Get ready for some futuristic racing on DVD and high-def this September. Speed Racer will be releasesd on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 16. The standard edition disc will be priced at $28.98 SRP while the three-disc Blu-Ray set will cost $35.99 SRP. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman and Matthew Fox.
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer-whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.
Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speedâ€™s thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the companyâ€™s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret-some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed wonâ€™t drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line.
The only way for Speed to save his familyâ€™s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival-the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox)-to win the race that had taken his brotherâ€™s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
Based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida, the live-action Speed Racer will showcase the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowski brothersâ€™ films.
– Spritle in the Big Leagues
– Explore the cars and tracks used in the film and see how the races were created without a single real car
– â€œSpeed Racer Crucible Challengeâ€ full-length DVD racing game (Blu-Ray only)
– Bonus Digital Copy disc (Blu-Ray only)