If you like pure speed without Hollywood's over the top car stunts there are only two movies that count; Steve McQueen's 'BULLITT', and Steve McQueen's 'LE MANS'.
Now at long last McQueen's Seminal movie of the 24hour race 'Le Mans' joins 'Bullitt' on DVD. It was never as far as I know on vhs so this is the first time we have been able to get our hands on it apart from taping off the telly. This is however in glorious 2.35:1 panavision, and not old tv square vision.
Sound is Dolby 5.1.The print has been cleaned up and is fantastic.
It would have been nice to have had a 'making of' and maybe a history of the Le Mans 24hour race. But then the lower price takes this into account.
There are no extras other than extra sound tracks for Italian, French, German & Spanish. Subtitles are in English, Dutch, Portuguese, French and Greek.
My advice is BUY IT, draw the curtains, get a couple of cans, slouch in an armchair, put on the headphones and hit the volume to hear those glorious Porsche engines and wrap yourself up in an on the limit high speed run through the french countryside for 1hour 44minutes ( includes time for a tea break while Steve chats-up the lovely Elga Andersen).
Le Mans should carry a public heath warning its such a breath taking thrill:
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR AFTER WATCHING THIS MOVIE. You will: a/ get a speeding ticket, b/have an accident, c/end up in jail, D/a,b & c will happen.
You have been warned.