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Fast and Furious 6 Blu Ray/DVD Date and Details

Fast 6, The Fast and the Furious 6, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez

Though it wasn’t my cup of tea, Fast 6 was an undeniable box office juggernaut and 7 is currently filming with 8 in planning stages.  Universal announced that the NOS-fueled film will hit stores on December 10th and will have an extended cut as well as a slew of extras.  Though I may not have liked the film as a whole, the last fifteen minute action scene was freaking fantastic.  Even if you have no desire to see the movie, if you’re at a friend’s house who does have it, ask to see the final race with the plane and they shall know and you shall behold its awesomeness.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced thatFast & Furious 6, which has earned $788.7 million worldwide, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 10, and you’ll be able to download it digitally earlier on November 19. Here’s the specs (via IGN) and Blu-ray announcement trailer:

Fast & Furious 6 comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on December 10, 2013. The film will also be available on Digital November 19, 2013. Found exclusively only on the Blu-ray is a special Extended version with even more intense action, as well as over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features, only available for a limited time in collectible Steel Book packaging.

Bonus Features Exclusively on Blu-ray

Extended Version of the Film

Take Control—Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and director Justin Linappear at key moments throughout the film, offering observations and reflections on the movie, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Planes, Tanks and Automobiles
– The London Chase—Gives viewers a front-row seat for the filming of a sprawling car chase through the streets of one of the world’s most historic—and congested—cities. Examines how director Justin Lin and his team pulled off car-flipping mayhem on a breathtaking scale.
– Highway Heist: The Convoy Attack—A first-hand account of a meticulously planned and executed action sequence, as Dominic’s gang saves the day in this high-velocity battle featuring a tank, an armored cargo carrier and a harpoon.
– The Antonov Takedown—An exploration of what went into creating Fast & Furious 6’s spectacular finale sequence, featuring the world’s largest plane, including first- and second-unit filming, special effects, visual effects, car rigging, stunt drivers, green-screen shooting and more.
– Dom and Letty Race Again – Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez reunite on screen.
Gearhead’s Delight—From the shop to the test track, to the set and back again, a look at the latest hot cars showcased in Fast & Furious 6. Narrated by car lover Paul Walker, this piece features Dom’s latest Charger, Brian’s Nissan Skyline GTR, the BMW M5’s, the Alfa Romeo and the classic cars from the film’s car-auction scene.

The FLIP Car—Provides an inside look at the Fast franchise’s newest mind-blowing vehicle—the pivoting FLIP car. Dennis McCarthy, the film’s picture car coordinator, will take us through the coolest parts of this truly astonishing vehicle, and the destruction it leaves in its wake.

Hand-to-Hand Fury—This jam-packed featurette offers viewers a detailed look at the rehearsals, choreography, stunt work and filming of some of Fast & Furious 6’s most bone-jarring fight sequences.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray and DVD

Deleted Scenes

The Making of Fast & Furious 6
– The Fastest of Them All—Chronicles the epic saga of the Fast films from chapters three through six. Justin Lin and his team reveal how they brought new energy to the franchise, creating a dynamic multi-movie story arc.
– Reuniting the Team—Explores the characters (and actors) that make up the Fast family, with a focus on founding partners Dom and Brian (and Vin and Paul).
– Letty’s Return—Heralded by a crowd-pleasing cliffhanger in Fast Five, Michelle Rodriguez (“Letty”) makes a dramatic return in the sixth installment. This short feature explores how the creative team engineered her resurrection.
– The Mastermind and The Mole—Viewers meet Fast “newbies” Luke Evans (“Shaw”) and Gina Carano (“Riley”) as they share their experience joining the cast of Fast & Furious 6 and how their characters fit into the new plot.

On the Set with Vin—Vin Diesel talks through a stunt he is about to perform and then rides his hot rod through an explosion, coming out unscathed.

Feature Commentary with Director Justin Lin

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez lead a cast of returning all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed delivers the biggest adrenaline rush yet in this explosive extended version. Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled drivers, whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by the love Dom (Diesel) thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal mercenaries from stealing a top secret weapon is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks for the help of Dom and his elite team. Payment for the ultimate chase? Full pardons for all of them and a chance to make their families whole again.

Movie Review: Fast and Furious 6 (2013)

Fast 6, The Fast and the Furious 6, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez

This is how I ended up at FF6 last night.  My wife badly wanted to go to the movies and, for reasons we need not dwell on, that’s currently our only form of date night entertainment.  So we’ve seen….pretty much everything.  Looking at the schedule, we faced a fork in the road between Fast and Furious 6 and The Hangover III and F6 offered a 100% better chance that we wouldn’t have to see Ken Jeong’s penis.  That’s what it came down to along with a series of coin flips.  I have only seen the first Fast and Furious movie and as I related in posting the trailer for this film, the after experience was more interesting than the film itself.

