The World's Fastest Indian DVD Collectors Edition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday 19 July, 2006
The World's Fastest Indian
The Double DVD Collectors Edition will soon be yours to own
On Sale from August 22nd 2006 from Magna Pacific
(An ideal Father’s Day gift for September 3)
“Anthony Hopkins is a joy to watch in a film with a big heart.” Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
Magna Pacific are proud to present this Collectors Edition with over 2 hours of DVD extras including Audio Commentary from Director Roger Donaldson, Collector’s Booklet, Offerings to the God of Speed (Roger Donaldson’s Documentary about Burt Munro), Deleted Scenes, On The Set of The World’s Fastest Indian, Paul Holmes Interview with Roger Donaldson filmed in June 2006 and Southland: Burt’s Hometown.
With a Box Office figure of over $NZ7m THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN is the No.1 NZ Film of all time beating ONCE WERE WARRIORS and WHALE RIDER, and is No. 11 in the top 20 films of all time beating HARRY POTTER, STAR WARS, JURASSIC PARK, FINDING NEMO and THE LION KING.
THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN on DVD (Movie Only) went on sale on June 27 and is currently the No.1 Selling DVD in New Zealand.
Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro, a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all the odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro's 1967 Bonneville record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today.
For Donaldson making this film was to be the culmination of a dream he has held for more than 30 years. As a young filmmaker (working on the documentary, OFFERINGS TO THE GOD OF SPEED), Donaldson met a local Invercargill man with a remarkable story. THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN is a script based on Burt Munro's journeys to Bonneville during the 1960's. Playing this eccentric and lovable character is Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins. THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN captures Munro with all his power, his determination, his creativity, his charm, his eccentricity -- told through the eyes of a director who knew the man personally, and has never wavered from his own dream of making Munro's story.
Double Disc Collectors DVD
Disc 1 Feature Film
Audio Commentary from Director Roger Donaldson
On The Set of The World’s Fastest Indian
Offerings to the God of Speed
Paul Holmes Interview with Roger Donaldson
Southland: Burt’s Hometown