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Rush

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda.
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures present with Exclusive Media ; in association with Imagine Entertainment ; a Revolution Films / Working Title / Imagine Entertainment production ; produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Peter Morgan, Brain Grazer, Ron Howard ; written by Peter Morgan ; directed by Ron Howard
Title: Rush
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1
video file, DVD video, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Title from title screen
DVD release of the 2013 motion picture
Special features: Deleted scenes ; Ron Howard: a director's approach
Credits: Music by Hans Zimmer ; editors, Dan Hanley, Mike Hill ; director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle.
Performers: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Pierfrancesco Favino, Alexandra Maria Lara.
Summary: Set against the golden age of Formula One racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of a spectacular sporting rivalry between English playboy James Hunt, and his structured, intelligent opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda.
Audience: MPAA rating R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use
System Details: DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English and Spanish) and 2.0 stereo. surround (English DVS)
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English and Spanish) and 2.0 stereo. surround (English DVS)
DVD
Other Language: In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; Optional descriptive audio in English for the visually impaired; English SDH, Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Hunt, James, 1947- Drama Lauda, Niki, 1949- Drama Automobile racing drivers 20th century Drama Formula One automobiles Drama Nineteen seventies Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Biographical films
Historical films
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Automobile racing drivers
Formula One automobiles
Nineteen seventies
Publisher No: 61123151
2021283
515574
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE R
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Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde


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Jul 19, 2014
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Surprisingly entertaining. It is a movie about the rivalries of two racing drivers.

Jul 17, 2014
  • icrerar rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fascinating story told in a by-the-numbers way. All the notes are hit, the story is well told, the racing comes across as convincing, the actors deliver their lines with conviction but soul and tension are missing.

Jun 12, 2014
  • Feldmanrp rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Saw this movie with my grandson and we both loved it. Great action scenes, especially of the car races, they pull you into feeling like it's a real race. The acting was excellent by all involved ( I could just watch Chris Hemsworth breathe), but seriously, we enjoyed it very much. It was wonderful to find a movie that Mimi and grandson could both watch and not feel like we were just doing it to be nice to the other person. Was quality time well spent! Not for younger kids....James Hunt was quite the playboy.

Jun 11, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2013 British-German biographical sports drama centered on the rivalry between race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.
At the German Grand Prix, Lauda urges the F1 committee to cancel the race due to heavy rain on the already notoriously dangerous Nürburgring.
The request is vetoed by majority of the racers after Hunt convinces them that Lauda would benefit by having one less race in the season.
Both Hunt and Lauda start the race with rain tires, which becomes a costly tactic due to most of the track quickly drying up.
They both pit to change tires during the second lap, but halfway through the third lap, a suspension arm in Lauda's Ferrari breaks, sending the car flying into an embankment before it bursts into flames and is further hit by other cars on the track.
After being pulled out of the flaming wreckage, he is airlifted to the hospital with third-degree burns to his head and face and dangerous internal burns to his lungs.
For the next six weeks, Lauda is treated for his injuries while he watches his rival dominate the races in his absence.
Against his doctor's orders, he returns behind the wheel of his Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix to finish fourth while Hunt fails to finish the race.
It is a thrilling, fascinating, gripping and emotionally charged docu-drama.

Jun 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

May 29, 2014
  • jonathanhowells rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good movie-it captures perfectly the frisson of Formula One racing in the 1970's.

May 11, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A movie about driving cars in circles. Limited expectations are in order. For what it is though, it does a good job. The plot: A true-life competition between two highly skilled Formula I Grand Prix race car drivers in the 1970's. Each having somewhat opposite personalities. The risk-analysis, all business Austrian Lauda, and the "risk? what's risk?"British Playboy Hunt. These two battle it out for the world title. With all requisite loud noises and crashes, this is also a good movie to test your home video equipment's capabilities. Mechanically inclined, video game oriented pre-teen kids would enjoy this too I expect. The only problem is the inclusion of a couple of meretricious, gratuitous, and needlessly explicit sex scenes. The movie would be better if those had been left out. All in all, with the caveats above, recommended.

May 07, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm not a race car fan,.. but found this film to be as engaging and enthralling as the previous reviewers have described. The excitement of the action, depth of the characters, and truth of the events in this Formula One racing world are facinating beyond fiction !

Apr 28, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I wasn't aware of the historical event that this movie is based on but have to say the longer the movie progressed the more enthralled I was. Well done, though is it me or does Mr. Hemsworth now play every role like he's Thor?

Apr 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Engaging story between two super competitors in an unforgiving sport. Besides heart pounding racing scenes, the rest of the film was packed with both the racers near opposite life styles, one was to live each day as his last while the other was to win today and the next race.

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Apr 22, 2014
  • rem85 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

Jun 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Apr 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Niki Lauda: Of course he didn't listen to me. For James, one world title was enough. He had proved what he needed to prove. To himself and anyone who doubted him. And two years later, he retired. When I saw him next in London, seven years later, me as a champion again, him as broadcaster, he was barefoot on a bicycle with a flat tire, still living each day like his last. When I heard he died age 45 of a heart attack, I wasn't surprised. I was just sad. People always think of us as rivals but he was among the very few I liked and even fewer that I respected. He remains the only person I envied.

Niki Lauda: Happiness is your biggest enemy. It weakens you. Puts doubts in your mind. Suddenly you have something to lose!

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