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FASTEST captures the thrilling, terrifying reality of MotoGP racing. From award-winning filmmaker Mark Neale (Faster, The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid) and with unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage, the film charts Valentino Rossi’s quest for his eighth premier class championship as he battles back from a horrific leg-shattering crash. 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. Loaded with almost an hour of extras, FASTEST explores the greatest feeling coupled with the greatest risk in MotoGP racing, asking the question every rider even the greatest of all time must face: Who’s fastest now?
- Deleted Scenes and Extended Interviews
- Theatrical Trailer
Equal to On Any Sunday --Bike Sport News
Great movie...[captures] Rossi’s savage determination --The BBC
Top Customer Reviews
But what a story. This is motorcycle racing in its glory days. Most of the narrative is around Valentino Rossi, one of the greatest sportsmen of our time and unequivocally one of the best there has even been in the premier class. The basic story, his move to Yamaha, quick dispatch of Biaggi, Gibernau and up to 2010, of the new pretenders is expertly told through interviews with riders, the eloquent Michael Scott, ebullient Julian Ryder and the proto-Nietzschean philosophy of Dr Costa. Along the way, we get insights from the always effacing Colin Edwards, a surprisingly mature Jorge Lorenzo, taciturn Stoner and from the up and coming Marco Simoncelli, who's sadly premature death gives the film a very touching aura.
The action shots are stunning. We see bike control around switchbacks, chicanes, slide saves and we learn about the physics of 1000 tires, breaking at 1.6G and the dead on accuracy of Rossi at Lap 1 and Lap 25 in practice. The Mugello crash, which allowed the field to rearrange itself in Rossi's absence, is given the importance it deserves.
The movie is really Rossi but all the better for it. Neale is clearly impressed and delighted by the rider community but he makes no bones that the Rossi phenomenon is likely to be stopped by injury one day and he has caught it at its very best.
If you liked On Any Sunday, Dust to Glory, Faster, then this for you. If you need waking up after a slouch Christmas dinner, then this is a must...for all the family. Also some great bonuses, especially the Red Neck/Real physics section.
That's not to say that I didn't like the movie, because I definitely did. It has a number of great elements. Ewan McGregor, a motorcycle man himself, makes a great narrator. The film is edited together with precision and the soundtrack is dynamic. And all of these things enhance the continuous racing footage. The camera work is provided from every angle imaginable from racetrack cameras to bike mounted units. It often feels as if you are directly involved in the action. There are more crashes than I could count and dozens of intensely close finishes. I loved the actual racing footage, and it made me intrigued to actually start following the sport a bit.Read more ›
The theme of this film concerns the level of perfection that is needed to win in this sport and the amount of danger that still exists. It focuses on the the amount of dedication that riders like Rossi, Lorenzo and Stoner have needed in order to succeed in the sport. The extra features are forgettable but the main event is good enough to give this five stars. If you love MotoGP, you must see this film. You will enjoy the footage even if you just have a casual interest in motorcycle racing.
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Amazing documentary about the world of MotoGP and Vale in particular. I've rented this 5 times. Only complaint would be make it available to purchase.Published 3 months ago by Gurpreet Singh