Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: Need for Speed

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Need for SpeedAaron Paul (TV’s Breaking Bad) swaps meth for cars in action movie Need for Speed, based on the popular videogame series.

Paul plays Tobey Marshall, a streetdriver who was framed for a crime he didn’t commit by Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), a wealthy ex-NASCAR driver and Marshall’s former business partner. When he gets out of prison, Marshall seeks revenge by joining a cross country race, and Brewster puts a bounty on Marshall’s head.

Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton also star in the film, which was directed by former stuntman Scott Waugh (Act of Valor).

Rated PG-13, Need for Speed grossed a respectable $43 million in theaters, because of the love of moviegoers, not critics. The film got only 23% approval from critics, called “slow” by Hollywood Reporter’s Marc Bernardin. Moviegoers liked the driving action more, however, giving Need for Speed 66% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray carry the featurette “Capturing Speed: Making an Authentic Car Movie.”

The Blu-ray also contains these other special features:

  • “Ties That Bind”
  • “The Circus Is In Town”
  • audio commentary with director Scott Waugh and Aaron Paul
  • Monarch & Maverick outtakes with introduction by Scott Waugh
  • four deleted scenes with introductions by Scott Waugh
  • “The Sound of Need for Speed
  • “B-Camera” crash compilations with introductions by Scott Waugh as an Easter egg
  • and a downloadable digital copy of the movie.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.