CAPTURING THE THRILLING, TERRIFYING WORLD OF COMPETITIVE MOTORCYCLE RACING, “FASTEST” RELEASES JUNE 12 ON DVD
The Anticipated Sequel to “Faster”; Narrated by Award-Winning Actor Ewan McGregor
“FASTEST is Brilliant.” – Eurosport
May 15, 2012 – New York, New York – With 18 races spread across 13 countries in four continents, the MotoGP is the premiere motorcycle racing World Championship. Each race is attended by over 100,000 spectators and is seen on television by more than 337 million households in over 200 countries.
In FASTEST, award-winning filmmaker Mark Neale (Charge, Faster) offers unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage of the stars of MotoGP, while distilling the heart-pumping, adrenaline rush the young riders face on the track. The film is the sequel to Neale’s critically acclaimed documentary, Faster, and features interviews with the riders, their families, friends, and fans as they share a fascination and excitement for motorcycle racing.
Narrated by Golden-Globe nominated actor and motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting, Beginners), the feature-length documentary charts MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi’s quest for his 10th world title as he returns to the track from a horrific leg-shattering crash at the 2010 Italian Grand Prix. Rossi takes on a wave of ferociously fast young riders and the emerging stars of the sport, including Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa, Marco Simoncelli and Casey Stoner, who are all eager to claim the next world championship title.
FASTEST releases on standard digital platforms and DVD on June 12, following its theatrical premiere in Las Vegas in 2011. The film premieres on ESPN Classic in October 2012.
FASTEST is written and directed by Mark Neale; executive produced by Paul Taublieb (The Vow, X Games), Mark Hall, Mitch Convington; produced by Mark Neale and Paul Taublieb; edited by Rochelle Watston and Mark Neale. The DVD includes deleted scenes, extended interviews and the theatrical trailer.
Pricing: $29.95 US
Runtime: 110 mins. + extras
Catalog #: NNVG270770
Audio Format: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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