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“Rush” to DVD

In “Rush”, released by Universal, two-time Academy Award-winner Ron Howard delivers the exhilarating true story of a legendary rivalry that rocked the world. During the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, two drivers emerged as the best: gifted English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth – “The Avengers”) and his methodical, brilliant Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl – “Inglourious Basterds”). [...]

Aaron Paul Stars in Road Racing Film

 

Aaron Paul‘s first post-Breaking Bad gig is as the star of DreamWorks and Disney’s Need For Speed, the actioner based on the EA video game franchise.

He plays a mechanic who races cars on an unsanctioned circuit and who, after doing time for a crime he didn’t commit, is bent on revenge on [...]

“Rush”- Building Speed to Produce a Box-Office Winner

The seasoned filmmakers that brought you such acclaimed movies as A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Damn United and Cinderella Man, among many others, have taken on a genre that has proven elusive in Hollywood, indeed throughout global cinema history, that of an engaging movie with auto racing as a backdrop. [...]

Sports Playing a Big Part of Hollywood’s Upcoming Production Slate

Motion pictures, documentaries and television series with a sporting backdrop are filling the development and production pipeline across the networks and studios. [...]

Steve McQueen’s Classic “Le Mans” Featured at TCM Film Festival

In a festival filled with planes, trains, or automobiles, auto racing fans will be ecstatic to learn there will be in depth coverage in addition to the screening of the classic film, “Le Mans” featuring Steve McQueen. [...]

ESPN’s “30 for 30″: The Complete Collector’s Set

In time for the holiday shopping rush comes the entire set of thirty films now combined into one DVD package (and available on Blu-ray) from ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series, a compelling “television film festival”. The 30 for 30 Limited Edition Collector Set is packaged in a collectible box & contains 30 for 30 Gift Sets Volume 1 & Volume 2 as well as an exclusive retro ESPN hat featuring the company’s original logo. [...]

Steve Mc Queen’s Le Mans Turns 40

With reports that a new feature film about auto racing is in the works (Ron Howard reportedly set to direct a Formula One picture entitled Rush), one of the sport’s better feature films was released 40 years ago [...]

Cars DVD – Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo

In addition to Cars2 currently running strong in theaters across the country, the studio also has available for post-BBQ home entertainment a Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging of the original that also features Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Larry the Cable Guy [...]

Cars 2 Starts Its Engines

Cars 2, the follow up to one of the most successful movies with an auto racing background in Hollywood history, begins its box office run this Friday when star racer Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his tow truck pal Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship picks up the pace from the original with added complications that includes going wheel to wheel with newcomer Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and a high-tech coupe named Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer) as the racers veer off track and get tangled up in international espionage. [...]

Ayrton Senna Racing Film

A new documentary film about one of the great drivers in Formula One racing history, Brazil’s Ayrton Senna is now out in limited release including the Los Angeles Film Festival this week. The movie, which will go wider in August, takes you inside the sport with brilliant on-board cameras as well as the politics and rivalries that were part of the three-time world champion’s world. [...]