Directed by Stephen Low
Studio: Warner Home Video
Theatrical Release: 1997 IMAX
Blue Ray release February 24, 2009
Audio: DTS-HD 5.1
Rating: Not rated
Running Time: 50 Min
Review Date: March 5, 2009
Super Speedway was originally shot and distributed in the IMAX film format and is narrated by Paul Newman. The film is the story of the Newman Haas racing team’s preparation for the racing season. The highlight of the film is the in car shots of Mario Andretti and his son Michael driving at both road tracks and super speedways. The action shots will really give you the feeling of actually being in the car. Additional footage of the cars actually being built and prepared in the factory will give the viewer a rare look into the technology behind a modern race car.
Interlaced into the story is a sub plot of the restoration of one of Mario’s Indy cars from the 1960’s and the film ends with Mario driving the restored car in rural Pennsylvania.
The film’s soundtrack is outstanding! I especially liked the sound from the in car sequences. Play the volume loud and you will get the feeling of actually driving the car due to the wind noise and sound of the tires hitting bumps.
Not much here…
Film trivia quiz
4/5 (not an average)
Watch this film if you want a unique insight into the world of big time auto racing or if you just want to pretend to be a driver if only for a few minutes in the comfort of your home.