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Drive Blu-ray (Updated)

Posted November 12, 2011 07:46 PM by Webmaster

Sony PicturesIn an early announcement to retailers, Sony Pictures has revealed that it will release on Blu-ray Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) Drive (2010), starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Earlier this year, the film, which was distributed theatrically in the U.S. by FilmDistrict Pictures, won Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).

Update: The Blu-ray presents the film in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound. The disc also contains a number of bonus materials, including:
  • Five behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • - Drive Without A Driver: Talking with Director Nicolas Winding Refn
    - I Drive
    - Under The Hood
    - Driver and Irene
    - Cut To The Chase
Street date is January 31.





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News comments (34 comments)


RiffFan924
  Nov 12, 2011
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Day one buy, don't even care how much it'll set me back. One of the best flicks of the year!

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ddelrymple
  Nov 12, 2011
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Finally. Best movie of the year, no contest

Armorales102
  Nov 12, 2011
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My favorite movie of the year day 1 also don't care the price I'll pre order.
scarface16
  Nov 12, 2011
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I don't think it's physically possible to emphasize the words "day one" with any more enthusiasm.

chillwill92
  Nov 12, 2011
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I'm assuming this'll make a good blind buy? Never saw it in theaters.

BlurayGeeker
  Nov 12, 2011
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Definatly one of the best films of 2011 day 1 for me

Hunk Golden
  Nov 12, 2011
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Bummer. Thought it would be out 1/10.
scarface16
  Nov 12, 2011
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@chillwill92

It's the best blind buy you could possibly make. You just have to watch it with the right expectations. Don't go in thinking it'll be a fast paced action movie. There's not much dialogue, it takes its time and actually earns it violence, which also doesn't disappoint by the way. AMAZING FILM! A true life changer! A total instant classic!

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obriensg1
  Nov 12, 2011
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Do yourself a favor. Blind buy and don't watch ONE SINGLE FRAME! For the first time in years I managed to avoid trailers and walk in based solely on word of mouth and reviews.

After seeing the movie I watched the trailer and found most of the moments that shocked me spoiled lol.

Minimejer05
  Nov 12, 2011
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Awesome to read the official announcement. Can't wait!

WhySoCereal
  Nov 12, 2011
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I loved this movie but I doubt I'll get it Day 1.
ckyrico
  Nov 12, 2011
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I'd love to own this, but I'm torn on whether I should wait or not. Here's what the director Nicolas Winding Refn said about this:

“The version that is released now, like soon, is fairly standard. It does not include any audio commentaries with either Ryan or myself, and it does not include any secret, revealing elements, or mysteries solved, or a huge amount of spinoffs. Because I’m a Blu-ray fanatic – no, fanatic, like religiously – I hope that in the near future, I will be able to release a blu-ray that’s not just a movie, but also one that describes the process of the filmmaking, and answers some of the more mysterious elements of the success of that it has achieved.”

“I think it will be fun sometime next year to just start thinking about putting it all together. By then it has played itself through in all of the countries in the world, and all of the various Blu-ray editions have been released. So that would be the time to make, what I would say would be the ‘Queen’ version. That’s what is in the plan for Ryan and I.”

Source: http://bit.ly/rJdgAz

Who knows how long that'll be in the future, if at all.

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wnicholas76
  Nov 12, 2011
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This was an excellent movie!! Ryan Gosling's best performance ever!! And Albert Brooks? Wow!! Bravo, Mr. Brooks!! Day one purchase for me!!

K i r a
  Nov 13, 2011
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Day frickin' one!
RiffFan924
  Nov 13, 2011
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ckyrico,

Thanks for posting that little tidbit, but let me tell you, I don't think I can wait that long to have a nice deluxe edition. This is a flick that I will GLADLY double dip on in the future.
kapener54
  Nov 13, 2011
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Great film. Wish it were coming out sooner.
cizel21
  Nov 13, 2011
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I'm calling 5.0's for picture and audio, the soundtrack on this movie is insane.

JimDiGriz
  Nov 13, 2011
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Im certainly intrigued by all the comments here and elsewhere on this one. When I saw the film title I automatically thought "oh here we go again, another fast & furious film to be ignored". But its obviously not. The fact that a lot of people who thought it was a Fast & Furious clone got annoyed because it wasnt makes me want to watch it!

Right, Im not watching any trailers on this one and will rent at the first opportunity because I never blind-buy.
24lakers
  Nov 13, 2011
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Without a doubt, one of the best acting performances of the year by Ryan Gosling - excellent movie.

PBateman87
  Nov 13, 2011
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@ RiffFan924

Agreed. Drive is the one movie I've seen in 2011 where after leaving the theater, I immediately couldn't wait to own it on Blu-ray. And even though Refn seems to promise a much more meaty BD package of the film in about a year, I'll still buy this first bare-bones version and very happily buy whatever special edition comes along later. This is the best film of the last 2 years in my mind, and in any case the PQ and AQ will assuredly be impeccable.
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nolfoc
  Nov 13, 2011
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great movie

Benchman
  Nov 13, 2011
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this is by far my favorite movie of the year

anomaly7
  Nov 13, 2011
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I agree that it's one of the best movies of the year, but I can wait for price drop on this one.
Vertigocat
  Nov 13, 2011
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Thus far one of the the best films of the year-only Tree of Life and Moneyball rival it. There is little doubt, however, it is the coolest picture of the year and the best neo-noir in years. Albert Brooks deserves an acting nomination and Ryan Gosling is revelatory in his minimalist style. Not since Viggo Mortensen's performances of a few years back, has an actor so captivated the screen. This is definitely a first day purchase.

brainofj72
  Nov 13, 2011
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One of the greatest movies of all time. Cannot freaking wait to watch it over and over.

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nathanp
  Nov 13, 2011
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Great movie with some incredible violence, a great cast and a cool soundtrack, day one!
HKYStormFront
  Nov 13, 2011
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can't wait for this one. definitely one of the best of the year!

penguinguy
  Nov 14, 2011
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I agree. This is my favorite movie of the year so far, and I'm not going to wait.

SapGoblin
  Nov 14, 2011
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Best movie of 2011. Hands Down!

Philly Q
  Nov 14, 2011
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"Because I’m a Blu-ray fanatic – no, fanatic, like religiously – I hope that in the near future, I will be able to release a blu-ray that’s not just a movie, but also one that describes the process of the filmmaking, and answers some of the more mysterious elements of the success of that it has achieved."

I hope he's planning to give Pusher trilogy the same treatment....

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jvince
  Nov 14, 2011
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'Drive' belongs in the Criterion Collection, but oh well.

I'm definitely buying this title, as long as the picture and sound are as awesome as in the theatrical release.

MikeScott
  Nov 15, 2011
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One of the best films of the year for sure. I LOVED it. Ryan Gosling is AMAZING and deserves an Oscar nomination for his performance. This deserves several nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress (Carey Mulligan). Can't wait to buy it.
Myersfan2803
  Nov 16, 2011
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Day 1 for me !!!

cdias_md
  Dec 02, 2011
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Day 1 for me... the music and the acting can be appreciated over and over. Albert Brooks is the Oscar LOCK next Feb for Best Supporting Actor.


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