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Blu-ray Review: Ford v Ferrari

February 25, 2020

By John Corrado

Director James Mangold’s racing drama Ford v Ferrari, which arrived on Blu-ray earlier this month, was awarded a pair of Oscars for Best Sound Editing and Best Film Editing, and it was nominated for two more (Best Sound Mixing and Best Picture). This really isn’t surprising, as the film is a superior technical achievement.

Recounting the true story of race car drivers Ken Miles (Christian Bale) and Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), who teamed up to enter an American car made by Ford in the 1966 Le Mans race in hopes of beating Italian company Ferrari, Ford v Ferrari offers an exciting mix of thrilling cinematography and brilliant sound design. For more on the film itself, my full review can be found right here.

The Blu-ray also includes an hour-long “making of” documentary entitled Bringing the Rivalry to Life, which is divided into eight chapters (Prologue: The Perfect Lap, Directing the Rivalry, The Real Ken Miles, The Real Carroll Shelby, The Real Ford GT40, What Makes a Good Movie Car, Creating an Era, and Epilogue: Brotherhood). As a whole, the piece offers an excellent overview of various aspects of the production, compellingly showing the amount of work that went into it on a technical level, while also shedding some light on the real life figures and cars portrayed in the film. This is followed by two theatrical trailers for the film.

Ford v Ferrari is a 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment release. It’s 152 minutes and rated PG.

Street Date: February 11th, 2020

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