"Good films about motorcycles are few in number, fewer still about motorcycle racing, but Fastest is, at least in my book, equal to On Any Sunday." - David Miller, Bike Sport News
"It's great, and gives you emotion and feeling of what MotoGP is really like." - Valentino Rossi, Legendary MotoGP Champion
"Freakin' awesome - the only two words which can describe this movie." - Jeremy McGrath, Supercross Legend
MALIBU, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2011) - Follow up to the smash hit "Faster," the critically-acclaimed MotoGP documentary FASTEST, narrated by Ewan McGregor and dedicated to the memory of Marco Simoncelli, officially hits the streets today and is now available to own on DVD in the United States and Canada. With rave reviews from theatrical screenings, the DVD can now be purchased directly online by clicking here at theFASTEST website for $29.95 (plus s&h), and includes almost one hour of MotoGP extras and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. The film is also available through most motorcycle retail shops in the US and Canada. Internationally, the film remains in theatrical release in Europe, Australia, and other markets and information on international screenings can be found here.
A special edition DVD bundle is also available today and will make the perfect holiday gift for any motorsports fan! The special bundle includes the FASTEST DVD and extras, plus t-shirt, poster, and custom hat. The retail value of the bundle is $105.00, but it is now available here for $89.99 (plus s&h). As a special promotion, the first 100 people to order the DVD bundle online will receive a free copy of the FASTEST CD soundtrack.
In true cinematic fashion, FASTEST is a maximum-speed, full-length film capturing the thrilling, and sometimes terrifying, reality of MotoGP racing. From acclaimed filmmaker Mark Neale ("Faster," "The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid."), and award-winning producer Paul Taublieb, the film charts Valentino Rossi's quest for his eighth premier class championship as he battles back from a horrific, leg-shattering crash to take on a wave of ferociously fast young riders including Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa, Collin Edwards and 2011 MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner. With unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage, FASTEST asks the question every rider - even the greatest of all time - must face: who's fastest now? FASTEST. The greatest feeling. The greatest risk.
The film is dedicated to the memory of Marco Simoncelli, who passed away in a crash at the Malaysian MotoGP. The film features an in-depth interview with him about his upbringing, racing battles and his successful, but tragically too short, career.
Never-before-seen footage in the almost one-hour of DVD extras include:
- "Redneck Physics and Real Physics" with Colin Edwards and other MotoGP riders and insiders
- "Yellow" a candid conversation with graphic designer Alberto Drudi and Kevin Schwanz about Rossi's colors and inspiration for his helmet designs
- A profile of Riders for Health, official charity of FASTEST
- The long version of the FASTEST trailer, including footage not seen in the movie
- And much more, including a go-kart battle between Rossi and his younger brother, an in-depth analysis of Rossi's career and the M1 bike with Yamaha engineering legend Musao Furusawa, and former Playmate Lauren Vickers' personal guide to the riders of MotoGP and the personalities of the paddock
"The behind the scenes footage will be viewed in years to come as hugely historical. Fantastic." - Toby Moody, MotoGP Announcer
FASTEST is produced and distributed by Malibu, CA-based Media X International, Inc. (MXi) headed by Paul Taublieb. The company is acknowledged as a leading producer of action sports and motorsports films, television shows, viral content and live events, and is known for its dedication to authenticity, creativity and execution. For more information on MXi please go to www.mediax.tv.