Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Paul Crowder's Formula 1 documentary speeds to Blu-ray at the end of January.
In an early announcement to retailers, Millennium Entertainment will race '1' to Blu-ray on January 28.
'1' is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula 1® Grand Prix racing. Narrated by Michael Fassbender, the film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1®, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous. In the late 1960s, Formula 1® cars doubled their engine size and sprouted wings, making them incredibly quick, but even more hazardous. With money pouring in from sponsorship and a new worldwide television audience, superstar drivers were born, thrown like gladiators into the ring. The drivers were legendary with charisma and raw talent, but many of them paid the ultimate price. "1" follows the stories of the drivers who raced on the edge and those who stood up to change the sport forever. It is about the greatest show in the world: Formula 1®.
Featuring never-before-seen archive footage and the most impressive list of Formula 1® interviewees ever assembled, including world champions Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel, 1 tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1®, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous and the drivers were like rock stars with charisma and raw talent, but with many of them paying the ultimate price.
'1' thrilled fans of Formula One when it screened at the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ in Austin, Texas as part of a special presentation by SXSW Film Festival and The Circuit of The Americas (CoTA). The film is currently available on all VOD platforms.
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for '1' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 28.
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