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An awesome fast-paced action classic with excellent audio-video quality......Highly Recommended!
16 February 2015
Speed is a classic action movie. It basically has 3 set pieces - one featuring a lift, one featuring a bus and the last one featuring a train. The plot is wafer-thin and there's not much in terms of character development. And not all of the action is realistic. But its so fast paced that it doesn't give you any moment to stop and ponder. The action and adventure just keeps on going from the start till the end and leaves you with a feeling of having experienced a roller coaster ride. Dennis Hopper is very entertaining as the over-the-top villain and Keanu Reeves is good as the heroic bomb squad guy. But Sandra Bullock as the bus driver can be irritating at times. Speed is popcorn entertainment at its best and inspite of multiple viewings, I still find it thrilling from start to finish.
The blu-ray disc of Speed released in India is the remastered dual layer 50GB Region Free disc. In most of the countries including US and UK, Speed is released in a dated single layer 25GB Region Locked disc. This was a pleasant surprise. The average bit rate is around 30mbps, which is very high. This makes the picture quality very good. Its probably the best Speed will look in High Definition. And the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track is also very good. One the extras front, there's only the 2 audio commentaries and a trailer. Other extras from the 2-disc dvd should have been ported over, but there are not there on any of the blu-ray releases of Speed. Although the 25 GB disc of Speed had a Trivia track, Speed Takedown game, Content search and Personal Scene Selection features which is not ported over to this release. But the commentary tracks are really good, so its not much of a loss.
The Indian edition of Speed is the best in the world and there are not many times one can say this. Good job by Excel Home Entertainment.