NASCAR 3D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE

The Need for Speed

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Release Date: March 12, 2004

Starring: Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland

Genre: Documentary

Audience: All ages

Rating: PG

Runtime: 40 minutes

Distributor: Warner Bros. and IMAX

Director: Simon Wincer PRODUCERS: Lorne
Orleans and Douglas
“Disco” Hylton

Executive Producer:

Producer: Lorne Orleans and Douglas
“Disco” Hylton EXECUTIVE
PRODUCER: Neil Goldberg

Writer: Mark Bechtel BASED ON THE
NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A

Address Comments To:

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO
Warner Bros., Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
Website: www.movies.warnerbros.com
and
Patrick Murray, Senior Vice President
IMAX, Ltd.
3003 Exposition Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 255-5500
Fax: (310) 255-5501
Website: www.imax.com

Content:

(BB, V, N, A, D) Strong moral worldview with a positive reference to God and prayer; one light exclamatory profanity (Oh, God); violence includes car crashes on race tracks, including some fiery crashes, and 3D image of wheel bouncing toward your head; no sex; some male race fans have their shirts off and some female race fans appear in shorts and halter tops; re-created shots of two moonshiners outrunning a police car in 1949, people pop open champagne in the winners circle, beer ads on cars and uniforms; cigarette company sponsors one race; and, nothing else objectionable.

GENRE: Documentary

Summary:

NASCAR 3D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE is a big screen documentary that transports viewers behind the scenes of stock car racing. The IMAX big screen visuals, dynamic sound system, and 3D images are perfectly suited to capturing the kinetic energy behind the sport.

Review:

NASCAR 3D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE is a big screen documentary that transports viewers behind the scenes of stock car racing. Included are today’s top NASCAR drivers, the shops that produce their cars, the teams that keep their cars running, and the fans whose intense devotion fuels the phenomenon. Actor Kiefer Sutherland narrates the 40-minute movie, beginning with the historical roots of NASCAR, or stock car racing, and ending with scenes from various races around the country, including the Winston 500. In between are visits to the shops where the cars are made and a look at the intense pressure that the pit crews are under in trying to keep the cars running in tip-top shape.

NASCAR 3D engulfs viewers in the high-powered world of stock car racing. It puts you in the driver seat, with close-up views in front of and behind the wheel, as drivers jockey for position during actual races, just inches away from other cars. The IMAX big screen visuals and dynamic sound system are perfectly suited to capturing the kinetic energy behind this sport that attracts so many people. The use of 3D also makes perfect sense. Best of all, the movie includes a positive reference to God and prayer, two things that are absolutely essential if you’re going to participate in such a potentially dangerous sport.

In Brief:

NASCAR 3D: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE is a big screen documentary that transports viewers behind the scenes of stock car racing. Included are today’s top NASCAR drivers, the shops that produce their cars, the teams that keep their cars running, and the fans whose intense devotion fuels the phenomenon. Actor Kiefer Sutherland narrates the 40-minute movie, beginning with the historical roots of NASCAR, or stock car racing, and ending with scenes from various races around the country, including the Winston 500. In between are visits to the shops where the cars are made and a look at the intense pressure the pit crews are under in trying to keep the cars running in tip-top shape.

NASCAR 3D puts viewers in the driver seat, with close-up views in front of and behind the wheel, as drivers jockey for position during actual races, just inches away from other cars. The IMAX big screen visuals, dynamic sound system, and 3D images are perfectly suited to capturing the kinetic energy behind the sport. The movie also includes a positive reference to God and prayer, two things that are absolutely essential if you’re going to participate in such a potentially dangerous sport.