After racing into and out of theaters, the Need for Speed movie will finally dash into homes this summer. The Need for Speed Blu-ray release date is August 5, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced. Need for Speed Blu-ray pre-orders are not yet available on Amazon but you can sign-up there to be notified immediately when they are.
The Need for Speed movie stars Aaron Paul (from “Breaking Bad”), Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Dakota Johnson and Michael Keaton. The story chronicles a cross-country race against time that begins as a mission for revenge but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) reluctantly partners with wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to a car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poot) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.
Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race — the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
The Need for Speed Blu-ray includes a series of revealing featurettes. First, go behind the wheel for an up-close look at what it took to capture the movie’s intense car stunts on camera with Capturing Speed: Making An Authentic Car Movie. Next is a feature called Ties that Bind that profiles the Gilbert family, four generations of professional stuntmen who turned the Mustang car’s astonishing “grasshopper” jump over four lanes of traffic into a family affair.
Next up is The Circus is in Town, a behind-the-scenes look at the Need For Speed traveling road show as the movie filmed from one end of the country to the other. Rounding things out is The Sound Of Need For Speed, which explores how the movie’s soundscape helps put the audience in the driver’s seat by recording “car bys,” accelerations, donuts, skids—and the signature sound of the Mustang.
Additional Need for Speed Blu-ray bonus features ray include an audio commentary with director Scott Waugh and Aaron Paul; Monarch & Maverick outtakes featuring stars Michael Keaton and Scott Mescudi cutting loose; four deleted scenes with introductions by director Scott Waugh; a “B-Camera” crash compilation with introduction by Director Scott Waugh; and trailers.
These bonus features sound fun. You’ll be able to watch them for yourself when the Need for Speed Blu-ray release date rolls around on August 5.