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Rush [DVD]

Chris Hemsworth , Daniel Brühl , Ron Howard    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (531 customer reviews)
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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.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jan 2014
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (531 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0090JBHOU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vroom Vroom. Theatrical release review 6 Nov 2013
By L. Power TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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2.0 out of 5 stars Not one for the F1 historian! 21 Aug 2014
Format:DVD
Although I can't fault the acting, this film was a big disappointment to me because of the inaccuracies in the story. It would have been passable if they hadn't called the characters Hunt and Lauda but, having done so, they shouldn't have played around so much with the story.
The film has Hunt and Lauda as rivals in F3, which they never really were. Both seem to be making their F1 debut in the same year, when Lauda actually entered F1 in 1971, with Hunt two years later in 1973. Lauda's debut in the film is with BRM, whereas he actually raced as a works driver for March for two seasons before joining BRM. Hunt is presented with his first F1 car by Lord Hesketh: in the film it is a Hesketh 308B, whereas in reality it was, again, a March for more than a year's racing. When Lauda switches to race for Ferrari, he is given a Ferrari 312T, instead of the 312B. Lauda actually had a good season racing against Fittipaldi for the championship, with Hunt as a bit-part player, rather than a real rival. Even with the Hesketh 308B, Hunt was not a consistent GP winner in reality, but the film suggests he and Lauda were contesting the championship in 1975.
Hunt became competitive in 1976, when he took Fittipaldi's vacant seat. The season was spoiled by appeals and counter-appeals about the legality of the cars. The film includes the controversy about the rear width of Hunt's car in Spain, but completely misses out the far more spectacular disqualification of Hunt from the British GP: that would have been a more interesting event to include. The season was interrupted by Lauda's terrible accident which, at the time, had people believing he would be a posthumous champion, as Rindt had been.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful
By MrE TOP 100 REVIEWER
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
all good thanks
Published 11 hours ago by Maggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film - got as a gift for my father. DVD and packaging and delivery exactly as expected.
Published 3 days ago by Michael Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for fomula1fans.
If you are a Formula 1 fan you will love this. If not you will still enjoy this film for it's historical content.
Published 3 days ago by Cgall
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable film. Ron Howard has managed to make ...
Very enjoyable film. Ron Howard has managed to make an entertaining film whilst ensuring that the historical facts have been adhered to.
Published 4 days ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love F1, loved James Hunt
Love F1, loved James Hunt, loved this film. My husband hates F1 with a passion but even he enjoyed Rush. It draws you in. Read more
Published 5 days ago by I E. Aldridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very pleased
Published 5 days ago by michael a wickham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
Great film. I am huge F1 fan but this would be suitable even for anyone who isn't particulary interested in F1.
Published 5 days ago by S. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Best film I have seen this year
Best film I have seen this year, While its based on F1 from many years ago it is a very fresh faced film and anyone would really enjoy this film based on the onscreen chemistry... Read more
Published 6 days ago by luke oliver
4.0 out of 5 stars Despite not being a huge F1 fan, I found ...
Despite not being a huge F1 fan, I found this film absorbing, and exciting to watch. The character portrayals seemed very real and the physical likeness to the real characters are... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Sarah Gillen
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a F1 fan but movie far exceeded my expectations.
I am not a Formula One racing fan by any means but I found this film far exceeded my expectations. In my view, it succeeds at all sort of levels, most especially in terms of its... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Christopher Garfield Allen
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