Feb 142017
 

I still actually prefer the remake (if only for Nic Cage), but the original Gone in 60 Seconds is pure entertainment for the car chases and that it was independently made. The acting isn’t the best, nor is the writing, but the stunt work was impressive.

 

 

Gone in 60 Seconds
— The Original Classic —
(1974)

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Action
Mill Creek | PG – 98 min. – $9.98 | January 3, 2017

Date Published: 02/14/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
H.B. Halicki
Writer(s): H.B. Halicki (written by)
Cast: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, James McIntyre
DISC INFO:
Features:
Rare Footage, Interviews, Trailer
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: 39.9 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Maindrian Pace (H.B. HALICKI) is an insurance investigator by day and a professional car thief by night. When a South American drug lord offers Pace $400,000 to steal 48 cars in five days, the assignment seems like an easy week’s work for Pace and his gang — until he’s sold out. After he steals a car known as “Eleanor” in Long Beach, Calif., the police are suddenly on his tail. Pace ends up in a desperate car chase across Southern California, from Long Beach to Carson.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


There are some features but there were plenty more on the 2005 DVD release. This one does include a code for the Digital Copy.

Rare Footage (15:49; HD):

  • POV Ride Inside Eleanor
  • The “Boys” on a Joy Ride
  • Wild Takes & Set Talk

Interviews (31:26; SD):

  • Automobile Executive Lee Iacocca
  • Race Driver Parnelli Jones
  • Actor J.C. Agajanian Jr.
  • Stunt Driver Bobby Dre

Trailer (1:30; SD)

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


Gone in 60 Seconds races onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. While there are some minor dust marks and specs, this is a pretty good looking picture with brilliantly bright colors and some fine detail throughout with some natural looking film grain.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


For some reason, the disc only comes with your standard Dolby Digital 5.1 track which is serviceable especially during the racing sequences and dialogue levels do at least some crisp and clean coming from the center channel. Nothing extraordinary and I wish the studio chipped in for a lossless track but as it is, it’s more than satisfactory.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, I still actually prefer the remake (if only for Nic Cage), but the original Gone in 60 Seconds is pure entertainment for the car chases and that it was independently made. The acting isn’t the best, nor is the writing, but the stunt work was impressive. The Blu-ray released by Mill Creek offers great video, fine audio and a forgettable selection of bonus features.

 

 

 

 

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