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Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2009

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"Fast & Furious" (Blu-ray)

Fast & FuriousSynopsis

Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his girlfriend Letty (Rodriguez) are highjacking oil tankers in the Dominican Republic, and when the latest one goes badly, Dom moves to Los Angeles.

He becomes involved in an investigation into drug trafficking with his old friend Brian O'Connor (Walker), who is an FBI agent working on the case. Brian's conflict is with upholding the law and not arresting Dom.

A man named Campos (Ortiz) who works for a drug cartel that is bringing heroin into the US, is assigned the task of finding drivers who can outrun the police.

So, with Dom's help (he knows how to drive really, really fast), Brian is able to bring down the leader of the cartel.

 

Specifications

  • Universal
  • 2009, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 47 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz
  • Directed by Justin Lin
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

If you are a fan of the Fast & Furious series, you will probably like this one. It gets deeper into Dominic as a person than the other installments.

Technical

The image doesn't seem much better than SD DVD, and there is modest use of the surround channels.

Extras

These include Director's Commentary, Los Bandeleros, The Making Of, Stunts, Gag Reel, and a digital copy for your iPod.