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Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 54 (Nov 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Cristi

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Renny Harlin, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Sylvester Stallone, selected cast and crew filmographies, the theatrical trailer, the PS2 game trailer, a making of documentary and a visual effects documentary.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 21013
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for language and some intense crash sequences.
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/18/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Renny Harlin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Not only has he taken the lead from top Formula One racer Beau Brandenberg (Schweiger), up-and-coming rookie Jimmy Bly (Pardue) has a face that sponsors only dream about. But Jimmy is unfocused. Driven to regain his lead in the racing world, Brandenberg shuns his gorgeous girlfriend, Sophia (Warren), to concentrate on beating Bly to the checkered flag at the Chicago Motor Speedway. Under intense pressure from many

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD exhibits excellent image quality. The picture is sharp and finely detailed, with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are absolutely eye-popping, with bold reds, rich blues, and vibrant greens that come close to oversaturation at times, but never cross the line. Fleshtones appear naturally balanced and blacks are deep and solid. There is a trace of edge enhancement detected at times, but nothing that is terribly obtrusive. On occasion, finer details shimmer slightly, but again, nothing that takes away from the excellent image quality. Overall, the picture is solid and should surely please. (Suzanne Hodges)

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D-Box Motion Code™ Review:
Racing is one of the best demos of what the Odyssee can do to add to a movie-watching experience. As such, Super Speedway has always been one of my standard demo discs for guests, who often assume that the Odyssee only works for special discs. Driven can give a similar demo with a relatively well known movie instead of with a special IMAX movie that most haven