Grand Prix [Blu-ray] [1966]

  • SKU: 3826199
  • Release Date: 05/24/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • 5 roaringly in-depth featurette:
  • Pushing the limit: The making of Grand Prix
  • Flat out: Fomula 1 in the Sixties
  • The Style and Sound of Speed
  • Brands hatch: Behind the checkered flag
  • Grand Prix: Challenge of the champions
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Grand Prix
There's a few million dollars' worth of star power and a nickel's worth of plot in the lavish race-car melodrama Grand Prix. Among the participants in this annual cross-continent competition are characters played by James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, and Antonio Sabato. Interested parties include Toshiro Mifune (his voice dubbed by Paul Frees), Adolfo Celi, and Claude Dauphin, while the women who agonize on the sidelines include Eva Marie Saint, Jessica Walter, and Françoise Hardy. The racing sequences are top-rank, cleverly utilizing those 1960s devices of helicopter angles and multiple screens. Oscars went to editor Frederic Steinkamp (among others) and the sound-effects supervisor Franklin E. Milton. Filmed on location, Grand Prix made back its cost about half a week into its run. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Garner
    James Garner - Pete Aron
  • Eva Marie Saint
    Eva Marie Saint - Louise Frederickson
  • Yves Montand
    Yves Montand - Jean-Pierre Sarti
  • Toshiro Mifune
    Toshiro Mifune - Izo Yamura
  • Brian Bedford
    Brian Bedford - Scott Stoddard



Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for your motorsports DVD collection

    Posted
    Kaldi
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    While this is a move about a historical period of GRand Prix racing (late 60's), director John Frankenheimer used ground breaking techniques to capture the racing action that remain unrivaled to this day, and in fact would be impossible to replicate today due to much more limited access and safety restrictions. The extras included are nearly as entertaining as the movie itself and give you an behind the scenes look at the extraordinary lengths Frankenheimer went to, to film the racing scenes in a way that conveys the speed and brutality of Grand Prix racing in a way never done before, or since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a well done movie, great story and realistic.

    Posted
    Fanofsurf
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    I love this movie, it was done in a time when Hollywood could get access to the live events. Making a movie like this now would take a series of minor miracles and logistically speaking, it would be impossible. The film features a superb cast, great acting, great locations (Monte Carlo opening scene is a real attention grabber) and great cinematography. It is amazing that with all that comes in this DVD (bonus footage etc) the price is only $9.99.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For avid fans

    Posted
    RobertoG

    This movie is for people who like 60's drama AND Formula One racing. Too many people look at this movie for just another drama. The sport is just as much a character as Pete Aaron, main character played by James Garner. If you don't like the sport or don't get it, then you will not enjoy this movie. If you do, then this is a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid movie

    Posted
    Bestbuyer
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    Good movie. Not the best car movie and not the best racing movie, but a good solid movie and well worth the price at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good car movie

    Posted
    Bestbuyer
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    Good movie for those who like car movies or James Garner movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic movie

    Posted
    BBRay1969
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    One of the best in the genre of racing movies. Fantastic in-car camera work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Realistic

    Posted
    Caps1st
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    Must see. Good story line so realistic ahead of its time Storied classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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