Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the film.
Though The Fast and the Furious has been out on DVD before, this "tricked out" edition should attract new and established fans of the film. The reasoning is simple: It includes extra features, and buzz for the upcoming theatrical sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, is beyond high. Most notable on the new DVD is the preview of the sequel (in theaters June 6), which is presented as a short film rather than a traditional trailer. Fans will find out that Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) becomes an AWOL police officer who races cars around the country. The DVD also includes the "Tricking Out a Hot Import Car" feature, which tracks the transformation of a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution into a custom race car. The film's technical advisor, Craig Lieberman, walks viewers through the entire six-week, $50,000 process. Additionally, some deleted scenes are included that give a bit more background to Vin Diesel's and Jordana Brewster's characters. This DVD is certainly one fun ride.—JK