The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [DVD] [2006]

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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (434 out of 462)

Synopsis


The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Better Luck Tomorrow director Justin Lin picks up where John Singleton left off to offer a high-octane look at the world of underground Japanese drift-racing in the latest installment of the super-charged Fast and the Furious film series. A frustrated teen from a broken home, Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) is an outsider looking to make a name for himself on the illegal street racing circuit. When Sean is busted by the police for his high-speed exploits and given the option of either spending time behind bars or moving overseas to live with his no-nonsense, military man father who's currently stationed in Tokyo, the young rebel packs his bags and sets his sights on Nippon. Though at first reluctant to adapt to the unfamiliar customs and foreign code of honor of his new home, Sean soon strikes up a friendship with American speed freak Twinkie (Bow Wow), a like-minded race fan who schools the inexperienced newcomer in the pulse-pounding world of drift-racing. Inadvertently challenging local champion and yakuza associate D.K. (The Drift King) his first time on the road, Sean is subsequently forced to work under expatriate Han (Sung Kang) to pay off his debt after failing to cross the finish line first. Taking note of the young American's affinity for racing as he warmly welcomes him into his merry band of misfit drift-fanatics, Han slowly introduces Sean to the key principles of the popular new racing style. When Sean makes the potentially deadly mistake of falling for D.K.'s girlfriend Neela (Nathalie Kelley), he'll need all the help he can get to face his most challenging race to date and take on the most notorious driver on the Tokyo drift scene in a hair-raising, hairpin-turn race where the winner truly takes all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Lucas Black
    Lucas Black - Sean Boswell
  • Bow Wow
    Bow Wow - Twinkie
  • Nathalie Kelley
    Nathalie Kelley - Neela
  • Brian Tee
    Brian Tee - DK
  • Sung Kang
    Sung Kang - Han



Overall customer rating

4.3
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the Best of the Franchise, But...

    Posted
    bbrown2
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    The Fast and the Furious franchise is dumb, but fun. It is never meant to be anything more than a collection of popcorn entertainment films. Tokyo Drift was the outsider of the franchise for more than one reason. Yes, it disrupted the storyline (until it was folded back in through subsequent films). However, the fun quality was also very absent. It dealt more with father/son issues, juvenile delinquency, and ethnocentrism. It was also missing one key element, a character which appeals to the audience. While it has all of the Fast and the Furious motifs of fast cars and scantily clad women, it was missing Brian and Dom (yes, he is in it briefly at the end). The main character does not have the appeal of the others. This could be why he has yet to appear in any of the other films beyond a small tagged-on scene in part 6.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome franchise

    Posted
    Excellent
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    The Fast and Furious series is one of the best I have ever seen. A general rule of thumb I have found with movies is the first will be good, the second worth watching and after that the series or franchise is clearly not well thought of beyond just how to make more money. Fast and Furious franchise is different (yes i understand the purpose of these movies is for the company and actors to make money) but what is different is that each chapter in the story line is well thought out, planned, and edited with excellent acting. Each one carefully plays into and off of the previous ones and the entire story flows with 1 solid story line that doesn't deviate or try and change anything before it. If you want to see how following movies in a series need to be done to make the entire series worth seeing and not just the first couple, then this franchise will show you how.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just plain dumb fun

    Posted
    ConcernedCustomer

    I was surprised how entertaining this movie was. Ive seen the first 2 movies. And to be honest the 1st one is still the best, I enjoyed part 2 but part was just to much CGI and bad story line. Well with part 3 its similar to part 1 in the sense that they go back to keeping it simple and just use real cars and some good drivers. They dont try to show some insane jumping stunt using CGI like in part 2, they just keep it to real life drifting. Story is lame, but if you watch this movie you should know by now that you dont watch these movies for the story but rather to check out the cars. But the story is that a high school kid (looks way to old for HS by the way) gets 3 strikes, so rather than going to jail, he flees to Japan to live with his father who is a former navy man living there. Well point is, there are some really good drifting scenes, and your going to like the very last scene of the movie if you were a fan of part 1, Hint: Certain someone shows up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Should have had a different name

    Posted
    Layz

    Maybe I saw a different movie that everyone else saw, but this movie sucks and the only thing good about it was the drifting. First of all they shouldn't named this movie apart of The Fast and the Furious Series, because it had nothing to do with them, well until the end of the movie. The acting was weak, and the plot was very lame. I probably would have liked this movie if it was just called Tokyo Drift, but still the plot was very lame, so no. I thought the second one wasn't as good as the first, but this one makes 2 Fast a movie of greatness. Everything was too far to being believable that its not worth enough to watch it on basic cable. This movie made after-school programs enjoyable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of racing action

    Posted
    kris24
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    I think the one thing that got this movie bad reviews was the fact that there are no original cast members.The 2 minutes that Vin Diesel was in at the very end really doesn't count. If this movie was just called Tokyo Drifft it might have gotten better reviews because no one would have been dissapointed not to see Paul Walker, Vin Diesel or Tyrese. The cars in this movie are very cool and the race scenes are all very exciting. Great camera work in each race scene as well. This is a pretty good movie but before you watch you have to except the fact that none of the actors from the other 2 Fast and Furious movies have a significant role. Includes some great bonus features too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actually quite good

    Posted
    sethoth

    Dont let the other fast and furious movies drag this sequel down. its actually a very good stand-alone movie. The first fast and furious was ok, unrealistic though (8-speed eclipse) and the second one just plain sucked. as far as tokyo drift goes, Ive never been to japan and i doubt thats really how it is, but as far as the driving in the movie goes, its quite impressive while being entirely realistic. Real life drift racers do a lot of the driving in it. I know Rhys Millin is in it and a couple other japanse guys i can never remember how to spell or prounounce their names. basically. its a good movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift Steelbook!!

    Posted
    MR2D2
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    I was only missing the Tokyo Drift movie from the Fast & Furious movies. So needless to say when I found the Steelbook version at my local BB I pounced on it!! And it was under $10 too!! Great looking case. As for the movie it is crystal clear on Blu-Ray. And the sound is awesome from my surround sound set up. The steel book version also includes the DVD version and an Ultraviolet digital copy. I am currently upgrading all my Fast & Furious movies to the Steelbook versions! Thanks BB!! You ROCK!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great popcorn movie

    Posted
    Stormrydah
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    A good movie has got away from its roots since the first one but still delivers on intense vehicular action sequences that we all know and love just don't expect Oscar nominee performance. with that said a great enjoyable movie none the less. Paul walkers last Fast and Furious film. I've noticed recently that bestbuy exclusive steelbook are getting tough to find I'm not saying it's like this with the rest of the country but that's how it is in my store bluray steelbook have become rare.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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