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Get ready to start your engines with Ford v Ferrari, now available on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD. In honor of the home media release of the Oscar-nominated film, we’re debuting an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip that focuses on a big fight scene between stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Check it out below, then spend the rest of the day making engine sounds with your mouth.Ford v Ferrari Clip
I enjoyed James Mangold‘s Ford v Ferrari. I don’t know if I enjoyed it as much as the Academy, who nominated it for several Oscars. But I mostly dug its old school charms, its intense racing scenes, and the work from leads Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Ford v Ferrari is now on Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD, and the release comes with several behind-the-scenes featurettes. We’re debuting a snippet of one above, focused on the fist-fight that breaks out between Damon and Bale’s characters.
Here’s a full list of special features included on the release:The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course Featurette – Discover how the climactic race of the film was achieved, from recreating the track to capturing and editing all the action. Pre-Vis: Daytona & Le Mans Races – These animated pre-visualization sequences worked as a roadmap for filmmakers throughout production. Bringing The Rivalry to Life – Go behind the scenes of the film with this 8-part, 60-minute documentary. Matt and Christian: The Conversation iTunes Extras exclusive – Sit down with Christian Bale and Matt Damon for an intimate reflection on the making of the film.
Ford v Ferrari is the true story “about Ford Motor Company’s attempt to create the world’s fastest car. American car designer Carroll Shelby Damon and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles Bale, together battled corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.”
Week three of no theatrical releases. That will technically change soon — Universal’s premium VOD-opening “Trolls World Tour” has a handful of still-open drive-ins to play don’t expect any grosses reported. But it was a week full of important stories, with particular interest in a series of release date adjustments. However, no date can be realized if theaters aren’t open, and nobody knows when that will be.
• Exhibitor trade organization NATO held a webinar Friday. President John Fifthian raised hope that some theaters might be open by late May or early June. AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron, who oversees the most screens in North America reiterated his hopes for mid-June.
• With the COVID-19 still in its early stages of national spread, uncertainty about the curve flattening, and signs that in China, which had the earliest outbreaks three months ago, that viral decline doesn’t equal viral defeat, the reality is it could be weeks before anyone can make a reasonable assessment on reopening.
• Countering industry optimism that after weeks indoors, people will flock to theaters is a survey by Performance Research about public attitudes on return to public events. It saw 49 percent of respondents saying feeling safe about returning to theaters ranged from in a few months to never, with 28 percent saying if they do return, it will be less often. That said: This is a snapshot taken nearly two weeks ago, and shouldn’t be considered predictive. It showed similar or worse results for sporting events, concerts, and theme parks.
• Sports league executives spoke with President Trump, who urged resumption as soon as possible. However, Dr. Alan Sills, chief medical officer for the NFL, cautioned it is premature to believe that football can return this fall. Governors in some states that aren’t fully shut down, like Nebraska, encouraged voluntary compliance — with the threat that if the virus isn’t contained, their ardent fans might not have a season. Sports, of course, demand close player and spectator contact, and are more vulnerable even than theaters to the ongoing threat of contagion. But the idea that it is conceivable the country could have a year with no more sports is even more shocking than disruption to theaters.
• The key takeaway from multiple studio release schedule changes is, in re-dating titles, they don’t expect theaters to be fully operational until July at the earliest. Though key June and July titles like Pixar’s “Soul” and Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” remain in those months, “Mulan” on July 24 is the earliest rescheduled date for any major title. Other date changes act as a diversion while theaters are closed, but the reality is everything is written in pencil, not pen.