Speed Racer

(2008)

Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that later was retooled for North American audiences, the big-screen film will follow the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thundering gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. The movie will feature other characters from the show, including Speed's family and his mysterious archrival, Racer X.

‘Speed Racer’ Drives Up to DVD and Blu-Ray on September 16th

Get ready for some futuristic racing on DVD and high-def this September. Speed Racer will be releasesd on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 16. The standard edition disc will be priced at $28.98 SRP while the three-disc Blu-Ray set will cost $35.99 SRP. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman and Matthew Fox.

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer-whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.

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First 7 Minutes of ‘Speed Racer’ Online!

Yahoo! Movies has posted the first seven minutes of the new Speed Racer film that opens tomorrow, May 9, in theaters everywhere. Click below to watch the beginning of The Wachowski Brothers brand new film.

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer-whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.

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The Cast of ‘Speed Racer’ Whips Us Around the Track!

Why were you attracted to this particular project?

Christina Ricci: I loved the idea of working with the Wachowskis. I've wanted to work with them for a while. Speed Racer was always something that people mentioned to me. Like, "Oh, you know they're gonna make Speed Racer. You'd be a good Trixie." The Wachowski Brothers are great. They're so much fun. They're just wonderful people. They're so smart. They're the most interesting people to talk to. Working with them was great because they want to have a good time and they want everyone to be happy . On set, it's just everyone hanging out, having fun, and laughing at what's happening. We were all just having a very good time.

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‘Speed Racer’ Gets His Own Music Video

Speed Racer opens May 9th, 2008.

Speed Racer was released May 9th, 2008.

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Time Warner Unveils New ‘Speed Racer’ Promotional Campaign

providing exclusive content and a sweepstakes giving visitors the chance to win a Mazda Speed3.

Through May 30, 2008, Time Warner Cable will run a series of spots featuring a race between Road Runner and Speed Racer. These cliffhanger spots will drive viewers to RR.com/speedracer, where visitors can participate in the sweepstakes and view Speed Racer related content, including the movie's trailer, behind-scenes footage, movie outtakes, cast bios, extras, online games and bloopers.

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CONTEST: Win Huge in Our ‘Speed Racer’ Giveaway!

On May 9th the theaters will be kicked into high gear with Speed Racer racing up to the silver screen. The film stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Hiroyuki Sanada, Richard Roundtree, Rain, Benno Fuermann, Kirk Gurry, Paulie Litt and Roger Allam. To celebrate this exciting release we are running an awesome giveaway for our users!

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.

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Huge ‘Speed Racer’ Photo Gallery!

Warner Bros. has released a new batch of photos from their upcoming film, Speed Racer, which is racing up to conventional and IMAX theaters on May 9. Click on the images below to view this new gallery from the film starring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon and Matthew Fox.

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer-whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.

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New 5-Minute ‘Speed Racer’ Clip Online

Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is a natural behind the wheel. Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized-the legendary Rex Racer-whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill.

Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed's thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company's maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret-some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won't drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line.

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