Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that DreamWorks’ Need for Speed will be available to own on Blu-ray, Digital HD and On Demand on August 5, 2014.
Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures’ Need for Speed captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and ‘70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, Need for Speed taps into what makes the American myth of the open road so enticing.
The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) — who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side — reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to a car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poot) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.
Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race — the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
Pplus experience first-hand what it took to make this breakthrough action hit with a series of revealing featurettes. First, go behind the wheel for an up-close look at what it took to capture the movie’s intense car stunts on camera with ‘Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie;’ next, meet the Gilbert family, four generations of professional stuntmen, who turned the Mustang hero car’s astonishing ‘grasshopper’ jump over four lanes of traffic into a family affair in ‘Ties that Bind;’ then, experience the Need For Speed traveling road show as the movie films from one end of the country to the other in ‘The Circus is in Town;’ finally, discover how the movie’s stunning soundscape helps put the audience in the driver’s seat by recording ‘car bys,’ accelerations, donuts, skids — and the ‘gnarly’ signature sound of the hero Mustang – in ‘The Sound Of Need For Speed.’
Additional must-own bonus features on Blu-ray include an audio commentary with director Scott Waugh and Aaron Paul; Monarch & Maverick outtakes featuring stars Michael Keaton and Scott Mescudi cutting loose; 4 deleted scenes with introductions by director Scott Waugh; trailers, and more!
FULL BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE
- Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie
- Ties That Bind
- The Circus Is In Town
- Feature Audio Commentary with Director Scott Waugh and Aaron Paul (Blu-ray only)
- Monarch & Maverick Outtakes with Introduction by Director Scott Waugh
- 4 Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Director Scott Waugh
- The Sound Of Need For Speed
- ‘B-Camera’ – Crash Compilation with introduction by Director Scott Waugh (Easter Egg)
- Need For Speed™ Rivals Trailer
(Please note: At time of announcement, Disney was unable to provide us with cover art for the Blu-ray. We will update when it becomes available to us.)