Vanishing Point [WS] [Blu-ray]

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Synopsis

Richard Sarafian directed this minimalist chase film, starring Barry Newman as ex-marine, ex-race car driver and cop named Kowalski. He drives into Denver to deliver a car and pick up another vehicle to drive to San Francisco. To make the fifteen-hour drive to San Francisco bearable he pops a load of pep pills and drives off. Almost immediately, he is told to pull over by the police, but Kowalski refuses to stop. Ignoring the cops, a police chase ensues. Egging Kowalski on is a blind black disc jockey, Super Soul (Cleavon Little), who announces his comings and goings on his local radio show, praising Kowalski to the skies as "the last American to whom speed means freedom of the soul." Super Soul's hype makes Kowalski a media sensation and Kowalski fans mount up -- as do the police cars chasing him -- as he races against time to deliver both the car and himself to his San Francisco destination. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
2/24/09 
Studio
20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
1 hour, 39 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
Subtitles
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
Video Features
  • Includes both U.S. and U.K. Movie Versions
  • Interactive 1970 Dodge Challenger
  • Built for Speed: A Look Back at Vanishing Point featurette
  • Virtual Dashboard
  • Commentary by Director Richard C. Sarafian
  • Vanishing Point Trivia Challenge
  • Cars, Cops and Culture '70s Trivia Track
  • 0A-5599 Featurette
  • Super Soul Me Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
  • Enhanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems
Number of Discs
1

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