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Title:
Vanishing point
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., AVC @ 23 MBPS, 50GB, dual-layer, 1080p High Definition.

This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; sensuality/nudity and drug content.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English (DTS-HD 5.1, Dolby mono.), dubbed French (Dolby mono.) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue, Cantonese, Mandarin or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and the hard of hearing.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.

Special features: Includes both U.S. (99 min.) and U.K. (106 min.) movie versions; interactive 1970 Dodge Challenger; "Built for speed: a look back at Vanishing point" featurette; virtual dashboard; commentary by director Richard C. Sarafian; "Vanishing point trivia challenge; "Cars, cops and culture" '70s trivia track; "OA-5599" featurette; "Supersoul me" featurette; theatrical trailer & TV spots; enhanced for D-Box motion control systems.
Abstract:
Kowalski works for a car delivery service. He takes delivery of a 1970 Dodge Challenger that needs to go from Colorado to San Fransisco. Shortly after receiving the car, he takes a bet to get it there in less than 15 hours. After a few run-ins with motorcycle cops and highway patrol, they start a chase to bring him into custody. Along the way, Kowalski is guided by Supersoul who is a blind DJ with a police radio scanner.
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Summary

Richard Sarafian directed this minimalist chase film, starring Barry Newman as ex-marine, ex-race car driver and cop named Kowalski. He drives into Denver to deliver a car and pick up another vehicle to drive to San Francisco. To make the fifteen-hour drive to San Francisco bearable he pops a load of pep pills and drives off. Almost immediately, he is told to pull over by the police, but Kowalski refuses to stop. Ignoring the cops, a police chase ensues. Egging Kowalski on is a blind black disc jockey, Super Soul (Cleavon Little), who announces his comings and goings on his local radio show, praising Kowalski to the skies as "the last American to whom speed means freedom of the soul." Super Soul's hype makes Kowalski a media sensation and Kowalski fans mount up -- as do the police cars chasing him -- as he races against time to deliver both the car and himself to his San Francisco destination. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide


Summary

Richard Sarafian directed this minimalist chase film, starring Barry Newman as ex-marine, ex-race car driver and cop named Kowalski. He drives into Denver to deliver a car and pick up another vehicle to drive to San Francisco. To make the fifteen-hour drive to San Francisco bearable he pops a load of pep pills and drives off. Almost immediately, he is told to pull over by the police, but Kowalski refuses to stop. Ignoring the cops, a police chase ensues. Egging Kowalski on is a blind black disc jockey, Super Soul (Cleavon Little), who announces his comings and goings on his local radio show, praising Kowalski to the skies as "the last American to whom speed means freedom of the soul." Super Soul's hype makes Kowalski a media sensation and Kowalski fans mount up -- as do the police cars chasing him -- as he races against time to deliver both the car and himself to his San Francisco destination. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi