Blu-ray’s Fast & Furious

Welcome to Thursday’s latest Blu-ray news.  Today we will take a closer look at the latest addition to The Fast and the Furious movie franchise.  As you probably already know, the Fast & Furious Blu-ray has already been slated for a July 28th release date.  Now Universal Studios Home Entertainment is back with some exciting news to get your engines revving over the technical specs and special features you will find on the upcoming Blu-ray release.  The technical specs will feature a 1080 P VC-1 encode in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio accompanied by a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.  The special features can be found below.

The special features will include the following (courtesy of www.blu-ray.com):

  • U-Control – Universal’s exclusive feature that lets you access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
    • Take Control – Paul Walker and Justin Lin take control of the viewing experience in this unique feature, offering a personal visual commentary by engaging with select scenes of the film to reveal details of the filmmaking process. (BD Exclusive)
    • Virtual Car Garage and Tech Specs – Viewers will be able to view specs on a particular car from the film, go to the garage where they can browse the vehicles up close, and even build their own custom made car to share with the BD-Live(TM) community. (BD Exclusive)
  • BD-LIVE(TM) – Viewers can connect to the Internet for a unique behind-the-scenes look at memorable scenes and access new and exciting exclusive online and interactive features, including Fast & Furious Video Mash-Up, My Scenes Sharing, My Chat and My Fast & Furious Commentary. (BD Exclusive)
  • Los Bandoleros – Vin Diesel’s original short film provides an exciting back-story of characters and the need for fuel that sets up the explosive land train heist in Fast and Furious. Featuring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriquez, Sung Kang, Don Omar and Tego Calderon.
  • Under the Hood-Muscle Cars – A look at some of the muscle cars in the film including the return of Vin Diesel’s iconic Charger.
  • Under the Hood-Imports – A look at some of the hot import rides featured in the film
  • Getting the Gang Back Together – The return of cast and crew, to make another chapter in the Fast and the Furious saga.
  • Driving School with Vin Diesel – Vin Diesel hits the track to brush up on his stunt driving.
  • Shooting the Big Rig Heist – Breaking down the film’s complex, adrenaline-fueled opening sequence.
  • Races and Chases – Putting together some of the car sequences in the film, mainly the big LA street race and the chase through the smugglers’ tunnels.
  • High Octane Action: The Stunts – Looking at some of the stunts in the film, notably the Chevelle explosion, the death of Fenix and the amazing “three car roll out” in the desert.
  • South of the Border: Filming in Mexico with a look at Vin interacting with his passionate fans.
  • Trailers from all four “Fast and Furious” films
  • “Blanco” Music Video by Pitbull featuring Pharrell
  • Gag Reel – Outtakes from the making of the film
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Fast & Furious Digital Copy: Transfer the included digital copy to your iPod, Mac or PC and experience Fast & Furious anywhere, anytime!


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