Driven

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Overview

Speeding into DVD is the Sylvester Stallone-written racing film Driven. Directed by action specialist Renny Harlin, Warner has done a fantastic job with this disc. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, Driven is a reference-quality disc with no imperfections. All colors and black levels are dead-on, without any problems to the viewer's eye. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and is also impressive, with directional effects used continuously during the film. Hearing cars zip from behind to front or ...
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Overview

Speeding into DVD is the Sylvester Stallone-written racing film Driven. Directed by action specialist Renny Harlin, Warner has done a fantastic job with this disc. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, Driven is a reference-quality disc with no imperfections. All colors and black levels are dead-on, without any problems to the viewer's eye. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and is also impressive, with directional effects used continuously during the film. Hearing cars zip from behind to front or broken tires zooming through the air will be a great thrill for home theater owners. Also included on this disc is a Dolby Digital French 5.1 track as well as English, French, and Spanish subtitles. Driven could be considered a special edition of sorts. Supplements on this disc include an insightful commentary by director Renny Harlin, additional deleted scenes with commentary by Sylvester Stallone, two separate documentaries titled "The Making of Driven" and "Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects," plus an anamorphic theatrical trailer for Driven. Both documentaries provide interesting insight into the making of the film, especially on how the computer-generated special effects sequences were achieved. Racing fans should start their engines and pick up the DVD for Driven if they're in the mood for an excellent disc.
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Special Features

"The Making of Driven" , "Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects", Commentary by Renny Harlin, Deleted scenes, Jo Dee Messina music video, Filmographies
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Sylvester Stallone's dizzying, high-octane comeback vehicle does for auto racing what his breakout film Rocky did for boxing: makes it less about competition for prize money and more about character building and spiritual renewal. Stallone who, in another parallel to Rocky, wrote the screenplay with himself in mind plays a retired driver who reluctantly returns to the track at the behest of racing promoter Burt Reynolds. When rookie phenom Kip Pardue begins spiraling out of control, the old pro Sly is detailed to rein in the kid and keep his mind on the upcoming competitions. Romantic rivalry rears its head in the lissome form of supermodel Estella Warren, who takes up with Pardue after being dumped by champ Til Schweiger, and secondary female roles are well played by Stacy Edwards and Gina Gershon. As befitting the movie's subject matter, the direction of previous Stallone collaborator Renny Harlin Cliffhanger is hyperkinetic: The camera often handheld darts and swishes from one character to another, often cutting away before a shot's action has been completed. The editing is rapid enough to make the average music video appear lethargic by comparison. Driven aspires to be nothing more than a great popcorn movie, and it succeeds admirably by virtue of its nonstop action and pulse-pounding thrills. The DVD features two original documentaries, "The Making of Driven" and "Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects," and sports a full-length commentary by director Harlin, in addition to deleted scenes, a music video, and cast-filmmaker career highlights.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
...the racing scenes hold you in their death-trip grip.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2001
  • UPC: 085392101320
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,996

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Joe Tanto
Burt Reynolds Carl Henry
Kip Pardue Jimmy Bly
Stacy Edwards Lucretia "Luc" Jones
Til Schweiger Beau Brandenburg
Gina Gershon Cathy Moreno
Estella Warren Sophia Simone
Cristián de la Fuente Memo Moreno
Brent Briscoe Crusher
Robert Sean Leonard DeMille Bly
Alison Armitage Joe's Former Girlfriend
Technical Credits
Renny Harlin Director, Producer
Debra Baum Musical Direction/Supervision
BT Score Composer
Don Carmody Executive Producer
Chris Cornwell Art Director
Michelle Davis Associate Producer
Mauro Fiore Cinematographer
Steve Gilson Editor
Myron Hoffert Asst. Director
Leeza-Maria el Khazen Associate Producer
Kevin King Executive Producer
Heidi Levitt Casting
Stuart Levy Editor
Mary E. McLeod Costumes/Costume Designer
Monika Mikkelsen Casting
Elie Samaha Producer
Gord Sim Set Decoration/Design
Jan Skrentny Original Story
Rebecca Spikings Executive Producer
Sylvester Stallone Producer, Screenwriter
Tracee Stanley Executive Producer
Andrew Stevens Executive Producer
Neal Tabachnick Original Story
John J. Thomson Sound/Sound Designer
Grant Van Der Slagt Set Decoration/Design
Charles J.H. Wood Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. The Rookie [4:41]
2. A Distraction [1:47]
3. Beau's Day [3:54]
4. Can You Handle It? [2:46]
5. See You in My Rear View [2:28]
6. One Offer [2:21]
7. Joe's Coin Bit [4:21]
8. Looking for a Friend [4:31]
9. Cathy and Memo [3:31]
10. Start Your Engines [3:08]
11. Strategy That's the Pit [4:46]
12. Pieces of Jimmy [1:59]
13. Inside Beau's Head [4:47]
14. Personal [3:49]
15. The Crash [3:39]
16. Mascara Check [3:38]
17. Pushed Away [2:40]
18. Through Chicago's Streets [3:13]
19. Will and Faith [2:20]
20. Countdown [2:04]
21. Back on the Team [:28]
22. Racing in the Rain [2:27]
23. Memo's Accident [4:10]
24. Rivals to the Rescue [2:23]
25. Damaged [4:39]
26. Demille Bails [5:04]
27. All About Commitment [2:13]
28. Readying to Race [4:18]
29. Fender Bender [3:59]
30. Close Call [2:05]
31. He's Back [2:26]
32. The Hum of Teamwork [3:18]
33. Celebration [2:45]
34. End Credits [2:36]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Sylvester Stallone: Joe Tanto
         Burt Reynolds: Carl Henry
         Kip Pardue: Jimmy Blye
         Til Schweiger: Beau Brandenburg
         Gina Gershon: Cathy
         Estella Warren: Sophia Simone
         Christian de la Fuente: Memo Moreno
         Produced by Elie Samaha, Sylvester Stallone, Renny Harlin
         Story by Jan Skrentny & Neal Tabachnick
         Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone
         Directed by Renny Harlin
      Commentary with Renny Harlin
      The Making of Driven
      Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects
      Deleted Scenes with Stallone Commentary
      Production Audio Only
      Theatrical Trailer
      Game Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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