematographer Arthur Ripley, the film is strong on characters and action, the latter fulfilled by a memorable chase scene at the end. Mitchum was at an artistic peak at this point in his career, and this is really an indispensable movie for his fans.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) James Taylor is The Driver, a car-obsessed racer with stringy hair and a concentration that precludes conversation. He travels the backroads of rural America with his buddy, The Mechanic (Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys), an equally obsessed lost soul at home only in the car or under the hood. They have no names, only designations, and no life outside of their gypsy existence, riding the unending highway in their souped-up '55 Chevy from race to race. After picking up a hitchhiking Girl (Laurie Bird), whose presence breaks the tunnel-vision focus of the two men, they challenge a middle-aged hotshot, the garrulous G.T.O. (Warren Oates) to a cross-country race. Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop is the most alienated evocation of modern America ever made, an almost abstract study in dislocation and obsession set against a vague landscape of roadside diners and rest stops. "How fast does it go?" asks The Driver, admiring G.T.O.'s car. "Fast enough," he answers. The Driver snaps, "You can never go fast enough."
12-07-2004, 10:33 PM
Are you selling these? Cuz if you are, send me the Ferrari DVD as a free trail and if I like it I'll buy the entire lot ;) :p
12-08-2004, 12:10 AM
Theres the Rice and the Furious, but no Italian job?