Saturday, October 17, 2015
Deleted Scenes: Scenes include Letty at Clinic (2:09), Ramsey/Dom (2:15), Dressed Up (0:57), and Letty Call from Nurse (0:38).
Talking Fast (31:47): Director Wan sits down to discuss several key moments from the film. While it's kind of like a mini-commentary, I'm still disappointed that we didn't get a full one. Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris also appear to share a few thoughts.
Back to the Starting Line (12:11): A look at the franchise's growth, the recurring theme of family, the introduction of a new villain and the additions of Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, and Tony Jaa. Walker's death is also discussed.
Flying Cars (5:42): We learn how one of the action scenes was conceived and shot.
Snatch and Grab (7:31): This is part 2 of Flying Cars.
Tower Jumps (6:53): A discussion of one of the film's more ridiculous stunt scenes.
Inside the Fight: This is a series of featurettes focusing on the film's hand-to-hand fight scenes. Hobbs vs. Shaw (3:15), Girl Fight (3:20), Dom vs. Shaw (2:52), and Tej Takes Action (1:36).
The Cars of Furious (10:42): If you want to know more about the cars used in the movie, this supplement does a good job.
Race Wars (6:34): This one takes a larger look at the franchise through the eyes of the current film.
Music Video (4:05): Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth give us See You Again.
Making of Fast & Furious Supercharged Ride (8:15): In a constant effort at cross-promotion, Universal reminds us that they have a Fast and Furious-themed amusement park ride.
Our evaluation copy arrived as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo, which includes the film's theatrical cut (2:17:26 runtime) and an extended cut (2:19:54 runtime). There is also a UV/iTunes digital copy. In addition, the slipcase is attractive, with a raised title on the front. As of this posting, there were other versions offered, including a Best Buy exclusive steelbook. There is a Walmart exclusive with an alternate cover, but frankly the steelbook is a superior alternate offering.
The Bottom Line - 4/5
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Filled with high-octane stunts and likable additions, Furious 7 roars to a tearful tribute.
Review by Matt Cummings
WARNING: This review contains SPOILERS.
Review by Matt CummingsWhen Furious 7 arrived in theaters on April 3, 2015 it was unclear whether audiences would accept the inevitable: that Actor Paul Walker - who tragically died in 2013 - would no longer grace this lucrative franchise. Would the film, delayed almost a year as it was re-shot, bring a satisfying conclusion to Walker's Brian O'Conner story arc? Based on its incredible success out-of-the-gate success, the answer was an emphatic yes. Whether it's the best of the series is open to debate, but as it arrives on Blu-ray it's clear that Universal commands the field, with one of the best looking and sounding affairs of the year. The Movie - 4/5