I only saw that first film because I was with a group of car-obsessed friends.  I thought it was crap.  Haaaated it.  However, my opinion  was not the majority of the amped car-humping motor fiends in the audience.  Once the credits rolled, people came busting out of that theater, crammed in their cars, and then all hell broke loose.

I don’t know what kind of car you were driving when this came out.  I was in early undergrad as were my friends so none of us were coasting around in anything impressive (though that didn’t stop them from grafting spoilers and exhaust pipes the size of mortars onto their sensible family sedans).  This herd of Ford Taurus, Chevy Malibus, etc. that had no business doing anything but the speed limit, exploded from their parking spaces like racing horses on meth.  There was screaming metal, burning rubber, smoke billowing across the theater lot, testosterone pumping at such a high level that the light posts were growing hair, coordinated donuts were spiraling Diesel-esque wannabes hither, thither and yon.  I was driving a 1994 Saturn, in which, I sat for a good hour until the cars had overturned themselves, spiraled onto the freeway or embedded themselves in the adjacent Wal-Mart.  Terrifying as it was, it made a rather fascinating sociology study of what our future looks like should Mad Max turn out to be prophecy.

SO,  having parked around back this time, we made our way inside and if this hasn’t come out clearly:  I’m not a car guy.  I love car chases when done well in films (Bournes 1-3, Ronin, Bullit, etc.) but my knowledge of and appreciation for cars extends to my desire to have them transport me to the destination  I intended to go.  That being said, I bet I’m the only one of you grease monkeys who’s taken one through a house so suck on that in the parking lot post-film (btw that is expensive The Day I Drove My Car Through My House).  However, even if I were a car guy, I don’t thing it would have been possible for me to forgive the idiocy that is FF6.

To be fair, I am clearly not the target audience of this movie, but in an ensemble in where The Rock looked like Al Pacino, I just prayed for something to explode or for them to drive after something else in a speedy and angry manner (side note: I’m not sure HOW angrier and faster than this they can get for the already-in-pre-production FF7, but I’m almost curious enough to endure it) because when things slowed down…people began to talk.  The talking hurt my ears.  The script seemed to have been carefully limited to sentences of no more than 3-5 words that had to have been randomly generated from some kind of action movie mad libs database.
I honestly just don’t want to try to summarize the plot…oh fine.  It’s Ocean’s 13….but dumb.  Gang gets back together, gang is working for the law, gang is not particularly pleased about it.  Not furious.  But damn close.  Our crack team is chasing an item that goes out of its way not to just call itself “a really effective EMP”.  Chases and ‘splosions abound, culminating in a chase with a tank that climaxes with the most hysterically physics-ignorant stunt I think I’ve ever seen.  Also Vin Diesel must be a robot, because otherwise his character would have been human goo.  I CANNOT SHUT MY MIND OFF THAT FAR!
I do have to admit that the finale with the C-130 is just freaking awesome.  No glibness or irony, it is one of the most impressive action set pieces I have seen in years.  By the way, Vin Diesel driving a flaming car out of said crashing flaming C-130, rolling his car at a high speed and then walking through the flames unscathed was more plausible than the tank climax.  Vin Diesel’s chiseled out of admantium.
In rating this, I have a situation here similar to the other Rock movie I’ve seen in the theater this year (GI JOE 2).  There are 15 minutes of sheer amazing, I-have-never-seen-that awesomeness, surrounded in a sea of stultifying mediocrity.  All the points, ALL of them, are for that and the post-credits scene which, depressingly, was better than Iron Man 3’s.  This year in film needs a big win.  C’mon, Superman

PS – I was heavily amused to see that there was a disclaimer immediately after the movie pleading with testosterone-pumping drivers not to do anything that they saw and assuring them that nothing they were driving contained NOS.  This leads me to believe my FF1 experience was not an isolated incident.

Trailer Time: Fast and the Furious 6 (2013)

Ok, settle down.  There’s a story that goes with this.  I have not seen any movie in this franchise since the first movie, which I only saw because I was with a group of car-obsessed friends.  I thought it was crap.  Haaaated it.  I was not in the majority of people in that theater (or the world as it turns out since they’re already making a seventh one of these).  People came busting out of that theater, crammed in their cars, and all hell broke loose.  I don’t know what kind of car you were driving when this came out, but I was living in an area where people apparently had easy access to NOS tanks.  There was screaming metal, burning rubber, smoke billowing across the theater lot, testosterone pumping at such a high level that the light posts were growing hair…..I drove a 1994 Saturn.  I think I sat there until every single car was either out of the lot or NOSing its way into orbit before I so much as fished around for my keys.

So, without the incentive of a post-movie Mad Max parking lot derby to document as a sociology project, I have not made it to FF 2-5.  This brings us to 6….which I may have to see because a fleet of cars lassos a cargo jet and brings it down in the trailer and it was insanely cool.  I’m just going to park around back this time…