October 9, 2012

The original 'Gone in 60 Seconds' speeds onto Blu

The original Gone in 60 Seconds comes to Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, in the form of the Car Crash King Edition, on October 16th from Halicki Films and Anderson Merchandisers. So, get your engines ready for some serious vehicular mayhem!

Los Angeles, CA (October 9, 2012) - Halicki Films and Anderson Merchandisers proudly announce the Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack release of H.B. Halicki’s Original Gone in 60 Seconds!

H.B. Halicki’s Original Gone in 60 Seconds is the classic car theft film written, directed, and produced by H.B. (Toby) Halicki and starring Eleanor, the only Ford Mustang in history to receive starring credit in a movie! This movie was the template for all future car chase movies and takes us back to a time when chases and crashes were real—no CGI—just raw talent, great driving, and unflinching stunts. Its legendary 40 minute chase scene is part of car chasing lore; USA Today calls it “One of the greatest car chase scenes in history.”

You’ll now have a chance to own a piece of history, including a bonus pack with fascinating behind-the-scene glimpses of the world of car thieves, police chases, and chop shops. You’ll also get an in-depth look at the man behind the film, who took the cinematic world head on, delivering an incredible, jaw-dropping film that took the world by storm.

Synopsis of the Film
THE ASSIGNMENT: to steal 48 muscle and exotic cars! THE CHALLENGE: avoid getting caught! ELEANOR: She’s one fast and furious Ford Fastback Mustang-- a superhero of car chases…buckle-up as she slams through 5 cities, cops after cops can’t touch her…wrecking over 93 cars in Eleanor’s 40 minute Chase-Scene! It slams you on a full-throttle ride you’ll never forget!

Bonus Feature Information
H.B. Halicki’s Original Gone in 60 Seconds Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack offers a complete collection of Bonus Features including:
  • The personal life and times of H.B. “Toby” Halicki, the Car Crash King.
  • Intimate interview with Denice Halicki on the set of her filming the 2000 Remake of Gone in 60 Seconds (starring Nicolas Cage & Angelina Jolie)
  • Commentary from Jack Vacek (Director of Photography) & Warner Leighton (Editor)
  • A rare interview with the “Father of the Ford Mustang,” Lee Iacocca.
  • 3 additional featurettes “Cut to the Chase” including information about the real accidents caught on film!
  • Restored in Widescreen and Digitally Remastered in 5.1 Dolby & DTS Surround Sound. Also includes - “Raceway 2000” Starring Eleanor over end credits.

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