Universal Studios Home Entertainment is set to release Fast Five (the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious action franchise) on October 4th. The film, which features an ensemble cast including Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris and Sung Kang, will be released in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with a digital copy. A DVD packaging combo pack with identical contents will also be made available.
Fast Five kicked off the summer movie season last April and silenced any doubters who predicted that the franchise was running out of gas. The film pulled in an astonishing $86 million in its opening weekend and has currently racked up over $600 million in worldwide box office sales.
Update: Universal has further detailed the release. Fast Five will be presented in a 2:35:1 aspect ratio with DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 sound. Special features will include:
Blu-ray Exclusive Features
Dom vs. Hobbs: Featurette on the showdown.
On Set with Director Justin Lin: Behind-the-scenes of Fast Five with director Justin Lin.
Inside the Vault Chase
Tyrese TV: Behind-the-scenes of Fast Five with Tyrese Gibson
Universal's Second Screen App Featrue
Take Control 2.0: All-access, in-depth look at how the movie was made with director Justin Lin.
Virtual Car Garage: Get an up-close inspection of the cars, moving models of the cars in a 360 degree view and tech specs.
Scene Explorer: Select various progressions of the same scene from storyboards to daily cuts.
Picture in Picture: Cast and crew share stories about the movie from your tablet or computer, in synchronization to the scene being played.
The Music of Fast Five: Tap your fingers to find out what song is playing, create your own playlist, and purchase songs right from your device.
Blu-ray/DVD Special Features
Audio commentary with director Justin Lin.
Dom's Journey: Featurette on Vin Diesel's character.
Brian O'Conner: From Fed to Con: Featurette on Paul Walker's character.
Enter Federal Agent Hobbs: Featurette on Dwayne Johnson's character.
Pre-orders for the release have gone up on Amazon with a SRP of $39.98.
8/18/11 Update: Universal has provided five exclusive bonus clips in celebration of today's Fast Five 225 Nascar Race announcement. In the first clip, Dwayne Johnson shares some thoughts on the character of Hobbs.
In this next clip, Tyrese Gibson talks about working with the film's cast.
Here, Vin Diesel reflects on his character's prized Charger.
Matt Schulze offers his opinion on returning to the Fast and Furious franchise.
Finally, series favorite Sung Kan comments on his role of Han.
Completely different movie than the first four. I was surprise as anyone that it was as entertaining as it was. It was like the writer watched Oceans Eleven and said "hey our guys can do this too". Still some stiff acting and cheesy dialog, but still very enjoyable. Will pick up at a decent price.
MikeScott: I was on the same track as you right before I saw it. I also can't call myself a fan of the series. Though, I thought the 4th had an OK story, but the car stunts were the most CGI plagued and unrealistic I've seen of the series. But Fast Five, taking off where the 4th left off, was a totally different ball park to me. The stunts were still wild as heck (maybe more so), but I found them a whole lot more believable than the 4th, even if there were still a couple weak ones. Plus, the story in this one was a whole lot more cranked up than any of the previous ones. Frankly, Fast Five is what I wanna call the "Inception" of the series, and the best. I almost can't wait to see it in glorious hi-def.
Great movie. I was really hoping for a boxset, b/c I haven't picked up the other movies on blu yet. However, with rumors of a 6th film on the way, maybe I'll just wait until that film is released. I think 4, 5, and the upcoming #6 were suppose to be a new trilogy.
"Fast Five kicked off the summer movie season last April and silenced any doubters who predicted that the franchise was running out of gas. "
No one had really doubted this movie wasnt going to be a hit, it was tracking very high since the first trailers hit.
And it was one of the hot tickets for the industry advanced screeenings.
there was never any doubt this was going to open in first place, the surprise was that it actually became universals highest opening weekend ever..
Fast and furious was the movie that showed the franchise wasnt running out of gas after tokyo drift.
what Fast Five did was to change the game by jumping Genres and becoming a heist movie instead of a street racing film.
The story idea was great for this film. But I had a problem with some of the far-fetched, completely implausible stunts. I know it's a movie, but the best action movies from the past almost always allowed some plausibility in the stunts, thereby allowing the movie-goer to suspend disbelief. This movie had a few head-shaking moments.
The acting was stiffer than any movie in the franchise, and I was highly disasppointed with what they did to Vince's character.
Why on Earth does anyone ever think Tyrese Gibson is good for a movie like this? Ughhh. Lots of fake laughs, which unsurprisingly the standard mindless movie-goers of today laughed at.
It wasn't a bad film, just not as great as people rated it.
Not that they've earned it, but I'll give Universal the benefit of the doubt. There's no way they're gonna stick a lossy DD 5.1 track on their biggest hit of the year and arguably the biggest franchise their studio's got going right now.
Why would you even report that it's going to be Dolby Digital? That's obviously a mistake, you should have just left it out or said DTS-HD MA like it will almost certainly be. There is no way in hell this is coming out with a Dolby Digital track. Now you're just going to get people riled up for nothing.
I love the fact that no one really commented on them making two identical content boxes with merely different covers. I understand one will be in the Blu-ray section and the other in the DVD section of a store but come on, that is just plain stupid! It's like the distributors went "lets make 2 different covers and force DVD buyers into also buying the Blu-ray version".