Early Cronenberg film Fast Company gets Blue Underground release
26th Apr 04
Good on Blue Underground, for today they release a classic 2-Disc collector's set of David Cronenberg's early film Fast Company.
The 2-Disc DVD includes a commentary by the master of body-horror himself, plus interviews with stars (William Smith and Jogn Saxon) and the Director of Photography, Mark Irwin. Also included are two of Cronenberg's early shorts, Stereo and Crimes of the Future, as well as the usual trailers, posters, stills gallery and biogs.
"In between his horror hits Rabid and The Brood, award-winning director David Cronenberg immersed himself in the gritty world of top-fuel dragsters to make what he considers to be one of the most important movies of his entire career. Genre icons William Smith (Red Dawn, Maniac Cop), John Saxon (Enter the Dragon, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and drive-in goddess Claudia Jennings (in her final role before her tragic death) star in this surprising story of a corporate-sponsored racing team and the explosive obsessions that speed them through lives of fast cars, fast cash and FAST COMPANY.
Due to a mysterious distribution snafu, FAST COMPANY was barely released in America and has remained virtually unseen anywhere in the world. Blue Underground is now proud to present this action-packed drama newly transferred in high-definition under the personal supervision of cinematographer Mark Irwin (Videodrome, The Dead Zone), remastered in room-rattling 6.1 DTS-ES and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX, packed with nitro-burning Extras, plus a Bonus Disc featuring Cronenberg’s two fascinating – and equally rare – early features, STEREO and CRIMES OF THE FUTURE."
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