Rush (DVD): Review

The Film

Rush, the story of formula one rivals Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth); Lauda the perfectionist and Hunt the charismatic.

Set in the golden age of formula one, this true story shows the two greats from their beginnings through their meteoric rise to each becoming world champion. Rush explores just how far we will go to achieve our goals, and be the best, sometimes at a great cost to ourselves, and others.

The leads totally capture the essence and physicallity of those they are portraying, and are sure to do Formula One fans proud.

Rush is a story of rivals and friendship, and how the one you might most dispose, could be the one that drives you.

The Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high, and can be upscaled in software to HD for those with supported systems and screens. There are no visible artefacts.

Sound is a Dolby Digital mix, and uses the surrounds to place the viewer in the many races depicted in the film. The non-racing scenes use these to expand the auditory field, bringing the scene alive.

There is a good collection of bonus features on the disc, a great collection for a DVD at that.

Deleted Scenes

These deleted scenes, some short, fill in some of the story, but one can see how these would have changed the pacing of the film. A nice addition for when you have see the story as the director intended.

The Making Of Rush

A great collection of the process of bringing the story of the two races to screen, the development of the characters, and their respective nuances, to the various events and supporting characters.

One featurette includes the search for the two leads, and the process behind finding the ideal actors to be those inconic men.

The Real Story Of Rush

Three short featurettes that take us back to how racing used to be, the cars, the rivalry and putting all on the line, risking death, for that win.

Rush is a great story, with a vast collection of bonus features, and is available now in South African stores.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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