Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Here comes Speed Racer...He's a demon on wheels...

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

Here comes Speed Racer...He's a demon on wheels...

Postby SithTracy on Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:24 am

As posted at SuperHeroHype.com. The Mach 5 looks cool!

I'll probably end up seeing this one next year...
User avatar
SithTracy
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:18 pm
Location: S.E. WI, U.S.A.

Postby ruderacer on Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:34 pm

I too will go see this movie. I remember seeing Speed Racer for the first time back when I was seven years old and it was called "Meteoro". This was when we lived in South America for a short time in 1970. I got hooked on the series from the get-go. Then again when we moved back to Jersey.

I wonder what vehicle they used as a platform for the Mach 5, maybe a Corvette or Viper?
"It's the voyage that counts, not the totality of life".

Every Saint has a Past! Every Sinner has a Future!
User avatar
ruderacer
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 351
Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:15 pm
Location: Back in Florida

Postby Ian on Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:58 pm

This must be the Transformers of your generation. I can't say that I've ever watched an entire episode of the show.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby Dartman on Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:17 pm

I used to see it but it was early animae kinda and even then I just didn't get it or really like it.
HOWEVER most kids did and the movie just might be awesome so I'll have to wait and see.
User avatar
Dartman
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1549
Joined: Sun May 26, 2002 2:13 pm
Location: USA

Postby LoneWolf on Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:21 am

ruderacer wrote:I wonder what vehicle they used as a platform for the Mach 5, maybe a Corvette or Viper?

Depends on the budget. I remember the first "Fast and the Furious" movie used the most stripped version of every car that was available except for the Supra Twin Turbo. The Eclipse featured was basic, no AWD or turbo. The Volkswagen Jetta was a basic 2.0L model (no turbo or VR6 engine). The only things they did were to gussy them up with stickers, wheels, and shiny chrome-ish parts. They later sold them on Ebay, and made insane prices, probably because the dashboards were signed by the cast and for collector's value.

I think nowadays, they're just as likely to either use CGI, or use effects that make cars look fast, without necessarily making the cars incredibly fast themselves. Of course, maybe I'm just jaded.
Intel Q9450 @3.2GHz, Gigabyte GA EP45-UD3P, 4 x 2GB G.Skill @4-4-4-12
Antec P160SW case (modded), Xigmatek 750w PSU
3x 500GB (RAID-5), , OptiArc 7200S, ASUS E818A3T
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer, Hauppauge HVR-1800, Radeon 4890
Dell 2407WFP
User avatar
LoneWolf
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:41 pm
Location: Meecheegan

Postby SithTracy on Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:33 pm

Speed Racer trailer @ FirstShowing.net.
User avatar
SithTracy
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:18 pm
Location: S.E. WI, U.S.A.

Postby Ian on Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:32 pm

The full trailer is online. I've never been a Speed Racer fan but this movie looks insane.

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808406004/video/6941080
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby SithTracy on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:15 pm

My expectations for it are kinda high considering how good "The Matrix" and "V for Vendetta" are.
User avatar
SithTracy
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:18 pm
Location: S.E. WI, U.S.A.

Postby Wesociety on Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:58 pm

Trailer looks entertaining, let's see how it turns out. 8)
http://WesleyTech.com <- Blu-ray Disc & consumer technology news, opinions & articles
User avatar
Wesociety
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Postby LoneWolf on Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:03 pm

While we're doing anime, let's bring back Star Blazers. Man, I miss that show.
Intel Q9450 @3.2GHz, Gigabyte GA EP45-UD3P, 4 x 2GB G.Skill @4-4-4-12
Antec P160SW case (modded), Xigmatek 750w PSU
3x 500GB (RAID-5), , OptiArc 7200S, ASUS E818A3T
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer, Hauppauge HVR-1800, Radeon 4890
Dell 2407WFP
User avatar
LoneWolf
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:41 pm
Location: Meecheegan

Postby Ian on Thu May 08, 2008 10:51 pm

The first 7 minutes of the movie are online..

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/speedra ... howVideo=1
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby SithTracy on Sat May 10, 2008 4:41 pm

Just came back from seeing Speed Racer and it did not disappoint. The whole family enjoyed it. My oldest daughter (9) said she can't wait for the DVD.

This is going to be an extraordinary summer with movies... It started with Iron Man and Speed Racer. Now looking forward to Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones 4, Get Smart, The Clone Wars, The Dark Night, Hell Boy II, The X Files 2, another Mummy movie (curious, I liked the first 2), and Wall-E.
User avatar
SithTracy
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:18 pm
Location: S.E. WI, U.S.A.


Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.