I remember watching this film when I was a kid with my motorsport addicted grandfather and didn't fully appreciate the story, cast and locations but loved the action.
I purchased the 2 disc Special Edition recently and Ive watched twice since and loved it even more now that film quality has been hugely improved on visual colour and sound quality.
I can now appreciate the film more with age, the director Zimmermann, who also directed Ronin (note the car chases), James Garner (I loved The Rockford Files), Tishiro Mifune (Im a big Akira Kurosawa fan)and now the fact that I know the circuits and locations in the film, the cars and the histories of the REAL individual F1 drivers. Graham Hill, James Hill, Jack Brabham, Phil Hill (who drove the GT40 camera car whilst filming) and of course the great Jim Clarke.
The locations are amazing to see in the heyday and how they have changed to todays safety standards have hugely changed for the better. The crowds are crazy!
The extras are very enjoyable and not boring and have a huge insight into the film, behind the scenes and the 60's F1 era.
If your a motorsport fanatic and enjoy modern day F1, car chases (lets face it Grand Prix is full of them) then this is 'A MUST', forget the fact that this film is from 1966, there are no CGI special effects, no modern motorsport film comes near the quality of this and probably never will.