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  • Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Natalie Dormer
  • Directors: Ron Howard
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jan. 2014
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (958 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090JBHOU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Academy Award-winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) once again teams up with Academy Award-nominated writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon) on Rush, a fast-paced and spectacular re-creation of the merciless and legendary 1970s Formula 1 rivalry between English playboy James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth; Thor) and his Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl; Inglourious Basterds).
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of the charismatic Hunt and the methodically brilliant Lauda, two of the greatest rivals the world of sport has ever witnessed. Taking us into their personal lives and clashes on and off the Grand Prix racetrack, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error.

"An adrenaline-fuelled triumph" 5 Stars--Total Film
"A thrill ride"--Shortlist
"A masterpiece" 5 Stars MSN
"An inspirational film...magnificent" 5 Stars--GQ

Extra Features
• Deleted Scenes
• Race For The Chequered Flag: The Making Of Rush
• The Real Story Of Rush

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Ron Howard’s Rush--set in Formula One’s 1970s heyday, when ‘sex was safe and driving was dangerous’--is a gripping story of fire and ice rivalry that makes today’s rights-managed Formula One look as dull as rain. Culminating in the summer of 1976 and filtered through a layer of colour-faded nostalgia, Rush follows the intertwining careers of James Hunt--the English rock ‘n’ roll star of motor racing--and his chief rival Niki Lauda, a prickly newcomer with a head for engineering and a Spartan work ethic. Chris Helmsworth plays Hunt, as sporting a playboy as the late George Best, striding handsomely around Monaco’s sunlit racetrack with an open shirt and a hairfull of shining wind. Bankrolled by aristocratic friends and at ease among the sport’s Riviera set, his career and his popularity are overshadowed when Lauda (made enormously likable by Daniel Brühl) catches the eye of an ambitious Ferrari team on the lookout for a new breed of racing driver. As Hunt drifts though a string of beds, boozers and petty brawls, Lauda patiently racks up the points, spending long nights obsessing over his car and those precious milliseconds that can mean an eternity at the margin. A deadly rivalry will do wonders for your career--and Hunt vs. Lauda erupts into snaking dogfights around the hazardous circuits of Monza, Silverstone, and near-fatally at the Nürburgring. Hunt is more alive to the alluring danger of racing--references to the famously large number of women he’s meant to have slept with are left out--but it’s Lauda who pays the higher price, and the film’s dramatic heart is Lauda’s psychological comeback, despite devastating injuries, as he prepares for a final showdown. --Leo Batchelor

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Innerchi TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
The rivalry between James Hunt and Nikki Lauda though of comparatively short duration, was nevertheless one of the greatest rivalries in sporting history. The stakes were huge: life, death, the world championship.

Even though I did not follow Formula 1 racing then or ever, I clearly remember when this rivalry went global with badly burned reigning Formula One world champion Nikki Lauda being pulled out of a burning car at a grand prix, by other drivers. Almost dead from his injuries, it looked like his season if not his career was over.

I also clearly remember watching the charismatic James Hunt being interviewed about the subject. Considerably behind Lauda on points in the world championship, his act of getting out of the car to help rescue Lauda could have potentially ruined his own ambitions to become world champion. Truly, this is one of the most remarkable sporting rivalries of all time.

So, it was with more than a little anticipation that I looked forward to watching Ron Howard's take on these events done with the cooperation of Nikki Lauda. James Hunt sadly died of a heart attack in 1993 at age 45.

If you are like me, you do not have to be a big racing fan to enjoy this. Everyone understands we live in a world of rivalry and competition, and Ron Howard does an admirable job in this movie in crafting one of the most memorable movies of the year.

While I was one of the few people not very impressed with the movie Thor, there is no doubt in watching this movie that Chris Hemsworth does an awesome job as James Hunt, easily matching the charisma of the great character, who was both a charmer and a legendary womanizer, and that Hemsworth is a great star. I consider this to be his best role to date.
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43 of 53 people found the following review helpful By MrE TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Jan. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
To any F1 fan that didn't get the chance to watch this great motion spectacular at the cinema i honestly feel sorry for you. You will never realise the true "blow away" nature of this film on the big screen aided by full surround sound audio. As a huge F1 fan i was lucky enough to take my girlfriend to see the film on release day, now she isn't the biggest F1 fan but even she liked the gripping nature of wheel to wheel action and realistic historical accuracy that director Ron Howard has attained, mainly due to the input that many people had given that were around at the time such as Nikki Lauda for example.

I have to compliment the two main actors who portrayed Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), not only do they resemble the two they are taking off remarkably well but they evidently did a lot of research regarding both of these two greats as you could easily mistake them both for the real thing. Hemsworth's portrayal of Hunt as a playboy who wants fame and Brühl's of Lauda as a man who almost has a machine like mentality to racing could not be better acted. The script is thoroughly enjoyable and has a good blend of racing, relationships, sex and fright although the main rivalry between the two drivers has been exaggerated beyond what it was in reality but that's to be expected to give the film a more gripping story. For those that need a little more background the film is based around the 1976 F1 Season but naturally does have some background based on what happened before and then after that period.

As for this specific product, You get a very nice Steel case matching the whole RUSH theme and inside you have the Blu-ray disk and also a copy of the film on DVD which means you'll still be able to watch it pretty much wherever you go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robin on 20 Feb. 2014
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Blue ray and dvd its amazing.
best film in my collection now. If you like F1 its a must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kieran McEldon on 20 Feb. 2014
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Fantastic film, definitely worth paying extra for the blu-ray edition, good quality case and all for a very reasonable price
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Defender on 18 Feb. 2014
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Had big expectations for this film, and it was good, and seemed to reflect the main dirvers very well. As I was at Brands Hatch in 1976 for the big race between Hunt and Lauda it brough back lots of memories. If you are of a certain age then you will keep saying "I remember that!" all through the film much to the annoyance of your younger viewers....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Johnston on 17 Feb. 2014
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Wonderful film, well written and photographed. As true to real life as any "film" can be after the Hollywood influence has had its bit added. A film for race fans and those who are not F.1 fans
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tttttttttt on 2 Feb. 2014
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Really good film, well written and direction, good racing shoots. Acted well by all. did enjoy the brief racing at the Crystal Palace circuit because as a nine year old child me and my mates used to go up to the park and watch the races there, sadly kids wouldn't be allowed to do that now. too much newspaper driven paranoia.

Buy it, Watch it, Enjoy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR JM BELLAMY on 29 Jan. 2014
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A cracking film. Although it is not necessarily completely historically accurate as has been advised by some other reviewers and I agree with them on this point with the fact that actually both Hunt and Lauda didn't want to race at Germany in August 1976.

However, the performances of Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt and particularly Daniel Bruhl is Niki Lauda are sensational, with both actors accents spot on and personality traits also bang on the money (Lauda was a great driver but also a tactician who was disliked by even his teammates and Hunt is a womanising, alcoholic but funny personality who was very popular).

The characters hold the film together but what makes this a special film is the view from inside the drivers helmet, inside the car cockpit and brilliantly close to the action, the cinematographer of "Slumdog Millionaire" and this Anthony Dod Mantle has done the impossible and made us get an idea of what it feels like to drive an F1 car without actually doing it obviously.

This is director Ron Howard's best film since Apollo 13. Although it is brilliant, it is not quite the "Senna" (2010) documentary in terms of content. Stylish, great thrill ride though and above all else, fun.
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